Five Gear Tips For Your Next Mountain Photo Trip

  By Joe Desjardins

The smell of spring is in the air. Are you thinking about heading out to the mountains to capture some great landscape shots? Here are a few tips from local photographer Joe Desjardins to prepare your gear for a trip to the mountains:

Five gear tips for your trip:

  1. – Our number 1 go-to accessory is knee pads! This will make any type of photography comfortable. This is one item that I never leave home without.
  2. Binoculars. One of the best investments for wildlife photography. Saves a lot of time you stalking an animal to get into photo range, only to find out it’s a stump!
  3. – Bear spray. You just never know!
  4. – Leatherman/multi tool. I carry one of these all the time with the proper bits to fix any of my equipment. Prevents me from carrying all kinds of allen keys, etc.
  5. – Rain/snow cover. Lightweight, this will help you continue to shoot in the field when the weather hits. There are many inexpensive options made by Op/Tech or using a household garbage bag.

If you are not sure where to go, join Joe Desjardins and Monika Deviat for a four-day photography workshop, Shoot Till You Drop: Waterton.

The title says it all. This unique workshop gives you the chance to try a variety of styles of photography with the expert instruction and guidance of two seasoned Alberta based photographers in Waterton National Park. Classroom instruction and in the field guidance will be provided for landscape, wildlife, portrait and night photography. Included in the workshop are accommodations, breakfasts and bagged lunches. Waterton in the fall will be full of colours and wildlife. The workshop is scheduled around new moon to take advantage of the dark skies in the park. Class size is limited to ensure everyone will get one-on-one help in the field.

The workshop runs September 26-29th, 2019. Accommodations will be at the Bayshore Inn and Resort.

Until April 28th, take advantage of early-bird registration and save $200! Register now.