Jasper Dark Sky Festival
Have you ever looked up at the wonder of the night sky and wished you could capture it? If you attempted a photo, chances are, it came out as a blurry, dark mess. Photographing at night is infamously difficult, and requires the instruction of an experienced professional photographer. What better time to learn night photography skills than during the world renowned Jasper Dark Sky Festival? Learn more about the festival on their website.
Over the course of two days, our professional photography instructors will teach you night photography skills during this photography workshop. Not only that, you will be able to practice these skills in one of the most spectacular locations in which to see the night sky. With group sizes from five to 15 people, you can anticipate an intimate and informative classroom environment during the day. When night falls, we will practice your new photography skills in the park, venturing into the vast dark expanse to capture the magic of what the dark skies have to offer. The combination of classroom and in-field instruction during this adventure photography tour ensures that you master the art of photographing stunning celestial bodies.
The schedule for both days:
- 3:00pm – 5:00pm
- Begin with late afternoon classroom instruction (2 hours)
- 9:30pm – 12:30am
- Practice your new skills with the dark sky in Jasper (3 hours)
Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 square kilometers (4,200 sq mi). It is located in the province of Alberta, north of Banff National Park and west of the City of Edmonton.
The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains. Wildlife in the park includes elk, caribou, moose, mule deer, white-tailed deer, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, black bears, coyotes, beavers, Rocky Mountain pikas, hoary marmots, grey wolves, mountain lions and wolverines.
NOTE: Jasper is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Your price includes instruction and in-field work over the 2 days.
You are responsible for your own transportation, meals, snacks, park fees, and any hotel accommodations.
NOTE: All fees are non-refundable, however are transferable to another participant for the same workshop. We do require a minimum of 5 participants to run this workshop.
Night photography requires a little more patience. Having the right equipment will help you make the most of your learning experience.
To ensure you get the most out of your workshop, you will need:
- Sturdy tripod
- Remote cable release
- Wide angle lens (the larger the aperture, the better)
- A camera with the ability for manual mode
- A camera capable of “bulb” mode
- Extra batteries and charger (the cold and long exposures drain batteries quickly)
Arrive and be ready to explore new creative options!
For this adventure, you will be joining us in Jasper, AB. Your event will be hosted at the world famous Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Check out reviews from our past workshops here.
Check out some examples of Dark Sky (night) photography below – All photographs taken by our instructors.
Interested in the Jasper area? Check out our Jasper Photo Adventure!