Sept 16 - 19, 2017
Max 8 Photographers - Registration Deadline 10 June 2017



From the moment we arrived at our pick up point in Telegraph Cove the world felt a million miles away.  The boat trip to our camp, located on a small island on the edge of Blackney Pass, was exhilarating.  Accommodations are in spacious safari tents with real beds and cozy duvets and wool blankets.  Lying in bed at night we could hear the blow of the whales and the seals splashing in the little bay just outside our tent.  We ate fish and crab caught the same day, it just doesn’t get fresher than this.  We spotted a few bald eagles in the trees and after filleting the fish, the bones and head were left out in the hope the eagles would pop in for a visit.  It wasn’t long before their keen eye spotted the fish carcass and they swooped down right in front of us to collect the prize.  We enjoyed a picnic on the boat the morning we went out looking for whales and marine life.  This is a photographer’s delight; there is an endless supply of subject matter; marine life, birds, seascapes and forest.  We had so much fun putting this photo trip together and we are looking so forward to sharing this little piece of paradise with you.  




3 nights all inclusive accommodation in safari style tents including bedding

All meals and non-alcoholic beverages

Boat transfer to and from Telegraph Cove to the island camp 

All boat excursions to photograph marine wildlife and bird life

Professional one-to-one photography instruction with Barry J Brady 

Photography lectures and comprehensive course notes

Pre-trip planning and communication





Transportation to Telegraph Cove

Accommodation and meals in Telegraph Cove (if you plan on arriving the day before)

Parking in Telegraph Cove approximately $5.00 per day

Travel and equipment insurance




How to photograph marine wildlife in their natural environment

How to shoot dramatic seascapes in low light and at night

Techniques to improve your composition 




You will leave your car in Telegraph Cove and be transported by boat to a small island for the duration of the photo trip.  Accommodation is in comfortable, 8ft ceiling safari-style tents.  There is a maximum of 8 participants.  Each person will have their own bed.  There is an option for two individuals to have their own tent, the remainder will share a tent with two single beds to a tent.  Toilets are simple, clean and private outhouses.  The camp has a hot shower and an outside claw foot bath with a wonderful view of the ocean (see photo above).       




It would be great if you know how to use your camera on manual mode using settings like ISO, aperture, shutter speed and the light meter in your camera.  But if not, don't worry, the whole point of the trip is to get to know your camera and improve your photography knowledge and skills.




You should feel comfortable walking with your camera bag on your back for short distances on uneven, rocky and possibly slippery terrain.

We will be on a boat at sea a few hours at a time. This may induce sea sickness for some people. If you suffer from sea sickness, please bring the appropriate medication with you. 

Ensure that you have suitable footwear or hiking boots, we will do a short hike / walk in the forest on the island. We are not anticipating any strenuous hiking. 




Camera - DSLR or mirrorless

A selection of lenses - wide angle lenses to medium range zoom lenses

Tripod - sturdy and weather resistant

Cable Release - not essential - optional

ND and ND graduated filters - not essential - optional

Spare batteries or battery packs

Laptop with Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop for image editing


From $ 2400 CAD

per person sharing

Deposit workshop: $620 CAD

Deposit accommodation: $300 CAD


Sept 16: Arrive in Telegraph Cove for pickup and boat ride to camp.  Enjoy lunch together and go over camp orientation and chat about the coming day’s adventures.  After lunch, may include a boat trip to look for whales. Upon returning enjoy a forest walk photo shoot before dinner. Seascape night photography after sunset.


Sept 17 & 18: Photo shoots depend on the weather and location of marine wild life.  Photography lecture after lunch.  If evening breeze is favourable we’ll have a campfire on the beach.  Night photography after sunset.


Sept 19: Sunrise shoot.  After breakfast, prepare for boat trip watching for humpback whales, orcas, dolphins and sea lions in their natural environment.  Upon our return to camp we’ll go over the highlights of the trip, what we enjoyed the most and a slide show of selected photos.  After lunch we’ll board the water taxi for our return to Telegraph Cove.  


Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee you will get to see whales or other marine wildlife, this is dependent on the weather, their migration patterns and ultimately we are all subject to Mother Nature.  

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Disclaimer: As most of our photo trips take place outdoors in nature, we are at the behest of the elements.  While we can’t guarantee you the ideal weather conditions for our trips, we will certainly make every effort to provide you with a memorable and worthwhile experience.  Regardless of the weather, you will be immersed in photography, learning to make beautiful images and using your camera gear in all situations.  And the bonus is you get to travel to new places, meet other photographers and improve your photography skills.