Day 1: Arrival in Whitehorse
After all workshop participants have been picked up from the airport, checked into the hotel, and have a had time to relax and freshen up, we will meet in the hotel lobby for a “who's who” and a course introduction. The introduction will cover the course program in more detail and touch on any previous knowledge, experiences, and any expectations course participants may have.
Day 2: Whitehorse
In the morning, we will begin with the theoretical principles of photography, focusing on aperture, image noise, and exposure and take a look at a few examples. Then we will leave the classroom and start putting this knowledge to use by taking a field trip around Whitehorse and visit a few of the highlights of the city. Among them is the great stern wheeler “The SS Klondike”, with its magnificent colors, camped on the banks of the Yukon River, the ambiance is an excellent photo motif. Thence we will take a short trip to the shores of Lake Schwatka and Miles Canyon, where we can examine the specific characteristics of water and rock through the lens. The day's program ends with one of our Whitehorse insider tips. On a delta of the Yukon River, we'll have a chance to photograph some breath taking scenery and use the evening light to take stunning photographs.
Day 3: Whitehorse
Today, we'll take all that we've learned so far on photo composition on a trip into the vast wilderness of the Yukon. After about a two hour drive, we will reach the village of Haines Junction, the so-called “Gate of Kluane National Park”. The journey takes us past some fabulous scenery with countless spectacular photo motifs. Animals like elk and grizzlies can often be seen at road side. The ever-growing expanse and vast wilderness exposes many opportunities to implement the principles of landscape photography. The Alsek and the Dezadeash Valleys offer endless panoramas of high alpine mountain landscapes, arctic flower filled meadows and majestic glacier-fed rivers. Dall sheep and grizzly bears sighting are no rarity in this place. On our hike, we will now have the chance to use these motifs to set the scene. Time and again, we will be concentrating on certain basic elements of landscape photography but also consciously ignoring them, in order to distinguish the differences in quality and discover new perspectives. We will use the day in it's entirety, even working with the light of the sun, lying low on the horizon, during the return trip. Our focus will be to capture the different lighting moods. In addition, the chances of seeing wildlife dramatically increase in the late evening hours. Expected arrival in Whitehorse is around 10:00 pm
Day 4: Departure Whitehorse
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Yukon in Focus – Photography Workshop
4 days guided photography workshop
Have you ever thought about fine-tuning your photography skills to better capture the most beautiful moments of your travels? That is exactly the focus of our Active Photography Workshop. This workshop is the perfect add-on before a larger tour and upon completion, you will be able to use what you've learned at your discretion to successfully capture those special moments during your future travels.
As an amateur photographer, what could be a better way to train your eye than by learning in the presence of larger than life awe-inspiring scenery. New information on technique and photo composition will help to hone your skill to create high quality photos. Additionally, our various travel itineraries in Alaska and in the Yukon Territory offer the perfect opportunity to put your knowledge into practice.
Double Room: CAD 1,180.00
Single Room: +CAD 295.00
All Rates per person (+ GST)
4 – 8 participants per date
- Fitness level for easy hikes with day pack
- Digital camera equipment
- Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse
- Three nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse
- Expert guidance by experienced photographer
- All overland transportation
- Box lunch (2x)
- Meals in hotels
- Personal extras