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Group Workshops, Private Customizable Workshops & Mentorship Sessions

Teaching and helping others is Monika’s favourite part of photography (aside from lurking in the dark alone). All workshops are designed to foster creativity, encourage curiosity, and develop your photography skills, whether you are a beginner in photography or an experienced photographer looking to refine techniques.

Group Photography Workshops Overview

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.

Group workshops vary in format – a few are co-lead with other renowned photographers, some are all inclusive and some are less involved and easier on the wallet. Group sizes are kept small to ensure everyone gets one-on-one time, to minimize impact on locations and wildlife, and to create more personal and connected experiences.

Bow Lake Sunrise and Waterfall Photo Tour

July 27, 2024
Banff, Alberta

World Photography Day Banff Workshops

Aug 19, 2024
Banff, Alberta

Lake Agnes at sunrise with yellow larches and alpen glow reflecting

Lake Agnes Sunrise and Larches Photo Tour

Sept 21 & 28, 2025
Banff, Alberta

Fall coloured trees with rainbow arcing over dramatic clouds near the town of Banff

Escape to Nature Rockies Photography Workshop

Sept 22-27, 2024 - One Spot Left!
Banff, Alberta

Sunrise over Mount Michener and frozen ripples and methane bubbles on Abraham Lake

Abraham Lake Bubbles Photography Workshop

Jan 17-19, 2025
Abraham Lake, Alberta

Green and purple aurora dances over a cottage in Utsjoki Finland

Spring Light in Lapland

March 18-25, 2025
Utsjoki, Finland

Sunrise at tow hill beach on Haida Gwaii

Escape to Nature Haida Gwaii Photography Workshop

May 1-8, 2025 - 2 Spots Left!
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
with Viktoria Haack

Rainbow rising from the Prince of Wales hotel on a stormy morning in Waterton

Escape to Nature Waterton Photography Workshop

May 26-29, 2025
Waterton, Alberta
with Viktoria Haack

Pink clouds opening to reveal mountain ranges at Malign Lake, the boat launch reflects in the still lake

Jasper in June

June 2-5, 2024
Jasper, Alberta

Milky Way rising beside Crowfoot mountain at bow lake with frost flowers and snowmounds on the frozen lake in Banff

Milky Way March

March 2025
Banff, Alberta

“Choosing Monika Deviat Photography was the best decision for learning how to capture special moments. Her exceptional talent extends beyond traditional photography, as she beautifully incorporated astrophotography into our session. The way she masterfully blended natural and celestial elements created truly magical and unforgettable images. Monika Deviat is not just a photographer; she is an artist who turns moments into timeless works of art. Not only have I learned how to take photographs from her sessions, she has changed how I view daily life. That I am looking at the world around me with a vision of the world in pictures that I did not have before. Not only am I taking better photos, I am seeing the world around me as the art it is.” – Kristine McLean

Abraham Lake Bubbles Photography Workshop

Date: Jan 17-19, 2025
Location: Abraham Lake
Group Size: up to 5 or 6
Included: Accommodations, In-the-field Instruction, Classroom Session(s), Pirogies

Milky Way March Banff Photography Workshop

Date: March 8-10, 2024
Location: Banff NP/Juniper Hotel
Group Size: Max 8
Included: In-the-field Instruction, Classroom Sessions

Spring Light in Lapland

Date: Mar 18-25, 2025
Location: Utsjoki Finland/Aurora Holidays
Group Size: Max 7
Included: Accommodations, Meals, In-the-field Instruction, Classroom Sessions, Pick Up from Ivalo Airport, Transportation During Workshop

Water cascading down stone steps at Athabasca Falls

Developing Intimacy with Monika and Viktoria - Editing Remarkable Details

Date: Feb 20, 2024
Location: Online – By donation for 2 animal rescues
Included: Editing Session, Q&A, Recording available to view for 2 weeks

Abraham Lake Bubbles Photography Workshop

Date: Jan 17-19, 2025
Location: Abraham Lake
Group Size: up to 5 or 6
Included: Accommodations, In-the-field Instruction, Classroom Session(s), Pirogies

