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Learn Night Photography in Gastown

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 38 reviews.Vancouver, Canada

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Experience hosted by Nafees

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

My goal is to provide a safe tour of Gastown, Chinatown, Vancouver harbor and Convention Center at night, while learning photography. I'll take you to both popular spots as well as hidden gems tourists are not familiar with. In addition, I will recommend other city spots for night photography, as well as suggestions for restaurants and watering holes from a local.

For photos, we'll cover techniques like long exposure for DSLR cameras as well night shots with camera phones. Alternatively, we can do photo shoots instead of learning photography if that's your interest.

Comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing, camera (any kind) and a sense of adventure required!
My goal is to provide a safe tour of Gastown, Chinatown, Vancouver harbor and Convention Center at night, while learning photography. I'll take you to both popular spots as well as hidden gems tourists are not familiar with. In addition, I will recommend other city spots for night photography, as well as suggestions for restaurants and watering holes from a local.

For photos, we'll cover techniques like long exposure for DSLR cameras…

Nafees's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Tripod
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Tue, Oct 20
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Wed, Oct 21
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Thu, Oct 22
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$43 per person
$43 per person

Meet your host, Nafees

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 38 Reviews
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I've been leading hikes for the past 20 years and founded Nature PhotoHikes where I share my love of outdoor photography with travelers and locals. My tours include guided hikes/walks, photo shoots and lessons on your DSLR or smartphone (composition as well as settings like depth of field, shutter speed, exposure, video, etc). You'll receive complimentary photos after the tour.

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I've been leading hikes for the past 20 years and founded Nature PhotoHikes where I share my love of outdoor photography with travelers and locals. My tours include guided hikes/walks, photo shoots and lessons on your DSLR or smartphone (composition as well as settings like depth of field, shutter speed, exposure, video, etc). You'll receive complimentary photos after the tour.

I also host 6 other experiences:
airbnb.ca/experiences/27129
airbnb.ca/experiences/131977
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Where you'll be

Gastown and Chinatown landmarks as well as hidden corners.
Vancouver harbor front and view of downtown buildings.
False Creek, and Granville Island if time allows.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 38 reviews.

Jenna
October 2020
Nafees was very thorough in his night photography class. He taught a lot about the basics on how to use the camera and he allowed us to get the most out of our shots. Super friendly host and would definitely recommend it to any people who loves photography or wants their pictures taken! Thank you Nafees :)
Nafees was very thorough in his night photography class. He taught a lot about the basics on how to use the camera and he allowed us to get the most out of our shots. Super friendl…
Matthew
September 2020
A fantastic experience! He really adapts to your level of expertise and knowledge. You get some great photos and a good little look at a part of Vancouver. It was the introduction to photography that I’ve been looking for for years
Lauren
February 2020
This was my first ever Airbnb experience and I was thrilled to experience it with my best friend and her infant son, as a surprise! Nafees was AMAZING and instantly friendly so we felt welcome and comfortable. He is an expert, knowing all the best spots and landmarks where we took the photos. We did mostly a photo shoot but I did learn more about how to take the perfect shot, although I’m very amateur at photography. You can’t beat the value with this experience!! I highly recommend and will definitely do it again when I’m in town. Thank you Nafees!! -Lauren & Gamze (+ Mateo)
This was my first ever Airbnb experience and I was thrilled to experience it with my best friend and her infant son, as a surprise! Nafees was AMAZING and instantly friendly so we…
Claire
January 2020
In spite of rain, Nafees taught me a lot about perspective and composition, and most interestingly using rain puddles to reflect aspects of your shot. A great experience!
Ciara
January 2020
Nafees was a great host and photography instructor! I was very new with my DSLR and he gave me a quick lesson on the features of my camera and how to manipulate the light to make for better photos. I will no longer be taking pictures in auto mode! I really enjoyed the tour of Gastown and Chinatown and the great conversion and helpful instruction throughout my tour. It allowed me to take what I had learned and apply it to the rest of my trip (especially my photos of the Capilano suspension bridge!). I would highly recommend this tour with Nafees! Ciara
Nafees was a great host and photography instructor! I was very new with my DSLR and he gave me a quick lesson on the features of my camera and how to manipulate the light to make f…
Megumi
December 2019
Nafeesさんはとても親切にいろいろなことを教えてくれました。地域のことをよく把握しているので、効率よく回っていい写真を撮ることができました。新しい知識を得られたのも良かったですが、一人旅だったので自分の写真を撮ってもらえたり夜のバンクーバーを安心して観光できたのも良かったです。 Nafees was really kind and taught me many things. He knows how and when to take good photos, so I could take nice photos efficiently. It was also nice for me that he took photos of me and I could explore the city safely because I was traveling by myself. Thank you Nafees!
Nafeesさんはとても親切にいろいろなことを教えてくれました。地域のことをよく把握しているので、効率よく回っていい写真を撮ることができました。新しい知識を得られたのも良かったですが、一人旅だったので自分の写真を撮ってもらえたり夜のバンクーバーを安心して観光できたのも良かったです。 Nafees was really kind and taught me m…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Camera

Tripod