Travel Photography Class

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Blue hour in San Francisco

Join seasoned traveller and managing editor for the Internet’s largest photography education resource, Darlene Hildebrandt for a Travel Photography class.

This course will teach you to make compelling images that will help you capture the spirit and details of your travels. A lot of people go on great vacations only to come home with images that don’t help capture the feelings they experienced while they were away.

Our travel photography class will help you to make sure that you can re-live your travel experiences through your images again and again.

Darlene will teach you about the equipment required along with the different technical considerations that are necessary while photographing during travel.

I went into the class hoping to learn more about travel photography, and I ended up with so much more. The classroom size was small and intimate. The instructor was very patient and gave great tips on general camera use and accessories. As well as her own tricks and tips, we got to share and take notes from the other students who have travelled and got some great best practices for my next adventure. Looking forward to my next class with Burwell. -Chris M.
Event Venue Date
Travel Photography Class | October 14 - 15, 2017 Providence Renewal Centre
  • October 14, 2017 9:00 am

Please read above and if the class you are interested in sold out, please click here to add your name to the wait list

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Berber leads his camels through the Sahara – Morocco

Your Instructor for the Travel Photography Class

Darlene Hildebrandt | BSOP InstructorYour instructor will be Darlene Hildebrandt.

Darlene brings more than 24 years experience as a professional photographer to Burwell School of Photography. She is a graduate of the Nait Photography program and was a highly honoured and awarded member of the PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada) for 18 years, winning Photographic Artist of the Year in Alberta in 2006. She has worked professionally in the areas of commercial photography (product photography, food photography, editorial portraits, and event coverage); portrait and wedding photography (running her own studio for 11 years); and most recently travel and fine art photography.

Darlene is a seasoned traveler having spent time in Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Spain, Morocco, Nicaragua, Cuba, 6 months in the US on an extended RV trip and many more.

Darlene loves exotic locales, exotic food and experiencing different countries directly through the local people and the cultural arts. She leads groups on photo travel tours to places such as Cuba, Morocco, Nicaragua, Vietnam and Cambodia and India. Her goal is to bring her passion to photographer to others, and help new photographers improve their images and have fun.

Darlene currently teaches the courses Available Light Photography, Night Photography, Street Photography as well as this Travel Photography class at our school.

This Travel Photography Class is my fourth class that I have taken from Burwell School of Photography. All of the classes have exceeded my expectations and this one was no different. It covered everything for travel photography from how to compose your picture to tell a better story, to using light to make your pictures more 3 dimensional, as well as security and what equipment to take while travelling. Another excellent course.” -Tanya T

What You Will Learn

Students leave this travel photography class with an insight to all the details to consider when photographing on vacation (or otherwise). You don’t have to have a DSLR for this class. Point and shoot photographers will learn valuable lessons and tips as well.

  • Safety on the road
  • How to back up and store files
  • How to compose better images
  • Photographing people on the street
  • Learning about “good light” and how to find it
  • Location scouting and planning ahead
  • How to create a series of images to tell a story
  • What to do with your images when you get home

What to Expect

  • 12 hours of classroom instruction
  • Hot lunch on both days
  • Certificate of completion
  • Small group size, limited to 12 participants


  • You have a camera and like taking photos – that’s it!
    • Point and shoot cameras welcome!
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Oldest woman in valley – Peru

Blue hour with Canmore Alberta and the Canadian Rockies

Blue hour with town and mountains – Canmore, Alberta

Travel Photography Class | © Her View Photography

Maritimes, Canada

Equipment Required

  • a camera of your choice with any lenses you own
  • USB stick (also know as a USB drive or a thumb drive)
  • a magazine or two, preferably with lots of travel photos
  • images that you’ve taken on previous trips that you’d like reviewed with an eye on what might have been improved or done differently
    • bring either images on the USB drive or printed pictures

Class Location


  • $250 Canadian Dollars (plus tax).
    • Current currency exchange information between the Canadian dollar and your local currency is available here.

More Information

Policies and payment information are available here.

For additional information, please contact us at:
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Phone 780-669-1261

Event Venue Date
Travel Photography Class | October 14 - 15, 2017 Providence Renewal Centre
  • October 14, 2017 9:00 am

Please read above and if the class you are interested in sold out, please click here to add your name to the wait list