VANCOUVER
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 02 March
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       5 places left
Technical Troubleshooting - Help Operating Your Photography Equipment

Technical Troubleshooting - Help Operating Your Photography Equipment

Saturday 09 March
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 16 March
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 30 March
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 06 April
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       5 places left
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Mill Plain Boulevard - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Emanuel Gales
Delve into the intricate world of macro photography, where the minute details of life are magnified into stunning visuals. Engage with a form of art that brings the delicate beauty of flowers and the fascinating intricacies of small insects into a perspective that typically escapes the naked eye.

Our session commences at a time carefully selected for peak insect activity, providing you with an opportunity to uncover and immortalize the breath-taking scenes that occur in the hidden realms of the natural world. Prepare yourself for an explorative journey and the chance to capture the essence of life's smaller wonders in photographic form.
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$43      

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 20 April
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.
book now
$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 02 March
SE 60th Ave, & SE Salmon St - 1pm - 3 Hours
Portland Photography Group
Sydney Maykenna
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      
Creative Portraits

Creative Portraits

Sunday 03 March
N Philadelphia Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Portland Photography Group
Sydney Maykenna
Unlock your creative potential with our Creative Portraits event. You'll have the chance to model and learn innovative photography concepts using various lighting setups and composition techniques. A fun and interactive way to improve you technical skills and expand your photography repertoire, suitable for all levels. suitable for all levels.

It is a fun, relaxed activity for both indivudals or groups, where you will have the opportunity to take your own self-portrait and participate in this event with your friends,, where you can take fun photos while exploring new ideas for portrait photography.
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$43      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
SE 60th Ave, & SE Salmon St - 4pm - 2 Hours
Portland Photography Group
Sydney Maykenna
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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$43      

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Sunday 10 March
N Philadelphia Avenue - 10am - 3 Hours
Portland Photography Group
Sydney Maykenna
Unlock the full potential of your camera by mastering the art of shooting in Manual Mode. Our tailored class is designed to transition you seamlessly from relying on Auto to taking complete creative control with Manual settings. Elevate your skills and confidence as you explore the critical functions of your camera and delve into the core principles of the exposure triangle, including Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO. Whether you're an amateur photographer or looking to refine your expertise, this session is your key to capturing images with precision and intent.
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$84       3 places left
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 23 March
N Kerby Ave - 9am - 2 Hours
Portland Photography Group
Sydney Maykenna
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
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$43      
Creative Portraits Class

Creative Portraits Class

Sunday 07 April
SE Oak Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Portland Photography Group
Sydney Maykenna
Unlock your creative potential through our Creative Portraits event. Guided by experienced photographer, you'll have the chance to model and learn innovative photography concepts using various lighting setups and composition techniques. Craft striking portraits at a public location of your choice. A fun and interactive way to improve you technical skills and expand your photography repertoire, suitable for all levels. suitable for all levels.

It is a fun, relaxed activity for both indivudals or groups, where you will have the opportunity to take your own self-portrait and participate in this event with your friends, where you can take fun photos while exploring new ideas for portrait photography.
book now
$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
N Kerby Ave - 1pm - 3 Hours
Portland Photography Group
Sydney Maykenna
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      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Sunday 21 April
SE 60th Ave, & SE Salmon St - 10am - 3 Hours
Portland Photography Group
Sydney Maykenna
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$84      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Market to Harrison St - 1pm - 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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$43      
Nature Sketching Meetup

Nature Sketching Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Market to Harrison St - 1pm - 2 Hours
Portland Art Group
Kenny Bruschke
Join us for a nature sketching meetup tailored for pen enthusiasts, particularly those who favor fountain pens or calligraphic pens. Explore the beauty of the natural world, from the earth and sky to trees, mountains, and water, through the expressive medium of pen art.

Discover the art of perspective drawing with a pen, capturing the breathtaking landscapes that surround you. Receive constructive feedback to enhance your skills, explore innovative techniques for inspiration, and immerse yourself in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your artistic abilities while enjoying the serene beauty of nature.
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$43      
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.
    PHOTOS
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Broadway and Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC
    Living On the Edge Photo ProjectI photographed the individuals who reside on the streets of downtown Vancouver, Canada. I would then return to my subjects with a print of their image. It's amazing to see their eyes light up when they recognize someone from their particular community. As the flip through my prints they often point to photos and turn to me, saying, "Hey, I know him,".All of the photos I'm giving away are B&W (full-color) prints from a local lab. I spend hours walking down
    Credit: Bob Garlick
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151969880306402&type=3
    Instagram: @garlickphoto

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-02-18
    Title or Location: Vancouver, WA
    I returned home from a trip to Texas to find our little part of the world was frozen. I spent lots of time in my yard capturing the beauty of the ice in nature. I loved focusing on the beauty even though I knew how destructive and dangerous it was.
    Credit: Laura Zahm
    Facebook: Laura Newman Zahm.
    Instagram: Laurazahmphotography
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-02-14
    Title or Location: Ackley Park
    A big sister very excited for her new little sister to be
    Credit: Sarah Beals
    Facebook: Fox & Ivy Images
    Instagram: Foxandivyimages

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-02-12
    Title or Location: Photo taken at Waterfront park Vancouver Wa
    Walking around the place I saw this scene of a couple taking photos and this is what I got... Candid photo.
    Credit: Fernando Cisneros

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-02-12
    Title or Location: Photo taken at Waterfront Park Vancouver Wa
    Walking around the place I captured this interesting photo.
    Credit: Fernando Cisneros
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-02-05
    Title or Location: Ridgefield Wild Life Refuge Washington
    It was a beautiful sunny day at Ridgefield Wild Life Refuge and those turtles was enjoying the day.
    Credit: Fernando Cisneros

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher

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