VANCOUVER
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
Esther Street - 12pm - 3 Hours
Emanuel Gales
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$84      
Technical Troubleshooting - Help Operating Your Photography Equipment

Technical Troubleshooting - Help Operating Your Photography Equipment

Saturday 11 May
Mill Plain Boulevard - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Emanuel Gales
Struggling to master your camera? Join us for an enlightening meetup that can help solve your problems. Cameras, even those from the same brand, can have wide differences. However, our meetup features a seasoned photographer with an uncanny knack to figure out and articulate the workings of any camera, even without prior exposure. When you couple the wisdom of an experienced photographer with the power of the internet in the cosy ambience of a local cafe, you've got yourself an unrivalled opportunity to troubleshoot and conquer your camera woes.
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$43      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 25 May
Waterfront Way - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Emanuel Gales
Immerse yourself in a leisurely journey of exploration and creativity as we stroll through a medley of picturesque settings perfect for every shutterbug. Expand your photographic horizons beyond your imagination, taking in everything from vibrant street scenes to serene seascapes, striking architectural vistas to unique abstract perspectives. Embark on this calming, yet exciting adventure with your camera, as you enhance your photographic skills and capture the beauty around you in new and intriguing ways.
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$43      

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 08 June
Esther Street - 1pm - 2 Hours
Emanuel Gales
Unlock the Secrets of Powerful Photography Composition

Delve into the art of composition and elevate your photographic skill set with our comprehensive course. Whether you are a beginner, a seasoned amateur or a professional photographer, this interactive workshop is designed to enhance your visual storytelling.

Discover the nuanced techniques that can transform your images from ordinary to extraordinary. Our expert instructor will guide you through the essential principles that structure a compelling photograph. We will explore a variety of composition rules, each of which serves as a vital tool in your creative arsenal.

Throughout the course, you'll learn how to effectively harness the power of:

1) The Rule of Thirds – Achieve balance and intrigue
2) Shapes – Use geometry to your advantage
3) Negative Space – Create positive impact
4) Lines – Direct the viewer's eye
5) Symmetry and Patterns – Find order in chaos
6) Points – Develop focal interest
7) Color – Convey emotion and atmosphere
8) Tone – Utilize shades for mood
9) Distance – Craft depth and perspective
10) Balance – Attain visual harmony

Join us on a journey to refine your perception and capture the scenes before you with new insight. Building on these foundational elements, you will develop the ability to produce striking images that resonate with viewers.

Embark on this transformative photographic experience and witness the evolution of your craft. Secure your spot and redefine your perspective through the lens.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Esther Street - 12pm - 3 Hours
Emanuel Gales
Take the first step towards mastering your camera and stepping away from automatic exposure. Absorb the knowledge of seasoned photographers, as they demystify the technicalities of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and their impact on your exposure. Test your understanding in real-time with a hands-on session led by a professional photographer. Discover the power of your camera; gear up for an enriching photography journey.
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$84      

Nearby Photography Groups

Composition in Photography Class

Composition in Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
Kingston Ave - 10am - 3 Hours
Portland Photography Group
Bill Dutkovic
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
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$92       5 places left

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 04 May
Sellwood - Moreland - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Portland Crochet Group
Brielle Hohne
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
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$75      
Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Saturday 11 May
Market to Harrison St - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
Portland Art Group
Kenny Bruschke
Unlock the artist within and delve into the world of drawing with our expertly-curated workshop, designed to provide foundational skills that will enable you to craft stunning visual expressions. Let seasoned artists lead your journey through key concepts such as perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

Enhance your artistic vocabulary as you experiment with diverse mark-making techniques, turning a blank canvas into a playground of creativity. This course is the ideal starting point for aspiring artists, offering a supportive environment where beginners can flourish. Join us and embark on a transformative adventure that will demystify the art of drawing, allowing your imagination to soar on paper.
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$47      
ABOUT VANCOUVER
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Vancouver.

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Vancouver Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Emanual is great, very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient!
    5/5
    Toni
    2023-12-17
    I am a beginner and Emmanuel helped me understand the relationship between shutter speed, aperature and ISO. We practiced taking photos and adjusting settings manually. Emmanuel is very knowledgeable and teaches concepts so they are easy to understand.
    5/5
    Robin
    2023-12-04
    Emanual is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about photography
    5/5
    Toni
    2023-12-04

    Good job
    5/5
    Shaan
    2023-08-28
    Everything very well I learned new settings for my camera the instructor is very attentive and friendly excellent experience
    5/5
    Eduardo
    2023-07-23
    Excellent class Emanuel was friendly and full of great information and very helpful
    5/5
    Ivan
    2023-05-14

    Extremely helpful
    5/5
    Kristin
    2023-04-30
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Emanuel Gales
    Emanuel Gales is a photographer, filmmaker, and creative storyteller serving the Pacific Northwest out of Vancouver, WA. With 16 years of experience in photography and 10 years of practicing video production Emanuel is a master in using audio-visual media to communicate and enrich through engaging storytelling. He holds a bachelor's degree in Cinema and Media Communication from George Fox University, where he graduated with honors magna cum laude.

