About

The Lightchasers Nature Photography Conference is an event unlike any other in Canada.

Taking place over three days in picturesque Pincher Creek, Alberta, the conference features presentations by many of the top nature photographers in the country

Education

Whether you’re a beginner, advanced or somewhere in-between, the Lightchasers conference features an exciting line-up of presentations from 10 of the top pros in the industry.

These speakers will be covering a variety of nature photography topics as diverse as wildlife, astrophotography, minimalism, storm photography, the importance of understanding colour, the mental health benefits of nature photography and so much more.

With over 10 hours of programming and discussion happening over three days, you’ll be sure to come away with new techniques and new perspectives for your time in the field and your time in post.

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photo by Jeff Wallace
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Community

Nature photography is an amazing pastime and there’s one thing in particular that makes it even more enjoyable - community!

Whether you’re a solitary shooter or part of a group that routinely goes out together, getting together with friends - either in person or virtually - to shoot and share our images is a great way to connect, get feedback and grow in our craft.

For better or for worse, social media has come to dominate our interaction with our peers over the last few years. The Lightchasers Conference aims to make things a little more personable again by encouraging friends old and new to put the phones down, meet up in person, go out and shoot or enjoy some food and drinks together - all around one central theme, our love of nature photography.

SPONSOR EVENTS

Stay tuned for more info about the 2023 Sponsors and their events throughout the conference.

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Exploration

Our Pincher Creek location, the time of year, and the hours of the conference have been specifically chosen to maximize everyone's time in the field outside event hours.

The surrounding prairies and mountains offer everything from epic vistas and abandoned buildings, to waterfalls and some wonderfully dark skies.

Sunrises are early and sunsets are late and we're in a new moon window for astro so there’s plenty for you to take advantage of, giving you ample opportunity to put everything you learn into immediate practice in an area where the prairies come crashing into the front ranges of the eastern slopes; an area that truly offers it all.

Great work on the conference. Breadth and variety of topics and excellence of speakers made the event very worthwhile in opening up new vistas for my photography. Looking forward to next year.
Andrew Barron
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In addition to all of the great programming and epic landscapes the area has to offer, the Lightchasers Nature Photography Conference will also be hosting portfolio reviews with some of our guest presenters as well as a photography contest open to all attendees of the event.

Additional afterhours workshops with some of our guest presenters will be available (extra costs apply) and other afterhours fun is in the works to ensure there’s never a dull moment during your time in Pincher Creek.  

Spaces are limited for this event so book soon to make sure you don’t miss out! We look forward to having you join us!

Lightchasers Conference would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 7 territory, the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Nations, including Siksika (Sick-sick-ah), Piikani (Pee-can-ee), and Kainai (Kigh-a-nigh), the Tsuut’ina (Soot- ina), Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nations. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.