Milky Way March Banff Photography Workshop

Date: March 8-10, 2024
Location: Banff NP/Juniper Hotel
Group Size: Max 8
Included: In-the-field Instruction, Classroom Sessions

Aurora dancing over snow covered trees Utsjoki FInland

Spring Light in Lapland

Date: Mar 18-25, 2025
Location: Utsjoki Finland/Aurora Holidays
Group Size: Max 7
Included: Accommodations, Meals, In-the-field Instruction, Classroom Sessions, Pick Up from Ivalo Airport, Transportation During Workshop

                  Intro to Photographing Waterton with Viktoria Haack

Date: May 23, 2024 – Sunrise or Sunset
Location: Waterton
Group Size: Max 10 (per session)
Included: In-the-field Instruction

Escape to Nature: Waterton Photography Workshop with Viktoria Haack

Date: May 27-30, 2024
Location: Waterton
Group Size: Max 10
Included: In-the-field Instruction, Classroom or Virtual Session

Light Rays stream through a canyon at Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park

Jasper in June Photography Workshop

Date: Jun 2-5, 2024
Location: Jasper/Becker’s Chalets
Group Size: Max 7
Included: Accommodations, In-the-field Instruction, Classroom Sessions

Bow Lake Sunrise and Waterfall Photo Tour

Date: July 27, 2024
Location: Bow Lake BNP
Group Size: Max 8
Included: In-the-field Instruction & guiding, virtual editing session

World Photography Day Banff Workshops

Date: August 19, 2024 – Sunrise or Sunset
Location: Banff
Group Size: Max 6 sunrise, 8 sunset
Included: In-the-field Instruction, Moraine Lake Shuttle for Sunrise Session

Fall coloured leave and green grass along the shore of vermillion lakes with a Rainbow in front of Mount Rundle

Escape to Nature: Rockies Photography Workshop with Viktoria Haack

Date: Sept 22-27, 2024
Location: Banff/Lake Louise/Icefields Parkway
Group Size: Max 10
Included: Accommodations, In-the-field Instruction, Classroom Session, Moraine Lake Sunrise Shuttle

Lake Agnes and larches

             Lake Agnes Sunrise and Larches Photo Tour

Date: Sept 21 & 28, 2024
Location: Lake Louise
Group Size: Max 7
Included: In-the-field Instruction, Virtual Editing Session

Sunrise over ocean and rock formations on beach in Haida Gwaii

Escape to Nature Haida Gwaii Photography Workshop with Viktoria Haack

Date: May 1-8, 2025
Location: Haida Gwaii
Group Size: Max 10
Included: In-the-field Instruction, Accommodations, Transfer to and from airport, Transportation during workshop, Boat Tour, etc.

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.

Woman taking photos of the sky in Banff National Park during private photography workshop
Monika Deviat teaching how to use a Star Tracker during a Photography Workshop in Banff

Photography Mentorship Sessions

Photography mentorship sessions are personalized sessions where you are the only student and everything is all about you. A mentorship session is fully customizable. There are so many ways a mentorship session can be useful. Whether you want to learn editing techniques, workflows, get business coaching and advice, build or review a website, have portfolio reviews or image critiques, these sessions are all about what you want.

“666 Stars: Monika is one of the kindest, funniest, and smartest people I’ve ever met. I was lucky enough to be chosen for a mentorship by her awhile back. Although I ended up dropping out for personal reasons that I’m still working out today, I am beyond blown away by the help, suggestions, and tutoring I had received. I highly recommend Monika to anyone serious about learning or upping ones photography skills. You won’t be disappointed.” – Amber Dawn Glover

Community and Education Group

Join Monika Deviat Photography’s Facebook group and connect with photography enthusiasts of all levels from all over the world. The platform is a great place to stay connected with workshop participants, meet new people, share images, ask questions and get feedback.

Members get first notice of upcoming workshops, events and seminars.

In the group you’ll find articles, technique tips, musings, Lightroom edit videos and more!

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