Workshop Details

Planning shoots, at any time of day or night is an important part of being able to create compelling and purposeful images. We’ll go over weather apps, how to plan for light (or no light), scouting tips, etc. Even how to approach a subject when you see it takes a little bit of planning, too. Your workshop leaders are available to guide you and your thought processes to help you achieve your creative vision.

This workshops allows for participants to try a lot of techniques if they choose. Some subjects like night photography require working in manual mode, while for others we can use semi-automatic modes as well. We will go over ISO, white balance, aperture choices, and shutter speeds. Different methods of focusing will be covered for each subject we will be shooting. During the landscape shoots for example, we’ll go over focus stacking, bracketing, long exposures, depth of field, panoramas and more.

Safety & Leave No Trace
These are very important topics for photographers to be knowledgable 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 instruction
  • Editing/Image review during down time
  • Virtual meet up after the workshop for image reviews and follow up questions.
Not Included in the workshop:

  • Transportation to and from Waterton National Park
  • Transportation during the workshop
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals
  • Accommodations (If you have any questions about places to stay, I have stayed in almost every location in Waterton, feel free to reach out!)
  • DLSR or mirrorless camera
  • Tripod
  • Remote/Intervalometer/Shutter Release
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra memory cards
  • Laptop
  • Variety of lenses
    • Wide angle, fast lenses are ideal for Milky Way.
    • Long lenses 200mm + are ideal for wildlife.
  • Snacks
  • Hot drinks in a thermos, water
  • Appropriate clothing and layers for the weather
  • Hiking boots, pole, pack, etc.
  • 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:

  • 4pm Meet & Greet
  • Break
  • Sunset shoot

Day 2:

  • Night Shoot
  • Sunrise shoot + wildlife
  • Break
  • Group dinner for those interested

Day 3:

  • Sunrise shoot
  • Morning shoot – long exposure focus
  • Break
  • Dinner
  • Sunset shoot + wildlife

Day 4:

  • Sunrise shoot + wildlife


  • Virtual Meet up

“I did the Escape to Nature Waterton workshop with Monika and Viktoria. You won’t find a harder-working pair of workshop leaders anywhere. We were up before dawn to shoot sunrise, home well after the light was gone, and photographing wildlife in between. In the afternoons, while the rest of us tried to have a short nap thanks to the early mornings and long days, Monika and Viktoria were scouting, talking to locals about where the animals were moving around, checking weather and staying on top of our next round of pictures. They were actively engaged in all that we did, and tireless in their efforts to get us to great imagery. I will definitely be booking another one. After I catch up on my sleep.” – David Hodgins

“When I heard that Viktoria and Monika were leading this workshop, it was obvious to me that one will benefit tremendously from their expertise. Both have a wealth of knowledge that they are excited to share. Both of them are patient and encourage one to try new things such as slow exposure, close-up and wildlife photography and of course, technically difficult subjects such as how to photograph the milky way. Viktoria and Monika rotated among the group, giving each person their one-on-one attention. One did not feel rushed and no question was too simple or too complicated to address. A well organized few days which I can highly recommend to someone wanting to improve their skill level.”

Rina A.

Terms & Conditions:

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 will 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.

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