Not Just A Photographer

Monika Deviat is a photographer, metalhead, pole and aerial athlete and instructor, hiking guide, and non-practicing physicist. As a photographer, Monika Deviat is best known for her distinctive and award-winning nightscapes and landscape images. Monika’s photography does not fit into a single niche, though. She is also a concert, portrait, and commercial photographer and loves working with clients on creative projects that showcase uniqueness. Monika has over fifteen years of teaching experience in various fields, and she is a dynamic workshop leader, speaker, and writer. Her work has been published in numerous books and publications including The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide, BBC Sky at Night Magazine,, and

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Aurorae WinnerAstronomy Photographer of the Year 2023

“The judging panel loved the elegant simplicity of this abstract image. We are accustomed to seeing aurora from an earthly perspective with mountains, trees and humanmade structures framing the dancing lights. This photograph offers something different, showcasing the beauty of the aurora in isolation. The composition evokes the arts of brush-painting and calligraphy, which are practiced in many cultures around the world.” – Judge Katherine Gazzard

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I first saw Monika and her amazing work in a coffee talk presentation and as soon as she wrapped up I was asking about signing up for a day in the mountains. Her passion for her surroundings combined with her incredible talent show in her extraordinary images and also in how she coaches and teaches. We spent a day in the Canadian Rockies and I learned so much about really looking at the scene and thinking about the composition of the image. She is patient and able to explain her process and she challenged me to try new things and I love the results from our day together. I enjoyed our day so much I have already signed up for three more workshops! She’s a photographer I greatly admire and she’s a lot of fun to go out and shoot with!”

Angela Butler

Join Monika Deviat for a group photography workshop and enjoy a dynamic and collaborative learning experience. Group workshops bring together enthusiastic photographers of all levels and experiences and build wonderful connections. Benefit from the expertise of an experienced instructor who will guide you through techniques, composition ideas and creative processes.
Although these are in a group setting, your instructor will ensure everyone gets one-on-one time in the field.

Milky Way and mountains reflecting in Herbert Lake, Icefields Parkway
Rain drops rippling in Policemans Creek as sunlight hits fall colours and the three sisters in Canmore

Private Photography Workshops

Private workshops are tailored to meet your unique needs and skill level. This immersive experience is designed for individuals or small groups seeking personalized guidance and hands-on instruction in the art of photography.

This personalized approach ensures that every question is answered, and every concept is thoroughly understood, allowing you to progress at your own pace. Many locations around Alberta can be chosen for your workshop, or inquire about Monika travelling to you.

Interested in topics like editing, the business of photography, portfolio reviews, etc.? Book a virtual mentorship session!

A Standout Speaker. Literally.

Monika Deviat is an authentic, versatile and insightful speaker.

Book Monika for your conference, corporate event, camera club or festival. Monika is an experienced educator and speaker who is passionate about sharing knowledge and stories. She is able to speak to varied and broad audiences about technical concepts and tell stories that are memorable and inspiring.

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“Monika Deviat is one of the most inspiring women I know. She’s an incredible photographer, adventurer, educator and speaker – although the latter hasn’t always come easy for her. I first asked Monika to be a speaker at our inaugural Lightchasers Nature Photography Conference and while I knew behind the scenes that she was very nervous, she was bold and inspiring in her delivery and came across as an absolute boss as she understood the importance of representing women in an arena often dominated by men. Since then, I’ve had the privilege of watching her confidence soar as she steps more and more into speaking roles, sharing her experiences with others and inspiring other women (and men!) young and old to step out of their comfort zones and embrace a more adventurous life.” – Shane Turgeon, Founder of the Lightchasers Conference

I’d love to work with you to promote your brand, create digital content, or cover your event or show. Please get in touch with the details of your project!