Photo Walk: Canals of Las Colinas

Pick up your camera and explore these tree-lined, European-inspired canals on our January photo walk.
Upcoming Photo Walk

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Join Executive Director Peter Poulides along the canals of Las Colinas for our first photo walk of 2022.

If you’ve never explored the Las Colinas canals, you are missing out on a charming hideaway in the midst of the bustle of DFW. Inspired by the Venetian canals, this area offers a chance to practice shooting reflections, interesting architecture, and even some street photography of those walking along the tree-lined cobbled streets.

We’ll begin the photo walk at the Mandalay Canal Bridge and meander down the walkways around Lake Carolyn. Our instructor will be there to answer questions, offer suggestions, and give some feedback on your photos. After the photo walk, attendees will be able to walk around the canals independently. Please bring a mask for instances when you are near your fellow photographers.

Any camera will do – smartphone, DSLR, mirrorless, film.

What’s New:

Instead of an online class before the walk, we will now have an online image review a few days after to show off the photos you captured during the walk. We’ll meet online via Zoom to look at our images and get supportive feedback from the group. Shooting and reviewing as a group offers insights into your own and others’ photography.

All photos on this page credited to Visit Irving.

  • Cost per person is $35.
  • Registration is free for the first 5 DCP members to sign up with the discount code found in your membership account.
  • The photo walk will be Saturday, January 22 from 4pm-6pm.
  • For the photo walk, you’ll meet up with the instructor at a specified location along the canals in Las Colinas. We’ll spend two hours walking, talking and shooting photos.
  • Please bring a mask for instances when you are near your fellow photographers.
  • NEW: A few days after the photo walk, we’ll meet ONLINE via Zoom from 6:00pm-7:00pm CT for an image review of the photos you took during the walk.
  • Advance registration and payment is required.
  • Maximum number of students is 20.
  • Any camera will do – smartphone, DSLR, mirrorless, film.

Q: Do I need to wear a mask for on-location shooting?
A: Yes! Safety of our students and staff is our utmost priority. Please bring a mask for instances when you are near your fellow photographers.

Q: What do I need for the photo walk?

  • Please bring a mask for instances when you are near your fellow photographers.
  • Any camera will do.
  • A charged battery and room on your memory card.
  • The right shoes and clothes for the weather. An umbrella if needed.

Q: Are there previous requirements for this photo walk?
A: You should have a working knowledge of your camera settings including exposure modes, shutter speed, f-stop, white balance and ISO control. It’s recommended that you’ve already taken the DCP’s Beginner Digital Photography Series or Beginner Digital Photography Full-Day Workshop.

Q: How will I know if a photo walk makes or not?
A: If a class doesn’t make and has to be cancelled, you will receive an email no later than 2 days before the scheduled class date.

Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: If you cancel 3-7 days ahead of the scheduled date of the class, you will receive no refund or 50% transfer credit toward another similar class within 3 months of the cancellation date. There is no refund or transfer credit for cancellations within 48 hours of start time of the class or workshop. Full details on cancellations are on our Policies page.

Q: Where is the on-location shooting held?
A: The photo walk will be at the canals of Las Colinas. The instructor will provide more details about meeting place and time during the Zoom class.

Peter Poulides

Peter is the director of Dallas Center for Photography and teaches several of the classes and workshops. In over 30 years of shooting assignments for national magazines and corporate/stock photography he’s learned a few things and likes to pass it on. His favorite student review is “You remember what it’s like to not know”.

He also works one-on-one with clients to further particular shootings skills, organize their photos with Lightroom or work on projects like books and exhibitions. He still shoots occasional commercial jobs but is busy with personal book projects and running the expanding DCP.

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