Explore Vancouver while taking a 2-hour lesson in digital photography. Learn and improve your skills in a short, customized lesson geared specifically to you. Small class sizes and walks through popular areas make photowalks fun for everyone.
What to Expect
The photowalk begins with a brief chat so your guide can determine the group's skill levels. You'll then receive a detailed overview of what will be covered throughout the lesson. The first part of the lesson teaches you about the three main components of photography that ensure you get the right exposure for your pictures - ISO, shutter speed and aperture. There will then be time to familiarise yourself with those settings by practising their adjustment.
It's then time to start walking through Vancouver and practising what you've just learned. There will be lots of chances to improve your skills as we encounter different situations along the way. The class is structured in such a way that all the main styles of photography are covered. We'll discuss portraits, landscapes, composition, sports, panning and depth of field. Additional topics that can come up are white balance, selective focus and light metering.
The classes are designed so that beginners and intermediate can learn at their own pace. Having said that, the photowalks are geared more towards beginners, but are certainly enjoyable for anyone with a passion for photography. There are plenty of opportunities to both learn new things and sharpen your existing skills.
- Photography fact sheet and reference guide
- Free photography gift for each private photowalk booked
What's Not Included
- All other photography equipment*
- Cameras and tripods are available for rent with advanced notice)
Know Before You Go
Group photowalks run with a minimum of three people. Private photowalks can be booked for anywhere between 1-3 people.
Dress according to the weather as we tend to spend most of the two hours outside. For the evening walks please bring a tripod. For all walks, make sure your batteries are fully charged or that you have a spare, and that your memory cards have sufficient room on them to shoot. If you aren't that familiar with your camera, consider bringing a manual in case we need to make adjustments while on the walk.
If you're lucky enough to have many lenses, you are welcome to bring what you please. Most people have kit lenses and these are fine. Many people enquire as to which lens they should bring, the usual answer is as many as you feel like carrying. My recommended lens is an 18-200 (if you haven't bought your camera yet) due to the range in focal lengths it provides.
Already got photography skills? Take a night photowalk in Gastown or Granville Street. Tripod required!