Jun-Sep
Season
Varies, before sunrise
Departure Time
2.5 Hours
Duration
12+
Age
Leisurely
Activity

Learn how to photograph a Banff sunrise like a pro at the breathtaking mountain landscape of Two Jack Lake on this beginner photography tour.

Banff Photography Tour, Discover Banff Tours

This two and a half hour photography workshop will guide the beginner photographer through essential camera settings and exposure techniques used by the professionals to capture a stunning landscape image.

Upon arrival at Two Jack Lake, approximately 1 hour prior to sunrise, your photography instructor will begin your session with an introduction to the technique and process of sunrise photography.

We’ll discuss how your camera settings such as shutter, aperture and ISO impact your image and how to use your histogram to get the perfect exposure. After the introduction, your instructor will assist you in finding a composition that is well balanced for landscape photography. Enjoy the remainder of the workshop taking the opportunity to practice the methods taught and let your guide support your photography skills in capturing great sunrise imagery.

For those photographers who find themselves grasping the basics quickly there is an opportunity to learn about specialized filters that landscape photographers use for a more creative image.

Included
  • Small Groups. Max 6
  • Use of tripod
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Day of Week
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Sunday
Guide Quote

Mark's Pick

"Early mornings at Two Jack Lake offers one of the best opportunities for a great sunrise photo in Banff." - Mark , Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures Guide

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

No experience required

The workshop is best suited for beginners but open to all levels of photography.
2

Learn from a professional in a small group

You will be guided through essential camera settings and exposure techniques used by professionals to capture a stunning landscape image.
Included
  • Small Groups. Max 6
  • Use of tripod
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Day of Week
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Sunday
Guide Quote

Mark's Pick

"Early mornings at Two Jack Lake offers one of the best opportunities for a great sunrise photo in Banff." - Mark , Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures Guide

The tour runs for approximately 2.5 hours, from the pickup time in Banff. Guests will arrive at Two Jack Lake approximately an hour before sunrise, and spend two hours at the lake. (please see the pickup times below for further information).
The tour includes hotel pick up and drop off in Banff, use of a tripod and the opportunity to learn professional photography techniques in a small group setting.

The tour will cover:

  • The best camera settings for landscape photography
  • Composition for landscapes
  • Method to get perfect exposure
  • Landscape camera filters and how to use them

We pick up from most hotels in Banff, and you can select your preferred pick-up location during the booking process. For drop offs, our guide will ask you on the way back where you would like to be dropped off either in town or at your hotel.
The tour pick up time varies in line with the sunrise over the summer, and is scheduled for half hour before expected arrival to Two Jack Lake. This includes 15 minutes for pick up and 15 minutes drive to Two Jack Lake. Please note that the departure time reflects when workshop wraps at Two Jack Lake and does not include travel time for drop off.

No experience is required, as this tour is best suited to beginners.
Please dress warm with gloves and a hat, as it can be cold early in the morning, and sturdy footwear (waterproof boots if you have them). Also, ensure your camera is fully charged and that you have ample room on your memory card.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.

Included
  • Small Groups. Max 6
  • Use of tripod
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Day of Week
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Sunday
Guide Quote

Mark's Pick

"Early mornings at Two Jack Lake offers one of the best opportunities for a great sunrise photo in Banff." - Mark , Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures Guide

  • The minimum age for this tour is 12 years, and the tour is restricted to a maximum of six people.
  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 2 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.
Included
  • Small Groups. Max 6
  • Use of tripod
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Day of Week
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Sunday
Guide Quote

Mark's Pick

"Early mornings at Two Jack Lake offers one of the best opportunities for a great sunrise photo in Banff." - Mark , Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures Guide

Banff Sunrise Photography Tour at Two Jack Lake
Banff Photography Tour, Discover Banff Tours
Banff Photography Tour, Discover Banff Tours
Banff Photography Tour, Discover Banff Tours
Banff Sunrise Photography Tour at Two Jack Lake