Behind the Image: Emergence

After a night shooting the northern lights, and running around to try to find breaks in the cloud cover, I finally decided to return to the Naiset Huts to catch a nap since I could no longer escape the clouds. Just as I was about the enter the cabin (which was already nearly full of fast-asleep people), I spotted a few stars glowing above the mountains.

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Photo Essay: An Ascent of Mt. Robson

Photos from a 2015 ascent of Mt. Robson in British Columbia, Canada.

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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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“Mountain Immersions” – An Underwater Look at Banff National Park

As a Banff-based landscape photographer I am able to spend a lot of time at the iconic lakes of Banff National Park. I’ve been fortunate to shoot them in a variety of conditions. Winter, Summer, nighttime, sunrise, midday, sunset, you name it. I enjoy revisiting those familiar locations and marvelling at how different they can…

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Over The Hills – Part 2 – An aerial winter look at the Banff area

This is a follow up to a collection of summery Banff National Park aerials I posted a few months back. Here’s a glimpse into the wintry heights of the Canadian Rockies. Prints are available for anyone interested – just get in touch!

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Mountains in Motion now available online!

Just a quick post to let everyone know that our time-lapse short Mountains In Motion: The Canadian Rockies is now available for all to see! After a few months on the festival circuit, the team decided it was time for all to view and enjoy.

We hope you enjoy it. If you share our passion for the Canadian Rockies we think you will. If you have never been here we hope the film will make you want to come and check out our mountain paradise.

The project has been a challenging one at times, but overall extremely rewarding. It’s been a great two-year ride.

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Over The Hills – An Aerial Tour of Banff National Park

This past summer I had the pleasure to shoot aerials a few times over Banff National Park. Here is a different perspective on an area I feel blessed to call home.

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