    Emanuel Gales is available for private bookings

    Available any time except Sundays, Monday evenings, and Thursday evenings.

    PHOTOS
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

    Credit: David B Komsak
    Facebook: David Komsak

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-03-30
    Title or Location: Elizabeth Marie Collective in Battle Ground, WA
    Preparing to be a grandma has been such fun! One exciting event was the baby shower for my daughter. Family and friends gathered to share the upcoming joy and I had such fun capturing it.
    Credit: Laura Zahm
    Facebook: Through Laura?s Lens
    Instagram: Throughlauraslens9
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-03-29
    Title or Location: Vancouver, WShington
    Impressed by the size of the margaritas served up at Vancouver?s Margarita Factory, I approached this anonymous sipper to ask permission for this audacious stranger to take his picture! He gleefully agreed!Shot with an iPhone 11 Pro Max, and edited and converted to black and white in app.
    Credit: Gail Romaine

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-03-28
    Title or Location: Cape Mears, Oregon Coast
    It was a perfectly moody day on the Oregon Coast. I was able to snap this photo in between the intermittent rain showers that the coast is so well known for. The photo captures the essence of the Oregon Coast, green trees, moody skies and beautiful coastline. Sony A7R IV, Sigma 24-70mm Fw.8 DG DN Art lensISO 200, 1/400 second, f/10, 47mm focal length
    Credit: Robin Thomas
    Facebook: Robin Grable Thomas
    Instagram: hikergirlwa

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-03-24
    Title or Location: Texas Falls is near Rochester Falls in Vermont
    I lived in Texas when this photo was taken in about 2002. I was on a photography workshop in Vermont in October and thought the group was messing with me when they told me it was called Texas Falls. It hangs in my home as a 30x40 inch print.
    Credit: Gary Conrad
    Facebook: PDXHornedfrog
    Instagram: PDXHornedfrog
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-03-22
    Title or Location: Our home, Victoria, B. C.
    I've just spent all day at the Groomers and I'm weak with hunger! Mommy, would you please, fill up my bowl??!!
    Credit: Sandy Renaud
    Facebook: Sandy Renaud
    Instagram: Sandy.Renaud

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Coralville Reservoir
    It was taken with a Nikon D7100, set on a 15 second exposure.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Gerroa, seven mile beach national park
    Thank you for the consideration.Background to this photo.A couple of years ago on our local community page I saw a photo of a tree covered in bioluminescent fungi saying it was found in Gerroa, 5 minutes drive from me. Wow how amazing, so I set out to find it and photography it too. Since then I developed an interest in fungi and look forward to Autumn when there is plenty about. To enable me to photograph ghost fungi ( omphalotus nidiformis) I go for a bush walk during the day mostly
    Credit: Helen Dark
    Instagram: helendark12
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Canyonland National Park
    Mesa Arch is about a 25 minute walk from the parking lot in Canyonland National Park. At night, it's the darkest sky I've ever seen. This photo represents 20 stacked images of the Milky Way combined together in Starry Landscape Stacker. The result required the scene to be slightly brightened in post to bring out the foreground.
    Credit: Larry Kraus
    Facebook: Larry Kraus
    Instagram: lkraus01

    Wigan Photography Group
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Yarrow valley

    Credit: Ste Freeman
    Instagram: ste_freeman
    Newark Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: The Baltimore Inner Harbor
    Baltimore Harbor, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a historic seaport and a major center for shipping and industry. The harbor is part of the larger Patapsco River and serves as a prominent cultural and economic area within the city. It includes several neighborhoods like Inner Harbor, which is renowned for its restored historic ships, museums, and waterfront attractions such as the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.The Inner Harbor area has been developed extensively since the 1
    Credit: Louis Nesbitt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louis.nesbitt.14
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nesbytel/
    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: Northern Utah
    Canon R5 , Canon RF 100-500 4.5-7.1 L IS USM. .
    Credit: Thomas Boden
    Instagram: thomas.boden.75

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