Starting Point Photography in Vancouver, Canada!




We are inviting beginner photographers who want to learn how to create better images to visit us this coming September in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – the most beautiful city in North America!

We had a great time in Lisbon, Portgual at the very first workshop and want to do the next one right here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

This is a workshop I call “Photo Tourism”. The idea is to go on the vacation you are already going on but go with a professional photographer (that would be me!) and learn how to take better photos as well.

We all carry a camera around with us – whether it’s on our phones or a dedicated device. But many people don’t know what makes for a great photo. They just click away and “hope it comes out”.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could go someplace and have a professional instructor teach you how to take good pictures and be at your beck and call to help you capture the shots you see – no matter what kind of camera you have?

Wouldn’t it be great to come back from vacation and have people actually *want* to see your vacation photos? Or to have images you can proudly have printed out and displayed on your walls or to give as gifts to family and friends?

Wouldn’t it be great to go to a beautiful place and learn, not only how to take pictures of that place, but to gain knowledge that will help you with every photo you take afterwards?
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is the most stunning and naturally beautiful city in North America – with snow capped mountains within the city limits down to the magnificent sandy beaches of the coastline. From the dizzying views from the Capilano Suspension Bridge to the incredible urban forest of Stanley Park, there is no shortage of beauty to photograph!

Throw in world-famous shopping, food, culture, and a low Canadian dollar compared to the US, this is a can’t miss opportunity to learn more about photography and how to create better images.

We will meet on four of the mornings and two of the evenings we are in Vancouver to learn about specific aspects of photography – Composition, Landscape, Portraits, and Street/Black and White. We will spend an hour or so going over the concepts and then “hit the streets” as a group to practice the theory. After lunch, you’re free to explore, shop, relax, or continue to hang out with Melissa and I taking photographs.

On the last night of the trip, we’ll have dinner and do a “photo critique” of our images and I’ll give you additional tips and tricks on how to make them even better in editing.

You are responsible for your own air fare. We’ll arrange the hotel where we’ll all stay (details to come) and you’ll contact the hotel directly to make payment.

The Starting Point Photography sessions (at least six multi-hour sessions) will be US $750/person, US $1400/per couple for Early Bird (BEFORE JULY 1ST, 2019) registrants. Price will rise to US $1000/person, US $1800/per couple after that date. Cancellations/Refunds will be processed only until July 1st, 2019.

For those of you who know me and/or Melissa, you’ll know we’ll have a lot of fun learning about Vancouver and photography! Please let me know via email at and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.


Before JULY 1ST, 2019, we will offer full refunds to all participants. After JULY 1ST, 2019, NO REFUNDS will be offered but, if you must cancel after that date, you will still be welcome, free of charge, at any future Starting Point Photography trips of this nature (Photo Tourism type events).