About VPW
Who We Are

Vancouver Photo Workshops (VPW) was founded with the aim to serve and support the photographic community as it exists in Vancouver and beyond.

Whether you are a true beginner, aspiring amateur or seasoned professional, our intimate and focused classes are created with you in mind. We strive to provide unparalleled service and dedication to excellence. Let us help you achieve your vision!

VPW is comprised of a carefully selected team of industry professionals who pride themselves in their ability to inspire and share their unique vision and style.

Each instructor has the ability to show students both the technical, as well as, the creative aspect of photography. Our courses offer valuable insights into the essential theories of the art with a strong focus placed on hands-on learning in professional photographic environments.

Through strategic alliances with sponsors and industry partners, we can offer you a complete and professional learning experience unique to the West Coast.

Our seminars, workshops and courses are held in professional working photography studios, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and even local (photography) galleries. You will be trained using the latest technology (software and hardware) available on the market.

What We Offer
  • Our Seminars:

    Are between 2 hours and 1 day in length. This is a great option for those looking to advance their skills in very specific areas of photography with a minimum time commitment. Learn only what you need, quickly and effectively.
  • Our Workshops:

    Are 1 day to 5 days in length and are designed to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of your chosen subject. We immerse you in the photographic experience and encourage you to share your new skills and to enjoy valuable feedback and support from the other participants.

    Our Workshops are designed to offer a truly unique learning environment and are ideal for those wishing to significantly advance their skills in a short period of time.

  • Our Courses:

    Are based on the traditional model of continued education. We usually meet once a week over a period of 5 to 10 weeks. If you love photography but only have a limited time each week to commit then one of our courses might be your best choice!

    Like our Workshops, our courses are designed to give you a thorough understanding of the essential theory and practical aspects of your chosen subject.

  • Our Travel Workshops/Tours:

    Are a truly unique experience! Take advantage of spectacular scenery and a diversity of photographic destinations. These workshops are intimate, in-depth and geared towards leaving you with an extraordinary set of valuable skills and knowledge.

    Be immersed and inspired by different cultures and landscapes; and use this opportunity to create personal imagery you will be proud to share. Benefit from expert feedback and guidance from our professional guides who love to share their enthusiasm and knowledge about the places you visit together.

Why Choose Us
  • Small class sizes ensure lots of personal attention and hands-on experience.
  • All our instructors are working photography professionals, and are chosen not only for their photographic expertise, but also for their ability to effectively teach and relate to their students.

    They demonstrate a true passion for the art and science of photography and love to share this with you!

  • Learn in actual professional working environments. We shoot in studio and on location with a variety of backdrops and lighting set-ups.
  • To better fit your busy schedule we offer you unparalleled choice and flexibility.

    Our seminars, workshops and courses can be taken individually or combined, and we even offer private instruction to help you realize your dreams more effectively.

  • VPW will train you using the latest equipment and software available on the market.

    We make no compromises when it comes to creating true-to-life shooting assignments in professional working studio settings or on location.

  • Our seminars, workshops, and classes are designed to grow as you do – we are committed to supporting you as your skills become more advanced.

    With targeted learning opportunities specifically designed for emerging professionals and pros, we provide an extended environment for your personal growth.

  • Last but not least, we make our facilities and equipment available for rentals outside of instruction time, with special discounts to students and qualified individuals.

    We strongly believe in supporting our photographic community, and affordable access to the tools of the trade is necessary for further growth and development of your photographic vision!