Vancouver Island is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. As an island destination it offers photographers a beautiful blend of historic architecture, colorful gardens, stunning coastlines, lush old growth forests, quaint fishing villages and more. During this seven-day photo workshop, Canadian native Shane McDermott will lead you through his home away from home, while providing you with his expertise to photograph this beautiful island paradise.
Beginning in Victoria we will immerse ourselves in the history and culture of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest cities. From the inner harbor we will photograph fishing rigs and harbor activity. The city center will provide us with a wide variety of streetscapes from historic buildings to modern art. Of course, no visit to Victoria is complete without a visit to the famed Butchart Gardens, where we will photograph the beautifully manicured buffet of flowers, fragrances and colors.
Moving beyond the city we will travel along the western coastline, making stops to photograph the Edwardian style Hatley castle of Royal Roads and its serpentine trails of Japanese gardens.
In Port Renfrew we will spend time photographing coastal scenes and hopefully sea otters, sea lions and other marine life at play. We will photograph the intriguing Avatar Grove, where ancient growth forests of cedar, fir and spruce, along with the moss, fern and lichen will provide a fascinating backdrop of compositions.
Join Shane for this uniquely designed workshop of beautiful harbors, charming architecture, stunning seascapes, lush landscapes and more.