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Photographer’s Lifestyle – Asking Locals About Little Known Photo Hot Spots (preview)

Shot from the top of the canyon, just west of the Natural Bridge, Yoho National Park, BC Gear/Settings: Canon 5D Mark II, 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens shot at 24mm, ƒ16@1/6 sec., ISO 100

Shot from the top of the canyon, just west of the Natural Bridge, Yoho National Park, BC
Gear/Settings: Canon 5D Mark II, 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens shot at 24mm, ƒ16@1/6 sec., ISO 100

Story and Photography by Roy Ramsay

I recently embarked on a four-day photo adventure to Yoho National Park in beautiful British Columbia with friend and fellow columnist, Kelly Funk. We had a number of great spots planned for our trip and we were eager to set off and photograph the area. We decided to stay in Field, BC, in a little B&B called the Bear’s Den Guesthouse. This was a great place to set as our base camp with two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and living room. It was more like an apartment than a B&B and was clean and very comfortable. When we arrived, thick cloud covered the valley from Field to Lake Louise, and we thought for sure our big adventure was going to be full of gloomy photo shoots. Of course, being in this majestic area with gorgeous mountains all around us, we wanted the magic light of morning and evening to fill our frames. On day one, the heavy and low cloud cover obscured every peak in all directions, so we decided to skip the morning shoot and re-plan our next three days.

Ask the locals

We familiarized ourselves with our surroundings by speaking with some locals who would know the area well. We spoke with Yoho National Park staff and guides, as well as the owner of the B&B we were staying at, to ask where we might find some great, not-so-well known places to photograph to capture some of the popular peaks in the area. One way to stand out from the crowd as a photographer these days is to …

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