Exploring And Improving My Photography Skills With Vancouver Photowalks

Gastown Long Exposure

Vancouver bound and love photography? Try out Vancouver Photowalks!

During a past trip to Vancouver, I took a “tour” with Vancouver Photowalks. It’s not your typical tour where a guide takes you around the city and shows you popular sites. Vancouver Photowalks is a cross between a walking tour and an outdoor photography class.

*Updated April 2019


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To be honest it has been a while since I’ve dusted off my DSLR. Night photography is not my forte at all and I have been wanting to improve my photography skills. Learning how to take long exposure photos and shoot light trails is something I have been interested in. This tour with Vancouver Photowalks was a perfect opportunity to combine all.

One evening, Suzanne, the owner and one of the guides of Vancouver Photowalks, another student, and I met up at Canada Place. Suzanne doesn’t pack the classes so that people can get a bit more one on one time and personal instruction. We took some photos there and then waited for the sky to darken more (oh those long nights in the north!!). Then we made our way towards Gastown. Altogether we shot at three places. Not only was it fun but I was reminded how much fun shooting with a DSLR is.

Some Pictures From My Vancouver Photowalk Tour


Shooting at Canada Place

Vancouver Photowalks

Vancouver Convention Centre At Night

Light Painting /Long Exposure

Writing My Name With Light or Light Painting (Suzanne light painted, I shot)

Gastown Long Exposure

Gastown Long Exposure Shot

Gastown Long Exposure

Black & White Gastown Long Exposure

Gastown Long Exposure - Vancouver Photowalks

Long Exposure on Water Street in Gastown

The photo walk and class was really fun and I would definitely take more classes in the future. There is always room to improve skills and if photography is something you’re interested in, I highly recommend one of these workshops. Not only have I learned some new skills, but I also have awesome looking souvenirs from my last visit to Vancouver.


Exploring Vancouver With Vancouver Photowalks

**Disclaimer: Many thanks to Vancouver Photowalks for the complimentary tour. As always opinions stated are my own.**

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