Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour – 2018

2018 Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour

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.

2018 Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour

The Palisades

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.

2018 Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour

Pyramid Mountain

EQUIPMENT LIST for the 2018 Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour

• Camera:
 DSLR
• 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:
 Tripod
 Remote shutter release
 Filters
• Polarizer
• GND (2 stop soft, 3 stop hard, & 4 stop soft)
• Filter holder
 Extra batteries
 Memory Cards
 Kneeling pad
 Camera Bag & Camera Cover
 Loupe Hood

• Clothing:
 Warm Jacket
 Fleece or vest
 Summer Hat and a Toque
 Warm Pants and Shorts
 Long Sleeve and Short Sleeve shirt
 Good walking shoes or boots
 Gloves
 Rain Jacket and pants

• Miscellaneous:
 Insect repellant
 Sun tan lotion
 Kneeling Pad
 Head Lamp
 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.

2018 Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour

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.

REGISTRATION FORM

Please complete the attached Registration Form and email it to david.buzzeo@shaw.ca

CANCELLATION POLICY

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.

Your Instructor for the 2018 Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour

David Buzzeo Profile PhotoYour Instructor & Tour Guide will be David Buzzeo.

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne England David emigrated, with his parents, to Edmonton, Alberta Canada in 1952. David obtained a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Alberta in 1971. In 2007, after a 39-year career in the insurance industry, David turned his attention to photography as an art form. David has studied extensively at Edmonton’s Metro College. In January 2011, David obtained accreditation in the scenic category with the Professional Photographers of Canada.

Although David’s focus is landscape photography, he is also exploring photography as contemporary art. His goal is to create innovative and high impact images. To see more of David’s photography, go to Buzzeo Photography.

David is a resident in Edmonton, Alberta and spends much of his time photographing in and around Jasper and Banff.

Register for the 2018 Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour

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