Photography Lessons with Professional Wildlife Photographer - ongoing

1-on-1 local photography lessons with professional photographer Sam Rose Phillips. The length and subject matter will be fit to your training level, age, and area of focus. Learn technical, composition, editing, and storytelling techniques!




Sam Rose Phillips


Sam Rose Phillips




Whether you're a beginner to photography and cameras, or someone who's looking to deepen their practice and learn how to take compelling photos rich with story and impact, Sam will work with you to customize your learning journey to suit your interests.

Together, you will look closely at camera basics, how to shoot in manual mode, composition, editing, storytelling, ethics and more! Sam has over 10 years of experience working in landscape, wildlife, and portrait photography so you can focus on one style or explore them all.

Schedule Sam for one-time outings or recurring sessions. With these 1-on-1 private photography lessons, you'll move with your learning pace. Sam is also more than happy to instruct small groups with up to 4 students, or even lead one or two day workshops with larger groups.

Ethical storytelling is inextricable from her approach to teaching and interacting with photography. Together, you'll discuss tangible ways to take photos that leave people and places better than how you found them.

Sam's passion, calling, and career are centred around how to make images that people will never forget. Whether this is of a landscape, a wild animal, or a loved one that you care about, you'll walk away from lessons with Sam feeling excited and equipped to take truly memorable photos.

Sam Rose Phillips has been living and documenting conservation projects on the west coast of the island, in Nuu-chah-nulth territory, since 2016. She has hosted photography workshops with individuals, small groups, the Royal BC Museum, primary school classes, and was a filmmaking mentor with youth from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations.


Ages 11+

Course fee:

$150 / per person for 1.5 hours* with discounts for group sessions

How to register:

Call or email Sam to sign up!