Photographing Flavours, a new Airbnb Experience, launches in Vancouver

I’m excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with Airbnb to launch “Photographing Flavours Experience”. It’s a brand new initiative created by the fun folks at Airbnb and just launched in the Vancouver market today!

It all started in Barcelona for me…

Tapas bar in Barcelona, Spain by Barbara Cameron Pix

Tapas bar in Barcelona, Spain. Photo by Barbara Cameron Pix.

In 2016 I had the pleasure of travelling throughout Europe for 5 weeks. In many places I stayed in Airbnb accommodations. When I finished booking a spot in Barcelona, I was whisked to the website of another company that offered a whole bunch of very cool and interesting tours in the city, hosted by locals.

It intrigued me to see how many unique experiences there were to choose from, all off-the-beaten-tourist-track and all reasonably priced. It lodged in my mind as a very cool idea.

Back in Vancouver, early winter 2017…

I was planning my business strategies and goals for the coming year and recalled the local tours I had learned about in Europe. I thought to myself, “Hmmm, this idea should come to Canada and I can be the one to do it, starting in Vancouver!” So I contacted the company who managed the tour website, only to be informed that they had been bought by Airbnb. Interesting!

After a bit more research I learned that Airbnb Experiences had launched in select cities worldwide, and there were plans to bring the concept to Vancouver, Canada. Eureka! Since I had a history with Airbnb as a photographer, accommodation host and frequent guest, it didn’t take long for me to search and find the Experiences submission portal.

The brainstorming then began…

Initially I worked with two friends and colleagues, and we collectively submitted three different photography-related “experience” ideas to Airbnb. Two were approved and I was so excited!

Planning happened in earnest then, details organized, collaborators confirmed, test experiences done, and promotions created.

Fast forward to July, and long story short… I am hosting “Photographing Flavours” solo for now, and the second experience will launch sometime in the future.

What to expect with Photographing Flavours?

Participants in Photographing Flavours, an Airbnb Experience hosted by Barbara Cameron of Barbara Cameron Pix

Guests of the Airbnb Experience Photographing Flavours get instruction from Barbara Cameron, professional Vancouver food photographer. Photos for Airbnb by @timbarkerphoto

Have you ever wanted to take drool-worthy photos of food and beverages but didn’t know how? Are you using your smart phone in a dark restaurant to capture your next great meal or the cold craft brew that you can’t wait to taste?

Locals and travellers alike can join me on an experience through Vancouver’s East Village, to sip, style and shoot beverage photos like a pro.

Starting at @AgroRoasters, you will get some instruction on best practices for food styling and photography. Then we will shoot some drool-worthy photos before moving on to @AndinaBrewingCo and then to @OddSocietySpirits. You will also enjoy a complimentary beverage at each spot, and a walk through the East Village, a vintage neighbourhood with a progressive attitude.

Sip, style and shoot beverage photos like a pro

Your registration includes a complimentary beverage at each of three locations, instruction and critique by myself, a pro food photographer, and plenty of fun and laughter.

Many thanks to @AgroRoasters, @AndinaBrewingCo, and @OddSocietySprits for opening their doors and talents to the guests of #PhotographingFlavours

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