Workshop Details

The Sunrise

Sunrise is at 6:04am, and golden hour is at 5:38am. We will want to be on location around 5am, but this will be confirmed with participants based on the weather. If necessary, due to rain during sunrise, a back up location will be chosen, or we will start our day a bit later.

The Hike

Our hike begins at Bow Lake, near the Lodge and parking area. After sunrise and a warm up and snack at the vehicles, we will head out for the hike. A moderate fitness level is required for this adventure. The elevation to get to Bow Glacier Falls is 240 m and 9km distance round trip. The trail is mostly gradual and flat, but there is a steep section with some stairs. Hiking poles are recommended. The trail is maintained but uneven, with roots and rocks sticking out.

Participants should be prepared for possible cooler conditions, rain, or even snow (yes, in July).

Monika is a Professional IGA Hiking Guide with current Wilderness First Aid and extensive experience hiking in the Canadian Rockies.

Photography Techniques
For this workshop a variety of techniques and instruction can be covered. Participants can ask for help with any techniques, from basic to more advanced. Long exposures will be used for water and waterfalls and Monika will have some demo magnetic filter sets from Maven.
Bring your questions and wish list of things to learn!

Safety &  Leave No Trace
These are very important topics for photographers to be knowledge about in order to preserve the places we love to visit, keep wildlife wild and make sure you stay safe and (mostly) comfortable on your adventures.

Included in the Workshop:
  • In-the-field photography instruction
  • Access to demo magnetic filters
  • Professional hiking guide
  • Editing session (TBD - virtual)
Not Included in the workshop:
  • Transportation to and from the trailhead
  • Travel insurance
  • Equipement/gear
  • Park Pass
  • DLSR or mirrorless camera, mobile phone with camera
  • Tripod (lightweight only recommended)
  • Remote/Intervalometer/Shutter Release
  • Extra battery
  • Extra memory card
  • Len(es) - only bring what you can carry
    • Wide angle for landscape shots (e.g. 14-24mm, 16-35mm)
    • Versatile lens (e.g. 24-105mm, 28-300mm)
    • Long lens (e.g. 70-200mm, 100-400mm)
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Water, hot drinks
  • Appropriate clothing and layers for hiking
  • Hiking boots, poles, hat/toque
  • Gortex/rain jacket
  • Gaiters
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

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.

Participants will have to sign a Hiking Photography Workshop waiver the day of the event. A copy will be sent to participants for review ahead of time.

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.

You, for yourself, your heirs, executors or anyone else who may claim on your behalf, hereby waive, release and forever discharge, Monika Deviat/Monika Deviat Photography, assistants, and affiliates, representatives, executors, and all others from any and all responsibilities or liability from personal injury, death, damage to property or loss of any kind resulting from participation in a photography workshop event.

This release extends and applies to, and also covers and includes all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability. You are responsible to research the event and bring the proper gear. You are also responsible for selecting activities that are appropriate your physical abilities and interests.

Your attendance at any event confirms that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for this event you understanding that you are attending at your own risk.