Canadian Rockies Winter Photo Workshop
Jan 21 – 27, 2024
Photo Tour Summary:
Frozen bubbles, waterfalls suspended by winter, glacial ice caves, stalactites and stalagmites… Winter in the Canadian Rockies has it all! If you are up for an adventure, looking to sharpen your photography skills, and you are captivated by the beauty of ice and snow, this 7 days Canadian Rockies Photography Workshop: Winter Edition, guided by Rachel Jones Ross and William Yu, is for you!
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When: Jan 21 – 27, 2024
Where: Canadian rockies
Cost: US$4,299/person for double occupancy; US$4,899/person for single occupancy.
Group size: 10 maximum
Category: Photography workshop
Tour Leader & Photography Instructor: Rachel Jone Ross and William Yu
Language spoken: English
Workshop URL: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/canada
The cost of this tour is US$4,299 for double occupancy; US$4,899 for single occupancy, it includes:
Two professional photographer guides.
Transportation to and from airport.
Ground transportation in two spacious vans.
Accommodation for 7 days and 6 nights in luxury hotels.
Outdoor photography instructions.
Landscape photography masterclass
Exclusive discounts on photo equipment in our camera store.
The cost does NOT include:
Gratuities for local guides and the driver.
Any services not mentioned above.
Meal and any personal items including alcohol, beverages, snacks, souvenirs.
Travel insurance, visa.
Activity Level: Easy
Winter in the Canadian Rockies has ‘seasons’ within the season. During the early stages of winter, there is still open water with reflections, yet the landscape is blanketed by mounds of pillowy snow. As the temperatures continue to fall, the landscape is transformed. The Canadian Rockies Photography Workshop – Winter Edition will focus on the stillness of winter that comes with the January chill.
This is the prime time to photograph the frozen methane bubbles that get trapped in the icey lakes, the snow cornices that wrap around the mountain peaks, and the otherworldly formations of frozen waterfalls.
Early January is the perfect time to photograph the famous methane bubbles at Abraham Lake. By the second week of January, the entire lake is frozen, and the bubbles have had time ‘stack’ into deep layers as the ice freezes. We will spend at least two full days here, exploring the endless compositions this lake has to offer.
If there is an aurora and clear viewing conditions at any time during the Jasper Photography Workshop, we will add it to the itinerary! Nothing is more spellbinding than watch the green and purple lights dance over the snow capped peaks. We will never pass up on an opportunity to capture the glow of the aurora!
We will use the iconic Emerald Lake Lodge as our home base for the Canadian Rockies Photography Workshop. This is my favourite ‘home away from home’ in the winter months. The staff are warm and accommodating, the food is delicious, and you can step outside of your cabin to get a world class photograph of the Canadian Rockies.
Using the lodge as a home base means that we may have a bit of extra driving to get to locations (most shooting locations are between 20 minutes and an hour from Emerald Lake) but it also gives us the perfect place to sit by the fire, edit, and have classroom talks if the weather does not permit us to shoot.
What you will learn on the Canadian Rockies Photography Workshop?
I don’t hold anything back when I teach. You will learn how I plan my shoots, how I execute my plan, and how I edit. Some of the topics we will cover include creating compelling compositions, focus stacking, blending exposures, blue hour blends, understanding depth of field, manually shooting for high dynamic range, and capturing the night sky. I have also developed a curriculum of classroom lectures that will cover each topic we will explore on location.
We try our best to adhere to the original itinerary that described above but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. The detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to the local circumstances and weather.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I sign up and pay for this tour?
A deposit of $200 is required for this workshop to hold your spot, you can pay by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal via PayPal.com or send a check (U.S. residents only). The balance is due on Sep 20, 2023. All participants must sign William Yu Photography Workshops/Tours Liability Waiver Form and show the proof of travel insurance before the tour starts.
How many participants do you allow?
Photo tour size is limited to 10 attendees, which ensures that every attendee will get full attention. We need minimum of 8 attendees to make the trip.
What photographic skill level is required to benefit from this tour?
Any people who has a basic understanding of exposure all the way to the advanced amateur and professional who is in search of a fresh perspective!
What is your refund or cancellation policy?
No refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, (which interestingly, can result in some of the most some amazing shots!), either before or during the tour. If the tour is cancelled by the organizer, we will notify you immediately and you will be issued full refund. We are not responsible for any additional costs you may incur due to any delays or cancellations.
No Refunds for USD200 deposit if cancelled.
No refund after Sep 20, 2023 if paid in full.
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