Banff Wilderness Photography Workshop

Program dates: September 17, 2015 - September 21, 2015

Application deadline: June 26, 2015

Please also see the Adventure Filmmakers' Workshop.

Program Information

Faculty: Gordon Wiltsie - , Craig Richards - ,

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 and a Parks Canada Resource Management Officer will guide participants through classroom seminars, critique sessions, and outdoor fieldwork.

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 to explore some out-of-the-way places during the most colourful season in the Canadian Rockies – autumn.

Please note:

  • Enrolment is limited to 20 participants.
  • NEW this year: Financial aid in the form of two $500 scholarships from Buff® for participants under 30 years of age are available. If you are eligible and would like to be considered, please complete question no. 4 in the SlideRoom portal via the How to Apply page.

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Above photo: Photographers await the dawn beside Bow Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Behind (L to R) are Mount Andromache, Mount Hector and Bow Peak. © 2013 Gordon Wiltsie, all rights reserved.

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.