Have you ever wanted to expand your black and white vision through a fun landscape/nature workshop held primarily in the field, exploring many of the iconic locations within Banff National Park, but also some of its hidden treasures?
Held in and around Banff National Park in some of the most stunning scenery Canada has to offer – with two of Canada’s most passionate landscape photographers, Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka – this workshop will allow you to explore your vision, with support, and create images and memories to last a lifetime.
Dave is an experienced black and white photographer and founder of both Tones of Grace and Tones of Place, two communities dedicated to the art and craft of black and white photography. Paul Zizka’s monochrome artistry in the Canadian Rockies has dazzled viewers for years. Together, they’re proud to lead a workshop dedicated to having participants see stronger in black and white, combining technique and artistic voice to create spectacular, moody, B+W images.
MONOCHROME MOUNTAINS – AT A GLANCE
Banff National Park ⋅ drama ⋅ mountain landscapes ⋅ dynamic skies ⋅ stunning backdrops ⋅ lakes and rivers ⋅ natural light ⋅ editing
Photos by Paul Zizka
YOUR OFFBEAT INSTRUCTORS
DAVE BROSHA // LEADER
Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, Long Creek, Prince Edward Island based, award-winning commercial, personal, and adventure photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his beautiful wife, Erin, and three children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad.
PAUL ZIZKA // LEADER
Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Islands, and Climbing magazine.
Subject to change. These are the high-points only; full itinerary to be provided to participants.
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
4:00PM to 7PM: Juniper Hotel. Introductions and meet-up. Dave and Paul will each do a talk and we will collectively examine important creative, technical, and compositional elements for strong mountain B+W landscape images.
7PM to 10PM: First field session (location TBD, but within a resonable proximity to Banff town)
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
4:00AM – departure for a day on the Icefields Parkway. Sunrise at Bow Lake. Late morning at Peyto. Then Mistaya, Herbert, a couple of “off-the-beaten-track” locations, and possibly Castle Mountain. This will be a very full day that will see us shoot from sunrise until sunset. Although there will be a couple of meal breaks during the day, participants are encouraged to pack food/snacks.
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
4:30 AM departure for full morning of shooting in Banff area, capturing the magic of morning light. After a great final morning of photography, we will meet up for a late breakfast.
10AM – 12PM – Editing, Critique and Q&A Session
NOTE: The itinerary can and will change based on weather conditions, among other factors. Participants are expected to be flexible to the group’s needs.
INS AND OUTS
- One-on-one and group photography instruction from Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka (and assistants Jon Handforth and Lee Nordbye)
What’s Not Included:
- Transportation to Banff.
- Accommodations (Our group sessions take place at the Juniper Hotel. We recommend participants stay there (we will provide a promo code for booking, although it is entirely your choice!)
- Transportation in and around Banff (carpooling is strongly encouraged).
Please visit our FAQs for more information on What to Bring, our Physical Ratings and Photography Levels.
IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR YOU?
Physical Rating (Easy): Most locations will be readily accessible form the road, although we may hike short distances on occasion. // Photography Level (All): This workshop is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
See these ratings described in our FAQs.
It is not only advised but required that participants have trip cancellation insurance, including medical/illness insurance and rescue coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure). By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions.