DATES: OCTOBER 6-8, 2020
COST: $2,450 + GST (see all inclusions below)

They say a photograph is worth a thousand words. So, what stories are your images telling? This event is geared towards all photographers who seek to create not just pretty pictures, but also a way to deliver a story in an impactful manner. Over three intense days, blending field time and classroom time, OFFBEAT co-founders Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka will guide you as you strive to take your photography to the next level. This unique workshop will provide you with an intimate creative experience in an inspiring, retreat-like setting to help you improve your storytelling abilities.

Surrounded by the stunning mountain ranges of the Kananaskis area, we will explore topics such as:

  • shooting with purpose
  • developing a body of work that is memorable and that exudes passion
  • self-critiquing
  • vision to execution
  • sticking to a theme
  • presenting a photo essay
  • and the paths to meaningful photography



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.

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.


Full itinerary to be provided to participants upon arrival.

STARTS: October 6, 2020 – 2pm
ENDS: October 8, 2020 – 2pm


Nestled in the heart of Alberta’s beautiful Kananaskis Country, the newly-renovated Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge is located just 1 hour from Calgary, and provides a relaxed, retreat-like setting amidst a stunning mountain environment.

The lodge also features a brand new, 50,000 square foot Nordic Spa. You may like to extend your stay to take full advantage of the amenities and activities in the region.


What’s Included:

  • One-on-one and group photography instruction from Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka
  • Single accommodation at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
  • Meals beginning with dinner on October 6 and ending at breakfast on October 8

What’s Not Included:

  • Transportation.
  • Personal expenses including alcohol.


Please visit our FAQs for more information on What to Bring, our Physical Ratings and Photography Levels.


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.


CANCELLATION: Spots are non-refundable but are transferable, with the exception of a $250 administration fee. For instance, we will provide a refund, minus the administration fee, if the participant is able to find someone else to take his or her spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant. Please contact us at erin@offbeatphoto.ca to make arrangements.

Although extremely unlikely, OFFBEAT Photography Inc. reserves the right to cancel the tour at any time for a variety of reasons (i.e. if a minimum number of participants is not met or if unforeseen circumstances dramatically impacted cost of the tour or global conditions somehow warranted a cancellation). In the very unlikely event of a cancellation within OFFBEAT’s control, all monies/deposits made to OFFBEAT Photography Inc. would be refunded to participants, however, no compensation would be made for participant flight cancellation fees or any other associated travel costs. See Insurance Policy for more details.

In the very unlikely event of a cancellation beyond OFFBEAT’s control (i.e. global situation, act of God, war, medical outbreak, extreme weather), every attempt would be made to rebook the tour within a period of two years. In this situation, no refunds would be given but every effort made to find participants a spot on the rescheduled tour or another upcoming OFFBEAT tour.

INSURANCE: It is not only advised but required that workshop participants have trip cancellation/interruption insurance, as well as emergency medical/illness insurance and rescue coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure).

Weather and other unforeseen factors can cause delays in travel, particularly from some of our more remote locations. It is the participant’s responsibility to cover any costs in the case of a travel delay of any length. Please ensure your trip cancellation/interruption insurance accommodates this possibility.

By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions.