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…

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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!

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Travel Alberta’s #AlbertaDarkSkies Photo Contest

Some sweet prizes are up for grabs in the Alberta Dark Skies Photo Contest, hosted by Travel Alberta! I’ve teamed up with them to offer an evening of one-on-one photo instruction and the winner will also receive two nights at The Fairmont Banff Springs plus a $500 Fairmont gift certificate and $300 in gas cards.

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Northern Lights Put on Another Show in Banff: Cosmic Curtains

Last night we had a nice aurora display last night over Banff National Park. It was pretty subdued to the naked eye overall, but the camera picked up a wonderful colour palette.

Self-portrait, Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park.

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Paul Zizka Photography Announces Mentorship Opportunity

It’s no secret that photography is a tough business to crack into. It was only in recent years that I was able to say goodbye to my “other” jobs and dedicate my time fully to my photography (and pay the bills with it!). It’s a tough journey, and I couldn’t have done it without the people who believed in my work and encouraged me along the way. This is something I would like to be able to provide to others.

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Photo Series: Nighttime Climbing in the Canadian Rockies

Hello everyone, and thanks for visiting the blog! The purpose of this post is simply to share a few photographs of a subject I’ve truly enjoyed tackling in the last few months: night climbing. These images are from a few different outings, which were all memorable nights out in the mountains. From fully overcast to incredibly…

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2013 in 113 images – A Photo Narrative

Hello everyone! I hope 2013 was a fantastic year for you all.

I have been just amazed by all the support I have received this year. Thank you so, so much to everyone who took time to view the photographs and to interact through the social media channels. Initially I had so many great intentions for this traditional end-of-year post – thoughts on the state of photography, the trends of the photo business, what I’ve learned this year, what I hope to implement in 2014. Then we ended up moving houses here in Banff between Christmas and New Year’s, and with only a few hours left to 2013, and just barely enough room to type among all the boxes in this new office, I might just keep the post very photo-heavy. I hope you don’t mind, and I still hope to share those other thoughts throughout the coming year!

2013 was a wonderful, overwhelming, busy, fun-filled year for Paul Zizka Photography. Let me give you an overview of what happened using a few photographs…

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“Awash” – 2013 Floods in Banff – 6 months later

6 months ago today Alberta experienced torrential rainfall that led to the worst floods in the province’s recorded history. Environment Canada called the event the top weather story of 2013 in Canada. Our little town of Banff was largely spared, especially compared to neighbouring communities such as Canmore, Exshaw and High River. Still, many areas…

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