“Photographing the Public Gardens of Vancouver” is a hands-on workshop designed to elevate the quality of your photography through a unique combination of lectures/discussions, field photography and constructive image evaluations.

Whether you are interested in recording and documenting gardens, or creatively interpreting garden environments through photography, you will increase your knowledge and understanding of image making.

While a very basic knowledge of photography along with a working knowledge of your camera is desirable, any camera and lens combination will work.

Special Guest Presenter:
As a special feature, Fine Art Flower and Garden Photographer, Jessica Timberlake will be with us over the workshop weekend to contribute her views on photography as well as providing valuable insight with respect to constructively evaluating images that will augment my teaching.

Jessica is an internationally recognized photographer and artist, with art featured in galleries, resorts and private collections worldwide, from San Diego to Manhattan, and as far reaching as Croatia and Montenegro.

Have a look at Jessica’s website to get a taste of her sought after talents.
http://www.artbyjessicatimberlake.com

Who is this course for? Why should you take it? Who can benefit from taking this course?
Anyone who wants to learn the basics such as composition, natural lighting and to get out and photograph with an Instructor will benefit from this course.

Photograph in four of Vancouver's most stunning public gardens:

  • VanDusen Botanical Garden
  • Nitobe Memorial Garden
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
  • Bloedel Conservatory Garden

**Students are responsible for any Garden Entrance Fees (approximately $8-$13)

How will participants learn?

* Learn to apply the “principles” of photographing designed and constructed outdoor environments
* Learn to recognize the importance of the quality, direction and reflection of natural light
* Explore the basic compositional elements of distance, perspective and scale
* Appreciate “Pre-Visualization” as a pre-curser to successful image making
* Learn the principles of “Clarity of Composition”
* Learn to accurately, realistically, and/or artistically portray garden environments


 

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


Comments from former students

"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/


 

Urban Garden Photography Workshop Agenda

We will meet at the YWCA Hotel Vancouver at 10am on Thursday, June 22nd
Our workshop will conclude at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 25th.

A detailed agenda will be forthcoming once the weather forecast is determined.
If you have any questions, you can email Rick Hulbert directly at:
rick@rickhulbertphotography.com

Pre-Requisites

Level:

Beginner/ Intermediate

Enrollment:

Maximum 10 participants.

**Students are responsible for any Garden Entrance Fees

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

Additional Comments from former students

"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 Urban photography 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 urban and architectural 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

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 June 22nd- 25th, 2017 10am - 5pm First 3 people who register get $45 off regular tuition The YWCA HotelDowntown ,733 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4 Richard Hulbert Click HERE to Register
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