TRIP INFO

Join Dave Brosha, Paul Zizka, and Stan Novotny for four days of exploring the rugged shores of western Vancouver Island in the throes of storm season!

We will document the power of nature along one of the world’s most stunning coastlines, the Pacific Rim National Park, where lush forests and dramatic cliffs meet ominous skies and monster waves.

 

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VANCOUVER ISLAND AT A GLANCE

Ocean   ⋅   Storms   ⋅   Surfers   ⋅   Pacific Rim   ⋅   Forest   ⋅   Lush Moss


 YOUR OFFBEAT INSTRUCTORS

1932631_10155078078265007_5196325123972598844_o1DAVE BROSHA //
Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, Long Creek, Prince Edward Island based, award-winning commercial, personal, and adventure photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his beautiful wife, Erin, and three children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad.

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PAUL ZIZKA //
Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Islands, and Climbing magazine.

STAN NOVOTNY//
Stan Novotny is a professional Vancouver Island based photographer living in Campbell River, British Columbia. Stan’s passion for photography has grown over the years to include Wildlife, Landscape/Astro, and Portraiture.  Keeping up with current trends, he is consistently researching new techniques in retouching and keeping up with the latest advances in the photography industry.

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ITINERARY

Subject to change. These are the high-points only; full itinerary to be provided to participants.

Monday, December 4, 2017
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Arrival and check-in in Ucluelet, presentations/welcome meeting at Black Rock Resort, sunset shooting, welcome dinner.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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Morning shoot, field demos, free/editing time, sunset hike/shoot, dinner.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Morning shoot, field demos, free/editing time, sunset hike/shoot, dinner.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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Morning shooting, send off brunch.

NOTE: The itinerary can and will change based on weather conditions, among other factors. Participants are expected to be flexible to the group’s needs.

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INS AND OUTS

What’s Included:

  • One-on-one and group photography instruction from Dave Brosha, Paul Zizka, and Stan Novotny

What’s Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation

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IMPORTANT INFO

Please visit our FAQs for more information on What to Bring, our Physical Ratings and Photography Levels.

IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR YOU?
Physical Rating (2/5):  The workshop will include short 1-2 kilometre hikes over uneven terrain, including up to 120 steps.  There is nothing technical involved, but participants should be comfortable walking with a pack for periods of up to an hour at a time. // Photography Level (1-3): This workshop is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
See these ratings described in our FAQs.

ACCOMMODATION 
Although accommodation is not included in the workshop registration fee, we strongly encourage participants to stay at the Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet. Workshop meetings will be taking place there and we are sure you will have an amazing time in their space.

INSURANCE
We strongly advise that participants living outside of Canada have trip cancellation insurance, including medical/illness insurance and emergency transport coverage.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
$750 CAD deposit due to reserve your spot (+ 5% GST + Eventbrite Fee)
Final balance due by September 1st, 2017

CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable but are transferrable (i.e. if the participant is able to find someone else to take their spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant, this is acceptable).

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