Note: This is a new Workshop offering!

Whether you want to become a Fine Art Photographer, or want to be recognized and appreciated as a Fine Art Photographer, this is the workshop for you!

We will take you from developing an original vision all the way through exhibiting and promoting your fine art photography.

You will learn how an understanding of human vision can not only inform your unique, creative, photographic vision, but also assist in anticipating the reaction your images will receive when viewed by beholders of your art.

You will be treated to a case study of how subjective artistic expression can be inspired by objective storytelling.

Your workshop leader, Rick Hulbert, was selected as one of only 2 photographers from North America, to participate in the 2015 World Art Games in Bratislava, Slovakia. How and why did this happen?

The list of Fine Art Photography subjects discussed will be extensive and covers a host of relevant topics including the following:

  • The defining criteria of fine art photography
  • Examples of selected fine art photography from recognized artists
  • Popular photographic techniques for fine art
  • Seeking and finding “simplicity vs. chaos” in cities
  • The meaning and content of urban places
  • Transitioning from real world “Edges” to artistic “Lines”
  • The power of Luminance
  • The science and art of photographic composition
  • The secret(s) to getting published
  • The secret(s) to getting your work in galleries
  • The secret(s) to getting rich
  • The secret(s) to winning competitions
  • Optional portfolio reviews of attendee images
  • Hands-on field photography
  • Constructive reviews of student’s workshop images

Featured Guest Presenter:

As an added bonus, Fine Art Photographer, Axel Breutigam will be a featured guest presenter and will be available for the full 4 days of the workshop. He will serve as a great resource in assisting Rick Hulbert as they guide you through the learning experience. Axel will also participate with Rick in constructively evaluating workshop attendee images.

Who is this course for? Why should you enroll?
Who can benefit from taking this course?

Anyone who wants to learn what fine art photography is and how to “produce it” will benefit from this workshop. At the very least, you will improve your photography, regardless of whether you want to sell your images or simply increase your enjoyment and appreciation of the art form.

How will participants benefit?

Participants will learn concepts and skills through the following activities:

• Talks
• Class Discussions
• Demonstrations as requested
• Field Photography
• Constructive Evaluations of Student Images


Instructor Biography

Richard Hulbert  MAIBA, FRAIC, RCA, AIA

International Award winning and published Architect, Urban Designer, and Photographer
Lecturer, Teacher and Seminar Panel Participant on four continents
Fellow, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Former President of the Architectual Institute of British Columbia
Academician, Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts

Richard’s educational philosophy includes the following notions:

  • Adults learn more from story telling than from memorization
  • Learning is heightened when key principles can be related to a humorous circumstance
  • Effective learning arises when knowledge is self-discovered with directed input,
    as opposed to being “taught”

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

www.rickhulbertphotography.com

Visit Axel’s website for more information and to view and appreciate his fine art photography:

http://www.axelbreutigamphotography.com/index

Axel has just released his latest photography book!


Workshop Location:

YWCA Hotel Vancouver
Address: 733 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4
Phone: (604) 895-5830


Outline Workshop Agenda & What to Bring:

The classroom portion of our workshop will commence each day at 10:00AM and will conclude at 3:30PM and will include a morning break and a lunch break. In keeping with the concept of communicating with “creative” and “want to be creative” people, the format of the workshop will attempt to adapt to individual attendee objectives. The Early Morning and Late Afternoon through Dusk hours will allow for optional hands-on field photography. The progressive results of the photo shoots, will be constructively evaluated by both Rick and Axel on each of the final 3 days.

Thursday’s topics include an introduction to and definition of Fine Art Photography, the art and science of composition, and optional student portfolio reviews. Should you desire a portfolio review, please bring a maximum of 8 digital images for computer projection.

Friday’s presentation will feature Axel Breutigam and his personal story of his decision to become a Fine Art Photographer. He will explain, in his own words, how he was able to gain acceptance to be featured in Fine Art Galleries. His frank discussion will cover the trials and tribulations and costs associated with that successful journey.

On Saturday, Rick Hulbert will present a personal case study in Fine Art Photography that will articulate the principles and objectives outlined during the first day of the workshop. Commencing with a scientific curiosity, Rick will take you through his thought process of creative story telling that results in a distinctive approach to image making. The case study demonstrates that regardless of your background, you can become a Fine Art Photographer, and maybe more importantly, enjoy the journey.

Sunday’s content will be flexible and will be designed to suit the needs and desires of the workshop attendees. We will also talk about developing a personal, unique artistic persona and style. Each attendee will have the opportunity to present and discuss a photographic “series” produced during the actual 4-day workshop experience.

What to Bring:

Bring any and all photographic equipment you see fit to employ.
All cameras and lenses can be utilized to create fine art.
Bring a USB memory stick so that you can download some of your images to the instructor’s computer for constructive comment and discussion.

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

“I just wanted to thank you again for another brilliant course. I can’t believe how much my eye and skill has improved. My clients even notice a difference after each session you and I have together. Your creative touch is second to none! You are an absolutely brilliant teacher and I just can’t thank you enough for all of your time and expertise. You have made me feel incredibly proud to show off my hard work. Thanks to you my photography has reached a level that I had only dreamed about. The advice you have given me on the business of photography and marketing myself has been outstanding and has produced great results already. I am waiting with great anticipation for our next course.”
— Gabriela Sladkova, Professional Photographer

Check out Rick Hulbert’s impressive list of recent testimonials:

http://www.rickhulbertphotography.com/testimonials/

Pre-Requisites

Level:

Intermediate/Advanced. Must be comfortable with personal camera operation and have a basic understanding of photography techniques and terminology.

Enrollment:

Maximum 16 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

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"One of the most informational and entertaining speakers I've seen. I learned a ton. I especially loved his attitude toward everything."

“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

Read more testimonials......

This Workshop is taught by:

 
Richard Hulbert  MAIBA, FRAIC, RCA, AIA

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

www.rickhulbertphotography.com


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