Sunset over Lake Louise in Banff Nationals park

Banff National Park Photo Workshop

Banff, Jasper & Kootenay National Parks

Fall colors in the Canadian Rockies?  Yes, please! We’ll be based in Lake Louise Village which is central to Banff, Jasper and Kootenay National Parks.  That’s what they call a three-fer eh?  Three for the price of oneJ We’ll photograph must see gems of the Canadian Rockies like Vermillion Lakes, Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake, Johnston Canyon and Falls, Herbert Lake, Maligne Lake, Spirit Island and more.

Banff Fall Workshop

Sept 2nd to Sept 8th, 2017

Trip Dates
Sept 2 – 8, 2017
Saturday – Friday

Lessons Tailored to
All Skill Levels

Novice to Advanced

Only 4 Students
in Full Immersion Program

Full Immersion Program
from $1995

Think of it as Photography Boot Camp! We’re shooting for total transformation from novice to expert in just one week! Each day of your national park adventure will be packed with lessons and assignments covering all the photographic bases: Exposure, Metering, Depth of Field, Shutter SpeedComposition, Lightroom, Panorama Stitching, Exposure Stacking, Night Photography, Using Filters, and so much more.

You’ll also get lots of one-on-one coaching on location from a world class photography teacher. After each shooting session, we’ll review images in our multi-media van-classroom for immediate feedback and improvement. You’ll even learn all the ins and outs of using Lightroom to organize and edit your amazing images. By the time you get home, you’ll have a whole collection of fully-edited, ready to print images and you’ll feel totally confident using the industry standard post processing software.

For our BANFF national park workshop, we will plan to pick up and drop off our guests at the Calgary International Airport (YYC).

Arrive at YYC September 2, 2017 by 2:00pm
Depart from YYC September 8 after 3:00pm

If you can’t find a flight within the ideal arrival/departure date or time, please contact us and we’ll discuss how to address this so you can participate in this amazing full immersion workshop.

Each day will be a little different depending on our chosen location, driving distance, weather, etc. That said, we’ll aim to follow a schedule as follows for most days. This plan will be altered as needed to accommodate special circumstances such as late night star/moonlight photo sessions.

05:00 – 05:30   Morning Coffee & Tea en route to photo location
06:00 – 08:00   Sunrise Photography Lesson
08:00 – 08:30   Breakfast on location
08:30 – 12:30   Image Review & Post Processing Lesson
12:30 – 13:30   Lunch on Location
13:30 – 17:30   Personal Free Time (nap, hike, sight seeing, etc)
17:30 – 18:30   Dinner on Location
18:30 – 20:30   Sunset Photography & Image Review/Critique

We will plan to drive to most of our photographic destinations. That said, participants should be able to hike 3 miles in a day. This is not a deal-breaker. Talk to us if you’re concerned.

Safety is our highest priority!

Neil Buckland, your photography instructor, will be focused on teaching and helping you create amazing images.

Brian Sperry, our park guide, is a seasoned mountain climber and backcountry traveler with Wilderness First Responder and CPR training and certifications.

Our Full Immersion program includes all meals, accommodations, local transportation, and permits/fees. You’ll need only your camera gear, clothes, and personal items.  We’ll provide a checklist well in advance of the trip so you can make sure you have what you need.

Our Tag-a-Long guests will need to provide for their own accommodations and meals, permits/fees, and transportation to and from park destinations.

We will work on post processing and photo editing every day of the trip. It is best if you can bring your own laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop already installed and fully operational. Ideally, you should have a 12v car power adapter for your computer for the most efficient integration with our van-classroom power system.

If you don’t have a laptop computer (or you just don’t want to bring it), we will have a limited number of Apple computers available for students. Availability is first-come-first-served. Please check with us before the trip to make sure we have a computer for you.

We’ll be serving delicious, healthy, “gourmet-ish” meals made with fresh ingredients. Our breakfast menu includes dishes like yogurt parfait (plain yogurt drizzled with honey, granola, and fresh fruit) and coffee or tea of course!  For lunch we typically serve sandwiches and wraps.  Our asian wrap is a favorite and includes lettuce or cabbage, Soyaki marinated BBQ chicken, crunchy magic noodles, thin sliced carrots and cucumber, and our special sauce wrapped in a tortilla. Yum!  For dinner we serve dishes like fajitas, BBQ Brautworst and chicken, stir fry veggies, salads, and more.

With advanced notice, we are happy to accommodate most special dietary needs. Just talk to us and we’ll make sure you don’t go hungry!

We will be camping inside (or very close to) the national park. We’ll provide everything you need for a comfortable camping experience, including an elevated sleeping cot, bedding, and semi-private, insulated tent. Many national park campsites have very limited space for tents so you should expect to share a tent with at least one other person. Whenever possible, we will do our best to provide every guest with as much privacy as we can.

If you want to join the full immersion program but don’t really like camping, you are welcome to find your own accommodations in the area. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from our camp site, park entrance, or designated shoot locations. Meals and daily transportation within the park are still included and the price will be the same as the full immersion price.

When you register, you’ll be required to pay a $500 deposit to hold your spot on the trip. The full balance is due 30 days before the trip. If you need more time to pay the balance, please contact us and make arrangements, otherwise, your spot will go to someone on the waiting list and you may lose your deposit. If you cancel less than 60 days before the trip, you will not receive a refund unless we can fill your spot.

In the unlikely event that REDred Photo is forced to cancel a trip (due to natural disaster, equipment failure, not enough students, or other emergency) we will do our best to refund all payments in a timely manner. We are not able to cover any travel expenses or cancellation fees you may incur.

REDred Photo carries comprehensive liability and property insurance to cover standard incidents involving our equipment or staff. Our insurance does not cover you, your equipment, or any travel expenses in the event of theft, accidental injury, or unexpected trip cancellation. We suggest that you consider purchasing additional travel insurance to give you piece of mind on your photography adventure. We can direct you to an independent adventure/travel insurance company. Contact us for details.

This is the first year REDred Photo is offering these National Park Excursion workshops and we’re operating at a loss while we build our audience. But rest assured, your photography teacher, Neil H Buckland has taught and mentored thousands of students and your outdoor guide, Brian, has climbed mountains and explored wilderness areas all over the world.

With our combined 40 years experience, all inclusive accommodations, micro class size, full-immersion curriculum, and unique multimedia van-classroom, we are confident that you will not find a better value or higher quality learning experience anywhere.

Full Immersion

$1,795per person
  • Book 2 Trips for Only $2995
  • Pre-Trip Planning Session
  • REDred Photo Field Guide & Workbook
  • One-on-One Coaching in the Field
  • Organized Curriculum, Assignments & Challenges
  • Daily Review & Critique Sessions
  • Hands-On Post Processing Lessons
  • Local Airport Pickup & Drop Off
  • Worry-Free Transportation All Day

Full Immersion Buddy Pass

  • Bring a friend and save big time!
  • Pre-Trip Planning Session
  • REDred Photo Field Guide & Workbook
  • One-on-One Coaching in the Field
  • Organized Curriculum, Assignments & Challenges
  • Daily Review & Critique Sessions
  • Hands-On Post Processing Lessons
  • Local Airport Pickup & Drop Off
  • Worry-Free Transportation All Day


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  • Book 5 Days for Only $995
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