Workshop Details

There are so many options for photography in this area! A large part of this workshop will be on focus stacking to create shots of bubbles and mountains that are sharp from front to back. Other concepts and techniques we can work on:

  • Manual focusing
  • Compositions and Seeing
  • Bracketing
  • Long exposure photography
  • Not so long exposure photography (capturing waves, movement, etc.)
  • Seeing with your long lens
  • Abstract and detail shots
  • If the weather is favourable for night photography and participants are interested, the group may go for a night shoot.

Included in the Workshop:

  • In-the-field instruction
  • Editing session (TBD - online)
  • Accommodations
  • One group dinner at the cabins (Usually first night)
Not Included in the workshop:

  • Transportation to and from Nordegg
  • Transportation during the workshop
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals


Our base camp will be a set of cozy cottages near Nordegg, Alberta. The cottages are heated with electric heat and have a wood-burning stove. They are all equipped with a full-sized and fully stocked kitchen and BBQs. There are four-piece bathrooms with towels, a hairdryer, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Each has one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a pullout couch in the living room if you would like to share a cabin with a friend. If you are bringing a non photographer partner, select the Single Occupancy Ticket.

Each cottage will require a $150 damage deposit upon check-in. It is the participants’ responsibility to pay for this deposit (cash or credit card). Guests are responsible for cleaning and maintaining their own cottage and area.

  • DLSR or mirrorless camera
  • Tripod
  • Remote/Intervalometer/Shutter Release
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra memory cards
  • Laptop
  • Variety of lenses (from wide to long, we'll use it!)
  • Filters: Polarizers, ND, Graduated ND
  • Food and beverages (Cottages have kitchens)
  • Hot drinks + thermoses for shoots, Water
  • Snacks
  • Appropriate clothing and layers for the weather
  • Good footwear, backpack, etc
  • Microspikes or crampons
  • Headlamp
  • Hand/toe warmers

The workshop plan is tentative and will be adaptive to conditions and weather. Participants should expect this schedule to change.

Day 1:

  • 2pm meet up TBD
  • Golden hour/sunset shoot
  • Check in
  • Dinner
  • Campfire chats

Day 2:

  • Sunrise + Morning Light Shoot
  • Breakfast
  • Break
  • Early Evening Shoot + Sunset
  • Dinner

Day 3:

  • Sunrise + Morning Light Shoot
  • 11am check out


  • Night shoot – Weather dependent and if all the group is interested

“Being mentored by Monika has completely improved my photography skills. I have taken two workshops with her in the past year. She has guided me through the fundamentals of astrophotography, landscape and nature photography, and portrait photography by building on all my prior skill set. In my experience, Monika instructs with both theory and hands-on, practical in the field demonstration. Even though the workshops I have attended are in a group setting, Monika spends majority of the field time with attendees one-on-one, coaching and answering all questions you have.

Monika is not only exceptionally professional, but she is also so kind and sincere. She has always taken the time out of her busy day to answer all my questions about photography. She honestly went above and beyond on both workshops I attended; I am hoping to do more soon! Every time shooting with Monika has been a pleasure, she cares about you and your development. Monika teaches you the skills you need to improve as a photographer.”

Jonathan Gillingham

The Fine Print:

By registering for this event you agree that you have read and understand the following.

Registration is non-refundable but is transferrable. If you can find someone to take your spot and buy your ticket from you, this is acceptable. Email to confirm a transfer.

If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your spot will be forfeit without any refund of deposits or payments already made.

Participants understand that weather and conditions are unpredictable or difficult to forecast. There is no guarantee that we see specific natural phenomena. You acknowledge that travel with a group involves compromise to accommodate goals, desires, personalities, abilities, and physical capabilities. Itineraries are planned, but flexible, and no part of the schedule can be guaranteed. You understand that no discounts or refunds will be given in the event of any changes.

Only in the event that the country or the venue is unable to host the workshop (such as a lockdown situation), participants will be given the option to postpone or receive a refund.

Please ensure you can travel and abide by all health and safety travel recommendations for Alberta and your home location if you are booking a spot. It is your responsibility to ensure you can make the workshop. Participants must have travel and medical insurance.

Monika Deviat Photography reserves the right to cancel the workshop at any time. The cancellations could occur for a variety of reasons, such as a minimum number of participants is not met, family emergency, unforeseen circumstances impact the worksop, etc. In the event of cancellations that are under the control of Monika Deviat Photography, participants will receive a full refund for the workshop. No compensation would be made to participants for any other associated costs such as, but not limited to, travel, hotels, etc. Participants should have travel insurance.

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