Photo Tours

KynochVertical PanaramaGreat Bear Rainforest Photography Tour –  June 15 – 20, 2017

I am excited to have the opportunity to return to the Great Bear Rainforest and offer photographers of all levels this unique photography tour.  We will work side by side to develop your digital photographic abilities while experiencing the stunning beauty and abundant wildlife of the BC’s Great Bear Rainforest from the comfort of Mother Ship Adventure’s Columbia III.  From remote white sandy surf swept beaches to the steep sided glacier carved fjords, the Great Bear area is one of BC’s premier wilderness destination often leaving an lasting impression on those fortunate enough to visit.

Digital photography has revolutionized the way we all take pictures. From the time of capture to the manipulation of the data in the computer, there is a tremendous amount to learn!   In the relaxed, informal salon of the Columbia III we will discuss aspects of photographic technique and review your photos during photo-sharing sessions in a fun and supported environment. All levels of photographers are welcome, the only pre-requisite being a love of nature and an inquisitive spirit.

For more information and to register visit  Mothership Adventures


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Hornby Island – Seascapes Workshop: The West Coasts’ Little Hawaii
with Boomer Jerritt & Karen McKinnon
April 18 to 21, 2017 Hornby Island $945.00

April on Hornby Island with its’ stunning array of seascapes, profusion of wildflowers, natural rock formations, cliffs at Helliwell, low tides at Tribune Bay, and sunsets at Grassy and Tralee Point invite the photographer to create, explore, and further develop their photographic skills.  On this workshop we will also visit Chrome Island; one of the few manned light houses here on the east coast of Vancouver Island.
The event will center around shooting in the field at sunrise with indoor sessions at mid-day and shooting again at sunset.  In past years we also delved into night-time photography with star trails and flash work on the beach. Lots of fun!  Photographing on location combined with lecture, demonstration, critiques and Photoshop tips help to round out the participant’s learning experience within the framework of a fun and stimulating group situation.

One of the questions we are often asked is how much experience does a participant need to be able to come on one of these workshops.  This workshop is designed around both the technical and visual design aspect of photography.  Participants do not necessarily need to have been shooting a long time to be able to take advantage of the tour’s learning environment.   We would  however, recommend a basic working knowledge of one’s camera, knowing how to use it in Manual mode for instance allows for the greatest learning experience.  A digital 35mm DSLR with interchangeable lenses is necessary to be able to take full advantage of the creative abilities of the photographic medium.  Downloading your photos during the workshop is also necessary so make sure to bring a laptop or a tablet that you can connect with your camera.  Other than that all one needs is the ability to want to expand their creative expression and to have some fun in a learning and supported environment with like minded individuals.

This four day/three night workshop includes all meals and accommodations (provided by Hornby Island Dive Charter at Ford’s Cove). For further information, or questions contact Karen or Christine at  info@mckinnonphotography.com or phone 250 890-9222.

Registration FORM

To book your spot with Boomer & Karen a  deposit of $300.00 is required.

Looking forward to seeing you on Hornby Island in April!