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Vancouver Photo Walks

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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia V6A2B2, Canada
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+1 604-318-1277
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Photowalks are the best way to see our beautiful city, learn and practice...

Photowalks are the best way to see our beautiful city, learn and practice the basics of photography, and get out of the automatic setting on your camera! In two hours, we cover exposure, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, composition and basic portraiture. You are guaranteed to have a ton of FUN! Lead by a professional photographer, you are given tools, and an opportunity to explore a scenic area (Stanley Park, Canada Place, Chinatown, Gastown, Strathcona and Granville Island) with your camera, and given small learning objectives. Introductory classes are offered during the day, and more intermediate low-light classes in the evening.

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Stanley Park Photo Walk - 08.22

Spent 2 hrs. in Stanley Park and had a fabulous time. I lucked out because I ended up being the only one that was there, besides the photo guide. Had great instructions that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Spent 2 hrs. in Stanley Park and had a fabulous time. I lucked out because I ended up being the only one that was there, besides the photo guide. Had great instructions that have helped me a lot since then. Learned that in order to get better you really have to spend time going out and taking pictures. The hardest... More 

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Suzanne R, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review of our photowalks! We are so happy that your photography passion has grown and improved after joining us. This is exactly why we try and run photowalks even when there is only one person registered. So worth it! More 

Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

I've been into photography for more than 10 years, and despite reading books, doing courses and practicing on my own, I really felt that I learned something quickly and useful about my latest camera doing just one PhotoWalk. A repeating experience? 100% sure! Note: Submitted pictures are just a glance of what I tried because we asked the instructor to... More 

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Suzanne R, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Ten years is a long time! We certainly try to give you as much information as possible in the two hour period, without overwhelming you. Hopefully the info sheet will help a little bit too, until we see you again! I really like your shallow depth of field shots, thank you for sharing! More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

I had a few hours on my hand before flying back to Shanghai and found good reviews on Vancouver Photowalks. Decided to sign up on a whim and had an amazing experience that combined photography with sight seeing and a bit of history of Vancouver. Suzanne our guide is an excellent teacher, she shared her tips and tricks on night... More 

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Suzanne R, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Hi, and thank you for the glowing review! Your images are gorgeous, and I'm so delighted you learned more in two hours than you did from reading the manual! I look forward to seeing you on your next visit, or when I make it to Shanghai. More 

Saskatoon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Attending a Vancouver Photowalk is an amazing experience. I was able to explore Granville Island, learn how to use my Canon Rebel XS and meet some incredible people along the way. The tour took place in the evening and it was great to experience outdoor photography in the dark. I had no idea what photo painting was until I attended... More 

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Suzanne R, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Hi there, and thank you for the review! Wow, I'm so happy that you learned so much about photography and your camera, and that you recommend us to people! We try to give you as much information as you can absorb :) We hope to see you again soon, next time you're in Vancouver. Thanks again! Suzanne More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

I was in Vancouver last week to take the train back to Ottawa on "The Canadian" across BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. I had purchased a camera for the trip and for taking pictures at sporting events. Moving from taking pictures with my cell phone and a compact point & shoot up to a much more sophisticated camera proved to... More 

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Suzanne R, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Hi Brian, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're delighted that you chose us to teach you how to use your new sophisticated camera, they can sure be a mystery. It's perfect when you have specific goals or challenges to overcome that our photography instructors can help with. Thank you, also, for uploading your images,... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

I have been on a few photowalks with Suzanne over the past couple of years, and they have all been fantastic! Most recently I booked a Gastown night photography tour. I had a lot of fun, and also learned a lot about night photography and long exposure! Suzanne is very knowledgeable and personalized her approach based on my skill level.... More 

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Suzanne R, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Hi Kate, Thanks for the review, and for showing us your gorgeous night photos! It has been a pleasure seeing you over the years, and watching your photography skills improve and creativity flourish! I love that the tips have helped, and look forward to seeing you again :) Suzanne More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

I booked four of their photo tours. Two with Ekaterina and two with Suzanne. All four tours were fantastic. I learned so much especially with regard to camera settings, composition, and night photography. Both instructors were informative and very personal. I would recommend these tours to newbies through to avid photographers. Looking forward to visiting Vancouver again and taking more... More 

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Suzanne R, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Hi John, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We love that you came on four photowalks and still look forward to coming on more! Thanks for mentioning that the tours are great for photographers of all levels, we certainly do our best! More 

Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

I spent a really nice couple of hours with Ekaterina along the sea wall. She showed me a few new things about my old camera and helped me with some techniques on using the settings. I learned a lot. I really appreciated my time with her. Vancouver Photo Walks actually changed their location for me to Stanley Park rather than... More 

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Suzanne R, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Hello, we're so glad that you were able to take advantage of the private class, and especially that you have been using what you learned to improve your photography overall! Thank you so much for the glowing review of Ekaterina, and your recommendation of the company. Much appreciated! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

We did Gastown with Ekatrina and it was a fun, learning time. The discovery of CRAB Park was a bonus. Learning lighting and angles and seeing through different eyes was another new way to see things. A must-do for anyone interested in creative photography.

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Suzanne R, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the review! We love showing people new places in the city! We're glad that you learned new creative photography techniques, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

I scoured online for an affordable introduction to photography class, and boy, was I glad that I stumbled upon Vancouver Photowalks! A great mix of theory and practical, Ekaterina taught us several new techniques and left us with some beautiful pictures to take home. As a new resident to the city and newbie to photography, I feel equipped to take... More 

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Suzanne R, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for the lovely review! We love offering affordable semi-private classes for locals and visitors. Thank you for uploading your gorgeous photos, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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With the recent exodus of massive new building projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas; is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before. Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking, Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes diners to the table. More that that, it has a hip experimental vibe to it, with trendy pop-ups and catchall market shops. The biggest of Canada's Chinatowns, it is also home to an expansive Chinese garden whose manicured grounds inspire and delight, its ponds and pagodas drawing walkers in for an stroll. Take in the red streetlights, the playful awnings, and the upbeat air that suffuse this area.
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