Youth Adventure Photography Workshop

2019 workshop information:

2-day Outdoor Adventure photography workshop for youth ages 15-25 led by local instructor Jeremiah Marsh (October 26 – October 27, 2019).

Learn tips from a pro on how capture spectacular outdoor moments. Experiment with cameras and equipment. Take advantage of Banff’s inspirational landscapes and scenery in this 2-day adventure-focused youth-only workshop. Ideal for aspiring outdoor photographers ages 15-25. Participants will learn beginner skills and photography techniques, experiment with equipment provided by The Camera Store, and meet fellow aspiring outdoor photographers. 

This workshop takes place within the core of Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, where epic stories are told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. 

What does the program offer?
This 2-day workshop offers introductory level outdoor photography on-campus at Banff Centre and the surrounding area. Draw inspiration from Banff’s iconic landscapes and scenery in this intensive workshop led by local instructor Jeremiah Marsh. This workshop promotes an open, inclusive, interactive, and creative atmosphere for youth.

We pack both days with hands-on practice, lively discussion, feedback and brainstorming. All equipment is provided for each participant for the duration of the workshop. Industry-standard and professional cameras give participants a real sense of what life is like as a professional photographer. Images created in the workshop are invited to be showcased in a Community Exhibition and Gallery.

The workshop includes 2 full days of instruction and equipment, lunch on-campus at Vistas Restaurant, and the opportunity to showcase your final images.
Accommodation and transportation is not provided.

Participants must make their own housing and transportation arrangements. Participants are encouraged to bring water, snacks, and wear appropriate outdoor clothing.

Who should enroll?
This workshop was designed for ages 15 -25. To get the most from the program, registrants should have a strong desire to learn and experiment with the basics of outdoor adventure photography. Youth who love imagery and photography are encouraged to register. A selection of final images will be displayed in a digital and/or physical gallery-setting after the workshop.

No experience or photography skills necessary, this beginner-level workshop is for students with little photography experience. Registrants should demonstrate a strong desire to learn and experience outdoor adventure photography.

Enrolment is limited to 15 participants.

"These mountains are a limitless source of awe, and every day I'm with my camera I attempt to interpret the beauty and splendor I find in the Rockies." – Jeremiah Marsh, Photographer and Instructor


Day 1 –  Saturday October 26, 2019
●    Welcome! Orientation, Intros and Itinerary
●    Equipment, location scouting, 
●    What makes a good photo?

Day 2 – Sunday October 27, 2019
●    Adventure Photography elements
●    Image and photo sharing
●    Where do we go from here?

What's Included?
2 days of Adventure Photography
Lunch at Vistas Restaurant
Showcase/Display in a Gallery

Fees & Financial Assistance:
Application fee: $250 for each individual
Fees include 2 workshop sessions plus 2 lunches at Vistas Restaurant, and use of provided equipment. All fees must be paid in full at the time of Registration, no exceptions. Registration fees are for both days, participants must register and attend both days.

Full-refunds available up to 4pm on Friday October 18th, 2019. Requested refunds made after Friday October 18th will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee. Full refunds will be provided should this workshop be cancelled at the discretion of Banff Centre.
No refunds available once the program has begun on Saturday October 26th, 2019. 

Questions? Contact for more information.
Financial Aid up to 100% is available for qualifying Indigenous youth.
For more information, please contact

How to Apply:

Step 1:
Visit the events page here to buy tickets.

Step 2:
Once you receive confirmation of payment, you will be sent additional instructions including forms and additional information to be returned prior to the first day of the workshop.

Participants are not adjudicated for this program. Registration is open to all youth. Registration closes once filled. 

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre. The online registration form will close once the program has filled.

Program generously supported by:

The Camera Store      Nikon