How I can help YOU become a better photographer

Private Lessons

One of the way most efficient ways to learn photography is with a private lesson.  Often clients return and book 3-4 lesson over the course of 1-2 months.  Private lessons are completely customized to meet your specific needs. What I do best is meet people where they are in their own photographic journey.  I help you become the best photographer possible by focusing specifically on your needs.

Popular topics include (but not limited to):

- technical execution

- composition

- long exposure photography

- wildlife photography

- gear considerations

Cost is $90 per hour with 1-2 hours for each booking the most popular.  Private small group lessons are welcome.  Please email if you have any questions or would like to book a time.

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Mentorship Program

Thank you for considering a "Mentorship" program to guide you through your photographic journey.  A Mentorship program is designed to help YOU succeed in the world of nature photography.  Each Mentorship arrangement (I only take three students at a given time) is customized to meet you particular needs.  Each and every one of us comes from a different knowledge level, as well as, where we want to be in a certain time period (goal setting).

A general "Mentorship" program would look like the following (subject to customizing):

- 2 x 1 hour ZOOM calls per week (1 every other week) which includes post processing along with other topics.

- 2 x 1.5 hour in field sessions (1 every other week).  This could also be divided into 3 x 1 hour sessions too.  Field sessions pertain to your specific areas of interest within landscape and/or wildlife photography.

- between the sessions (both online and field) assignments are provided.

Topics during the Mentorship program include the following (but not limited to):

- How to see in Nature

- Composition (allowing the composition to find you)

- Technical guidance on how to use your camera and gear

- Area of photography include: long exposures, seascapes, forestscapes, nightscapes, macro, focus stacking, and WILDLIFE  

- Gear purchases / recommendations (use my 15 years experience to your advantage and save a lot of money)

Cost: $500 cdn per month

(includes my periodic driving to Victoria)

Note, this Mentorship is designed for the long term and with your success in mind.  Most mentoring programs last 6-12 months.  I require a one month commitment at a time, with each month paid in advance.  If for some reason I cannot provide the service due to illness or injury, full refund is available.  Otherwise, no refunds.

eBooks on the Art of Photography

Thank you for visiting my web site.  In this section you will find information directing you to my various "Learning" resources.  Below includes information on my upcoming eBook, "Location Planning & Scouting for Photographers". 

Check back soon for new eBooks and online learning updates!

Location Planning & Scouting for Photographers: An eBook Guide

(How to find the perfect shot)

Available today on and

(click on the above live links to place your order)

Release date: April 24, 2020

If you prefer to order an eBook directly from myself, please proceed to the PayPal checkout below to place your order.  Once paid, I will email your eBook PDF copy within 24-48 hours.


Introduction and Table of Contents for above eBook

  • PowerPoint Presentation
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"Long Exposure Photography: The Art of Seeing what you can't See" eBook Guide

Coming June/July 2020

Victoria & Vancouver Island Nature Photography Meet Up Group: Schedule

Next in person Meet Ups

Summer 2020


“Dave Hutchison is a very approachable guy, which I personally appreciate quite a lot!  He is knowledgeable about a great many aspects to do with photography.  During his recent virtual workshop on editing vs. fixing images he was patient and detailed with explanations.  I will sign up for more sessions when available.”

Dianna-Lynn, Victoria, BC

"Dave is a wealth or knowledge in photography and editing.  He explains things clearly and demonstrates well.    Highly recommend!!!"

Corinne, Victoria, BC

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