3-6 July 2020 - Create more meaningful images

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3-6 July 2020 - Create more meaningful images

  • Get inspired by the natural beauty of Vancouver Island, capture the lush vegetation, giant old-growth trees of the rainforest, round river boulders, beautiful waterfalls, dramatic coastline, listen and watch for wildlife. During this photo workshop, you will:

  • Find better ways to photograph your subject and express what you see

  • Learn about exposure and use of light and shadow, depth of field, key elements of composition (colour, pattern, line, texture, etc.) and the use of lenses and filters

  • Practice in the field as the lessons are being taught

  • Take the time to create your best images

  • Get more individual time by being part of a small group of 5 participants

What to expect

We will focus on the landscape, wildlife, details and abstract. Expect a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere and lots of photographic instructions. My time is entirely dedicated to you. I rarely use my camera other than to demonstrate a technique or settings. My goal is for you to get the best possible images. As a local and full-time nature photographer, I know the right place and time to photograph nature, wildlife and other exciting subjects.

Constructive critiques of images are offered on a daily basis during the entire workshop.

I am looking forward to show you some of my favourite places on Vancouver Island.

Spaces filling up quickly. Book now

All prices are in Canadian dollar.

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Day 1

The group will meet and greet in Courtenay, BC, at 6 pm, before heading out for our first photo session in the field.

Days 2 and 3

Various shooting locations in the greater Comox Valley Region (within a radius of 80 km) on Vancouver Island, where you’ll take the time to observe the scene and compose your images. Instructions and image critique will be provided throughout the workshop.

Day 4

Last field session in the Comox Valley. The workshop concludes by noon.

The itinerary can change based on weather conditions, wildlife activity 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 among participants can be arranged on the spot


(1) Health insurance (including hospitalisation and medical treatment) and travel insurance (including flights cancellation) are highly recommended.

(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.