Darcy Monchak Photography Private Tours & Workshops - Darcy Monchak
Close-up of rainbow at Takakkaw Falls, Yoho Nat'l Park, Canadian Rockies

Private Photography Tours & Workshops with Darcy Monchak

Photographers and morning light at Bow Lake, Canadian Rockies

Darcy is has photographed all over the southern Canadian Rockies for the past 25 years, and leads custom photo tours and workshops to some of his favourite local places. If you are a beginner or more advanced photographer, he will work with you to explore and expand your photography techniques and personal vision.


3 Hours / $100.00 Do you have a camera that has settings for aperture, shutter speed, ISO, amidst other dials and levers? Would you like a clear explanation and quality time to go over what they all mean? Spend a few hours with Darcy and you will come away with a pretty good feel for your camera, and the ability to take better images knowing the key settings available, and when to use them. Weather permitting, this will be part indoor/part outdoor at the D2 Studio Gallery. Please use our Photography Tour/Workshop Form to enquire about this workshop.


Columbia Icefield Bighorns

3-4 Hours / $75.00 per person Do you know 3 or more others who would like to attend this workshop on basic camera settings? Would you like a clear explanation and quality time to go over what they all mean? Spend a few hours with Darcy and you will come away with a pretty good feel for your camera, and the ability to take better images knowing all the settings available, and when to use them. This will be part office and part field session. Please use our Photography Tour/Workshop Form to enquire about this workshop.

Skygate Assiniboine

3-4 Hours / $125.00 Would you like to learn the basics of using Adobe lightroom? Darcy will take you through all the steps required to use this program to organize and develop your images. If you do not use lightroom, we will spend time reviewing all aspects of image management - from understanding different file types to setting up folders on your computer for storing your images. This will take place at the D2 Studio Gallery or alternatively at your residence. Please use our Photography Tour/workshop Form to enquire about this workshop.


Prairie Crocus

5-7 Hours / $100.00 per person Do you know 3 or more others who would like to learn the basics of using Adobe lightroom? Darcy will take you through all the steps required to use this program to organize and develop your images. If you do not use lightroom, we will spend time reviewing all aspects of image management - from understanding different file types to setting up folders on your computer for storing your images. This will take place at the D2 Studio Gallery, so you must be able to bring your own computer. Please use our Photography Tour/Workshop Form to enquire about this workshop.


Dipper On Gold

4 - 6 Hours / $250.00 Would you like to go out into beautiful areas of the frontcountry of Yoho National Park to capture some great images? This is a half day experience where we will check out some classic photography areas. Flexibility is the key here, as we will adjust where we are going to the season and weather. This tour will be tailored to your level of photography and photography objectives. Does not include transportation. This is a great option for those photographers with limited time when in the area.


Note that this tour is not being offered at the present time.


8- 10 Hours / $400.00 Would you like to get out to photography a number of beautiful areas of the frontcountry of Yoho National Park? This is a whole day experience where we will check out some of the best easily accessible areas that Yoho has to offer. Flexibility is the key here, as we will adjust where we are going to the season and the weather. This tour will be tailored to your level of photography and photography objectives. Does not include transportation. This is a great option for those photographers who want to see many of the easily accessible areas of the park.


Note that this tour is not being offered at the present time.


4 - 6 Hours / $150.00 per person Can you round up 2 other photographers who would like to attend this photo tour in Yoho National Park? Our objective will be to capture great images of this overwhelmingly beautiful place. This is a whole day experience where we will check out some of the best that Yoho has to offer. Flexibility is the key here, as we will adjust where we are going to the season and the weather. This tour will be tailored to your level of photography and photography objectives. Does not include transportation.


Note that this tour is not being offered at the present time.



8- 10 Hours / $250.00 per person Can you round up 2 other photographers who would like to attend this photo tour in Yoho National Park? Our objective will be to capture great images of this overwhelmingly beautiful place. This is a whole day experience where we will check out some of the best that Yoho has to offer. Flexibility is the key here, as we will adjust where we are going to the season and the weather. This tour will be tailored to your level of photography and photography objectives. Does not include transportation.


Note that this tour is not being offered at the present time.



What to Bring to Photo Tours: You should have a Digital SLR Camera with a fully charged battery, and bring a spare battery if you have one. Bring your camera manual if you are just learning. Bring every lens that you have, especially wide angles. A tripod is recommended, as we will likely be using long exposures which require slower shutter speeds.


A Few Other Details: Full payment is required upon booking. Once dates are booked, we will send you a link to pay via paypal or credit card. If we have to cancel your tour/workshop due to reasons other than participant cancellation, participants will be given the option to reschedule to a later date or receive a full refund. We are not, however, liable for expenses incurred such as airfare or accommodations. For group tours/workshops please note that your group is responsible to ensure that you have the minimum of 3 participants. If this cannot occur, you will have deemed to have cancelled your tour/workshop. If you cancel your tour/workshop earlier than 7 days before commencement, we will refund 90% of your fee. If you cancel your workshop within 7 days before commencement, we will refund 50% of your fee.


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