Outdoor Photography Workshop

“The Kumsheen Rafting Resort is one of the most beautiful places in all of British Columbia…”
– Samantha Iverson

The Kumsheen Photography Workshop provides a productive and exciting environment to enhance your outdoor photography skills.

This workshop will give you the opportunity to try new techniques, learn from the expertise of skilled photographers, and share ideas with fellow students who have similar backgrounds and interests.

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“The resort itself is the perfect compliment to the river raft adventure. With a poolside bar and hot tub, the amenities provide a great atmosphere for unwinding after a day of paddling the river. The tent rooms provide a soft bed to rest while staying true to the natural feel of the Kumsheen experience.”
– John Pigeon, Vancouver 24 Hours Magazine

  • The unique, exhilarating experience of travelling down a breathtaking river by raft while honing outdoor photography skills is energizing and stimulating; learning from the best photographers in the country is a distinct bonus.

    In a small group, you will disembark at designated locations with your instructor, set up your photography equipment, and capture the moment. Your subject may be a plant, a canyon, an abandoned church, a gnarly tree, a bird’s nest, or a fellow student. The object is to grasp and capture the details of your outdoor surroundings, while enjoying every minute of the experience.

    Each evening, back at the Kumsheen Resort, your instructors will provide compliments and critiques of your images and evaluate your progress. The key is for you to acquire a new understanding of how to view your environment.

    Then, after two days of floating the Thompson River, capturing interesting features along the way, you are ready for a third day that is devoted to the Kumsheen Rafting Resort. For a day, you learn more theories and apply them at the resort.

    The stunning Resort, with the Thompson River’s White Canyon as backdrop, provides another perfect setting for your perfect photos. From the first day to the last, you’ll discover that learning and your enjoyment are always our top priorities.

    Click here to view a slideshow taken of a workshop in Mid May, 2012 between Ashcroft and Lytton.


    Don MacGregor: Don has been a professional photographer for over 40 years and has gained countless awards and recognitions from the Professional Photographers Assn of Canada and America. A Master Craftsman in both organizations, Don devotes a significant amount of time lecturing and teaching photographic workshops. Don is also a member of Cameracraftsman of America (only 40 members worldwide). www.macgregorstudios.com


    July 17-19, 2015


    3 Dinners
    2 Lunches
    2 Breakfasts

    2 nights Teepee or Canvas Cabin Accommodation

    Two Days Power Rafting, Ashcroft to Lytton

    Expert Instruction
    2 full Days & 2 evening lectures, instruction, demonstrations & critiques

    British Columbia’s Majestic Thompson River

    A personalized, signed copy of Bernie Fandrich’s (Kumsheen’s founder) talked about book featuring the Thompson.

    All Inclusive Package Cost

    $695 per person, double occupancy (single, triple and quad occupancy also available – ask for pricing).

    SAVE!: Bring your RV and save $106 per person


    Click Here for a detailed itinerary of the Outdoor Photography Workshop.

    Slideshow. Click here to view a slideshow of the river between Ashcroft and Lytton.

    Outdoor Photography Tips

    1. Light is everything.

    2. Look for details at your feet.

    3. Use a (mini) tripod.

    4. Don’t be afraid of the “Program” setting.

    5. Use people in landscape photos to get a sense of scale.

    6. Take your time.

    7. Pay attention to your surroundings.

    8. Your feet make the best zoom.

    9. Less is more.


With an impeccable safety record and over 200,000 satisfied visitors, making your way to the Kumsheen Resort could be one of the easiest decisions to make, but leaving could very well be the hardest.
‒ John Pigeon. Vancouver 24 Hours Magazine