Of all the places I have visited in the world, few are as beautiful and as accessible as The Canadian Rockies.

Come join me as I guide you to some of the most incredible landscapes of the region, at the best times of day and making the most of the typically changeable mountain weather. Having spent 7 years living in the region I will help you capture amazing images of the Rockies. Not just a photo-tour, this trip will include in-depth field tuition, and we will also have structured processing tutorial time to help you with all the technical aspects of landscape photography; from image capture, through processing, to print and web sharing.
Included in this trip are 2 amazing nights in the incredible Assiniboine Provincial Park. We will helicopter in to our simple but beautiful cabins and spend 2 whole days exploring this amazing place with its beautiful lakes and majestic mountains, including Assiniboine itself under the starry skies (if Mother Nature cooperates of course).

“If you are ever looking for a photographic tour that exceeds all expectations then I highly recommend Phillip Norman Photography Adventure. Our party consisted of all age groups and females out numbered the males. We all came with varied abilities both in camera and Photoshop and Phillip made sure he catered for everyone’s needs. I certainly learnt a lot. Organisation and planning were evident to provide such a unique experience, to be part of nature, see wildlife in its nature environment, drink water from the natural streams and stand before mountains in awe of their beauty ….. and of course take amazing images. Phillip Norman always put the needs of the group first to make it the best photographic experience he could offer. So thank you Phillip for my trip of a lifetime.”

Let me, Phillip Norman an award-winning photographer, Australian born Canadian, be your guide and tutor.

Dates: September 13, 2017 to September 23, 2017

Maximum group size: 9

Investment in Australian Dollars, including all accommodation and transport ex Calgary: $3495
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Early-bird investment for all deposits received by January 30th 2017: $3250
Single supplement: $900
Non-participating partner: $2250
$500 reserves your spot, payment plans available, balance due August 8th, 2017.

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Included in the trip:

  • 10 day photo-tour and workshop ex. Calgary.
  • 10 nights accommodation – twin share (single supplement available).
  • Ground transport.
  • Park entry fees.
  • Commercial Permits.
  • Helicopter into and out of Assiniboine Provincial Park.
  • 1 Group Dinner.

NOT Included in the trip:

  • Airfares to and from Calgary.
  • Travel insurance. (NOTE: comprehensive travel insurance is compulsory).
  • Meals and drinks (apart from 1 group dinner).
  • Additional accommodation before and after workshop dates.
  • Any visa fees, airport taxes, or any other expenses not listed above.

Phillip Norman Photography is licensed as a commercial operator by Parks Canada, BC and Alberta Parks.

Possible locations include:

The 3 Sisters
Mount Assiniboine
Wedge Pond
Vermillion Lakes
Castle Junction
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake
Waterfowl Lake
Herbert Lake
Bow Lake
Mt Chephren
Pyramid Lake
Johnston Canyon
Emerald Lake
Abraham Lake

Rockies Classic Banner 700w

Proposed Itinerary

September 13th – Day 1
Meet in Calgary – Group Dinner, Trip review, finalise gear etc.
Accommodation – Calgary

September 14th – Day 2
Drive to Canmore via Kananaskis Country
Accommodation – Canmore

September 15th – Day 3
Accommodation – Canmore

September 16th – Day 4
Accommodation – Saskatchewan River Crossing

September 17th – Day 5
Accommodation – Saskatchewan River Crossing

September 18th – Day 6
Accommodation – Banff

September 19th – Day 7
Accommodation – Banff

September 20th – Day 8
Accommodation – Assiniboine

September 21st – Day 9
Accommodation – Assiniboine

September 22nd – Day 10
Accommodation – Calgary

September 23rd – Day 11
Morning checkout and farewell – Depart Calgary

Here’s what some have said about my photography workshops:

“This has been one of the best workshops that I have been on and have recommended it to many of my friends. I have found Phillip Norman Photography workshops extremely well organised and run with endless options to cover inclement weather conditions.”

“If you are ever looking for a photographic tour that exceeds all expectations then I highly recommend Phillip Norman Photography Adventure. Our party consisted of all age groups and females out numbered the males. We all came with varied abilities both in camera and Photoshop and Phillip made sure he catered for everyone’s needs. I certainly learnt a lot. Organisation and planning were evident to provide such a unique experience, to be part of nature, see wildlife in its nature environment, drink water from the natural streams and stand before mountains in awe of their beauty ….. and of course take amazing images. Phillip Norman always put the needs of the group first to make it the best photographic experience he could offer. So thank you Phillip for my trip of a lifetime.”

“Phillip is always there to give advise, listen to ideas and take care of everything else from comfy accommodation to tasty places to eat, even cooking scrumptious meals himself sometimes! I cannot recommend Phillip enough if you want an exciting and fun filled tour, he delivers everything he promises and more, I will certainly be signing up for another trip or 3 :)”

Notes:

Fitness: Most of the locations we will visit can be reached within 30 to 60 minutes of easy to moderate walking on good trails (sometimes less). For the Mount Assiniboine portion of the trip, many amazing photographic opportunities exist within easy walking distance of the base cabins on relatively flat good trails. A reasonable level of fitness is essential. There are also some amazing vantage points on the tops of some of the hills around the area, which will require 30-90 minute challenging hiking up steep hills on sometimes rough trails. These are optional and if you chose to stay around the cabins you will not be disappointed or limited in any way.

Accommodation: This will be confirmed once I get numbers but typically we stay in 3.5 or 4 star motel style units on a twin share basis. As a couple you would have your own room. You may be sharing a unit with others but separate rooms are provided.

Experience: I cater primarily for beginner and intermediate photographers; all levels are welcome.

Our primary focus is field work, to make sure you get as many photography opportunities as possible. In the 10 days we will have 4 formal tuition sessions, and 2 casual processing discussions.
The above itinerary is a guide only as we have to be flexible based on the weather. I will do my best to get to as many of the places listed above in the time available.
There will be some days that start before dawn and finish late at night. Meal time may vary from normal to account for sunset and sunrise. Being flexible and changing your normal schedule is part of capturing the landscape in different light to what most people see on a ‘normal’ day. Most things are optional. Be prepared to do things a little differently to what you may be used to!