Announcing the RUGGED SOUTH WEST COAST of VANCOUVER ISLAND WORKSHOP 2016.

This workshop will feature full time landscape photographer Adam Gibbs as your main instructor and myself, Thomas Dawson as the guide and co-instructor.

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 10th and 11th, 2016 (sunrise to sunset on both days). For those who can make it, we will also do an extra bonus shoot on Friday night, the 9th.

Locations: We'll focus our attention on Mystic Beach, Botany Bay, Sombrio Beach, Botanical Beach plus a rarely explored coastal part of the Juan de Fuca trail.
If you'd like to learn photography skills from someone who has been making a full time living from it for a long time this is your chance (all the places in the photos)! 

Adam, who is currently living on the mainland, has been a professional photographer since 1991 and to get things started on the right track, he attended a two year photography course at Langara Community College in Vancouver. His work has been used extensively internationally both as fine art and within commercial applications. Adam's photographs could be found in four gardening magazines published nine times a year by Cornwall Publishing (until the recent shutting down of the magazines).

To date, Adam has had thousands o images published in Gardens West, Gardens East and Gardens Central. Adam has also had over two hundred covers of the same titles. Other notable publication credits include the the highly celebrated book "Planet Earth" published by the BBC, Nature's Best and Outdoor Photographer magazines and most recently Canada’s National Parks : A Celebration. Canada’s National Parks: A Celebration marks the 125th anniversary of national parks in Canada and the upcoming 2011 centennial of Parks Canada as the world’s first national parks service.

Here a link where you can see Adam's beautiful work:
http://www.adamgibbs.com/

We're offering an early bird special price of $345. up until August 1st, but the full price after that will be $395.


Also, if you've attended a past workshop that I've put on, you will receive an additional $50. discount.

Last year, the group all stayed at one of the nicest lodges in Port Renfrew, the Big Fish Lodge and they loved it, but you're welcome to stay wherever you'd like. The Big Fish Lodge is literally a stone's throw away from the ocean and the lodge serves an awesome breakfast. They also have wi fi
If you're curious to check it out: 


http://bigfishlodge.com/

What's included for the workshop: instruction, guiding and breakfast at the Big Fish Lodge (if you stay there).

What's not included is transportation (although for those interested, I'll do my best to organize car pooling), accommodation at the Big Fish Lodge (the cost will be approximately $80.Cdn to be in the dorm style room or $175. not including tax for those wanting a private room), food and beverages (other than the aforementioned breakfast). Last year, I reserved one dorm room for the guys and another one for the women (which is the plan for this year as well).

We won't be doing any difficult hikes but a moderate level of fitness would certainly be an asset. A deposit of $95.Cdn will be required to reserve your spot and space is limited.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to write to me at ultimateillusion@hotmail.com or via my photography page on Facebook. You can go there via the link below where you'll also see plenty of photos of the locations we'll be going to during the workshop.

 
Link to see photos of the locations: https://www.facebook.com/ThomasDawsonPhotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1027443977311141