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Vancouver Island Workshop | $2150

  • Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge 1119 Pacific Rim Highway Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0 Canada (map)

Photography Workshop led by Yuri Choufour (limited to 5 participants)

Join me in early summer, for an unforgettable & unique photo workshop experience on Vancouver Island's wild, West Coast. Clayoquot Sound & Pacific Rim National Park embody beautiful, rugged wilderness like no other place on earth, & offer amazing opportunities for those that are up for the challenge. Prepare for long days, with lots of shooting, instruction, editing and critiquing throughout. We'll begin our mornings early on the water, with a local guide to get us in the right spots to photograph wildlife. Monday & Wednesday morning will be a calm water experience, & focused on photographing Black Bears foraging for shellfish along the inlets. If luck is on our side, we sometimes have the privilege of photographing Coastal grey wolves! The Tuesday will see us heading out to the unprotected outer coast, which is always an adventure. We'll be watching for Sea Otters floating amongst the kelp and visit rocky points to photograph Steller sea lions & Harbour seals. Additionally we'll be on the lookout for Bald Eagles, Gray Whales & Transient Orcas. We'll also cruise by a protected nesting site for many seabirds, including: Tufted puffins, Pigeon guillemots, Oystercatchers and more.

We will spend our evenings exploring & shooting my preferred beaches & trails, working on landscapes, long exposures and even some abstract details. The West Coast of Vancouver Island is one of my favourite places on earth, & rather than telling you, I'd love to show you. With temperate rainforest, long coastlines and abundant wildlife at our doorstep, the shooting opportunities are endless, but also challenging. Expanding your photographic vision & helping you master your images in Lightroom will be my goal.




June 24 (Sunday)

6:00 - 7:00 PM - Meet & Greet & Introductory Slideshow

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Long Exposure Tutorial/Field Session 


June 25 (Monday)

5:30 - 9:30 AM – Private Charter - Inlets 

10:00 - 11:00 AM - No-Host Brunch

12:00 - 3:00 PM – Lecture/Downloading & Editing

4:30 - 5:30 PM - No-Host Dinner

6:00 - 9:00 PM - Forest Trail/Beach Sunset Session


June 26 (Tuesday)

5:30 - 9:30 AM – Private Charter - Outer Coast 

9:30 - 11:00 AM - Field Session

11:00 - 12:00 AM – No-Host Brunch

12:30 - 3:30 PM – Downloading & Editing

5:30 - 6:30 PM - No-Host Dinner

7:00 - 9:30 PM – Afternoon Field Session


June 27 (Wednesday)

5:30 - 9:30 AM – Private Charter - Inlets 

10:00 - 11:00 AM – No-Host Brunch

1:00 - 3:00 PM – Lightroom Class

4:00 - 6:00 PM - No-Host Dinner

7:00 - 10:00 PM - Sunset Field Session


June 28 (Thursday)

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM – Final Critique Session 


Included: Photography Instruction, Photography Lectures, Editing Instruction, Final Image Critique, Three photo-intensive private charters with local guide

Not Included: Travel Costs, Accommodation (Discounted Group Reservations Are Held), Transportation, Equipment, Personal Travel Insurance, Food & Drink

This is not intended to be a physically strenuous workshop, but will require some light hiking, as well as lots of shooting from zodiacs. We will be up early & out late to take advantage of the best possible light, sea conditions, & wildlife activity.  


Earlier Event: September 21
Art Wolfe Pro Tours: Grand Teton | $1550