Paul Zizka AstroPHOTOGRAPHY Workshop



When – Friday February 8, 2019 through Sunday February 10, 2019.

Where – Yukon College, Rm A2206 Lecture Hall.

There will be two full weekend options, for both members and non-members:

Option 1: A Friday night field experience (7:00pm-12:00am); Saturday classroom discussion (9:30am-4:00pm) and Sunday editing session (9:30am-1:00pm) and an afternoon meet and greet with Paul (2:00pm-5:00pm).  To sign up for this session you should have some experience with night photography.

Option 2: A Saturday night field experience (7:00pm-12:00am); Saturday classroom discussion (9:30am-4:00pm); and Sunday editing session (9:30am-1:00pm) and an afternoon meet and greet with Paul (2:00pm-5:00pm).

On Wednesday January 23, 2019 at 6:00pm tickets will be made available to the public.  The public will have the opportunity to purchase a full weekend pass with the same options as above, a ticket to the Saturday session or a ticket to the Sunday meet and greet.

NOTE:  These spots are reserved as advertised.  If a session fills up a waiting list will be created.  If the waiting list option is not activated on Eventbrite you can add your name to the waiting list by emailing with the preference to which night to shoot.  The date and time stamp on the email will decide the order of the waiting list.  If the 5 spots for non-members are not filled people the waiting list will be used to fill those spots.

Saturday Classroom Session (9:30am – 4:00pm)

Come join Paul as he leads an informative discussion for astrophotography and the elements of shooting at night.  Paul will start with a brief slideshow of his work and why he loves shooting nighttime photography.  Discussion will include:

  • Gear and how to prepare for an astrophotography session
  • How to properly capture the files we need in the field
  • Hurdles associated with shooting at night
  • Techniques for star trails, aurora photography, focus staking, and the use of the human element


Sunday Meet & Greet with Paul Zizka (2:00pm – 5:00pm)


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A prolific adventurer, Paul’s explorations have taken him to all seven continents, as well as to each of Canada’s provinces and territories. In the Canadian Rockies, Paul has hiked extensively in the backcountry and photographed from the summits of countless peaks. His adventures abroad include a 1400-km unsupported double-crossing of Iceland on foot (2004), which is believed to be the first of its kind, and a 1488-km solo crossing of the South Island of New Zealand (2007). He has also explored such destinations as Antarctica, Norway, Svalbard, Nepal, Greenland, the Caribbean, Niue, French Polynesia, Namibia, the Faroe Islands, Baffin Island and the Torngat Mountains.

Paul has published six books (published by Rocky Mountain Books) including two coffee table style books of photography, Summits & Starlight: the Canadian Rockies (2013) and The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered (2017), as well as a series of four photo/travel books about the Canadian Rockies.