Based in Canmore, Alberta, Nick Fitzhardinge Photography offers a diverse range of professional photography services throughout the Canadian Rockies. Whether it is working with commercial clients, teaching photography in remote wilderness locations, or capturing special moments of you and your loved ones, we deliver world class imagery, unique experiences and exceptional service.

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Sunrise at Vermilion Lakes with wispy red streaks in the sky above Mt Rundle on the long exposure.

Cover as much ground as possible with your camera in Banff on this jam packed all day photo tour with a local guide (available year-round).

  • COST
  • $ 725

    + GST (5%) / $ CAD
  • * Price is based on one guest (additional participants are $195 + GST each).
  • ** Check our availibility and select a date on the booking page.
  • *** We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal & more.

    For complete beginners and advanced photographers alike, we cater to you.

    These sessions will involve you learning as much as we can possibly fit into our time together. I’ll always be working with you and your camera gear so that you will walk away a better photographer, get bucket list shots, and be inspired for your future photography shoots as you will have taken another step forward technically and creatively.


    Have confidence that you are with a professional guide who has your safety and enjoyment top of mind.

    We are fully certified with two professional guiding associations in Canada, the ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) as a Hiking Guide, and the IGA (Interpretive Guides Association) as a Professional Interpretive Guide. We are winter accredited in both as well meaning that we are an excellent year round choice to lead you on your next photo adventure.


    Some testimonials from past guests:

    – “Nick is incredibly knowledgeable about both photography and the surroundings we’re shooting in, which helped me connect more with the landscape. I learned so much in just a few days. He works with you and the style you like to shoot in and gives you tips and composition ideas. He ensured everyone in the workshop was safe and comfortable as well. I hope to do another workshop with Nick again!”  –  Ti-An

    – “Spending a few days with Nick in the Banff area were days well spent! We loved Nick’s patience and knowledge, never once making us feel inadequate, whether it was with our cameras or our physical ability to go places. His gentle reminders about technical use of our gear, and pointing out amazing compositions were all appreciated. Nick is not just knowledgeable about photography, but we also learned so much about the area, the geography and history. Within hours of meeting Nick, I felt safe, as if my own son was taking me on a vacation. I would not hesitate to book another tour with Nick and take my love of photography and the outdoors even further”  –  Sheryl

    View more testimonials here.

  • Examples of what you could learn about on the Banff Full Day Photo Tour:

  • Working in manual mode, gaining more control over your camera, and completely understanding the exposure triangle: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO.

  • Compositional techniques that you can use to create balance, tension and flow in your images.

  • Working on the tripod as well as off it, and when and how best to do so in both scenarios.

  • Understanding depth of field and how to maximize it.

  • Getting creative, having fun and so much more!

A dramatic spring day at Moraine Lake watching storm fronts blow over the Ten Peaks photographed by Nick Fitzhardinge.
What to Bring

Camera (any, including smartphones!), all of your lenses, a tripod if you have one (available to borrow if needed), filters if you have them (ours are available to try), charged batteries and empty memory cards. Water, snacks and weather appropriate clothing. We will take a lunch break in the middle of the day at a cafe/bakery.

Start Time

The Banff Full Day Photo Tour starts 1 hour before sunrise so the start time will change throughout the year. We will let you know the exact time upon booking.


Banff and surrounding areas. We will chase the best opportunities for spectacular photos depending on the localized weather, season, and light angles. Let us know if you have any specific locations in mind that you would like to photograph and we will take those into consideration.



Where do we meet for the Banff Full Day Photo Tour?

We will meet at your hotel or place of accommodation 1 hour before sunrise.

Is there somewhere to get lunch during this all day photo tour?

Yes! We will stop at a local cafe or bakery so that you can sit down to eat or grab something to go. This break will be at least 30 minutes but it could be longer depending on the timing of the day and how it fits with our afternoon/sunset plans. We can also stop at any point to get a hot drink or snack during the day if there are options nearby. I recommend bringing snacks and water with you. Lunch is not included in the cost of the photo tour.

What happens in the case of poor weather?

The Banff Night Photo Tours will go ahead regardless of weather conditions. Your photographs will look interesting in all types of weather at night and some of the most creative and unique photos come from the most improbable conditions! Bring weather appropriate clothing. Having said this in extreme cases we will try to accommodate a change of night if availability allows.

Can my spouse or family member join?

Yes, a non-photographer spouse or family member may join at no extra cost. If they will also be participating then there is a multi-person booking discount available which is $195 + GST for each additional participant. Add any additional discounted participants to your booking on the checkout page where an option exists to select the reduced rate.

What level of photographer is this for?

All! We enjoy taking out complete beginners and teaching them all about their equipment and nature photography just the same as if we have a more experienced photographer who prefers more location guiding, safety considerations & logistics than photo instruction.

Will I need to sign a waiver to participate?

Yes, we will bring it for you to sign when we meet on the day of the photo tour. A copy will be provided in advance for viewing.

What is the cancellation & refund policy?

There are no refunds, however we do consider requests on a case by case basis. See our terms & conditions.

Questions? Special requests?
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