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Photography Tour in Seattle - Pike Place Market

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Key Highlights

  • Easy to book – easy to cancel – easy to change
  • Book early and receive discounts
  • Price same or lower than local rates
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  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    3½ hours

    Start time

    9:30am

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from Inside the Paccar Pavilion by the café, at the Olympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Avenue.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour concludes at The Elliot Bay Bookstore 101 south Main Street.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Capture on camera the Pike Place Market in Seattle and discover the city through the eyes of an expert photographer. "Buy your crab here!" barks a man dressed in rubber boots and overalls, children take turns sitting on top of a bronze pig, as ferry boats float by. This is Seattle's Pike Place Market and one of the most popular destinations for locals and tourists alike. Discover the main attractions of the city and learn different approaches to photographing sculpture and interpreting light.

    This specially designed photography tour will help you to discover and experience a city through the eyes of a local photographer.

    Your guide-cum-photographer has in-depth local knowledge, a passion for their city and for the art of photography. So bring your camera and be prepared to walk, shoot and click.

    Itinerary

    The tour starts from Inside the Paccar Pavilion by the café, at the Olympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Avenue..

    You will be accompanied by your English speaking photographer-cum-guide, who specializes in travel photography.

    Start with the new Olympic Sculpture Park and experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Learn different approaches to photographing sculpture and interpreting light, frame scenes and composition.

    Walk over to The Pike Place Market where entertaining fish sellers toss fish, local artists sell from open air tables and farmers sell their colourful produce. Learn how to shoot environmental portraits, still life.

    Shoot the street performers, vibrant flower stands and tarot readers. You can try Seattle's famous coffee and snacks (payable direct) in the cafes.

    Stop at Puget Sound alive with ferry boats, with the Olympic Mountains forming a majestic background.

    Venture down to Pioneer Square, which is the oldest part of the city. On the way, pass the Seattle Art Museum and the Harbour steps while gaining an interesting insight into architectural photography. Pioneer Square has old brick buildings that house galleries, artist studios, music clubs, and restaurants. This is a great place for street photography and shooting in black and white.

    At the end of the session your photographer-guide will review some of the photos taken (if you are carrying a digital camera). You will have learnt the basics of composition, the importance of light in photography, how to take balanced and attractive images, and simple techniques to take "creative" images.

    The tour ends at The Elliot Bay Bookstore.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • English speaking guide-cum-photographer

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pickup & drop off
    • Entrance fees
    • Camera
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please email or send an sms the tour operator at least 72 hours prior to start of the tour to re-confirm. Details in your voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.