Photography Workshops

Photography Workshops and Tours

Rolf Hicker offers now private, custom built photo tours / photography workshops on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Join award winning, internationally renowned wildlife and nature photographer, Rolf Hicker on his photo tours, and you'll experience a whole new world that's just waiting to be discovered. Although a camera is not a necessity on these tours, it is recommended, as we actively explore the wonderful landscapes, and varied wildlife that constantly surrounds you.

Nothing compares to local knowledge!
Having travelled extensively to all the destinations where our workshops are conducted, Rolf has a wealth of local knowledge for each location. You will find our photo tours are both informative, and entertaining.

You will gain valuable knowledge by photographing in the field, developing then expressing your own creativity. We will also cover topics including exposure, depth of field, and composition.

humpback whale tail picture Rolf has had over 20 years experience, capturing dramatic images of landscapes and wildlife, and will be on hand to offer his expertise, guidance, and invaluable photography tips where needed.
The workshops are operated in a fairly relaxed manner and run according to each participants ability, and learning styles.

With the emergence of digital photography, Rolf is also well adept in the processing, management, storage, and workflow issues when dealing with digital files.

At this stage we offer photography workshops in New Zealand, Canada, Alaska, Germany, France, Spain and in the Czech Republic.

northern lights pictures Kiwiana - New Zealand:
On this 17 day organized photo tour, we will circumnavigate the South Island of New Zealand. Our mission .. is to photograph stunning scenic vistas, rugged coastlines, and discover this land of diverse cultures, and artistic landscapes. Join us on a trip down-under to Aotearoa - land of the long white cloud.

Sunset, Wildlife and Islands
A 4-5 hour workshop, putting you in the action for a fabulous sunset shot with naturally beautiful landscape and wildlife as the backdrop. In the late afternoon other tours are returning from their day out, leaving the waters peaceful, and more or less to ourselves.

West Coast Discovery:
With so much to see and do on Northern Vancouver Island, this photography workshop allows you to maximize your experience by combining a full day of photography with the splendid sights of the west coast. You will travel from lush rainforest, past inland lakes to pebbly beaches. Most often we pass a wide variety of wildlife along the way, and black bears are seen on almost every trip.

Hidden Secrets:
Allow us to take you where no photographer has been before. Port McNeill is fringed by old lush rainforests and the sparkling waters of the Broughton Strait. Over the years Rolf has discovered many of this area's nearby hidden secrets and the photo opportunities abound with different techniques put to use.

North Island Explorer:
This 3 day tour combines our 3 popular Northern Vancouver Island tours - namely Sunset, Wildlife and Islands, West Coast Discovery, and Hidden Secrets. This informative and packed tour will show you the best of what's on offer in this stunning scenic region.

Aurora Borealis - Alaska's Brooks Range:
During this 8 day tour you will be stunned by the magnificient arctic scenery and wildlife of the Brooks Range of Alaska. Evenings will be spent photographing the mystical veils of dancing lights known as the aurora borealis. The days will be spent scouting locations and photographing the incredible scenery of this arctic wonderland.

Footsteps of Vikings - Newfoundland & Labrador:
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Aurora Borealis Gold Rush from Dawson City:
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Bald Eagles of Brackendale:
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Customized Tours:
We are also able to provide customized tours. Please contact us for details