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Focus Point Portrait Photography Workshops

ONE LOCATION • MULTIPLE WORKSHOPS

Our Why

We recognize that there are ambitious portrait artists who want to attend multiple in-person photography workshops but are limited to attending one or two per year. Thinking about this dilemma sparked an “AHA” moment for us. We thought we should bring some of the industry’s most passionate, inspirational, and successful portrait photography artists together at one location in beautiful Victoria, Canada for in-depth workshops to help motivated photographers strengthen their skills and improve their business.

Is this for you?

Would you like to connect with like-minded individuals, build lasting friendships and uncover privileged secrets into the industry’s leading tools that will help you close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be on your portrait photography journey? How about in an area surrounded by amazing scenery in the Pacific Northwest? If yes, then FOCUS POINT WORKSHOPS are for YOU!

What We do

Do you want the ultimate educational photography experience with carefully crafted details, amazing locations, and the best instructors? Come to Vancouver Island in British Columbia and see for yourself how unforgettable this photography workshop experience will be. If you are looking to learn tips and tricks from your home, check out THE BLOG.

BE INSPIRED.

FEEL EMPOWERED.

LEAVE FOCUSED.

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2019 Instructors

I am excited and honored to announce our 2019 instructors!

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Jade Gao

Oct. 3rd & 4th, 2019

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Iwona Podlasińska

Oct 3rd & 4th, 2019

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Lisa McCormick

Oct. 3rd & 4th, 2019

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Twyla Jones

Oct 6th & 7th, 2019

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Shannon Squires

Oct. 6th & 7th, 2019

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Magdalena Sienicka

Oct. 11th & 12th, 2019

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Roberta Baneviciene

Oct. 11th & 12th, 2019

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Jade Gao

Newborn Photography by Jade

MEET JADE

JADE GOA, Owner/Photographer of Newborn Photography by Jade in Balmain, Australia, is a state and national award winning photographer. Through her workshops and conferences, Jade has helped thousands of photographers to perfect their craft and dramatically improve their businesses. Jade is highly in demand teaches around the world on how to utilize a mastery of light and colour to create fine art portraits of newborn babies.

During this hands-on workshop Jade will share with you from her vast knowledge and experience how to develop vital skills and build confidence in your newborn photography sessions.

Requirements:
A DSLR camera and a 50mm or 35mm lens. All skill levels are welcome however you will be required to comfortably operate your camera in manual mode and have basic Photoshop, Lightroom and ACR knowledge.

“For the workshop I will be covering the most practical content information which is easy transitioning. It is extremely practical that you can use immediately after the course. A lot of my students reduced their session time by half after my workshops. In fact, I use that workflow for every single one of my sessions. It is easy to do and also gives you a huge variety of amazing images for your clients in a short time. We will go through beanbag poses, bucket pose, lying in props poses and flokati poses. Also I will be covering editing and business marketing etc..” -Jade

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Dates: Oct. 3rd & 4th 2019 Focus point:  Fine art newborn portraiture.

Workshop Overview

  • Connect with Jade & fellow attendees at an online webinar as we prepare you for the workshop.
  • How to keep babies content throughout the session.
  • Learn how you can settle and soothe babies.
  • The best way of wrapping babies to keep them calm.
  • Session preparation for parents and babies.
  • Styling your sessions for your clients and keeping your images timeless.
  • How to setup baskets, buckets and the beanbag.
  • Get the best angles for props and bean bag shots.
  • Prop shots: Laying on back, sitting in the basket, and potato sack pose.
  • Tips, tricks, advanced camera settings and white balance.
  • Bean bag posing and transitioning with confidence.
  • Mastering your Flokati.
  • Easy transitioning.
  • Learn Jade's workflow, post-production and retouching techniques.
  • Pricing, business and marketing techniques.

