Camp Highlights

  • Learn techniques essential to climbing photography from one of Canada's best
  • Gain artistic guidance and personal coaching throughout the entire process
  • Practice rope management and anchor building skills with an ACMG guide

Dates & Price

  •  June 9th (online evening session), 11th, & 12th, 2022
  • $395 + Tax / Person

A Photography Course Designed Specifically for Climbing

With mountain adventures exploding in popularity, so has the drive to capture and share the incredible experiences had on rock and ice. Peter Hoang is one of Canada's best when it comes to combining alpinism and photography having accompanied athletes like Will Gadd and Sasha Digiulian to capture their historic ascents. This course gives you the opportunity for coaching and direction from Peter throughout the whole process, including preparation, shooting, and editing your climbing photos. To learn more about Pete, click here  to visit his personal website.

During the field day, the group will also be joined by an ACMG certified guide to help assist with the climbing and technical skills. We have invited one of our local regional sections to host a rock day at the same crag so that the group will have willing subjects to shoot.

Camp Objectives

This camp is designed to teach and refine photography techniques key to shooting climbers and learn tricks for positioning yourselves in climbing environments.
You can expect to learn:

  • How to use your camera better in the field and on the wall
  • Get a sense for what makes a good climbing photo
  • When to prioritize taking photos versus climbing
  • Basic anchor building techniques
  • Learn the basics of ascending and descending ropes to get in the best position for taking photos on crag days
  • Post-processing images in a way that speaks to you
Day by Day Adventure Itinerary 
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  • Online Evening Session: Meet Peter and the rest of the group over Zoom on Thursday, June 9th from 6 PM (MST) to 8 PM (MST). Here, Peter will review what makes and good climbing photo and different techniques to use in the field. This session is also a great opportunity to ask about packing and preparing for days our climbing with your photography equipment.
  • Field Day: The group will meet at Beamer's ( Shops of Canmore Location) at 8 AM (MST) on Saturday, June 11th, 2022. After meeting and completing waivers, the group will then head to a local crag (TBD) for a day practicing shooting techniques learned in the zoom session and technical rope managing skills from ACMG-guide, Maarten Van Haeren. Members of the ACC's Rocky Mountain Section will be hosting a ROCK day at the same crag and will double as the group's subjects for the day. This session should wrap up and the group will return to they vehicles around 4 PM. 
  • Editing Day: The group will meet at the ACC Clubhouse in Canmore at 9 AM (MST) on Sunday, June 12th, 2022. Be prepared with a laptop and your choice editing software downloaded. Here, Pete will walk you through his photo editing process and give you time to practice and apply your own flare to photos captured from the day before. This session will wrap up around 3 PM.
Is this Camp For Me?
 
Beginner to Intermediate Climbing Photographers

This camp is for aspiring adventure photographers who already have an understanding of basic photography principles and access to a camera and computer for editing. This is not an intro to climbing course and participants are expected to be familiar with basic rope handling and climbing techniques. 
Food, Accommodation and Guiding

Food

Food is not provided on this course. For the in-person sessions, please come prepared with your own lunch and favourite snacks. On the editing day at the ACC Clubhouse, you will have access to the hostel kitchen and water. 

Accommodation
Accommodation is not provided for this camp. If you plan to stay in Canmore over the course of the camp, we recommend checking the availability at the ACC Clubhouse.
 
Guiding

The ACC hires ACMG-certified guides for all of our courses. For this course, we have lined up ACMG alpine guide Maarten Van Haeren to join the group for the day at the crag. 

Your Guides

MAARTEN VAN HAEREN

Maarten was born and raised in The Netherlands, allowing him to explore Europe through backpacking and bike touring. At the age of 18, he moved to Ontario with his family to enjoy Canada’s natural wonders and embark on a new adventure. Since moving to the Bow Valley in 2013, Maarten has been working through the ACMG program towards his IFMGA Mountain Guide certification. He is currently certified as an Apprentice Alpine Guide and enjoys guiding ice climbing throughout Alberta and British Columbia. Maarten lives in Exshaw in the Bow Valley with his wife Lin and their cat Am. He has pursued ice and mixed climbing throughout North America, usually going for long walks to seek out new climbs. His travels have taken him beyond Alberta and British Columbia, to Quebec, Alaska, Morocco and Iceland.

Languages :Dutch


PETER HOANG

Peter is a photographer based in Canmore, Alberta where he works for the Alpine Club of Canada. He is known for is portraits and "on the move in steep places" photo style. 


More Information

  Email us
   403 678 3200 ext. 213
 

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Included WITH YOUR CAMP FEE

  • 3 instructional sessions with Peter Hoang
  • 1 field day learning rigging with an ACMG guide
  • All group gear for the field day
  • Personal guidance to hone your style

Participants Must Provide

  • All personal photography and editing equipment
  • Personal climbing gear (see InfoPack)
  • Lunches and meals for the in-person days
  • Vehicle park passes (if required for field day) 

Organizing Fantastic ACC Adventures For Over 100 Years

  • Local Knowledge - based out of Canmore, AB, we know the Rockies region and the best local caterers, guides and porters
  • Dedicated resources - full-time office staff, ACMG guides and group equipment on-hand to ensure your trip runs smoothly
  • Not-for-profit - any money we make on camps and courses is reinvested into providing services for our members and the mountain community