OUR PERSEID METEOR SHOWER NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES AND ITS PRISTINE DARK SKIES

This night photography workshop takes place in the Canadian prairies during the peak of the 2024 Perseid Meteor Shower and the final phase of the Canadian Milky Way and storm season. Over the course of six days, we’ll immerse ourselves in capturing the diverse landscapes of Saskatchewan (and parts of Alberta), photographing the Perseid meteor shower, night sky and Milky Way in some of Canada’s darkest skies, and (if Mother Nature allows) positioning ourselves in front of awe-inspiring supercell thunderstorms.

Join instructors, Scott Aspinall and Craig Hilts, as we photograph the captivating geology that defines the Canadian prairies, complemented by its living skies. With a limited group size, this workshop offers personalized instruction to assist you in realizing your photographic aspirations and bringing your creative vision to life.

DATES

August 9-14th, 2024

GROUP SIZE

8 Guest Maximum

2 Photography Instructors

Space available

INVESTMENT

$2995 CAD – Double Occupancy*

$3445 CAD – Single Occupancy

+ GST (if applicable)

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

Click here to find out more about what to expect

You can register for this workshop by following the online booking button below or reach out to support@livingskytours.com and pay via eTransfer (Canadian residents only).

*Double occupancy can only be accommodated should another photographer request this option. Consider registering with a friend.

Improve your photography skills

Throughout the entire workshop, we will consistently be with the group, offering thoughts, advice, and real-time critiques. Feel free to ask questions and seek individual assistance for specific challenges, whether we’re in the field or the classroom. Your active engagement is encouraged and will enhance your learning experience.

Perseid meteor and the milky way in saskatchewan

Night Photography

With access to some of Canada’s darkest skies and the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower during your trip, it’s only fitting that we guide you to some of our preferred dark sky locations in Canada. Here, you’ll learn the art of night photography and enjoy the sheer brilliance of the night sky.

large butte in Grasslands National Park in saskatchewan in sunset light

Landscape Photography

After covering concepts of creativity, compositional approaches, and the benefits of smaller and grand landscape scenes in the classroom, we’ll spend time exploring some of the interesting terrain across the Canadian prairies to create imagery that is distinctly and uniquely you.

A supercell thunderstorm with tornado touching down in saskatchewan

Storm Chasing

Because you’re arriving late in our storm season, it’s unlikely there will be storms. But if there are, you will learn what it takes to forecast supercell thunderstorms, how to get yourself into a great (but safe) position to witness one of nature’s most spectacular events, and, ultimately, how to photograph and timelapse them.

In the classroom

This includes comprehensive coverage of essential photography concepts, an in-depth exploration of planning tools, and an examination of various techniques employed in the field. This dedicated classroom time is designed for participants to enhance their understanding and proficiency in photography.

Post Processing

We will navigate through the editing workflow, starting from the initial stages to the finishing touches. Throughout this process, you’ll gain insights into the utilization of Lightroom and Photoshop, witnessing how to transform a raw file into the final product that aligns with the artistic vision we had when capturing the image in the field.

Lightning barrage after dark from a supercell thunderstorm

Photography Concepts and Weather Science

We will cover some of the different concepts, theories, and tools around what makes a compelling photo. But, more importantly, you will learn actionable skills and practice them in the field. If storm chasing becomes part of our itinerary, you’ll also learn what drives supercell thunderstorms and how you can chase them successfully.

blumenfeld church in saskatchewan with milky way behind

Image Critique

Together, we’ll invest time in providing constructive critiques for several images from each participant. In these sessions, the feedback will be honest. We guarantee that you’ll depart with a renewed sense of inspiration, new ideas, and thoughtful perspectives that will enhance the quality of your image-making.

What You Need to Know

What’s Included:

  • Photography instruction from Craig Hilts and Scott Aspinall
  • Night Photography specific instruction. If you own a star tracker, Scott Aspinall uses a star tracker and can teach you how to progress with yours
  • Classroom sessions/lectures on various photography and weather science topics
  • In-field instruction
  • Location scouting and itinerary planned by your instructors
  • Accommodations during the workshop
  • Transportation during the workshop

What’s Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Beverages (including alcohol)
  • Transportation to and from our hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan (airfare, and taxi)
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Any weather-caused delays or extensions of stay

Important Info

What you will need to bring, a sample itinerary and more information about what’s included can be found on our Tour Experience page.

Payment Schedule

Cost: $2995 CAD for Double Occupancy or $3445 CAD for Single Occupancy + GST and processing fees (if applicable)

Please note, that double occupancy can only be accommodated if another photographer requests this option. Consider registering with a friend.

Payment Options: Full payment or a $1,250 non-refundable deposit guarantees your spot. The remaining balance due by June 9th, 2024 confirms your spot.

Note: Failure to pay by the due dates means forfeiting your deposit, and the spot will be freed up and potentially sold to another interested participant (see more about the cancellation policy in our terms and conditions below).

If unforeseen circumstances arise, guests are welcome to transfer/sell their space to other interested guests. In such cases, guests are responsible for handling payment for the transfer.

 

Quick Points

Class Size: There is a minimum class size of 3 guests. If we do not reach our class a minimum of 28 days before the workshop, we hold the option to cancel the workshop. In this case, a 100% refund of your payment will be issued.

Insurance: We do not require that guests have trip cancellation/interruption insurance, but it is recommended. Weather and other unforeseen factors can cause delays in travel. It is the guest’s responsibility to cover any costs in the case of a travel delay of any length. Please ensure your trip cancellation/interruption insurance accommodates this possibility. World Nomad is an example of a reputable insurance provider. Please also ensure that you are covered for emergency medical/illness as Living Sky Photography Tours will not be held responsible for any medical costs.

Documents: You will receive the Workshop Itinerary, Leave No Trace Principles, and Liability Waiver after we receive your final payment. This is when you are considered confirmed. The Liability Waiver MUST be signed and submitted on or before your final payment date or you will forfeit your spot.

 

Terms and Conditions, Cancellation Policy, and Covid-19

Please take the time to review Living Sky Photography Tours’ terms and conditions prior to registering. Registration confirms your acceptance of everything in the attached document.

To register, reach out to support@livingskytours.com or register online by clicking the button below.