Itinerary

  • 9:00 Welcome to the ultimate newborn workshop with JADE GAO!!
  • Enjoy light snacks as we dive into Jade's meaningful approach and methods to photographing newborns.
  • 1:30 Indulge in a locally sourced lunch while getting to connecting with other creatives.
  • The time is now! Jade will personally guide you through a newborn studio session.
  • After the educational shooting session, we will load our images and begin post-processing.
  • Gather around for Jade's step-by-step post-processing workflow and editing techniques.
  • 7:00pm (or later) We will part ways but not to worry as we have all made new friends and will reconnect in our private online group.
  • FEEL INSPIRED, EMPOWERED & FOCUSED!

What's Included

  • Pre-workshop webinar to prepare you for the workshop & connect with Jade & your peers.
  • Snacks and lunch.
  • Use your captivating images from the workshop to expand your newborn portrait portfolio.
  • Detailed constructive critique from Jade that will encourage you to grow.
  • Continued education and support in our exclusive online community.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • So many more surprises we can't wait to share with you!

$1150 USD

$1525 CDN

Payment plans start at $300USD & $500CDN & are available upon checkout.

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Iwona Podlasińska

Iwona Podlasinska – Photographer

MEET IWONA

Iwona Podlasińska located in Kielce, Polland, is an award winning, internationally acclaimed Fine Art Photographer and one of the most successful children photographers across the globe. Her extraordinary childhood imagery is caught between dreams and reality.

“During this one day, in-person workshop, you receive a wealth of knowledge and a chance to work with me by your side. We will spend time photographing subjects in natural light. I will lead you in how I approach different shooting conditions while we shoot side by side creating magical and storytelling images. You will learn how I create my photos, everything I know about light, composition, and working with children, and I will show you step by step how I edit an image from our sunset session.” -Iwona

Requirements: 
Understanding of the fundamentals of photography and shooting in manual mode. Basic understanding of Photoshop and Lightroom. How to import images into Lightroom.
Lightroom tools: Brushes, radial filter, HSL panel, split toning and sharpening.
Photoshop tools: Layers, masks, brushes, selection tools and the patch tool.
Iwona will provide a video to all participants that will give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the tools prior to the workshop.

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Dates: Oct. 3rd & 4th 2019 Focus point: The magic of Childhood

Workshop Overview

  • Your journey will begin with a pre-workshop webinar. Iwona will prepare you for the magical workshop you are about to embark on.
  • What to look for when location scouting.
  • Unlock Iwona’s secrets to find the perfect light and utilize it to set mood.
  • Posing, composition and angles.
  • How to approach children and build their trust and confidence.
  • How to work with children and see magic through their eyes.
  • Camera settings and white balance.
  • How to utilize natural light and continuous light.
  • How to achieve razor sharp images.
  • Iwona's unique step by step hand editing workflow that helps her take the images to the next level.

Itinerary

  • 9:00am Welcome to an extraordinary workshop!
  • Connect with Iwona & fellow photographers. You may arrive strangers & leave as friends.
  • Enjoy light snacks and soak up Iwona's educational presentations.
  • 1:30pm Indulge in a locally sourced lunch while sharing your passion for photography with fellow creatives.
  • Feel inspired! Iwona will personally guide you through setting up, styling and photographing magical children's sessions.
  • Get Focused! Follow along & take notes as Magdalena shows you her step by step editing techniques.
  • 7:00pm (or later) Hit the sack or hit the streets, either way you will leave this workshop feeling INSPIRED, EMPOWERED & FOCUSED.

What's Included

  • Lunch, snacks and refreshments.
  • One of a kind images to use to build your portfolio.
  • Detailed constructive critique on 2-3 of your images from the workshop. This will encourage you to grow and push your art to new limits.
  • An exclusive online community for more support and a continued learning experience.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • Discounts to all of Iwona's online editing tutorials.
  • So many more surprises we can't wait to share with you!

$1150 USD

$1525 CDN

Payment plans start at $300USD & $500CDN & are available upon checkout.

