About Dave - davehutchison

About Dave


Dave provided us great service by clearly understanding our requirements, by providing quality images and by delivering a finished product in a timely way. Dave scheduled the helicopter around the weather windows to take the best possible photographs for a facility our size. He even handily mounted several large printed images throughout our office too. I would recommend Dave Hutchison to anyone considering his photography.


Greg Dickinson, Bcom

President, Van Isle Marina

About myself

I love to share my passion for nature photography with everyone around me in a simple, easy to understand manner.  I have been a professional photographer for 13 years (full time the last 2 years) and just as excited about nature photography today as when I first went to Yellowstone National Park in 2005.  I travel extensively throughout North America and recently spent 2 weeks in Italy scouting for future workshop locations.  I divide my  photographic time between wildlife and landscapes and enjoy the diversity they both provide.

I was born and raised in Ontario with a B.A. Hons from Brock University in St Catharines.  I  moved to Vancouver in 1993 and relocated to Vancouver Island in 2002.  I currently live with my 12 year old daughter in Sidney on Vancouver Island.  I consider myself fortunate to have ventured into places that many others don’t visit.  The Great Bear Rainforest in the North Central Coast of BC has called me back repeatedly with the lure of Grizzly and Spirit Bears. Images from these trips have been published in over 20 calendars, books, thousands of art cards, Tourism Victoria Guide, Northern BC Travel Guide, Westworld Magazine, Canadian Wildlife Magazine, Canadian Geographic Magazine, and more.  I have also photographed other species including whales, wolves, birds, as well as, landscapes and seascapes from all over Norther America and this year Europe.

I also offer popular private instruction and guiding services to individuals and small groups around Vancouver Island.  I also lead workshops in Port Renfrew, Tofino, Colorado, and the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary (Provincial Park in Northern BC home to 50-60 Grizzly bears) with my long time friend Shane McDermott.  I also plan to offer workshops in Italy for 2020.

Accepted Images into the 2018 PPOC National Image Salon Competition

Most recently, I had two images (of four) accepted into the PPOC National Images Salon (competition).  I also received my second PPOC Accreditation in Scenic / Pictoral Photography from PPOC in February 2018.   

Image Quest Photo Tours

I currently offer 3-6 days workshops in Port Renfrew, Tofino, Colorado (fall colors), and the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary (Provincial Park in Northern BC home to 50-60 Grizzly bears) with my long time friend Shane McDermott.  Check the Image Quest Photo Tours link above for new dates (Italy 2020) and details.

Professional Affliations

Accredited in Nature and Scenic/Pictoral Photography with PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada)

MPIO (Master Photographers International Organization) - Prestige Awards in Open Challenge 2017

NANPA Member (North American Nature Photography Association)

Nature Photographers Network Member (naturephotographers.net)

Nikon Professional Services Member (NPS)

Client list

AllCanada Photos, BC Ferries, BCAA, Tourism Victoria, Sooke to Port Renfrew Travel Guide, Brown Trout Calendars, Van Isle Marina, United Engineering Ltd., BC Women & Children’s Hospital, Investors Group, Edward Jones, National Bank Financial, University of Victoria, etc.

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