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Paul Zizka

Paul Zizka is an award-winning mountain landscape and travel photographer based in Banff, Alberta, and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Paul has published four coffee table books, including Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered (Rocky Mountain Books), which won the Mountain Image Award at the 2018 Banff Mountain Book Competition. His images have been featured in a variety of highly regarded publications, including National Geographic, Globe and Mail, Wall Street Journal, Alpinist, Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic, Islands, and Outdoor Photographer. A prolific adventurer, Paul’s explorations have taken him to each of Canada’s provinces and territories and all seven continents. He enjoys teaching others the craft of photography through his workshops and retreats.

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Journeys to the Edge

Join award-winning landscape and travel photographer, Paul Zizka, for a night of stories and captivating imagery from his journeys to the planet’s wildest places. From the ice of Antarctica to the heights of the Bhutanese Himalaya, volcanoes of Easter Island and the grandeur of Greenland, Paul will take you to all seven continents as he describes both the experiences of reaching remote landscapes and the adventures he’s encountered with photographing in challenging conditions.

Journeys to the Edge is a testament to the power of photography and offers us a reminder of the fragility, beauty and impermanence of the earth’s most bewildering landscapes.

Shooting the Impossible

Adventure photography can be opportunistic, fueled by the adrenaline of the moment and the desire to document a journey. But, for Paul Zizka, adventure photography has become something more: an opportunity for play and pre-visualization, and a process where imagination means real-time conditions to conjure and capture “the impossible”.

In this workshop, Paul will pull back the curtain on some of his most memorable photographs, what it takes to create stand-out images, the resources he uses to plan and execute them, and the impact these photographs have made in both his business and his life as an artist. Consider this your backstage pass to the intricacies of Paul’s most cutting-edge imagery.


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