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Lisa McCormick

Lisa McCormick Photography

MEET LISA

LISA, owner/photographer of LISA McCORMICK PHOTOGRAPHY in Sinderland, UK,  has an immediately recognizable style which is bold, vibrant and captivating. Her use of colour, styling and vision makes her images unique, focusing on childhood, creating stories & capturing every detail of real life as well as peeping into the imagination of the child.

Join Lisa in-person as she walks you through her process from camera settings right to the final edit. You will learn how to create outstanding portraits of children outdoors while utilizing your environment and natural night.

“You will get to understand light, styling, posing, camera gear and most importantly my editing techniques which has made my images stand out.” -Lisa

Requirements: Understanding of the exposure triangle and layers and masks in Photoshop.

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Dates: Oct. 3rd & 4th 2019 Focus point:  Outdoor Children’s Portraits.

Workshop Overview

  • Lisa will connect with you & prepare you for this magical workshop with an online webinar.
  • Learn how to find light and what to look for when location scouting
  • Watch Lisa connect with small children to build trust and confidence before she teaches you how to pose subjects.
  • Capture styled children's portraits as Lisa personally guides you through educational shooting sessions.
  • How to achieve razor sharp images.
  • Lisa's post-processing and retouching secrets to create images that will stand out.
  • Receive detailed constructive critique that will encourage you to push your art to new limits.
  • How to style your sessions and bring your creative vision to life.

Itinerary

  • 9:00am Welcome to an extraordinary workshop!
  • Connect with Lisa & fellow photographers. You may arrive strangers & leave as friends.
  • Enjoy light snacks and soak up Lisa's presentations as she prepares you for the evenings styled shoot.
  • 1:30pm Indulge in a locally sourced lunch.
  • It is time! Lisa will personally guide you through setting up, styling and photographing a creative session.
  • Get Focused! Follow along & take notes as Lisa shows you her step by step editing techniques to create images that stand out.
  • 7:00pm (or later) Leave the workshop feeling empowered! Hit the sack or hit the streets of Victoria as it is time to say good-bye.

What's Included

  • Lunch snacks and refreshments.
  • Portrait portfolio building images from hands on shooting session.
  • Educational editing lessons.
  • Detailed constructive critique that will encourage you to push your art to new limits.
  • An exclusive online community for more support and a continued learning experience.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • So many more surprises we can't wait to share with you!

$1150 USD

$1525 CDN

Payment plans start at $300USD & $500CDN & are available upon checkout.

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Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography

MEET TWYLA

TWYLA, owner/photographer of Twyla Jones Photography is a Kansas born biologist turned photographer and educator. She currently resides on the beautiful east coast of Florida with her husband, two little boys and a baby on the way. Twyla is passionate about sharing her knowledge and the way she sees the world with other creatives.

This one day, in-person workshop has been created to help you build confidence in your ability to infuse photographs with your unique voice and capture the authentic story unfolding before your eyes. A mother’s tight embrace, couples entangled in love, the unique essence of childhood that fades all too fast. Twyla will show you how she lets emotion, light and nature direct her & how you too, can create emotive images that excite you!

This workshop that is best suited for intermediate photographers that are comfortable operating their camera in manual mode.

“I love the happiness I see when someone finally overcomes something they’ve been scared of or just simply creates something they’re proud of. It’s a really amazing process to be a part of and I look forward to continuing to share my vision and knowledge with others.” -Twyla

Come to Victoria Canada and see for yourself how unforgettable this photography workshop experience will be!

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Dates: Oct. 6th & 7th 2019 Focus point:  Emotional storytelling

Workshop Overview

  • Join Twyla and your peers at an online webinar as we prepare you for Twyla's empowering workshop. We will discuss gear and equipment choices.
  • Find confidence to create meaningful images for yourself and your family.
  • Where to find inspiration & how to find your creative voice.
  • What kind of landscapes and light to look for when location scouting.
  • Create emotive imagery in any situation and quality of light.
  • How to approach and connect with all clients, even ones that are difficult to work with.
  • Twyla's photoshoot workflow and thought process
  • Twyla's unique editing techniques and workflow.
  • Receive detailed constructive criticism for 5 of your images. This will encourage you to grow and enhance your skills.

