Workshop Details

The Hike

Our hike begins at Lake Louise. We will arrange an exact meeting time and place closer to the day, but we expect to hit the trail at 5am. It’s absolutely worth getting up early for the larches – they are pure wonder and magic! A moderate fitness level is required for this adventure. The elevation to get to Lake Agnes is 400 m and 3.6 km distance through switch backs. It’s another 160 m elevation and 1.6 km to reach the Big Beehive.

At this time of year there is potential for snow (which is very beautiful with larches) and participants should be prepared for possible cooler conditions.

Our Guide
A long-time Canadian Rockies resident, Lynn Martel’s guiding career on mountain trails stretches back three decades. As author of a dozen books and booklets celebrating the places and people that help make western Canada’s mountains such a spectacular place, Lynn delights in sharing her knowledge, her vast experience, her passion and her entertaining stories with our guests on the trail.

Photography Techniques
For most of the workshop, we will be working on techniques that work best with full manual mode. 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. We can go over focus stacking, bracketing, long exposures, depth of field, panoramas and more. 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
  • 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, mobil phone with camera
  • Tripod (lightweight highly 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
  • Water
  • Appropriate clothing and layers for hiking
  • Hiking boots, poles, hat/toque
  • Gortex/rain jacket
  • Gaiters
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash for Tea House

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.

Weather and conditions can be difficult to predict in the Canadian Rockies and can’t be guaranteed. Participants are expected to be prepared for sun, rain, snow, etc. and to bring appropriate gear. Your guides can answer any questions prior to the trip.

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

A participant may not attend if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had close contact with a confirmed case and are required to self isolate.

Only in the event that the Parks 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.

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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