This is a NEW Workshop Offering!

Urban Environments are designed for People and their Activities.

It could be argued that photographing urban places and buildings without people is like photographing waterfalls without water.

If you want to learn more about including people in your urban photos, this is the workshop for you.

Street photography is all about “Candid photography of people” doing their own thing . . . where the “context” of the action recorded is as important as the human activity itself.


Rick’s Top Ten Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the importance of “anticipating” the decisive moment.
  2. Learn the Art of finding the scene and patiently waiting for the “actor” or “actors” to enter the stage.
  3. Learn a bit about the science of how we see and perceive the human form and how that can improve your street photography
  4. Discover that “evidence of people” can be just as memorable as the characters themselves.
  5. Learn about the best cameras and lenses to use and why . . . and then learn to make whatever gear you have work . . . and work well!
  6. Learn how to blend in, how to act, along with how to react and why.
  7. Discover Street Photography for the shy and retiring photographer.
  8. Learn how to edit your Street Photos. Hint . . . editing starts in the brain of the photographer along with the settings on your camera.
  9. We will examine the work of other street photographers, and learn from their images and words.
  10. Learn how an understanding of street photography will enhance your family photography and your travel photography.


Our exclusive workshop will limit the attendees to 6 participants in order to facilitate more customized instruction suited to the individual temperament and comfort zone of each attendee. Each day, you will have an opportunity to get some hands-on experience followed by a constructive evaluation of your images.

While our general shooting locations will be dependent on student desires, likely venues will include Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, and Downtown Vancouver’s Urban Waterfront along False Creek and Coal Harbour.

This is one photo workshop where overcast days might be a good thing! ☺

Instructor Biography

Rick Hulbert Archiitect, AIBC, FRAIC, RCA, AIA
Your instructor is not only an award winning and published photographer, but an internationally acclaimed Architect who has been designing buildings and urban environments for the past 35 years.

  • Lecturer, Teacher and Seminar Panel Participant on four continents

  • Fellow, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
  • Former President of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

  • Academician, Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts

Visit Rick's website for more information and to see his beautiful photography:

www.rickhulbertphotography.com


How will participants learn?

Participants will learn concepts and skills through the following activities:

  • Lectures
  • Class discussions
  • Field Photograhy
  • Photo Evaluations and Critques

What are the participant's responsibilities?

  • Show up with a passion for wanting to learn more about photography and how to
    create better travel pictures
  • Listen and react/ Ask Questions/ Contribute answers to others' questions
  • Share knowledge you may already possess with the group

What photo gear and materials are required?

This course is all about taking your photography to the next level regardless of the type of camera or array of lenses you might have access to. Whether you have a point and shoot camera, a new mirrorless camera, or an SLR, you will benefit from the instruction provided. You need to have a camera that you know how to use.

Please read the manual that came with your camera so you will be familiar with its features


Comments from former students

“Regardless of your proficiency level with cameras and regardless of the course title, any photography course taught by Richard Hulbert will enhance and improve your photographs. He is passionate, experienced and enjoys his success and that of his students. He generously shares his knowledge and provides feedback without judgment, aware that it is your photograph and your vision. The course content is always rich and Rick is skilled at making the technical aspects easy to understand. I look forward to the next photography course with Richard Hulbert.”
-- Lea Huusko

“Thank you very much for a most informative and engaging photography workshop. Your sense of humour along with your tremendous expertise made for an enjoyable workshop. I must say that there was considerable information passed along to us. It will take some time to absorb all the excellent tips and techniques. And thanks for sending along the notes.”
— John Sarembas

“I have just finished the second Vancouver Photography Workshop this year with Rick Hulbert and I wanted to pass on my thanks to you for offering courses with such a capable instructor. His expertise in photography, combined with his professional experience in architecture and urban planning, gives him a unique background, but almost more important to a student is his enthusiasm that each individual benefit from his knowledge. He was able to help every student progress in whatever direction he or she wanted to pursue and that has to be a testimonial to his expertise as a communicator and teacher. I learned a great deal and will be back for more.”
— Ellen Williams

"Thanks again for the most inspiring four days! I absolutely loved your approach to teaching. Your sense of humour made it more than just a learning experience and was a big factor in what for me, was the best workshop I've attended."
Joanne Kennedy

"I recently took Rick Hulbert's photography workshop and just thought it was fantastic. His teaching skills were amazing, and his images breathtaking. I learned so much about lens correction and post production. I would not hesitate recommending him to others."
Leslie Nelson

"I enjoyed the whole experience enormously. I learned several things that I have been able to put into practice right away, which is tremendously satisfying. Your relaxed teaching style encouraged a lot of group interaction, so I also learned a lot from other group members; an unexpected bonus."
Nancy Matheson

"Great four days, I learned a hell of a lot and gained more confidence in using my camera."
James McKenzie

"Rick's direction and instruction opened my eyes to new photographic possibilities. The workshop was rich in information, technique, and an appreciation of the art of photography. It was a wonderful experience and I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their compositional technique and image editing skills.
Well done, Rick!"
Ron Courtright

"I attend a lot of workshops, and your class stands out as the most impactful and useful. Your guidance during the lecture and review was immediately applicable and actionable, and I know I have become a better photographer already. The number of aha! moments was impressive, and my one regret was that it wasn't a full week - or longer - workshop."
Lala Mamedov

Have a look at Rick’s Student Testimonial Page on his Website:

https://www.rickhulbertphotography.com/testimonials/


Tentative Schedule:

Each day will follow a similar schedule with additional time allowed for optional early morning and early evening photography.

