Workshop Details

Sunrise Session - Hiking/Moderate Activity Level

For sunrise we are headed to the iconic Moraine Lake! We will shoot sunrise around the lake shore and rock pile. After sunrise, we will hike to Consolation lakes where impressive views of Bident Mountain dominate the background. Along the way we will look for small scenes and abstracts. The hike will be leisurely, and you are with fellow photographers who will all understand wanting to stop for a photo. Participants should be confident in their ability to complete the hike.

Meet: 5:00 am in Lake Louise
Shuttle: 5:15 am
Sunrise: 6:35 am
Hike: 8/8:30 am
Total Time: 7.5 hours
Max 6 Participants
TBD: Virtual Editing Session

Hike Details:
Approx. 7km, 213m gradual elevation gain on a large maintained trail until the second lake which is rocky with boulders to navigate. Round trip with all the photography stops 3-4 hours.

Sunset Session - No Hiking/Easy

The sunset session is the easy session – no hiking, just some short walks from parking areas and potentially around lake shores. We will aim to be at our first location around 6:00 pm. Locations can include areas around the Town of Banff, such as Vermillion Lakes, Cascade Ponds, Two Jack Lake. Depending on the conditions, we may head up the Icefields Parkway, potentially as far as Peyto Lake. Your instructor will go over how decisions are made based on weather (and all the apps used), location of sun (and clouds) and the direction of light, and more. Participants can expect to visit multiple locations. The session will end with photographing a Full Moon rise If the skies cooperate, or a moonlit scene which is nice with clouds.

First Location: 6:00 pm
Sunset: 8:53 pm
Moonrise: 9:18 pm
Total Time: 4.5 hours
Max 8 Participants
TBD: Virtual Editing Session

Included in the Workshop:

  • In-the-field instruction and guidance from a professional award-winning photographer
  • Sunrise Session includes ticket for Moraine Lake Shuttle
Not Included in the workshop:

  • Transportation to and from Jasper National Park
  • Transportation during the workshop
  • Travel insurance
  • Park Pass
  • Meals
  • DLSR or mirrorless camera
  • Tripod
  • Remote/Intervalometer/Shutter Release
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra memory cards
  • Variety of lenses
  • Filters
  • Snacks
  • Hot drinks in a thermos, water
  • Appropriate clothing and layers for the weather
  • Hiking boots, poles, pack, etc.
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen, bug spray
  • Hats, toques, mittens

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 monika@monikadeviatphotography.com 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.

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.

Monika is such a professional photographer that is more than happy to help you improve your skills. When I did my first hike for photography I had no idea to have a light tripod & Monika helped this Senior by carrying mine. I have [a lighter] one now! Monika is so positive with her feedback that you’re not afraid to make mistakes.” – Charlene Tondu

Choosing Monika Deviat Photography was the best decision for learning how to capture special moments. Her exceptional talent extends beyond traditional photography, as she beautifully incorporated astrophotography into our session. The way she masterfully blended natural and celestial elements created truly magical and unforgettable images. Monika Deviat is not just a photographer; she is an artist who turns moments into timeless works of art. Not only have I learned how to take photographs from her sessions, she has changed how I view daily life. That I am looking at the world around me with a vision of the world in pictures that I did not have before. Not only am I taking better photos, I am seeing the world around me as the art it is.” – Kristine McLean