October Gold Landscape Photography Workshop with Paul Zizka, Dave Brosha and John Marriott

Thank you for your interest in this one-of-a-kind event hosted by John E. Marriott, Dave Brosha, and Paul Zizka at beautiful Baker Creek Mountain Resort near Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Join us for a fun-filled extended weekend this fall in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and let us help you take your landscape  photography skills to the next level!  You’ll get a chance to work closely with each of us as we tackle a variety of topics in the field and classroom aimed at expanding your technical photo skills and your creative vision.

Dates: October 15-18, 2015

Number of participants: 30

Accommodation and Meals: Your home for the duration of the workshop is the Baker Creek Mountain Resort, featuring delightful chalets located in the heart of Banff National Park. All meals (which are included in your fee) will be had at the resort’s fabulous bistro, other than one packed lunch that will allow us to maximize our time in the field. We will have the Resort’s Heritage Centre at our disposal for editing and presentation purposes.

For more details and to register go to the event on Eventbrite.

#DitchComfort: Photo Challenge with @PaulZizkaPhoto

We’re calling on all photographers to go beyond their limitations and boost their creativity with the #DitchComfort Photo Challenge!

What does that mean? Find a new angle of a common subject, experiment without inhibition, get wet and dirty, try a new genre – whatever it means to you to step out of your comfort zone as a photographer. Submit your #ditchcomfort photos for a chance to win a 1 hour photo critiquing session with Paul Zizka and a copy of Summits and Starlight: The Canadian Rockies!

Promote the contest with #ditchcomfort and @PaulZizkaPhoto (no bonus point for that – just fun!).



  • Contest open: January 26, 2015, at 12:00 am MST – February 8, 2015, at 11:59pm MST.
  • Winner and Special Mentions will be chosen by February 14, 2015.
  • Landscape and outdoor adventure photos only, please, from anywhere in the world.
  • All submissions must have been taken during the contest period.
  • Up to 5 submitted photos allowed per photographer.
    • Submit photos for web at 72 ppi (1200px long side is sufficient).
    • Submit a short story (up to 100 words) with each photograph, describing how you got out of your comfort zone to capture it.
    • Include your social media links, website link and contact info with your submissions.
  • Email your submissions to submissions@zizka.ca. A Dropbox link or something similar is acceptable.
  • Any submissions that are incomplete or that are submitted through any other channel will not be accepted.
  • By submitting your images, you agree to have them posted on zizka.ca/blog and on the Paul Zizka Photography Facebook Page. They will not be used in any other way.
  • Paul Zizka Photography reserves the right to make slight edits to stories for publishing purposes.


  • All shortlisted and winning photographs and stories will be published on the Paul Zizka Photography Facebook Page, as well as on zizka.ca/blog (with credit/social media links).
  • 1 Grand Prize photo and story (chosen by Paul Zizka) will win a 1-hour photo critique session with Paul Zizka (can be done through Skype or Google Hangouts), as well as a copy of Summits and Starlight: The Canadian Rockies. 
  • 3 Special Mentions (chosen by Paul Zizka) will win a copy of Summits & Starlight: The Canadian Rockies. 
Singled Out, Two Jack Lake, Banff National Park

The Stories Behind the Images: Top 10 of 2014

It has been a wild year here at Paul Zizka Photography, with opportunities to shoot throughout the mountain parks and in remote destinations on the other side of the world. This collection comes from images I have posted on my Facebook Page. I don’t often have the chance to tell the stories behind the images, and the process is a far cry from “point and shoot”. So, for this round-up of top images from this past year, I have written out the stories behind each one. Thanks for taking the time to view and read, and I appreciate all your support the past year!

Each of these images can be purchased as a print. Please review your options on our Prints page.   Read more


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