Vancouver Island Workshop

  • Waters Edge Shoreside Suites 1971 Harbour Crescent Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0 Canada

Photography Workshop led by Yuri Choufour - (Light Hiking Involved)

I've just added this action packed Vancouver Island trip, & it's limited to only 5 people! Prepare for long days, with lots of shooting, instruction, editing & critiquing throughout. We'll have our own boat and captain to get us in the right spots to photograph wildlife both mornings. The Friday morning will be a calm water experience, & focused on photographing Black Bears foraging for shellfish along the shoreline of the inlets. The Saturday will see us heading out in our zodiac again, but to the rugged outer coast, which is always an adventure. We'll visit rocky points to photograph Sea Lions, & constantly be on the lookout for Bald Eagles, Gray Whales & Transient Orcas. We'll also cruise by protected Cleland Island, which is the nesting site for 30 pairs of Tufted Puffins along with many other seabirds, & scope out lagoons to watch for Sea Otters floating amongst the kelp. 

We will spend our evenings exploring & shooting my preferred beaches & trails, working on landscapes, abstract details, & long exposures. 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 22 (Thursday)

5:30 - 6:30 PM - Meet & Greet & Lecture

7:00-9:00 PM - Sunset Field Session (Long Exposures)


June 23 (Friday)

6:00-9:00 AM – Private Charter - Inlets 

10:30-12:00 AM - No-Host Brunch

1:00-3:00 PM – Downloading/Editing

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

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


June 24 (Saturday)

6:00-9:00 AM – Private Charter - Outer Coast 

11:00-12:00 AM – No-Host Brunch

12:30-3:00 PM – Downloading/Editing

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

6:00-9:00 PM – Afternoon Field Session


June 25 (Sunday)

9:00-12:00 AM – Final Critique Session 


Included: Photography Instruction, Photography Lectures, Editing Instruction, Final Image Critique, Two photo-intensive private zodiac trips with local captain

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