West Coast Wildlife Photography Workshop

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The Comfort Inn

1351 Shoppers Row

Campbell River, BC V9W 2C9


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Join Stan Novotny and Stuart Clark during this wildlife workshop where they discuss their adventures, photographing wildlife on and off of Vancouver Island and walk you through their editing process.


A discussion on Wildlife Photography and Conservation: We will have an open discussion about conservation and what you can do to help your local wildlife including ethics of photographing wild animals.

Photo Gear: What you need and don't need when it comes to photo gear. We will guide you to work with what you have and help guide you towards your next purchase.

Composition and Techniques: Taking a photograph is a little more than just focusing and capturing a moment in time. We will cover how to create a compelling photograph and the technique behind our images.

Editing: We will both go over our post-processing techniques on a few platforms that will give you some options when it comes to editing your photos. We encourage you to bring a laptop for some hands-on editing tips, but it's not necessary to attend. If you don't have a laptop that's ok. We will provide support after the workshop is over.

Critique: We will ask our participants to submit a photo or two for critique. This is optional, but a critique of your photo will help you grow and see what you may or may not be seeing in your work.

This workshop is a classroom-based workshop that will lead into future hands-on workshops in the field. What you learn on November 19th, 2017 will get you started in the right direction to creating sharp, beautiful and ethical wildlife images.


Stan Novotny is a professional Vancouver Island-based photographer and marine naturalist living in Campbell River, British Columbia. He is a contributing member of Offbeatphoto.ca. 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, as well as, attending workshops internationally.

Stuart Clark is a professional Vancouver Island-based photographer and marine naturalist living in Campbell River, British Columbia. Stuart's passion for wildlife photography and conservation is an ongoing quest for wildlife on and off Vancouver Island. Stuart continues to grow in his photography and teach others about animal behaviour, conservation, and scouting. The well being of the animal is his top priority and leaving no footprints behind after capturing his image.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID is required. You must be 16 years or older to attend this event. Please contact us, if a participant is younger than 16 years of age.

Can anybody attend?

This event is open to all photographers of any level from the hobbyist to the advanced. If you have never shot wildlife but are thinking about it, then this is a must-attend workshop. If you are currently shooting wildlife and would like some tips, guidance, and ethics about shooting wildlife on and off Vancouver Island then you may benefit from this workshop. This is also a great opportunity to network with other like-minded photographers and ask specific questions related to your wildlife photography.

What can I bring to the event?

Please bring an open mind, pen, and paper, as well as, your laptop if you have one. The workshop is classroom based.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact us through Facebook or email snovotnyphotography@gmail.com.



Is lunch included?

No, but snacks will be included. coffee, tea and water.

Is Accommodation included?

No, accommodation is not included.

Where can I stay for accommodations?

Comfort Inn 1351 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C9

(250) 914-5117 or 1-844-914-5117


The Coast Discovery Inn 975 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C4

(250) 287-7155 or 1-800-716-6199


Painter's Lodge 1625 McDonald Rd, Campbell River, BC V9W 4S5

(250) 286-1102 or 1-888-999-2799


Best Western Austrian Chalet 462 S Island Hwy, Campbell River, BC V9W 1A5

(250) 923-4231 or 1-800-667-7207


What's the refund policy?

Tickets for this event are non-refundable but are transferable (i.e., If something comes up and you are unable to attend, you may find someone else to take your spot either by selling or transferring your ticket to the new participant). We do not offer refunds or credits.

Although extremely unlikely, Stan Novotny & Stuart Clark reserve the right to cancel the workshop at any time for a variety of reasons (i.e., if a minimum number of participants is not met or if unforeseen circumstances occur, i.e., closing the highway due to extreme weather conditions). In the very unlikely event of a cancellation, all monies/deposits made through Eventbrite will be refunded to participants.

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