Itinerary

  • 9:00am The moment you have been waiting for arrives! Welcome!
  • Connect with Twyla and meet fellow photogs that will soon become your friends.
  • Enjoy some locally sourced comfort food and immerse yourself in Twyla's words at her presentation.
  • 1:30 Our catered lunch is ready for us.
  • Twyla will now prepare us for an 'emotional storytelling' session. Can you feel the anticipation!
  • We are at the prime location and learning how to take emotive photographs along side Twyla.
  • Time to get FOCUSED. Twyla will cover her step by step process to her unique editing workflow.
  • 7:00pm We part ways feeling empowered, inspired and confident for our next photoshoot.

What's Included

  • Lunch, snacks and refreshments.
  • The emotive images you created to use for your portfolio.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • Discounts for Twyla's online shop.
  • New friends to share your photography journey with!
  • So many more surprises that we can't wait to share with you!

$1150 USD

$1525 CDN

Payment plans start at $300USD & $500CDN & are available upon checkout.

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shannon
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Shannon Squires

Shannon Squires Photography

MEET SHANNON

How do you stand out among millions? Ask Shannon, Photographer/Owner of Shannon Squires Photography  located in Colorado Springs. Shannon is an industry leader, featured photographer & the 2019 1st place winner of the Grand Imaging Award in children’s photography through Professional Photographers of America.

Shannon wants to take you on an in-person, photographic journey that will guide you through her unique process from start to finish. The photoshoot theme for this workshop is Medieval and will include highly styled children models to photograph outdoors in natural light. Shannon will help you discover your creative voice, build confidence in technical aspects and show you how to produce outstanding images that will get you noticed. Along the way, you will connect with other creatives & bond over your passion for photography.

Requirements:
Shannon will assistant with camera settings but attendees must have an understanding of the fundamentals of photography and shooting in manual mode. Basic Photoshop skills as well as an understanding of layes is required. Shannon uses both Photoshop and Lightroom.

Come to Victoria Canada and see for yourself how unforgettable this photography workshop experience will be!

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Dates: Oct. 6th & 7th  2019 Focus point: Outdoor children’s portraits

Workshop Overview

  • Pre-workshop webinar with Shannon will prepare you for the ultimate workshop experience!
  • Learn how to read natural light, work with shadows and adjust your camera settings accordingly.
  • Discover how to creatively style your sets and clients and models.
  • Shannon will guide you through her unique process from start to finish/vision to edit.
  • Posing, composition and angles.
  • Unlock Shannon's post-processing and retouching secrets as she shows you her step by step hand editing techniques.
  • Learn how to create beautiful, dramatic and well styled images to attract your ideal clients.

Itinerary

  • 9:00am Welcome to an extraordinary workshop!
  • Connect with Shannon & fellow photographers. You may arrive strangers & leave as friends.
  • Enjoy light snacks and soak up Shannon's eye opeining presentations.
  • 1:30pm Indulge in a locally sourced lunch.
  • Feel inspired! Shannon will personally guide you through setting up, styling and photographing a creative session before our photoshoot.
  • Get Focused! Follow along & take notes as Shannon shows you her step by step editing techniques.
  • 7:00pm (or later) Leave the workshop feeling empowered! Hit the sack or hit the streets of Victoria as it is time to say good-bye.

What's Included

  • Lunch, snacks and refreshments.
  • Portrait portfolio building images from hands on shooting session.
  • Educational editing lessons.
  • Detailed constructive critique on 3-5 of your images. This will encourage you to push your art to new limits.
  • An exclusive online community for more support and a continued learning experience.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • Special goodies and surprises from Shannon!