9:00am to 11:30am . . . Classroom Presentation and Discussion
11:30am to 1:30pm . . . Hands-on Street Photography. Rick will advise you on the best settings for your camera and why.
1:30pm to 3:00pm . . . Group lunch on our own with some discussion
3:00pm to 5:00pm . . . . Discussion and Constructive Evaluation of Images including image editing


If you have any questions, you can email Rick Hulbert directly at:
rick@rickhulbertphotography.com

 

Pre-Requisites

Level:

Beginner/ Intermediate / Advanced

Enrollment:

Maximum 6 participants

Discounts

Early-Bird Discount:

Most of our courses and workshops offer a 10% discount is applied automatically if you register before the Early-Bird Discount deadline date listed in the registration table below.

Some courses and workshops offer a discount if you're among the first 3 people who register. This discount will replace the 'standard' Early Bird Discount mentioned above, and will be applied automatically during the online registration process (as long as it is available). Check the course/workshop listing page for more details.

Group Discount:

A 5% discount will be appplied if 3 or more people register at the same time for the same workshop. (All 3 tuitions must be paid for by one credit card to be considered a group registration.) Please follow the instructions on the online registration page.

Refunds

In order to provide the best learning environment possible VPW keeps class and tour sizes limited to 10-15 people (depending on the workshop). This is but one reason that we count on you to attend your chosen class or tour, once you have registered for it.

If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.

For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)

For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

Within 45 days of the Master Photographer Series workshop date all fees paid are non-refundable.

For our Photo Tours (national and international), the following charges will apply:

  • If you cancel up to 3 months before the tour start date and we can fill your space, your reservation (or deposit) fee will be refunded
  • There is no additional cancellation fee up to 8 weeks before the start of your tour
  • From 8 weeks to 4 weeks before the tour: 25% of your balance
  • From 4 weeks to 1 week before the tour: 50% of your balance
  • From 1 week to 72 hours before the tour: 75% of your balance
  • If you cancel within 72 hours of the start of the trip, no refund can be paid
  • Transaction charges incurred on accepting and refunding payments will be deducted from the refund amount
  • In the (unlikely) event that we cancel the Photo Tour, all monies paid will be refunded in full

We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance to guard yourself against monies lost due to unavoidable cancellation by either party.

Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.

Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35

VPW can give no refunds:

If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.

Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.

Course Cancellation:

Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.

Instructor Replacement:

In the event that a listed instructor is unable to participate because of a change in his or her professional schedule, we will replace the instructor with someone of equal or similar credentials. If we cannot find a replacement in due time before the course is about to start, a particular class may have to be rescheduled.

Liability

In the event that we cancel your course, for any reason, the extent of VPW's liability is limited to the return of all monies paid. We will do everything we can to register you in another equivalent course. VPW will not be responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses of any kind.

Please note: An administration charge of $50 applies to all refunds

Read complete refund and liability policy

Comments from former students

“Regardless of your proficiency level with cameras and regardless of the course title, any photography course taught by Richard Hulbert will enhance and improve your photographs. He is passionate, experienced and enjoys his success and that of his students. He generously shares his knowledge and provides feedback without judgment, aware that it is your photograph and your vision. The course content is always rich and Rick is skilled at making the technical aspects easy to understand. I look forward to the next photography course with Richard Hulbert.”
Lea Huusko

“Thank you very much for a most informative and engaging photography workshop. Your sense of humour along with your tremendous expertise made for an enjoyable workshop. I must say that there was considerable information passed along to us. It will take some time to absorb all the excellent tips and techniques. And thanks for sending along the notes.”
— John Sarembas

“I have just finished the second Vancouver Photography Workshop this year with Rick Hulbert and I wanted to pass on my thanks to you for offering courses with such a capable instructor. His expertise in photography, combined with his professional experience in architecture and urban planning, gives him a unique background, but almost more important to a student is his enthusiasm that each individual benefit from his knowledge. He was able to help every student progress in whatever direction he or she wanted to pursue and that has to be a testimonial to his expertise as a communicator and teacher. I learned a great deal and will be back for more.”
— Ellen Williams

"Thanks again for the most inspiring four days! I absolutely loved your approach to
teaching.  Your sense of humour made it more than just a learning
experience and was a big factor in what for me, was the best workshop
I've attended."
Joanne Kennedy

This Workshop is taught by:

 
Rick Hulbert Archiitect, AIBC, FRAIC, RCA, AIA

Visit Rick's website for more information and to see his beautiful photography:

www.rickhulbertphotography.com


Class Start Date Time Early-Bird Discount Ends Location Instructor Registration
4 DAYS September 28 to October 1st, 2017 9am - 5pm N/A The YWCA HotelDowntown ,733 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4 Richard Hulbert Click HERE to Register
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