Upcoming Workshop: The Art of Editing

The Art of Editing, with Paul Zizka

May 26, 2018 – 8am to 5pm

Max 25 participants
Venue: Banff Park Lodge, Lynx Salon

Includes one-year complimentary access to the OFFBEAT Community (value $125)


Editing images is an underrated part of the creative process in photography. For many photographers, it can be the limiting factor to stronger images (whether they are aware of it or not). Good processing skills can often make the difference between a great image and an exceptional one.

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In this introduction to post-processing, Paul will discuss the importance of editing, and the tools and procedures he feels are most useful to photographers (pulling primarily from his personal toolkit). Topics include:

  • the editing workflow, step-by-step – from the download to organizing the images and basic global adjustments in Camera Raw and Lightroom
  • local adjustments and advanced tools within those applications.
  • preparing your images for web and print use, sharpening, watermarking
  • what Photoshop can do for you

All in all, Paul’s goal is to demonstrate the value of a good post-processing workflow and how it can really take an image to the next level and the result you envisioned.


The workshop will run from 8am to 5pm.

Includes all-day coffee, tea and refreshments.

Part 1: Fundamentals

  • General thoughts on editing
  • Why edit?
  • What to edit?
  • How much is too much?
  • Staying organized
  • My workflow, step by step: Introduction to Adobe software; modules, browsers, and editing tools; global vs local adjustments, etc.
  • Demos

Group Lunch

Part 2: Next steps

  • A glimpse into Photoshop
  • Demos – Part 2
  • Preparing images for web and print
  • Watermarking
  • Ethics
  • Q&A


Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Islands, and Climbing magazine.


  • all instruction
  • in-class coffee/tea
  • lunch


  • accommodations
  • transportation to and in Banff
  • travel insurance
  • Banff National Park Pass


Photography Level – ALL: This event is open to both amateur and professional photographers.


Spots are non-refundable but are transferrable (i.e. if the participant is able to find someone else to take their spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant, this is acceptable).

This workshop must have a minimum of 15 participants to run. Paul Zizka Photography will issue a full refund in the case that the workshop is cancelled.


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