Frequently asked questions
What is included in the workshop?
The cost of the workshop DOES INCLUDE: instruction from Dan Ballard (or Joseph Roybal), photoshoots at several locations in Banff, classroom courses, snacks & water.
This workshop DOES NOT INCLUDE: transportation to/from the workshop (flights or car rental), hotel accomodations, food or any gear
What about accommodation & transportation?
Please note that each participant is responsible for their own food, transportation and accommodations.
Hotel: I have reserved a block of rooms in Lake Louise and Canmore during the workshop dates. After sign-up you will receive an email with information to confirm your stay. You will need to make your own reservations for any time before/after the workshop.
Car: If you won't have your personal vehicle, I highly recommend renting a vehicle so you can also explore on your own before/after the workshop. During the workshop we will be carpooling in the two vehicles.
Flight: The closest airport is in Calgary (YYC Calgary) which is about a 2 hour drive from Lake Louise where the workshop will begin.
What if I need to cancel?
All deposits are non-refundable but may be transferred to another available workshop up to 45 days prior.
If you cancel your workshop the following applies: If cancellation is received at least 45 days prior to the start of the workshop, the deposit can be applied to another workshop of your choice with available space. For cancellations received 0-44 days prior to the start of the workshop, deposits and workshop fee’s will be forfeited.
Please see Terms & Conditions page for more information:
Where will we be shooting?
For the beginning of the workshop we will base out of Lake Louise and the last half we will base out of Canmore where we will be shooting in the surroinding areas. I will take you to unique locations that are off-the-beaten-path, that include stunning glacier lakes and rivers. I will also teach you about scouting out new locations.
We will not be going to any iconic landscapes during the workshop such as Moraine Lake. If you are interested in shooting these, I recommend you visit them before/after the workshop. They are usually very easy to find.
What do I need to bring?
Main photo gear:
-Camera body & lenses
-Large memory card
Always be prepared for any kind of weather. It can get cold at night:
-Warm clothing: layers are best
-Light gloves and beanie
-Rain jacket and/or umbrella
-Sturdy shoes for walking
-travel insurance (mandatory)
-bars and snacks
Optional but highly recommended:
-Laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed
-About 15 of your best images from before the workshop for feedback session (flashdrive, ipad, link or prints)
-Pen & notepad (or laptop)
-Day pack for water & snacks
For other ideas please see the workshop gear page: