Vancouver Island and Vancouver Photo Workshops


FototripperI offer a variety of Vancouver Island Photography workshops to suite all levels. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned veteran looking to improve a particular skill set, my workshops on Vancouver Island and Mainland BC could drastically improve your landscape photography.

My workshops are challenging but most of all - fun. There's no pass or fail, no deadlines, just creative photography in the great outdoors. Take your photography to the next level by learning my techniques and methods in beautiful locations.


British Columbia Photography Workshops

Landscape Photography for Beginners

Landscapes For Beginners

'Landscapes for Beginners' is now available in Vancouver, Nanaimo and Victoria. We'll visit some of my favourite local beauty spots and have fun learning and practicing our photography skills.

If you're new to digital photography and don't have the patience to read lots of books, this is the perfect way to turbo charge your understanding of photography.

Sign up for this workshop and start taking better pictures immediately

The goal is to get you comfortable with shooting in Manual mode so that you understand how your camera works and how to capture the right image for your creative vision.

Learn HDR Photography in British Columbia

Learn HDR

Get total control of your landscape images and learn how to take amazing photographs that capture lots of detail, dynamic range and colour. Join my April 6th 'Learn HDR Photography' workshop in Nanaimo.

We'll start by going out on location here in Nanaimo to shoot lots of HDR scenes. I'll explain the fundamentals of HDR and how to avoid common problems with this powerful technique.

Once we've captured lots of great HDR images in our digital cameras, the next step is to process those HDR images on the computer and watch the magic of HDR before our very eyes. We'll take a quick hop to the nearest Starbucks or Tim Hortons (your choice), where I'll teach you how I process my HDR images.

Image Post Processing with Fototripper

Image Post Processing

Are you guilty of taking lots of great images but never getting around to editing the keepers and sharing them with family and friends?

Maybe you don't have the confidence to edit your images or you get overwhelmed by complicated software?

Over the years, I've developed my image processing workflow to be quick, easy and fun. After a successful shoot I can't wait to get back to the lab and process my images, it's like a second chance at taking the shot.

Join my 'Image Post Processing Workshop' at our beautiful hilltop studio in Nanaimo, where we'll process our images together step-by-step.

About Gavin Hardcastle

Gavin is a professional landscape photographer from Vancouver Island, BC. He teaches photography workshops all over the world and writes extensively about his experiences on location. You can read his photo guides and tutorials here at His fine art prints can be purchased from

5 thoughts on “Vancouver Island and Vancouver Photo Workshops”

  1. Ray Harris says:

    Not sure yet if I can make it, but if I can which airport should I use? And is a rental car needed?

    1. Hi Ray,

      If you are from out of town you can ride with me so save your car rental money. Without knowing where you are flying from it’s hard to say which airport you can should land in. We have airports in Nanaimo and Victoria but most international flights go to YVR in Richmond, Vancouver. From there you can easily get a float plane to most places on the East of our Island. The float planes are usually excellent value and lots of fun.


  2. Ray Harris says:

    Thanks for the quick response! Hope to make it – the scenery looks fantastic.

  3. Shirley says:

    I’m currently in the process of moving to Black Creek on the Island and would be interested in your Photo Workshop but can’t make the July one. Do you plan to hold one in August or September?

    1. Hi Shirley, both August and September are possibilities. If you’re on the mailing list you’ll be the first to know. Also, check out my facebook page for updates.

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