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Grizzly Bear Workshop

  • Grizzly Bear, Black Bears, Eagles and Orcas Workshop
  • Classic Series
  • Location: Knight's Inlet BC Canada.
  • Timeframe: September 1st- 7th 2018
  • Instructor: Brian Riddell
  • Maximum 6 people group
  • Price: $5700.00 CAD
  1. This is the trip of a lifetime to get as close as safely possible to wild grizzly bears without disturbing them in their natural environment. We photograph them in a beautiful remote location as these predators feed on salmon as they interact with each other in the river. And as they stare into you telephoto lens. In fall season as they prepare for winter their bellies are full of food and their coats are getting thick for the winter season (which is the safest time to view them). It is a great time to shoot them (photographically) because the this time of year the sun is fairly low in the sky which provides stunning low angled light. You will be shooting from a boat and land on the river with the fall colours providing a unbelievable background. The lodge/hotel we use is right on the river in the heart of grizzly territory. This workshop requires low to moderate level of physical fitness is required for our tours.

  2. This includes the ability to walk distances of approximately 200 meters on uneven ground such as a shoreline. This may include rocky, slippery and or muddy sections depending on tide level. If you have any concerns please contact us for a more detailed discussion of your situation.

  3. Itinerary

  4. We start each day with a group reception on each location and you will be given an orientation presentation on the area. We will also show you examples of the kind of photographic situations that you will be in, but also make some suggestions on how you should approach these situations and capture great results.

  5. Sept.1st 2018 Fly into Vancouver Canada then take connecting flight to Campbell River where we meet up. Our tour will then transfer by van up to our destination in Knight's Inlet. We will be staying a river-side hotel with all the comforts of home.

  6. Sept. 2nd to 6th 2018 We spend four days shooting grizzlies, black bears, eagles, orca and a vary of wildlife as well as pristine landscapes and fall colours.

  7. Sept.7th 2018 We return to Campbell River by van for our home flights

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  9. A typical day will look like this: Early breakfast and out on the river by 830am, when the light comes out. Drift and photograph for approximately three hours, then head back for lunch. A break to focus of post processing and some Adobe Photoshop instruction.Back out on the river at around 330pm and shoot until dusk.

  10. Return to the lodge for dinner and get ready for the next day!

  11. Deposit: $1000.00 CAD and the balance due 90 days before the trip starts.

    Our itineraries are designed to take advantage of the best light and the best photographic opportunities. Participants should allow for flexibility due to changes in weather, traffic, local governmental policy changes, cultural events, or other logistical arrangements deemed necessary.

    Includes:

  12. All lodging (Accommodation is two to a room-single supplement is available) photographic guidance and critiques , all breakfasts, welcome and farewell dinner, transportation from the airport to your hotel and return to the airport.

    Not Included:

  13. International transportation to and from the meeting location, alcoholic beverages, tips and anything not listed in Includes: (above).

  14. Send us a email with any questions.

© Brian Riddell 2017