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

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA     June 22 - 25, 2017 (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.


Special Guest Presenter:

As a special feature, Fine Art Flower and Garden Photographer, Jessica Timberlake will be with us over the workshop weekend to contribute her views on photography as well as providing valuable insight with respect to constructively evaluating images that will augment my teaching.

Jessica is an internationally recognized photographer and artist, with art featured in galleries, resorts and private collections worldwide, from San Diego to Manhattan, and as far reaching as Croatia and Montenegro.

Have a look at Jessica’s website to get a taste of her sought after talents.


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
  • Bloedel Conservatory 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 precursor to successful image making
  • Learn the principles of “Clarity of Composition”
  • Learn to accurately, realistically, and/or artistically portray garden environments



To learn more and register click here.