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Join me for a taste of  Wild Coastlines and quiet solitude on Hornby Island

Hornby Island, Gulf Islands - 2 Days Feb- 28th- March 1st 2020

$1350 CDN + GST (Canadian Residents)

Looking for something a little different? a location that offers coastal woodland photography, intimate details within the larger scene? or perhaps a location that challenges you to look beyond the obvious and immerse yourself in your surroundings? Hornby Island offers all of the above plus more.  

A minimum of $350 is required for a deposit. The full amount or outstanding balance can also be payed below.

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Important! Please note, In the event of a cancellation there is no refund. Photography Booking Policy, please read.

Heron Rocks

For this workshop, we'll be staying at the Sea Breeze Lodge located on the northern shores of Hornby Island. We'll be exploring a number of locations during this weekend retreat including Helliwell Provincial Park, Heron rocks and Whalers Bay. We'll also have the opportunity to witness the mass of wildlife that congregates on the shoreline waiting for the yearly Herring run.

Meals are not included in this workshop as most of the restaurants are closed on Hornby at this time of year. The Sea Breeze Lodge does offer appetizers on Saturday afternoons that we may take advantage of. Each of the cabins does have a small kitchen to prepare your own meals.

Interesting rock formations along the coast

A brief Itinerary

February 28th, 2020 - Late afternoon we meet at the Sea Breeze Lodge. Get acquainted and head out to one of the beaches for a sunset shoot.

February 28th - 1st, 2020 - Each day we'll plan to photograph at sunrise and sunset with options to shoot and/or explore throughout the rest of the day.


What’s Included:

  • Two night accommodation at Seabreeze Lodge

  • Both in the field and post processing instruction will be available.

What’s not Included:

  • Transportation to Hornby Island

  • Meals

  • Accommodation before and after the workshop

  • Medical and travel insurance

More Information….

Where is Hornby Island?

Hornby Island lies on the east coast of Vancouver Island, overlooking the Strait of Georgia, roughly a 45min drive north of Nanaimo. Getting to Hornby Island involves two ferries from Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island to Denman Island and the Hornby.


How hard will the hiking be? PLEASE READ, IMPORTANT!

Hiking? who said anything about hiking? Yes, we will be walking, the distances are typically no more than a couple of kilometres return. The hikes are generally not hard but will involve walking over unstable beach rocks and logs


What camera gear should I bring?

The following are some recommendations. Generally we will be focusing primarily on landscape photography but may encounter some wildlife shooting opportunities. Ideally, since we will be hiking throughout the day and carrying our own gear, equipment should be kept to a minimum. Here is a list of what we typically carry in the field. A more detailed "what to bring" list will be sent to you prior to the workshop. If you do shoot wildlife and own or use a very large lens you are welcome to bring it.

Camera Equipment:

  • Lightweight tripod w/ballhead

  • Camera backpack

  • DSLR camera body

  • 14-24mm lens

  • 24-120mm lens

  • 70-200mm lens

  • Various ND filters/polarizers/holders for all lenses

  • 2 extra batteries

  • Lens pen/lens cloth

  • lens shade

Other items that should make your day more comfortable on the coast. Either worn or put in your pack for the day.

  • Good hiking boots, rubber boots or shoes

  • Long pants

  • Brimmed hat

  • Warm jacket

  • Rain jacket

  • Snack bars/lunch/something to drink

  • Headlamp/flashlight

  • Sunglasses

Optional items:

  • Laptop computer