$1150 USD

$1525 CDN

Payment plans start at $300USD & $500CDN & are available upon checkout.

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Magdalena Sienicka

Magdalena Sienicka Photography

MEET MAGDALENA

MAGDALENA, Owner/Photographer of Magdalena Sienicka Photographer in Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK, is a multi-award winning, fine-art photographer and educator. She is famously known for her creative and diverse studio portraits.

Join this incredibly talented artist in action as she evokes your creative spirit and teaches you vital tools to develop technical precision and emotionally captivating images from start to finish.

“I have managed to create my own style in which I feel so comfortable. I love to use my imagination to create something simple and beautiful. Although I can create dark portraiture, my light and soft portraits are the closest to my heart.” -Magdalena

Come to Victoria Canada and see for yourself how unforgettable this photography workshop experience will be!

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Dates: Oct. 11th & 12th 2019 Focus point: High key & low key studio portraits

Workshop Overview

  • Pre-workshop webinar with Magdalena will prepare you for the ultimate workshop experience!
  • Learn her natural lighting and simple studio lighting secrets.
  • Discover how to creatively style your clients and models on a budget.
  • Capture creative child portraits as Magdalena personally guides you through educational shooting sessions.
  • Posing and composition
  • Learn how to create high key and low key fine art portraits.
  • How to photograph with intention and use Magdalena's formulated workflow to turn your ideas into outstanding fine-art portraits
  • Unlock Magdalena’s post-processing and retouching secrets as she shows you her fine art editing techniques for both low key an high key edits.

Itinerary

  • 9:00am Welcome to an extraordinary workshop!
  • Connect with Magdalena & fellow photographers. You may arrive strangers & leave as friends.
  • Enjoy light snacks and soak up Magdalena’s informative presentations.
  • 1:30pm Indulge in a locally sourced lunch.
  • Feel inspired! Magdalena will personally guide you through setting up, styling and photographing a creative studio session.
  • Get Focused! Follow along & take notes as Magdalena shows you her step by step editing techniques.
  • 7:00pm (or later) Leave the workshop feeling empowered! Hit the sack or hit the streets of Victoria as it is time to say good-bye.

What's Included

  • Pre-workshop webinar to cover gear, expectations, chat with your peers and connect with Magdalena.
  • Snacks and lunch.
  • Portrait portfolio building images from hands on shooting session.
  • Educational editing lessons.
  • Detailed constructive criticism that will encourage you to push your art to new limits.
  • An exclusive online community for more support and a continued learning experience.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • So many more surprises we can't wait to share with you!

$1150 USD

$1525 CDN

Payment plans start at $300USD & $500CDN & are available upon checkout.

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Roberta Baneviciene

Roberta Baneviciene Photography

MEET ROBERTA

Roberta, Owner/Photographer of Roberta B Photography located in Essex, UK, is an an award winning photographer. Her work has been featured in Digital Fine Art, Child Photo magazines, Bored Panda, click123.com. She has recently won the 3rd place with prestigious SWPP in portrait environmental category.

Spend a day with Roberta immersed in photography and the wild beauty of Victoria, BC in the Fall. Together you will explore how to communicate with composition, color and light. You will discuss what inspires Roberta when styling children and connecting them to nature to build layers in your images.

This workshop will leave you with confidence in your creative and technical abilities to produce captivating child portraiture outdoors.

Requirements:
Understanding of the fundamentals of photography and shooting in manual mode and feel comfortable using masks and layers in Photoshop.

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Date: Oct 11th & 12th 2019 Focus Point: Outdoor children’s portraiture.

