Vancouver Island Photography Workshop

Learn landscape photography on the beautiful West Coast with my Vancouver Island photography workshop this Spring. I'll show you my favourite locations and teach you all of my shooting techniques to help you capture amazing images of the stunning coast line.

Dates: April 13th, 14th, 15th 2018
Location: Victoria, BC will be our base.
Maximum of 8 people

Vancouver Island Photography Workshop

I moved to Vancouver Island 11 years ago because I wanted to explore the spectacular scenery and capture it in my own way. Over the years I've found some magical hidden gems and now I'd like to share those with you while honing your photography skills.

Whether you're a complete beginner or an advanced photographer, my 'Vancouver Island Photography Workshop' will give you some amazing images to take home and you'll have lots of fun with a small group of passionate creatives.

Vancouver Island Photo Workshop

Here's What You'll Learn

  • How to shoot for High Dynamic Range
  • Advanced Composition
  • How to Shoot Sunstars (Weather Dependent)
  • How to focus for Landscapes
  • Understand Depth of Field in Landscapes
  • How to get Super Sharp Landscape Images
  • How to take Panoramic Images

Vancouver Island Photo Workshop

Learn all my Photography Secrets

With this three day Vancouver Island Photography Workshop, I'll share with you all of my photography secrets. I'll answer all of your questions and walk you through each technique that I use to create amazing landscape photographs. I limit this workshop to a maximum of just 8 people so that every student gets ample one-on-one time.

What's Included?

  • Personalized instruction from Gavin Hardcastle
  • Transportation to and from all shooting locations
  • Detailed and constructive critique sessions

Photography Workshop Vancouver Island


Day 1 - Friday April 13th - 'Chasing Waterfalls'

  • I pick you up in Victoria at 9AM and off we go
  • Hidden Waterfall shoot in Sooke Rainforest
  • Break for Lunch
  • Coastal Waterfall Shoot in the afternoon
  • Return to Victoria
  • Optional Night Time shoot in Victoria Harbour

Day 2 - Saturday April 14th - 'Botanical Beach'

  • I pick you up in Victoria at 9AM and off we go
  • We Shoot Twisty Trees and Dramatic Beaches
  • Break for Lunch
  • Sunset Shoot at Botanical Beach
  • Return to Victoria

Day 3 -  Sunday April 15th - 'Fairy Lake'

  • I pick you up in Victoria at 9AM and off we go
  • We shoot Canadas Gnarliest Cedar Trees
  • Break for Lunch
  • Sunset Shoot at Fairy Lake
  • Return to Victoria
  • Optional farewell group dinner with photo critique session and final questions session

Botanical Beach, Port Renfre

Fitness Requirements

We won't be doing any long hikes as most shooting locations are just short walks from the car parks or pullouts. We will however be spending hours outside, standing around and walking all over our shooting locations so a basic level of fitness and mobility is required.

If you can walk for 15 minutes and stand around for a couple of hours you'll have no problem. Feel free to bring a camp chair if you need to chill out.Things could get a little muddy so bring good hiking boots and rain gear just in case it rains.

Price per Person: USD $950 - BOOK NOW!

What's Not Included

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Equipment
  • Insurance - It is MANDATORY to insure yourself against physical injury. I also advise that you insure your photographic equipment. Tour leaders will not be responsible in the event of any personal injuries or damage to photographic gear as a result of an accident during the workshop.


Photography Equipment

  • A digital camera. Don't forget your memory cards and charger.
  • A sturdy tripod, ideally with a ball head.
  • Recommended: Wide angle lens, mid range zoom and super long zoom.
  • Recommended: A polarizing filter.
  • Many spare batteries for your camera.
  • Recommended: A camera rain cover. Even if the weather is bad, we'll get some awesome shots.
  • Waterproof boots with good grip for standing in rivers or on wet rocks
  • Waterproof cloths just in case it rains.

How to Get There and Where to Stay

Visitors will typically fly or ferry to Victoria. Victoria has lots of accommodation so a quick search on any of the booking sites should give you plenty of options.

Try and stick to the downtown area so that all workshop participants are within a fairly close distance. This will save us time for collections and drop off.

Bring Snacks and Water

If you're like me, you'll be needing snacks and water to get you through the day. We'll stop for a proper lunch when possible but it's a good idea to make sure you've got something in your camera bag to keep your energy levels up.

Why are the Prices in USD?

USD seems to be a more globally accepted currency for e-commerce. My clients come from all over the world so I present my prices in USD. While ordering, you should be able to view the price in your local currency just before completing your payment.

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