Vancouver Island - 27 April to 1 May 2019
Vancouver Island - 27 April to 1 May 2019
This spring come and witness the reawakening of nature on Vancouver Island when birds are super busy, eaglets are born and bears come out of hibernation. It is an incredible explosion of colours with shades of green in the old-growth forests, blues of the sea and rivers, and snowy mountain tops in the background. This is also an ideal time to photograph majestic waterfalls swollen by snowmelt, in the luxuriant rainforest and visit old-growth forests with giant trees covered by moss.
Join me for an intensive and informal photo workshop on the East coast of Vancouver Island. As a local, I know the best places to observe nature in this beautiful region of the Pacific West Coast.
The workshop is designed for participants who wish to improve their technical and artistic skills, in the field: photography in manual mode, key elements of composition and use of light. Constructive criticism of your images and an outline of image processing is provided.
The group will meet and greet in Courtenay, at 6 pm, before heading out for our first photo session in the field, which includes long exposure at sunset.
Day 2, 3 and 4
Exploration of Baynes Sound, Lazo, Seal Bay Park, Miracle Beach, Qualicum, Nymph Falls, Denman Island and Hornby Island. Expect long days in order to take advantage of the light, take the time to observe the scene and compose your images. Instructions and critique will be provided throughout the workshop. A presentation on photo processing is scheduled in the afternoon of Day 4.
Last field session in the Comox Valley region. The workshop concludes by noon.
The itinerary can change based on weather conditions and the group’s photographic interests. Participants are expected to be flexible to the group’s needs.
Limited to 5 participants for a better learning experience
Very short trip by ferry to the islands
Short walks in the forest and on sandy and pebble beaches
Participants are responsible for their own meals, drinks, accommodations, travel insurance (1), travel cost and transportation (2)
Carpooling amongst participants can be arranged on the spot
I am looking forward to show you some of my favourite places on Vancouver Island for wildlife, old-growth forests, and rivers.
Sign up today!
(1) Health insurance (including hospitalisation and medical treatment) and travel insurance (including flights cancellation) are mandatory. Proof must be provided within 3 months of departure.
(2) All outings depart from downtown Courtenay, in the Comox Valley. Please book your accommodations, depending on your own budget, in one of the two main municipalities in the Comox Valley: Courtenay or Comox.
By signing up for this workshop, you acknowledge that you understand and accept all these conditions.
If you send a written notice of cancellation to Catherine Babault Photography more than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop, Catherine Babault Photography will refund 75% of the total workshop cost to you. If you send a written notice of cancellation to Catherine Babault Photography less than 30 days but more than 10 days prior to the start of the workshop, Catherine Babault Photography will refund 50% of the total workshop cost to you. There will be no refund if you send a written notice of cancellation less than 10 days prior to the start of the workshop.
Catherine Babault Photography cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of injury, accident or death, damage, loss or delay of baggage or property, or delay, inconvenience, loss of employment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, caused by any act of omission or negligence. Catherine Babault Photography is not responsible for expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip (i.e. travel costs, non-refundable air tickets, etc). The workshop itinerary is a general guideline of what can be expected on the photo workshop, but it is not a contract. Factors such as weather conditions, mechanical breakdown, medical emergencies, natural disasters or other uncontrollable circumstances can alter your trip.
How to get to the Comox Valley
There are daily flights connecting Comox airport (YQQ) with Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Several car rental companies are available in the Comox Valley. Vancouver Island can also be reached by ferry from Vancouver (Canada) and Port Angeles (US). Drive on Highway 19, or follow Hwy 19A for a scenic route, all the way up to the Comox Valley.