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 Kah-Wai Lin, is for you!
14 – 20 January 2024
$4299 for double room
$4899 for single room
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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.
Rachel Jones Ross
Workshop Full Details
$4299 for double room
$4899 for single room
Easy, no long hiking
120 days prior to the workshop’s starting date
- Two professional photographer guides.
- Transportation to and from airport.
- Ground transportation in two spacious vans.
- Accommodation for 7 days and 6 nights in hotels.
- Outdoor photography instruction.
- Landscape photography masterclass.
- Post-processing masterclass.
- Exclusive discounts on photo equipment in our camera store, Stetinden Photo
- International flights.
- Food, alcohol, snacks and beverages.
- Travel insurance, visa.
After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you cancel and the workshop greater than 120 days from the start date of the workshop, and the seats does not fill, we will refund you the full amount you have paid, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the workshop within 120 days or less from the start date of the workshop, and the seats does not fill, the fee is non-refundable.