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Vancouver Island Workshop | $1995 I SOLD OUT

  • 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. Tuesday & Thursday 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 Wednesday 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.




July 9 (Monday)

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

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


July 10 (Tuesday)

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


July 11 (Wednesday)

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


July 12 (Thursday)

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


July 13 (Friday)

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: June 14
Columbia River Gorge
Later Event: July 21
Katmai Alaska Workshop