WHAT WE WILL SEE AND PHOTOGRAPH:
Some of the places we will see and photograph:
Sam Kee Building
Original Chinatown Architecture
Authentic alleyways and businesses
Amazing street scenes
Vancouver's Chinatown is the largest in all of Canada. Sadly, it is losing ground with new building developments sweeping Vancouver. This part of Vancouver is home to many amazing stories of hope, fortunes won and lost and eclectic architecture.
There are over 17 historically important buildings in Chinatown. We will photograph some of them. We will then venture into the alleys of this city within a city. The colours, textures and sights are amazing. You will see some original buildings and some eclectic structures. The alleyways have a life of their own and this will be a unique experience, personally and photographically.
This is an exciting photo experience because you will get the best of both worlds and see some places that only locals know about.
A 2 hour, guided photowalk
Photography instruction as and when necessary
A photography e-booklet on tips and tricks for better travel photography
Transportation to and from the meeting place
Food and beverages during the photo experience
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
How to get better images in different light
Functions of your camera and when to use them
Compositional techniques designed to improve your photos immediately
Insight into Chinatowns diverse history and architecture
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This photo experience will be done on foot.
You don't need to be very fit to be able to attend, but you should be able to walk easily with your camera equipment for 2 hours.
You may need to climb up short flights of stairs
You may be walking on sidewalks and terrain that may be wet and slippery, please be careful.
Camera - DSLR, mirrorless or smartphone, in fact...any camera will do
A selection of lenses - wide angle lenses to medium range zoom lenses
Tripod - optional, not necessary
A sense of humour!
GRITTY CHINATOWN, BEHIND THE SCENERY
Runs each week, see calendar for dates
Max 10 Photographers
Disclaimer: As most of our photo experiences take place outdoors in nature, we are at the behest of the elements. While we can’t guarantee you the ideal weather conditions for our experiences, we will certainly make every effort to provide you with a memorable and worthwhile time. Regardless of the weather, you will be immersed in photography, learning to make beautiful images and using your camera gear in all situations. And the bonus is you get to see new places, meet other photographers and improve your photography skills.