Photographing the Public Gardens of Vancouver... 2 DAYS, 2 GARDENS

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA July 18 & 19, 2015




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“Photographing the 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 critiques. 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/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 two of Vancouver's most stunning public gardens:

VanDusen Botanical Garden
Nitobe Memorial Garden

**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 pre-curser to successful image making
  • Learn the principles of “Clarity of Composition”
  • Learn to accurately, realistically, and/or artistically portray garden environments


Detailed Workshop Agenda:

Workshop Schedule

Saturday, July 18
10:00am – 11:15am Lecture and Discussion
11:30am – 12:45pm Lecture and Discussion
  1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break
  2:00pm – 5:00pm Hands On Garden Photography

Sunday, July 19
10:00am – 1:00 pm Hands On Garden Photography
  1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break
  2:00pm – 5:00pm Discussion & Constructive Evaluation of Images 

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




All levels of experience welcome!


Maximum 10 participants. 

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



To learn more and register click here.