Schedule

Conference Hours

Thursday, May 23rd
3-6pm Check In

Friday, May 24th
9am-5pm

Saturday, May 25th
9am-5pm

Sunday, May 26th
9am-5pm

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photo by Shane Turgeon

Detailed Information is Coming Soon but here are some key dates for the 2024 conference:

Dec 31st, 2023
Early Bird Ends

Feb 1st, 2024
Final Presenters Announced

March 1st, 2024
Photo Contest Opens

March 15th, 2024
Field Session Registration Opens

May 1st, 2024
Photo Contest Closes

April 17th, 2024
Full Schedule Released

Check out Past Events

full Conference schedule

Schedule Subject to Change

THURSday may 23rd

3-6pm
Advance check-in and Lightchasers store open

friday may 24th

9am
Brand Expo and Check-in Opens

10:30am
Shane Turgeon Opening Remarks 

10:35am
Welcome from Pincher Creek Mayor Don Anderberg

10:45am
Billy Luong - Fujifilm

11am
Paul Zizka
Shooting the Impossible: The Power of Previsualization and Planning in Outdoor Photography

12pm
Rachel Jones Ross
Under a Northern Sky

1-3pm
Lunch Break and Brand Expo

1:45pm
Tech Talk
Why is My Camera Misbehaving

2:15pm
Tech Talk
Understanding the Night Sky

3pm
Josh McGarel
From Idea to Image: Following Your Creative Vision

4pm
Michelle Valberg Keynote
The Dance of Light and Life: Creativity in Motion in Wildlife Photography

7:30pm
Photo contest awards and review hosted by Shane Turgeon and Viktoria Haack

Saturday May 25th

7-9am
Good Morning Field Session at Lundbreck Falls with Fujifilm

7-9am
Good Morning Field Session at Butcher Lake with Nikon and Michelle Valberg

9am - 11am
Brand Expo Opens

9am - 10:30am
Portfolio Reviews
TJ Thorne, Craig Hilts

11am
Jim Brompton
The Business of Nature Photography

12pm
Jacquie Matechuk
Fill That Cup with Inspiration

1-3pm
Lunch Break and Brand Expo

1:45pm
Tech Talk
Lightroom Tricks to Make Your Images Pop

2:15pm
Tech Talk
Nightscapes 101

3pm
Eric Seemann
Focus on the Viewfinder

4pm
Kyle Brittain
Capturing Nature’s Fury: Tornados, Wildfires and Other Extremes

6pm
Playing in the Pass Field Session

8pm
Limber Pine Ridge Sunset Field Session

8pm
Heritage Acres Sunset Field Session

11:30pm
Heritage Acres Astro Field Session

Sunday May 26th

7-9am
Good Morning Field Session at Castle Falls with Kase Filters

9am - 11am
Brand Expo Opens

9am - 10:30am
Portfolio Reviews
Jacquie Matechuk, Tracey Halladay

11am
TJ Thorne
Shoot From Your Heart

12pm
Tracey Halladay
Emerging from the Shadows: A Journey from Darkness to Light & Somewhere in Between

1-2pm
Lunch Break and Brand Expo

1:30pm
Tech Talk
Tips for Better Wildlife Photography

2pm
The Launstein Family
TBD

3pm
Craig Hilts
The Art of the Experience

4pm
Lightchasers: 2025 and Beyond!

4:15pm
End of Event

LOCATIONS

With the exception of the individual field sessions, all of the events on the schedule take place at the Heritage Inn Hotel and Convention Centre. This year we are maximizing as much space as possible in the Heritage Inn and various programming elements will take place in three different locations within the building:

Main Ballroom: this is the main room in the Heritage Inn that we’ve been using for the conference in the past and will be where the speaker presentations, tech talks and photo contest awards will be held.

The Brand Expo Showroom: formerly known as Ezzies Bar, the Heritage Inn has graciously cleared this space to allow us to expand the conference. This room will become the community hub of the conference. It will be where check-in takes place, where the brand expo showroom is, where we’ll be serving coffee in the mornings and where everyone can gather and socialize before the talks. The entrance to this area is outside of the hotel, to the left of the main doors and will be clearly marked with signage.

The Lounge: located between the lobby and the main ballroom, the lounge will be used for a handful of programming elements such as the portfolio reviews.

Speakers schedule

Schedule Subject to Change

friday may 24th

10:30am
Shane Turgeon Opening Remarks 

10:35am
Welcome from Pincher Creek Mayor Don Anderberg

11am
Paul Zizka
Shooting the Impossible: The Power of Previsualization and Planning in Outdoor Photography

12pm
Rachel Jones Ross
Under a Northern Sky

3pm
Josh McGarel
From Idea to Image: Following Your Creative Vision

4pm
Michelle Valberg Keynote
The Dance of Light and Life: Creativity in Motion in Wildlife Photography

saturday may 25th

11am
Jim Brompton
The Business of Nature Photography

12pm
Jacquie Matechuk
Fill That Cup with Inspiration

3pm
Eric Seemann
Focus on the Viewfinder

4pm
Kyle Brittain
Capturing Nature’s Fury: Tornados, Wildfires and Other Extremes

sunday may 26th

11am
TJ Thorne
Shoot From Your Heart

12pm
Tracey Halladay
Emerging from the Shadows: A Journey from Darkness to Light & Somewhere in Between

2pm
The Launstein Family
TBD

3pm
Craig Hilts
The Art of the Experience

4pm
Lightchasers: 2025 and Beyond!

TECH TALKS schedule

Schedule Subject to Change

friday may 24th

1:45pm
Tech Talk
Why is My Camera Misbehaving

2:15pm
Tech Talk
Understanding the Night Sky

saturday may 25th

1:45pm
Tech Talk
Lightroom Tricks to Make Your Images Pop

2:15pm
Tech Talk
Nightscapes 101

sunday may 26th

1:30pm
Tech Talk
Tips for Better Wildlife Photography

FIELD SESSIONS schedule

Schedule Subject to Change

Saturday May 25th

7-9am
Good Morning at Lundbreck Falls Field Session with Fujifilm

7-9am
Good Morning at Butcher Lake Field Session with Nikon and Michelle Valberg

6pm
Playing in the Pass Field Session

8pm
Limber Pine Ridge Sunset Field Session

8pm
Sunset at Heritage Acres Field Session

11:30pm
Heritage Acres Astro Field Session

Sunday May 26th

7-9am
Good Morning Field Session at Castle Falls with Kase Filters

The Lightchasers Chasers Conference in 2022 was an incredible experience. From access to top photographers to the spectacular location, this conference far surpassed my expectations. It was clear that Shane created the event with a love of photography and a true desire to share expert knowledge in mind. The kindness shown by Shane, the presenters, and all of those involved was refreshing and inspiring. I'm very much looking forward to what the 2023 version will bring.
2022 Participant
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Stay tuned for more information on more conference events such as portfolio reviews, the photography competition and more!