Night Photography Workshop and History Tour of the Bloedel Conservatory

Bloedel Conservatory

Learn about this futuristic Vancouver landmark and how to best photograph it


Tuesday, November 5th
6pm – 8pm
Bloedel Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park, 4600 Cambie St

Register here, $30

The Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. On this exclusive after-hours visit, you will have the opportunity to develop your photography skills while discovering its history during a 2-hour photography workshop and tour by historian John Atkin and architectural photographer Martin Knowles. Attendees can experience the recently installed state of the art colour-changing LED lighting system under the geodesic dome which was rehabilitated in 2014. Gain useful information on how to best balance light, form and scale in order to capture the architecture, plants and birds inside of this futuristic Vancouver landmark and leave with striking images.

Positioned 152 metres above sea level, the glowing conservatory sits at the highest point in Vancouver so we will also aim to capture the sweeping views of the city and mountains if the weather permits.

Open to all skill levels. Please bring your own photographic equipment – tripods are recommended.

About the Instructor

Martin Knowles is an architectural photographer with over 20 years experience based in downtown Vancouver and has been Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s dedicated tour home photographer for over 10 years. Martin's work can be seen in VHF house tour guides and in recent map guides.