Banff Wilderness Photography Workshop

Program dates: September 18, 2014 - September 22, 2014

Application deadline: August 13, 2014

Please note: this program is now full. Any applications completed on or after August 11 until the deadline will be considered for waitlist only.


Please also see the Adventure Filmmakers' Workshop.

Program Information

Faculty: Gordon Wiltsie - , Paul Zizka - ,

The Banff Wilderness Photography Workshop provides emerging and seasoned photographers with an opportunity to learn how to tell compelling visual narratives through images. Two internationally acclaimed landscape photographers will guide participants through classroom seminars, critique sessions, and outdoor fieldwork, with the assistance of a licensed Parks Canada interpreter.

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 a licensed Parks Canada interpreter to explore some out-of-the-way places during the most colourful season in the Canadian Rockies – autumn.

Please note:

  • Enrolment is limited to 22 participants.

Supported by:



Above photo: courtesy of Paul Zizka

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.