Workshop Details

Landscape Photography

Techniques will be discussed to get you on your way photographing the Alberta landscape. Topics include what’s in the gear bag, settings, composition, light, focusing and tips on perfecting exposure.

Wildlife Photography

Joe will be taking the lead on this genre and covering the basics to get you started in photographing Canadian Wildlife. Joe will discuss what’s in the camera bag along with the do’s and don’ts of photographing wildlife. Camera settings, techniques and safety related to wildlife will also be covered. The diversity of wildlife in the park is incredible. We have the opportunity to see bears, foxes, elk, deer, moose etc. and a variety of birds.

Night Photography

Night photography is one of the most challenging genres of photography and Monika’s favourite. It is worth the effort and staying up late to see how magical the stars make the landscape appear. Participants will learn how to focus in the dark, choose the best settings for their night images, how to compose and plan nightscapes and get to play with some light painting techniques.

Portrait Photography

The fourth component of the workshop will be portrait photography, including how to use off camera flash. Understanding light is the key to creating portraits that make your subject look their best and create specific moods and drama. Knowing how to use a flash outside of a studio setting is a useful tool in any photographer’s repertoire. Exploring the potential of what off camera flash can do for your subject is fun and exciting. We will ensure everyone comes away with an understanding of how to balance natural light with off camera flash, how to properly position your equipment and how to use modifiers like diffusers. Equipment will be provided.

Suitable for all levels of photographers.

Included in the Workshop:

  • In-the-field instruction
  • Classroom sessions
  • Accommodations (no accommodation ticket available)
  • Breakfast
Not Included in the workshop:

  • Transportation to and from Waterton Lakes National Pass
  • Park pass
  • Transportation during the workshop
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch/Dinner/Snacks
  • DLSR or mirrorless camera
  • Tripod
  • Remote/Intervalometer/Shutter Release
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra memory cards
  • Laptop
  • Off camera flash (not required)
  • Variety of lenses
    • Wide angle, fast lenses are ideal for Milky Way.
    • Long lenses for wildlife
    • Everything in between!
  • Snacks
  • Hot drinks in a thermos, water
  • Appropriate clothing and layers for the weather
  • Hiking boots, pole, pack, etc.
  • Headlamp
  • Hand/toe warmers
  • Masks
  • Hand Sanitizer (Monika Deviat Photography will also carry this during the workshop)

This schedule is a tentative plan and can be expected to change. Changes may be made due to weather or other conditions that may affect the component we are shooting.


  • 2pm Meet and Great at Bayshore Inn
  • Basic wildlife and landscape presentation
  • Dinner
  • Wildlife Drive + Sunset Shoot


  • Sunrise + Wildlife Drive
  • Break
  • Night Photography Presentation
  • Dinner
  • Wildlife Drive + Sunset
  • Night Shoot


  • Classroom on Portraits
  • In the field portrait shoot
  • Night shoot


  • Sunrise + Wildlife Drive


  • Virtual Meet up – A great chance for review, photo sharing and follow up questions.

By registering for this event, you agree that you have read and understood 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.

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. Participants must abide by Alberta covid regulations and restrictions.

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.

Masks are currently required in public indoor and certain outdoor areas in Alberta. Masks may be required during the time of the workshop when a 2 meter distance can not be maintained.

Only in the event that the Parks or the venue is unable to host the workshop (such as a lockdown situation) will participants 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 workshop, 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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