Workshop Overview

  • Begin your journey at an online webinar with Roberta as she prepares you for a captivating workshop.
  • Location scouting and how to find the perfect light and utilize it to set mood.
  • How to prepare clients and children for their session.
  • Discover how to interact with children to earn their trust and build their confidence in you.
  • Setup and style session.
  • Photoshoot workflow, camera settings and white balance.
  • How to achieve razor sharp images.
  • Posing and composition.
  • A-Z editing steps on multiple images with no hidden secrets.

Itinerary

  • 9:00am Welcome to an extraordinary workshop!
  • Enjoy light snacks and soak up Roberta's eye opening presentations.
  • Get excited! Roberta will personally guide you through children’s styled photography sessions.
  • 1:30pm Indulge in a locally sourced lunch while connecting and bonding with Roberta and your peers.
  • Return to for an educational presentation.
  • Learn step-by-step post-production and retouching techniques to create captivating images that will stand out from the crowd.
  • 3:00pm Now that your creative world has been rocked it’s time to say goodbye. Don’t worry, we will all reconnect in our online community.

What's Included

  • Lunch, snacks and refreshments.
  • Use your breath-taking images from the workshop to expand your portrait portfolio.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • So many more surprises that we can't wait to share with you!
  • Constructive critique on 3 of your images from the workshop. This will encourage you to grow and push your art to the next level.

$1150 USD

$1525 CDN

Payment plans start at $300USD & $500CDN & are available upon checkout.

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ONLINE WORKSHOPS COMING SOON!

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Ultimate Experience

  • Participate in, in-depth workshops crafted with great detail & love from one ambitious portrait photographer to another.
  • Indulge in chef-prepared meals with local and seasonal ingredients.
  • Connect with like minded artists that will support and empower each other.

Exclusive Opportunities

  • Take advantage of the convenient opportunity to attend multiple workshops at one location.
  • A rare opportunity to learn privileged secrets from up to 6 of the industry's most passionate, knowledgeable and successful portrait artists and presenters
  • By limiting workshops to small groups of participants we ensure that you will have the opportunity to nurture your creative soul 
  • Take photographs you dream of with equal shooting opportunities and leave with skills required to take your art and business to the next level
  • Receive a web sized workshop accreditation badge in recognition that you have received training from world elite instructors

Beyond Education

  • Join our pre-workshop webinar to cover gear, expectations, chat with your peers and connect with the instructors
  • Receive detailed constructive criticism that will encourage you to further develop your skills
  • Hands on shooting sessions guided by your instructors
  • Watch and participate as your instructors edit images taken during the workshop
  • An exclusive invitation to join our interactive Facebook community for more support and a continued learning experience
  • Be inspired, feel empowered and leave focused

YES! I WANT TO LEARN FROM THE BEST!

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FAQs

Do you offer discounts?

Yes! Book 2 or more workshops and save $150USD/$200CDN.

How many participants will be attending?

Between 9 and 14.

What makes this the ultimate workshop?

-A rare opportunity to attend multiple portrait photography workshops at one location.

-Join some of the world’s best photography artists/instructors that are excited to share essential information needed to advance your skills.

-Copious opportunities to photograph at our educational shooting sessions and will help you grow your skills and your portfolio.

-Pre-workshop webinars to cover general camera settings and gear so you are ready to jump into the workshops once you arrive.

-Receive detailed CC from each instructor to help you grow.

-An exclusive facebook group for a continued learning experience in a community of like-minded individuals.

What makes Victoria, British Columbia so special?

Victoria is one of the world’s favorite year-round tourist destinations for a good reason. Victoria can be described as a city with old world charm and an ocean view. It has something to offer everyone from fields of wild flowers, to forests, colorful fall foliage, white sand beaches, the wild beauty of the pacific coast, outdoor adventures, incredible wildlife, brightly painted bohemian shops, coffee bars and innovative restaurants. If you have time we recommend searching for the resident pods of Orcas or walking the charismatic inner harbour and picking up a sweet treat at Rogers Chocolates, Bon Macaron Patisserie or an ice cream from Chocolats Favoris .

Are accommodations provided?

