Banff Wilderness Photography Workshop

Program dates: September 21, 2012 - September 24, 2012

Application deadline: August 13, 2012

Program Information

Faculty: Gordon Wiltsie - , John Burcham - ,

NEW this year!  

The Banff Photography Workshop is launching a new theme in 2012 with a focus on wilderness and conservation photography. Thanks to our new partnership with Parks Canada, this year’s participants will enjoy unequaled access to the wild places, events, and inhabitants of Canada’s first national park.  Join us in Banff to explore the power of image in the battle for wilderness conservation.

This workshop provides an opportunity for emerging photographers to learn how to tell compelling visual narratives through images. Two National Geographic photographers will guide participants through classroom seminars, critique sessions  and outdoor fieldwork, with the assistance of licensed Parks interpreters.

Participants will apply existing knowledge of their own photographic equipment and digital software to obtain the best results, and to enhance their skills. The sessions are intense and interactive, with the goal of highlighting personal shooting styles. The intent is to investigate the 'why' and 'what' rather than the 'how'. Participants are expected to have a high degree of familiarity and comfort with both their camera and software, and also should have an existing knowledge of the fundamentals of photography.

Join professional photography faculty and licensed Parks interpreters to explore some out-of-the-way places during the most colourful season in the Canadian Rockies -- autumn.

Tentative Schedule

  • Friday, September 21, welcome and orientation to the program (arrival after lunch)
  • Saturday, September 22, lectures, fieldwork, and critique
  • Sunday, September 23, lectures, fieldwork, and critique
  • Monday, September 24, critique, screening of the 'best of the workshop', farewell (following lunch)

Presenting Partners

National Geographic Parks Canada Yellowstone to Yukon


Above photo: Photo © Gordon Wiltsie

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of The Banff Centre.