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Vancouver Photo Walks

Address: 221 Union St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B2E2 , Canada
Phone Number: 604-318-1277
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Ranked #9 of 197 Activities in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Photowalks are a great way to see our beautiful city, learn and practice the basics of photography...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Photowalks are a great way to see our beautiful city, learn and practice the basics of photography, and get out of the automatic setting on your camera! In two hours, we cover exposure, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, composition and basic portraiture. Let's be honest though, it's also a ton of FUN! Lead by a professional photographer, participants are given tools, and an opportunity to explore a popular area (Science World, Convention Centre, English Bay, Coal Harbour, Gastown, Kitsilano or Granville Island) with their cameras, and are given small learning objectives. Introductory classes are offered during the day, and low-light classes in the evening.

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I booked the Olympic Village photowalk with Suzanne, which ended up being a one-to-one session which was fantastic. After 2 hours walking round with Suzanne I went away very happy with lots of great tips and of plenty food for thought on my approach to my photography. Suzanne isn't afraid to give feedback which is so useful for improving my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Ekatrina showed me just how much more I can do with my Canon 5D She was wonderful company as a one on one guide. I can't recommend photo walks enough.

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suzrushton, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

I am so glad that you had a fantastic photowalk with Ekaterina! She's a talented and professional instructor and we are proud to have her on our team. I'm glad we could make it work last minute. We'd love to see some of your photos from the tour, thank you so much for the review! More 

Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I did the Gastown night photowalk with Suzanne. This was good fun. Suzanne is a motivating upbeat teacher. There were excellent shooting opportunities and I was able to borrow a lens and a tripod.

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suzrushton, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Gastown certainly is scenic, and we love being able to assist with providing lenses, tripods, and sometimes cameras, when guests aren't traveling with their own! Thank you so much for the review, sharing your amazing images, and giving us such an excellent rating! We hope to see you again. More 

Old Tappan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My husband and I did a three-hour photowalk with Suzanne at Granville Island. The time flew because Suzanne was so professional, organized and informative. Although my husband and I are at different levels in our photography, Suzanne was able to spend equal time with us and accomodate our needs and answer our individual questions. She gave us valuable information about... More 

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feelingphotosuz, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Hi there, I wish I could come home with you to NJ as well! I'm actually working on offering photography trips for people in the next few years. I'm delighted you found the photowalk informative and relevant to your varied skill levels! Mission accomplished. I'd love to see some of your shots, thank you again! Suzanne More 

Chilliwack, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I would thoroughly recommend Vancouver Photo Walks. I did the Granville Island night walk with Ekatarina on sept 20. we had a fantastic evening for shooting in low light. Ekatarina was professional and really made learning new skills fun and easy to understand. the 2 hours just flew by so quickly. such a photogenic area of the city. and the... More 

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feelingphotosuz, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Wow, what a great review!! Ekaterina is an amazing instructor and you can't beat Granville Island for photography, day or night! Thank you for posting some of your amazing shots from the evening, we look forward to seeing you again soon on another photowalk. Suzanne More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Had a great morning with Suzanne doing the Chinatown walk. There were only two in our group, at varying knowledge levels and Suzanne easily accommodated both of our wishes and needs. Very professional and an outstanding communication style. Will do a different walk next time I visit Vancouver.

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feelingphotosuz, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for the review! I very much look forward to seeing you again on another photowalk. I love having small class sizes because everyone gets so much attention! Suzanne More 

Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I am happy to have joined the photo walk with Will and Suzanne. They are approachable and knowledgeable. Highly recommended !!

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feelingphotosuz, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for the favourable review!! We were delighted you came and hope you can join us for another photowalk in the near future. Suzanne More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I've recently been trying to improve my photo skills and like most people I tried to learn the info I needed online but found it incredibly difficulty to put it into practice. This photowalk was suggested to me from a friend and I was hesitant as I wasn't sure it would be useful. Boy was I wrong! I was shown... More 

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suzrushton, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

Thank you for reinforcing the fact that it's always better to have hands on photography training rather than sitting in a classroom! We love showing people how to use their cameras better, and demystifying all the buttons and dials. Come back again soon and learn more! More 

Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went out with Vancouver Photo Walks on the evening of the 19th of Jul and Ekaterina was the professional leading the group. I use the word professional as that is exactly what she was Professional. She was asked many many questions and she did her very best to answer everything at a level that I could understand. She was... More 

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suzrushton, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed Ekaterina's night photowalk on Granville Island! The pictures you posted are excellent, thank you for recommending this as a photography class for any level, and as a great way to see Granville Island. More 

Los Angeles, California
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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I admit that I'm not that I fell out of love with my DSLR. Last year I got a micro 4/3 camera and have been having a love affair with that camera. Fast forward to a few weeks ago when my camera died because I spilled a water bottle all over the poor thing. So I'm back to using my... More 

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feelingphotosuz, Owner at Vancouver Photo Walks, responded to this review

I'm not going to say that I'm glad your micro 4/3 died a tragic death...but I am delighted that the result was you coming on a photowalk with us and having your interest in DSLR photography reignited! That is the ultimate outcome! People leave passionate and inspired. Thank you for posting one of your amazing shots from the evening!! We... More 

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