No, but we have a group rate so you to to take advantage of a discount at an exquisite beach front resort, where your instructor will be staying.

Where is the restort and how do we get there?

Please follow this link: https://www.oakbaybeachhotel.com/contact-location/

 

Are meals included?

Yes.

Will there be portfolio building shooting sessions?

Yes. Instructors will share their location scouting secrets, how to find the perfect light, composure techniques, and camera settings with you. You will go to some mundane locations and learn how to make them appear to be extraordinary. Victoria offers a vast variety of locations from mountain tops (we can drive up) to white sand beaches, mossy green forests covered in ferns, beautiful parks and fields of wild flowers. You won’t be disappointed in the wild beauty that will surround you.

Something came up and I can’t make it. What can I do?

While your ticket is a final sale, we understand that life happens. Refunds are not available for any reason. Registration may be transferred to another party if the tuition has been paid in full. Transfer of funds must be handled independently. It is not the responsibility of Focus Point to handle the transaction. Please contact us as the new participant information.

How will I know what to bring?

We will cover this in the pre-workshop webinar with your instructors.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes and they are split among three dates. Please follow the check out ques for further information.

What are some of the most popular sites and activities to enjoy in Victoria?

-Stroll along the harbour and head to the Fisherman’s Wharf.
-Ride the harbour ferry.
-Eat at Canoe Brewpub, a microbrewy in a 100-year-old electric power-plant with a huge water side patio.
-Check out Beacon Hill Park. It has 200 acres of gardens, ponds and trails along with a petting zoo.
-Tour the parliament building.
-Head over to the Royal BC Museum.
-Enjoy a whale watching tour.
-Visit the Fairmont Empress for their Royal Afternoon Tea.
-Tour Butchart Gardens.
-Stroll Fan Tan Alley in Chinatown.
-Get close and personal at the bug zoo.
-Explore Miniature World.
-Take a horse and carriage ride.
-Enjoy a little oasis at the Butterfly Gardens.
-Run, walk or hike along a scenic trail or head to the top of a mountain.
The possibilities are endless.

I have extra time to travel. Where should I go?

KELOWNA (Okanagan Valley) is 480km and roughly 6.5 hours away. The Okanagan has award winning wineries, sparkling lakes, sandy beaches, championship golf courses and an endless array of outdoor activities.

WHISTLER is 244km and roughly 4.5 hours away from Victoria. We recommend reserving your spot on the ferry in advance. Whistler is arguably the planet’s top all-season resort. In the spring and summer, the pedestrian village is alive with hikers, mountain bikers, golfers and people watchers. In the fall and winter, Whistler is a snowsport lover’s paradise. Access from Vancouver is the Sea-to-Sky HWY, which follows a lovely coastline for much of its length.

VANCOUVER is 115km and roughly 3.5 hours away when taking the stylish VtoV ferry. The ferry departs from Victoria’s harbour and takes you on a scenic cruise through BC’s beautiful Inside Passage. You can also opt to take a 30 minute scenic flight with Harbour Air*. Vancouver is described as an urban playground in the heart of nature. Stroll along the seawall in Vancouver’s spectacular Stanley Park, shop on Robson, or explore historic Gastown. You will catch a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean or the rainforest-covered Coast Mountains from almost anywhere in the city. It almost feels as if you can reach out and touch them! The list of activities that Vancouver has to offer seems endless and is worth researching.

PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK is 200km and roughly a 3.5 hour drive away. The majestic park on the West Coast of Vancouver Island consists of multiple sections. There’s famous Long Beach, Tofino – home to flawless beaches and a thriving surf culture, The West Coast Trail – an epic multi-day hike along what was once a rescue trail for shipwrecked sailors, and the broken group of islands- a kayakers paradise made up of more than 100 islands and islets. You will find families, thrill seekers and everyone in between enjoying the beach, Tacofino (a must!) and magnificent hiking through the old growth rainforest.