Sunrise Tofino Vancouver Photography Workshop

Best Vancouver Island Photography Workshop

The Vancouver Island workshop will be based in two of my favorite areas Campbell River and Tofino.

We will travel by boat along the Campbell River and the surrounding Discovery Islands. This region offers incredible opportunities for whale watching. We typically locate and photograph everything from whales, dolphins, and sea lions to bear, elk and seabirds. If we are very fortunate, Orca sightings are also possible.

In Tofino, you will discover a connection to the ocean, mountains, and wildlife that dates back centuries and defines the culture that exists today. We don’t have a strict schedule in Tofino. A menu of choices is available that range from structured to free exploration, all with the same goal, to immerse yourself in the diverse and natural surroundings that define the region’s uniqueness.

Some options include the quiet inlets, the old-growth rainforest, and the rolling waves that embody the vibrancy of this place. We will also take time to see the Black Bears after they emerge from their winter dens. We depart by boat daily at low tide to travel through Browning Pass to the rocky coastline of Fortune Channel as the bears roam out of the rainforest and onto the shores to forage for food. Abundant in Clayoquot Sound, Black Bears are often seen turning massive rocks searching for crabs and clams.

This is a beautiful workshop in a lovely setting. The Old Growth Forest is alive with photography locations. Then there is the sea and its magnificent mammals. Fingers crossed and cameras up for a whale breaching! Come see the Island’s incredible photo ops with us. You will love it.

  • 6 Nights and 7 Days

  • Small-Group – 8 Clients

  • 2 Professional Instructors

  • Includes Lodging

  • Difficulty – Easy

Breaching Humpback Vancouver Photography Workshop


May 19-25, 2024


Tofino – Vancouver Island




Forest, Seashore, Bears, Sunsets, Wildlife

Please arrive before noon.

You will be picked up at the Vancouver Airport, or a local area hotel. Today we embark on a very scenic ferry ride across the Georgia Strait. Once on Vancouver Island, we will then drive up to Campbell River.

Today we will explore remote passages, active tidal zones, and stunning scenery as we search for Humpback Whales, Orca, Pacific White Sided Dolphins, Sea Lions and so much more on our 6 hour boat cruise in this very scenic area.

Today we drive to Tofino with stops along the way such as Cathedral Grove. Cathedral Grove, located in MacMillan Provincial Park, is one of the most accessible stands of giant Douglas fir trees on Vancouver Island. Here visitors can stroll through a network of trails under the shadow of towering ancient Douglas-fir trees, majestic pillars untouched by the modern world – some more than 800 years old. After our visit to MacMillian Provincial Park we will head further west to the coast. We will check into our lodging and head down to one of the many peaceful and photogenic beaches in the Pacific Northwest.

These days are all about the beaches, and old-growth, ancient forests at sunrise and sunset. Between sunrise and sunset, we will take an excursion each day to photograph the Black Bears along the shorelines. We will depart daily at low tide to travel through Browning Pass to the rocky coastline of Fortune Channel as the bears roam out of the rainforest and onto the shores to forage for food. Abundant in Clayoquot Sound, Black Bears are often seen turning massive rocks in search of crabs and clams.

Cruising through these scenic passageways allows for many opportunities to view other wildlife like Seals, Porpoises, Eagles, Herons, and more. Throughout your tour, our informative and personable crew will keep you entertained with interesting and fun facts about wildlife and the surrounding area.

Depart Tofino after one final morning shoot with the bears on the beach. We will drive back to Nanaimo and take a ferry back to Vancouver. Tonight we will stay downtown Vancouver and have a final group dinner followed by some night photography along the shores of Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver.

Squeezing all that we can on this trip we will have a morning walk through the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Gardens in Vancouver. Over the years, the Garden has received several honors and designations: it is one of Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s “Places That Matter”; was named World’s Top City Garden by National Geographic in 2011, and voted Canadian Garden of the Year by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council in 2012.

Depart for home at any time after 3 pm on this day

Inclusions: Shared lodging at our two-bedroom cabins and hotels during our workshop. Vehicle snacks and water. Transportation during the workshop. Instruction and assistance from two professional photo instructors.

Exclusions: Alcoholic beverages, meals, travel insurance, airfare, items of personal nature, nights required before or after the workshop.

The Yukon Fall Color Photo Workshop offers the photographer a vast diversity of subject matter to photograph. Because of this, you can expect to learn a variety of techniques:
1– Photo stacking both in your camera and in post-processing.
2– How to compose landscape photos to create more impactful images.
3– We will teach you long exposure techniques by using different shutter speeds and ND filters.
4– Photographing with black and white conversions in mind.
5– We will teach you our five proven tips to create mountain landscape images that draw the viewers eye into your image..
6– We will teach you night sky photography techniques during our aurora outings.
7– You will learn macro photography techniques.
8– We will pay particular attention to the depth of field, and how this can impact your landscape images.
9– Before our workshop begins we will teach you our proven method of preparing for your workshop so you will confidently approach every situation we will encounter on our workshop.
10–10 step Lightroom editing tips that will make your images better.

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Check back later, it’s way too soon to tell you what to expect.

I’ve been very passively advising my clients to purchase travel insurance for a while, but lately it seems like there have been multiple people having travel issues. Some have lost their deposits and sometimes even the cost of the entire trip!

Based on my client’s experience, I cannot stress more strongly how crucial it is to purchase travel insurance. Like I said before, and here it comes again, there is never a way to predict what is going to happen when you are booking trips months and years into the future.

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Registration Information


The Vancouver photography adventure is $5395 double occupancy. There are no single rooms on Vancouver Island.


A deposit of $500 will reserve your spot. The balance is due February 1, 2024.

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The next step is to send me a deposit via an online registration. If you don’t like to pay online, you can send you deposit by mail. About 90 days before the workshop you will receive a bill for the balance.

There will be emails sent as we get closer with more specific details. Please feel free to check in at anytime with any questions that you have.

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