May 11 – 13, 2018
The 2018 Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour is a tour for everyone. The tour will take place in and around the beautiful town of Jasper, Alberta. All of the photography locations will be within a fifteen minute walk of the roadway or parking lots.
The Canadian Rockies especially Jasper is an extremely popular destination for walkers, hikers, sightseers, naturalists and photographers. As such, booking accommodations at lodges and campsites can be difficult. Meals and accommodations are the most expensive part of any tour. Accordingly, this tour is designed such a way that everyone books their own accommodations and meals. (Although we do have a block booking of rooms at Pyramid Lake Resort.) This way the tour is affordable for everyone. We can assist with arranging accommodations for you.
ITINERARY for the 2018 Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour
(Because mountain weather is unpredictable, this is a tentative itinerary. Times and photo locations are subject to change depending on weather and road conditions.)
1. Friday May 11, 2018:
6:00 PM – Arrive and meet at the Pyramid Lake Resort
6:30 PM – A quick shoot around Pyramid Lake
8:30 PM – Meet and greet to go over the basics, deal with any equipment issues, and critique the evening images
2. Saturday May 12, 2018:
5:00 AM – Sunrise shoot at Pyramid Lake.
9:00 AM – Breakfast
10:30 AM – Morning shoot Maligne Canyon
1:30 PM – Lunch Maligne Lake
2:00 PM – Afternoon shoot Maligne Lake
6:00 PM – Dinner
7:30 PM – Image critique after dinner
10:00 PM – Sunset shoot near the Athabasca River
3. Sunday May 13, 2018:
4:30 AM – Leave for sunrise shoot at Moab Lake
9:30 AM – Breakfast at the blind
10:30 AM – Morning shoot Horseshoe Lake and Athabasca Falls
1:00 PM – Lunch Pyramid Lake
2:00 PM – Image critique
3:00 PM – Dismissal. Those who want to leave can be home in Edmonton by 7:00 PM.
EQUIPMENT LIST for the 2018 Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour
• Lens Choices:
28 mm f1.8 Wide angle
50 mm f1.4 Normal
85 mm f1.8 Standard
24 – 70 mm f2.8
70 – 200 mm f2.8
(If you have prime lenses, bring a wide angle (like a 28 mm) and a longer lens (like a 50 mm). If you have a zoom lens, bring a lens that zooms into about 24 mm. (like the 24-70 mm)).
• Other equipment:
Remote shutter release
• GND (2 stop soft, 3 stop hard, & 4 stop soft)
• Filter holder
Camera Bag & Camera Cover
Fleece or vest
Summer Hat and a Toque
Warm Pants and Shorts
Long Sleeve and Short Sleeve shirt
Good walking shoes or boots
Rain Jacket and pants
Sun tan lotion
Refillable Water Bottle
While we will not be venturing far from the roadway, we will be in the mountains and the weather is unpredictable. In May weather is generally moderately warm (mid teen’s). However, it can be cold in the mornings and at night. It even can snow in May. Accordingly you need to have clothing appropriate for warm, cold, or wet days. The tour will go no matter the weather.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
• How to choose the best location for a given day and time.
• How to work an alpine site.
• What special considerations there are for shooting in the mountains
• Composition beyond the rule of thirds.
• An in depth look at exposure strategies.
• Photographing in less than ideal conditions (low light, overcast days, bad weather, extreme contrast etc.)
• Post production tips
COST of the Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour
The tour fee is $595 + GST (There is one instructor for every six participants).
While we are fully insured, all participants are required to sign a standard participant’s release and indemnity agreement prior to the tour.
You may cancel up to 30 days before the event with a 25% penalty. After that there is no refund for cancelling. This tour will proceed regardless of weather. Sometimes the best images are produced during inclement weather.
Register for the 2018 Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour