Workshop Details

We will go over compositional guidelines and how to utilize them with a model and a natural environment.

Different light sources will be discussed. How to use available light, a reflector and off-camera flashes. Build an understanding of the direction of light and how it can enhance a scene or change the mood.

Your instructor will help guide how to direct models and make sure everyone is comfortable.

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:

  • A wicked model
  • Lights, reflector, triggers
  • Light assistant
  • Photography tuition and mentoring in-the-field
  • Virtual editing session TBD
Not Included in the workshop:

  • Travel to and from and during the workshop
  • Park Pass
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • DLSR or mirrorless camera
  • Tripod
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra memory cards
  • Variety of lenses
  • Appropriate clothing and layers for the weather (we expect warm weather, but it is the Rockies)
  • Appropriate footwear/Hiking boots, pole, pack, etc.
  • Personal items
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Hats/toques
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen

Your instructor will contact you the week of workshop to confirm meeting places. Locations will be chosen near the town of Banff. There is some walking required to access the abandoned coal mining town. Stairs are used to access the area and there is a loop we can walk around. Other locations are within 5-10 minutes of parking lots. 

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.

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.