Garden Photo

Photographing the Public Gardens of Vancouver... 4 Days, 4 Gardens

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA     June 6 - 9, 2019 (Thursday–Sunday)



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“Photographing the Public Gardens of Vancouver” is a hands-on workshop designed to elevate the quality of your photography through a unique combination of lectures/discussions, field photography and constructive image evaluations.

Whether you are interested in recording and documenting gardens, or creatively interpreting garden environments through photography, you will increase your knowledge and understanding of image making.

While a very basic knowledge of photography along with a working knowledge of your camera is desirable, any camera and lens combination will work.

Who is this course for? Why should you take it? Who can benefit from taking this course? Anyone who wants to learn the basics such as composition, natural lighting and to get out and photograph with an Instructor will benefit from this course.


Photograph in four of Vancouver's most stunning public gardens:

  • VanDusen Botanical Garden

  • Nitobe Memorial Garden

  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

  • To be determined

**Students are responsible for any Garden Entrance Fees (approximately $8-$13)


How will participants learn?

  • Learn to apply the “principles” of photographing designed and constructed outdoor environments

  • Learn to recognize the importance of the quality, direction and reflection of natural light

  • Explore the basic compositional elements of distance, perspective and scale

  • Appreciate “Pre-Visualization” as a precursor to successful image making

  • Learn the principles of “Clarity of Composition”

  • Learn to accurately, realistically, and/or artistically portray garden environments


This Workshop will be held at:

The Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2P6, Canada

If you'd like to stay at the hotel the workshop is being held at, for a possible reduction in the standard room rate, you can call or email the manager, Chantelle, and mention your participation in the “Photography Workshop” lead by Rick Hulbert. Phone Number: 604 681-9321; email:


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