Jasper Landscape Photographic Tour – 2019

May 24-26, 2019

Here 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 are 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

(Because mountain weather is unpredictable, this a tentative itinerary. Times and photo locations are subject to change depending on weather and road conditions.)

1. Friday May 24, 2019
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 25, 2019:
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 26, 2019:
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 7:00PM.

EQUIPMENT LIST

• 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 the weather is generally moderately warm (low 20’s C). 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

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.

Your Instructor for the 2019 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.

REGISTRATION FORM

Please register online by clicking the link below. Additional forms for you to fill out will be sent to the email adress that you provide with your registration.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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