with Peter Lorber & Courtenay Gilbert

Banff & Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise

Alberta, Canada
June 12-18, 2016

Banff National Park with it’s dramatic mountain peaks, pristine glacier fed turquoise lakes, vast unspoiled wilderness and exciting wildlife is one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. Join us for this exciting photography workshop as we will explore and photograph some of the most spectacular landscapes the Alberta Rockies has to offer.


We have carefully planned this workshop to get you to the most picturesque locations at the perfect times to capture these iconic mountain landscapes during the best light. Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and the Town of Banff from the top of Sulphur Mountain are just a few of the places we will be photographing. 


Take a Gondola ride. Sit back and relax as you ascend to the top of Sulfur Mountain in a glass enclosed gondola. Prepare yourself to be awed by the breath taking 360º panoramic views of the Rocky mountain ranges, Banff and the Bow Valley. You will feel like you are on top of the world.


And as in all of our workshops we enjoy great restaurants, stay in upscale accommodations, and share lots of laughter while surrounded by breathtaking scenery. This makes this workshop perfect not only for you the photographer, but also for your non-photographer travel partner looking for an amazing vacation!


Who and What

Our photography workshops are for discriminating photography enthusiasts of all skill levels.


We provide the perfect environment for you to combine your love of travel and passion for photography while surrounded by like minded people in a fun, relaxed and creative atmosphere.


This workshop is led by Peter Lorber, a master panoramic photographer, and Courtenay Gilbert, a professional photographer, post production specialist. They will work with you to expand and improve your photography skills. They will also show you how to create technically perfect and artistically stunning panoramic images using various panoramic VR drives from manual heads to the top of the line Seitz Roundshot motorized VR drive. You will learn how to stitch your panoramas using professional stitching programs such as PTgui and, finally, how to optimize your images in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.


You will also have the opportunity to shoot with the latest Hasselblad H5D-50 medium format digital camera and a variety of Hasselblad lenses and accessories. Both Peter and Courtenay are Hasselblad trained professionals and have been training top photographers for over ten years.  


Hasselblad, Nikon, Canon and other brand shooters will benefit from Peter and Courtenay’s over one hundred years of combined photography experience. They will share tips, techniques and camera set-ups learned over time.


Our small group sizes allow us to customize our workshops to your individual needs. We make sure you get the personal attention you need to get the most out of your time with us.


In addition to guided photo shoots, we will also spend time working on the amazing images you will capture during the workshop. We will go over organizing your images, learning proper stitching techniques and answer any Photoshop and Lightroom questions you may have.


This workshop is designed for the advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced photography enthusiast interested in taking great photos in beautiful locations and having an amazing photography workshop vacation!



This is not a workshop where you spend most of your daylight shooting hours sitting in a classroom. We get you up and out to make the most of each and every day to capture as many great photo opportunities as possible.


A detailed day-by-day itinerary will be handed out during the “Welcome Meeting” at the start of the workshop.


  • Sunday, June 12 - Early evening, Welcome meeting and dinner

  • Monday-Thursday, June 13-16 - Guided photo shoots on location

  • Friday, June 17 - This is our open day. We will either spend this day working on the beautiful images captured during the week, go back to a favorite location, visit a location we may have missed due to weather or all of the above. Our small group size allows us the luxury of customizing our itinerary to meet the group’s needs keeping our schedule flexible.

    • Friday night is our farewell dinner.

  • Saturday, June 18 - Breakfast and check-out


A typical day consists of:

  • Sunrise location shoot

  • Early morning location shoot to capture the beautiful low angle light

  • Late breakfast/early lunch

  • Midday break, instructional

  • Afternoon and sunset location shoot

  • Fine dining dinner to unwind, tell our stories of the day, enjoy great food, and most of all share lots of laughter with your new found friends!


Some of the locations we will be photographing include Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake, Johnston Canyon, from atop Sulpher Mountain and more.


Click here to register or contact Addie Lorber for more information:, Phone - 561-361-0031, Toll Free - 877-692-0911


Travel Info

    • The Town of Banff is located 140 km/87 mi from Calgary International Airport and 850 km/530 mi from Vancouver International Airport


    • You will need a Passport to travel to Canada.


    • We will be lodging at the Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge.


    • We will carpool and caravan to the shooting locations during the workshop.

  • TIME

    • Banff clocks are set to Mountain Standard Time


    • Currency comes in a lot more colors than your average “greenback,” with different shades for a $5, $10, or $20 bill. $50 bills are red and $100 bills are brown.

    • The best exchange rates in Banff National Park can be found at the Canadian Chartered Banks and Credit Union. Most branches are open Monday to Friday from approximately 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Outside of those hours, money and travelers cheques can be converted to Canadian funds at currency exchange outlets throughout Banff and Lake Louise, most hotels or the airport. For quick cash, you’ll find automated teller machines (ATMs) at banks, gas stations, variety stores, and the grocery store. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere.

Registration and/or More Information

Contact - Addie Lorber 

E-mail -

Phone - 561-361-0031, Toll Free - 877-692-0911


June 12-18, 2016

Workshop Cost

$3,450.00 (USD)- Per Workshop Attendee

$150.00 (USD)- Spouse/Guest


Click here for PDF

or contact Addie Lorber, 561-361-0031



To and from shoot locations will be included for the first 2 people to register for the workshop (not including to and from airport) 



8 Maximum


Activity Level

Moderately easy


  • Five full days of guided photo shoots and expert instruction

  • Post shooting image editing and instruction

  • Demonstration and use with instructor of the Seitz Roundshot VR Motorized Drive

  • Opportunity to shoot with the latest Hasselblad medium-format digital camera and lenses

  • Instruction and use of NovoFlex VR - System II Manual Drive

  • Adobe Lightroom Instruction

  • Adobe Photoshop Instruction

  • Hasselblad Phocus Instruction

  • A print of your best workshop image up to 24 inches by 96 inches!


Not Included
  • Lodging, meals, transportation




459 Banff Avenue Banff, Alberta T1L 1B4Canada

Reservations: 800-661-1379

Check-In: 6/12/16 Check-Out: 6/18/16


For hotel information contact Addie Lorber at 561-361-0031 or


What to bring
  • Camera gear 

  • Laptop with good processing capability 

  • Memory Cards, at least 6, no smaller than 16GB - plan on shooting at least 16GB per day

  • External hard drive for backup copies (optional, but highly recommended)

  • Card reader

  • Tripod, good quality

  • Cable release

  • Camera manual

  • Neutral density and Polarizing filters

  • A wearable backpack photo case for possible short hiking trips.

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Four weeks prior to the start of the workshop we will send out a more detailed "What to Bring" list 

If you have any questions or requests please use the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Tel. 561-361-0031



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