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What is a good time for Rocky Mountain Photography

Rocky Mountain photography doesn’t stop in the winter, it just gives the chance for a different view! It is also an excellent time to get black and white pictures of Canada and the Canadian Rockies. In response to the Question – What time of year is best for landscape photography in Banff, this reply on Google is quite misleading There is a consensus of opinion, amongst some landscape photographers, that it is better to hang up your camera during the summer months and wait for the softer light and warmer colours of autumn.” In Banff National Park and around Banff ANYTIME of year is a good time for landscape photography and Winter can be some of the BEST times.

Mountain landscape photography in Banff can be found in some Banff Art stores. My store, with various galleries of landscape art – Landscapes, Panoramas, Black and White, Mountainscapes, Canadian Rockies, Trees, Banff, Photo Devotionals – is online and open 24 hours a day at www.gitaphotos.com! Landscape photography has long been a collector’s and enthusiast’s favoured medium for Canadian Rockies Art. The landscape in Banff National Park is world-renowned and visitors come from all over to get a first-hand view of this World Heritage place.

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Pictures of the Canadian Rocky Mountains pop up on Social Media posts continually. Yet, while entertaining to see on the smartphone screen, they cannot engage the viewer in true Canadian Rockies Art the same as a large-size print would do. This is why, should you visit any Banff Art Store – larger prints of the landscape are on display. Admittedly, viewing online is handicapped by the size and resolution of your monitor or device. But, again, the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies and Banff landscape photography, is difficult to engage on any device, smartphone, or Monitor – unless you have a monitor of 21 inches and above. While yes, the mobile device and social media allow one to browse for Banff Landscape Photography and Canadian Rockies Art – the experience is diminished and the engagement handicapped unless, as stated, you switch from Browsing to focused and intentional viewing on a monitor of significant size, that is at least 21 inch.

Search on Google and you will find these replies to some oft-asked questions:

Sunrise from Two Jack Lake

Why is landscape photography important?”

  • Simply put, landscape photography captures the beauty of nature and the outdoors. These photographs bring the viewers into the scenery and perfectly captures the setting, mood, and feeling in the location.”
What is interesting about landscape photography?”
  • Landscape photography is one area that isn’t limited to perspectives or styles. Panoramas and wide-angle lenses let you see large areas of the environment. Aerial shots from drones or helicopters give you the ability you to add more interest from unfamiliar perspectives.

Also, sociologists, psychologists, and therapists all are of the opinion that being exposed to nature – physically, or from a picture – for a few minutes a day HELPS with overall well-being!

How does landscape art make you feel?”
  • It’s an experience that makes you feel tiny and insignificant, but also enthralled by the beauty of the scene. For the Romanticists, it usually had an explicit connection to Christianity too; they felt they were experiencing God through the majesty of nature, so in many ways, the sublime was a spiritual experience.

If you have come to the Banff Landscape and visited and viewed throughout the Banff National Park, you may or may not have captured the memory you were emotionally engaged by. Perhaps try to find that memory and emotion in my Rocky Mountain Photography which is for sale, prints SHIPPED FREE – World Wide.


                                                                              “Special Moments in the Rockies, Captured in a Print Forever



Published by Ron Hallam

Gita Photos is a Landscape Photography Studio based in Banff, Alberta and Banff National Park a World Heritage Site. Hi, my name is Ron Hallam. I am truly blessed to be able to live in and work in this stunning location; Banff, Alberta. I closed in and renovated the deck of my condo to be an editing studio. The studio is paneled in Alberta cedar. The main part of the ‘studio’, though, is the Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies! My work invloves hiking through the Park to find locations where the natural wonders of the Rockies are illuminated by the natural light of the moment. As one client testimonial put it, I want to offer you “ an instant escape to someplace magical” ( Jane Fedosoff, Toronto, Ontario) Another client commented “Ron's photographs are not just beautiful images of the Canadian Rockies. They are Ron himself – his life experiences, his love for this place and his eye for detail- that show a depth and unique understanding of this special place we are lucky to call home.” (Phil Monod, Banff Alberta) I’m in the second half of my life. I spent the first half running a ski shop and skiing and hiking in and around Banff National Park. I tinkered with photography for a long time - first with disposable cameras in the 70's. Needless to say the disposable left everything to be desired and I walked away wanting more, much more. Then, for one special hiking trip to Nepal, I purchased a proper SLR camera. The SLR provided better images, but I still needed time to learn and study and work at the craft of image making and film processing. Meanwhile, the time commitment necessary to run a shop (and my shop was a passion) meant work gave me limited spare time. That translated into playing when I could, took precedence over study of camera, technique and processing. So, upon retiring - for my second half, I wanted to stretch and work my “creative muscles”. I got down to focused and dedicated photographic endeavor. That started with a new DSLR. Then I began to study image making seriously. I learned about the digital way of image capture and developing (editing). The Rockies Landscape is so grand that larger Panorama shots are a favorite for me to create while, but as you can see from my work, everything in this magnificent place draws me to capture images of all kinds of landscapes. I like to work in both Color and Black and White and would love to hear which you prefer as your format of choice, and why. Every time I make an image, it is the direct result of letting the “something” inside me come up to the surface, and compel me to record that moment of what I’m seeing and feeling. I want to engage you to see the Rockies, and feel the Rockies exactly the way I do. I want to try to have you try to understand and engage with my perspective, and point you to the exquisite, intricate and profoundly intelligent designer - the God who created this natural world. Then, if you are awed by creation but also perturbed by economic disparities in the world, I hope you will browse the Art Battling Poverty Gallery dedicated to Poverty Relief and assistance for the marginalized. While you and I enjoy the beauty of the Rockies, many are struggling simply to survive. When you purchase my Art from the Art Battling Poverty Gallery (or indeed any image purchase) just tell me to donate to either of the NGO's I work with, at time of checkout. A portion of each sale, 15% – read the ABOUT Art Battling Poverty Tab) will be donated to in your name. Have a browse and find “ A special moment in the Rockies, captured in a print forever”. And when you purchase you won't only have a special print, but you will also be giving Hope to the marginalized.