Night photography with a pro

Vancouver, Canada

Experience hosted by Tommaso

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people

What you'll do

Night photography is fascinating, challenging, and extremely rewarding. It requires dedication, as daylight photography rules need to be adapted when shooting at night. It offers the chance to release your creativity and discover new skills.

We'll go through the essentials such as long exposure, framing, timing, use of lights, and reflections. No worries, if you are a beginner I'll guide you step by step.
Be sure to bring your tripod.
I'll share the secrets I have learned in years of practice, and I'll assist you to make sure your shots are great.

We will meet at Canada Place and take a few shots over water and continue to the nearby GasTown with its bubbly nightlife.
Then, we'll head to Science World — make sure you have a Sky Train ticket — to practice with its reflections and colours.

After three full hours of shooting, you will be mastering the secrets of night photography in Vancouver.
Other things to note:
Bring your own camera and tripod. DSLR or mirrorless cameras are the best choices, but any compact camera that allows manual settings is fine, too — sorry, no smartphones.
Night photography is fascinating, challenging, and extremely rewarding. It requires dedication, as daylight photography rules need to be adapted when shooting at night. It offers the chance to release your creativity and discover new skills.

We'll go through the essentials such as long exposure, framing, timing, use of lights, and reflections. No worries, if you are a beginner I'll guide you step by step.
Be sure to bring your tri…

Meet your host, Tommaso

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I spent half of my life shooting with a 35 mm film camera, and the other half with a DSLR.

I explored and photographed a good part of the world, whether on assignment or following my own inspiration.
In the snow on the Himalayas, in a tent in the Sahara desert, on a road in Siberia, or in temple in Burma, my camera allowed me to make the unexpected a forever moment.

I teach photography because a camera can make you see things you would never see otherwise.

You can find shots of mine purchased by Google and, if you like reading, in the following publications:
"Oltre la Strada," 2015, Albeggi Editore (ITA);
"The Italian Vegan Chef Cookbook," 2016, Amazon (USA);
and the travel column by "Funny Vegan Magazine," 2014 – 2018 (ITA).
"Tell a story with Street Photography", 2020, Amazon (USA)
I spent half of my life shooting with a 35 mm film camera, and the other half with a DSLR.

I explored and photographed a good part of the world, whether on assignment or following my own inspiration.
In the snow on the Himalayas, in a tent in the Sahara desert, on a road in Siberia, or in temple in Burma, my camera allowed me to make the unexpected a forever moment.

I teach photography because a camera can make you see things you would never see otherwise.…
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more
From £68
/ person
£68 per person
£68 per person
£68 per person
£68 per person
£68 per person
£68 per person

Where you'll be

This experience takes place downtown. After a brief introduction, we will shoot around Canada Place and Coal Harbour. Then we will proceed to Science World and the Olympic Village.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Serena
November 2018
Tommaso was knowledgable and planned the experience well. I had a lot of fun learning about night photography. He takes you to many locations around the city to practice different techniques. You won’t be able to get the perfect shot for every scene change but with the tools learned I know I feel totally comfortable with applying everything I’ve learned later to get some awesome shots.
Er-Gene
October 2018
Tommaso provided a wonderful experience, bringing his classical knowledge of photography and fun personality as we explored parts of the city and of night photography. Thank you!
Donal
October 2018
Wonderful evening with Tommaso. He was so patient and informative. But most importantly he was great fun to be with. My son and I had a most enjoyable evening meandering around the streets and seafront of Vancouver with a photographic genius. Thank you Tommaso. Hopefully our paths will cross again.
Jani
September 2018
Wow ! Super soirée, Tommaso est un super prof qui permet de comprendre les techniques de photos. Il suit votre rythme et vous transmet sa passion ! Nous avons aussi droit a une visite guidé sur des endroits magnifiques en soirée :-) Je recommande a tous cette experience a refaire assurément, encore merci pour c est beaux moments.
Abinash
October 2021
really enjoyed the tour I was given and the places I was taken to! would highly recommend!
Travis
September 2021
Learned a lot and got some amazing night shots!

Choose from available dates

10 available
1 of 2 pages
  • Fri, 29 Oct
    17:30 - 20:30
    £68 per person
  • Sat, 30 Oct
    17:30 - 20:30
    £68 per person
  • Sun, 31 Oct
    17:30 - 20:30
    £68 per person
  • Mon, 1 Nov
    17:30 - 20:30
    £68 per person
  • Tue, 2 Nov
    17:30 - 20:30
    £68 per person
  • Fri, 5 Nov
    17:30 - 20:30
    £68 per person
  • Sat, 6 Nov
    17:30 - 20:30
    £68 per person
  • Sun, 7 Nov
    17:30 - 20:30
    £68 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 14 and up can attend, up to 6 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Camera
tripod
water
sky train ticket

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.