The landscape and wildlife of the Canadian Rockies inspires us, is breathtaking and can leave us in awe at times with its shear beauty, but the people around us are what gives us the whole experience. We are always thrilled to show off all the Rockies has to offer at Aaron Dowling Photography, but love to meet, laugh and build life long friendships with our guests, they always make it an experience to remember.
My fiancée and I were lucky enough to be part of the September 2017 photography tour run by Aaron Dowling Photography, and I can’t recommend a better way to see the Canadian Rockies.
From day one, Aaron and Tiffany presented a well-planned, comprehensive plan that would see us visiting a lot of the highlights of the Rockies, among a collection of other lesser-known and spectacular locations. They took care of all the logistics, so all we had to do was be on the bus when told, and were consistently taken to beautiful vistas and landscapes from dusk to dawn. We both had a brilliant time, and feel just a little jealous of the groups that will get to go on the tour from here on!
Renee Atkinson & Nicholas Durbridge
Thanks to you both, we had a wonderful time in the Rockies, an excellent tour. The tour was indeed a magical view of a magnificent area that sparkles and entices us visually. Your unlimited enthusiasm and energy allowed us to photograph a range of experiences both at sunrise and later in the day. As I sit comfortably at home, the vision of towering mountains in a morning or evening light flood back to reinvigorate my photographic experience. Thank you also for sharing your Photoshop skills that make such a difference when processing images and make them sparkle as we review these once in a lifetime shots from our stay in the Rockies. Thank you both again for this wonderful experience.
I joined Aaron and Tiffany on their photography tour of the Canadian Rockies in September 2016. I have participated on other photography tours in the past, the last one being a tour of the South Island of New Zealand. Aaron’s tour was by far the best. Not only was the scenery magnificent, but Aaron taught me a whole new way to photograph a scene using manual mode, live view and the histogram and how to compose the shot. I am still using the techniques he taught me to this day. On the tour he was always available to answer any questions I had and since I was using a new way of shooting a scene, I had many. He was always happy to help. One of the best parts of the tour were the workshops that he held, where he would analyse one photo of each participant and then develop the image in Photoshop. Since we were ten participants and therefore ten images for Aaron to discuss and develop, the workshop lasted many hours. I found this workshop to be beyond the call of duty for Aaron as I did not experience such devotion to his guests on the other tours. Each participant also gave Aaron another image, or series of images, that he developed in the form of a video that he posted on a special website for us to view in the comfort of our homes after the tour ended. This series of videos were amazing and I learned many new Photoshop techniques. Aaron is certainly a master of Photoshop and an excellent teacher. Aaron is thinking of developing a photography tour to Iceland and I will be the first to sign up.
We just wanted to drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed our photography adventure through the Canadian Rockies recently. We were so impressed with all the beautiful places you took us to, at the right time for lovely light, & also the best time to avoid the busy tourist times. We also liked the fact that you included a ‘little’ bit of touristy stuff in there as well. (When in the Rockies……….)
The accommodation was great & to see how everyone on the tour was so inspired by the workshop day where you showed the magic that can happen to our photos in post processing was just magic. Thank you for arranging such a great range of weather for us with the sunrise and snow at Two Jacks a definite highlight. Was lovely to have some beautiful sunshine as well. We were also impressed with the range of wildlife you organised for us to photograph, from the eagle scooping a fish in the pond right before our eyes, to the Grizzly digging & stopping to say hi, and the fighting Elk in that glorious morning light with a fabulous mountain backdrop, we couldn’t have asked for better.
The little touches that Tiffany provided like our welcome card and ‘Aaron Dowling Photography’ beanies, our delightful ‘cocktail’ party at Maligne Lake, and her finger on the pulse to remind people where to be when were the icing on the cake and pulled the whole tour together into the magical experience that it was. Aaron’s photography tips, suggestions, and help on and off the field were invaluable and we have come home with plenty to think of, practice and learn, as well as a swag full of photos we are very proud to have taken. The company was great, and this is the first trip ever we have not been ready to come home from, we wished it could have continued on. Thank you both so much for an absolutely fabulous experience, we can definitely recommend it to anyone who asks.
Vicki & David Princep
I could not think of a better way to see the Canadian Rockies. Just perfect for anyone interested in landscape photography. Every day we were treated to breathtaking scenes morning and evening. Aaron’s knowledge of the area and his photography guidance was great.The itinerary was well planned and we were always at each location with plenty of time to set up and get helpful tips from Aaron.
Aaron and Tiffany run a great friendly tour with lots of laughs and go out of their way to make sure everyone is happy. We were lucky enough to see the Northern lights. An added bonus for sure. We will definitely be back.
Michelle & Kevin Purcher
I just completed a fantastic two week photography tour of the Canadian Rockies with Aaron Dowling Photography. Each sunrise and sunset we would head out to various locations around Banff and Jasper to photograph the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Aaron was always on hand to provide shooting tips and advice. He ensured we were in the right place at the right time to get amazing photos. We saw the aurora, bears, moose, elk and amazing landscapes.
David & Bill Rowlands
We did a morning sunrise and then evening sunset /shoot the stars/Milky Way workshop. Aaron was very flexible in our desire to do this split workshop and was very prompt with communication as we worked out the details. He and his wife were very nice and fun to be with (important when you are spending that much time together). Aaron was very knowledgeable and everyone in our small group improved their knowledge and technique and had a lot of fun doing it. Every where we went was beautiful and he had other recommendations of what we should see while we were there (all of which were great to visit). Highly recommend his workshops.
If you want to see the best that the Rockies have to offer, learn loads about capturing great landscape images, learn loads about Luminosity Masks and how they kick start your photo-processing, have excellent post trip support, meet great hosts and have a fabulous time then this is definitely the trip to take.