Vancouver Civic Theatres offering photography workshops at some of city’s most iconic performing-arts venues

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      In an effort to open performing-arts and music venues to the public in unorthodox ways, Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) will be conducting photography classes at some of the city’s most recognizable venues.

      On select dates between this Tuesday (February 21) and March 21, local photographer and instructor Doug Williams will lead weekly photography sessions at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton Street) and the Annex (823 Seymour Street), both of which are operated by VCT.

      There, attendees will learn intermediate techniques for window light portraits, using flash, methods of creating abstracts, and long exposures outdoors.

      The series includes four classes, where students will have the chance to practice their skills in the grand settings of Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the Annex, and the Annex’s next-door neighbour, the Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe Street).

      Registration is $60 per person and is limited. Attendees must bring their own flash-enabled SLR camera and tripod.

      As part of its goal to provide improved access to the city’s arts and culture venues, VCT has plans to offer other onsite events and workshops, such as painting and pottery classes, yoga sessions, and more.

      To learn more about VCT’s photography classes, or to register, click here.