Harvest Moon Photo Workshop

The most common comment I get from photographers is that they want to participate in a workshop that has a winning combination of class time and field time.  Well, we aim to please!

Although technically the harvest moon is in September, we are offering a weekend photo workshop in October (Oct 21-24, 2010) when the moon is in its full glory, and well… we liked the name Harvest Moon (you know, it reminds of us of Neil Young, great music, and iconic landscapes).  I think a tour like this, when it is well done, is the best way to improve your photographic skills in one, concentrated weekend.  There aren’t many of these kinds of workshops in Alberta with a landscape focus, and especially not many with 3 pro photographers at your beck and call.

So apart from its uniqueness, what else is so special about this workshop? Check out these three reasons below:

  1. Three awesome instructors! No, this is not hype — I have seen both John Marriott and Samantha Chrysanthou in action teaching and they are really fine instructors. As far as yours truly… well at least I’m good company in the bar after the photo shoots ;-).
  2. We want you to master the craft of photography, plain and simple. To do this, we give you in-depth classroom instruction (5 hours) and then you get three pros on hand to help you one-on-one in the field (for nearly 20 hours of shooting time) and  in some of the most stunning scenery in western Canada (Banff National Park in Alberta).
  3. We cover topics such as How the Pros Approach a Scene, Mastering  Composition and Design, Light Painting and Night Photography, The Artful Critique, professional critiques of your images and lots of help in the field. And of course we can address any questions you have in the field from filter use to picking the right aperture to how to use live view. Got a problem area with technique? Let us help you find the solution!
  4. You get to stay in one of the nicest lodges in the Canadian Rockies (Baker Creek Chalets) and the price includes all meals and accommodations. Plus we have negotiated a killer low spouse rate (in case your non-shooting partner wants to come and hang out in the lodge — easier to convince them to let you go if they get to have a vacation at the same time!). See, we thought of everything!

So, if you want to take your photography to the next level and be inspired by great scenery and good company in a fine lodge atmosphere, then this workshop might be for you. For more information and instructions on how to register, check out our detailed PDF But don’t delay!  We are only taking registrations until September 15, 2010 and of course the number of registrants is limited. And note there are some nice prizes for early registrations!

And finally for a wee taste of some of the stuff we plan to cover in the workshop  see this article by Sam and me on  Simple Light Painting Techniques.

©Darwin Wiggett


10 Responses to “Harvest Moon Photo Workshop”

  1. I sure would like to attend a workshop one of these days, its work to live and live to work at my longshormen job this last year, need some fun !
    I’m just going to say the mantra over and over, I’m going, I’m going,I’m going…

  2. Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend, but reading about this gets me excited about wanting to visit your beautiful country again! I love the Rockies 🙂

    ** Mental note: Must check calendar **

  3. How I would love to attend! I think my commute is a bit too far though 😦 grrrr

  4. […] Hi all! Just a quick note to inform you of new prizes we have for those who plan to sign up to our Harvest Moon Photo Workshop on Oct. 21-24 in Banff National Park. We are encouraging early registration for the event so that […]

  5. Hey guys, sounds like a great course. Hope you get a great group and awesome weather. Can’t wait to see the workshop photos.

  6. Shirley Welton Says:

    Hi there:

    Just checking if there is any space left in the workshop you are offering and a price list for the full weekend. Sounds like it will be excellent.

  7. There is space and the price and schedule are all in the PDF which you can download – see second paragraph from the bottom of the post. Darwin

  8. Astrid Fernandes Says:

    Hi Darwin:
    I was ever so tempted but cannot swing it financially this year – just attended the 2010 Niagara Imaging Ins. workshop. I do have your booklet, How to photograph the Rockies, and sooner or later I hope to sign on one of your photo workshops. Please put me on me on your mailing list for photo tours.

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