Architectural Photography Course
What makes Vancouver such a fabulous tourist destination is the fact that it is a City Centre designed for and used by the “locals.”

Vancouver, Canada offers an incredibly diverse set of photographic opportunities.
It is the perfect setting for a Photography workshop that will prepare you for your next travel holiday. Learn how to arrive home with photos that will be the envy of your friends and family. Learn how to make photos that you will be proud to cherish and exhibit.

Why Vancouver? How about any one of these five diverse “locations” in which to learn to make better travel photos…

1. Urban Edges. Enjoy approximately 10 miles of an accessible waterfront promenade like no other. If you like to photograph Urban Edges, Vancouver is tough to beat.

2. Street Photography. Explore North America’s second largest historic Chinatown District along with the storied Downtown East Side providing the perfect setting for learning the Nitty “Gritty” of Street Photography.

3. People and Places. Internationally celebrated Granville Island provides a great venue for a diverse mix of Historic Industrial and Commercial Structures converted into a world class urban marketplace famous for embracing a mosaic of cultures. This is a great background for learning to Photograph People and Places including how to bring back great pictures of your next family holiday.

4. Buildings and Heritage. Vancouver has become the Center of World Class examples of international award winning planned and designed Urban Neighbourhoods. So, if you want to learn about Architectural or Heritage Travel Photography, this a great place to hone skills taught in the classroom setting.

5. Landscapes and Gardens. If you are wanting to learn about Landscape Travel and Garden Photography, the “Super Natural BC” character of Stanley Park, a 1001 acre Urban Park like no other, offers an easily accessible array of photographic opportunities.

The final selected shooting venues will be determined by the desires of each of the workshop participants.


What will you learn?

You will learn how to plan and prepare for your photographic travels in a way that will help insure that you come home with great images.

  • Learn about the essence of Travel Photography and the kinds of qualities that professional photo journalists seek to embody in their images for publication.
  • Learn what to wear, how to fit in or how to stand out.
  • Learn what kinds of cameras, lenses, and equipment are available and best suited for travel photography.
  • Learn how to predict in advance, the best times and locations to find the images and subject matter that interests you.
  • Learn what characteristics make a great photo.
  • Learn how to travel “light” or how to travel “heavy.”
  • Learn how to get permission to photograph strangers.
  • Learn to “know where to stand.”
  • Learn how to create a sense of depth in your images.
  • Learn how to feature or incorporate built structures into your travel images.
  • Learn how to get better photographs from a car, bus, train, or airplane.

Learn how to take your photography to the next level, regardless of whether you are a beginner, an enthusiast, or a professional photographer.

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


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 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

"One of the most informational and entertaining speakers I've seen. I learned a ton. I especially loved his attitude toward everything."
“I'm applying what I learned in the class everyday! Only thing I'd change is make the class longer :)"


“You opened our eyes to a new way of looking at buildings…we appreciated being free to take whatever subjects caught our imagination.   You were generous with your time and your comments were helpful.”


“Truly inspiring!"


"You should know that your presentation profoundly changed (improved) the way many of us in the class shoot - myself included. The useful takeaways from it are too numerous to list. Thank you again."


“Rick has a gift for teaching, a very helpful but good  way of critiquing  submissions and, most important, what he teaches is immensely useful.  His visuals are excellent and can be very thought-provoking.”

“…it was one of the best photography classes I have taken. You have a real knack for teaching. Your lessons and feedback have really allowed me to grow as a photographer. You encouraged me to step outside my comfort zone and gave me much more confidence in my abilities.”

“It was a great experience. I really liked the way you were the authority but were open to hearing our ideas. Overall Grade A+”

“You have had the most significant impact on my photography since I took it up and the smartest decision I've made in that regard was to take your workshop.   Little did I know that you would change my photography life.”

TENTATIVE GENERAL SCHEDULE

Thursday
10:00am - 1:00pm … Seminar on the Basic Principles of Travel Photography
as applied to the Constructed Environment.
1:00pm - 2:30pm … Lunch on your own.
2:30pm - 5:00pm … Field Photography

Friday
Early Morning - 11:30am …Field Photography
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch on your own
1:00pm - 3:00pm… Seminar on Photographic Composition
3:00pm - 5:00pm… Constructive Image Review

Saturday
9:00am - noon …Seminar on Integrating People into your Urban Travel Photography
Noon - 1:30pm … Lunch on your own
1:30pm - Sunset …. Field Photography

Sunday
9:00am - 5:00 pm…Morning …Flexible Content depending upon student interests and desires
Afternoon … Constructive Image Review

Enrollment:
Maximum 10 participants. This will allow for some “personal attention” and some private tutoring as desired for each participant during the hands-on field photography sessions.

*Please note that the early morning and evening shoots are optional … especially if you would rather “sleep in” or want to go out “on the town.”

Note: While this workshop will help you get more out of your camera and improve your photography, it is not a course on how to use your particular camera. You need to read your manual and have a basic understanding of your camera’s key features. 

Pre-Requisites

Level:

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

Enrollment:

Maximum 10 participants only!

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your camera (must have manual controls) and at least 1 lens.
Optional: additional lenses, camera flash and tripod.

We Provide:

Course descripton as above

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

"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 4 Day 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

Class Start Date Time Early-Bird Discount: Location Instructor Registration
4 Day Workshop May 28th - 31st, 2015 See detailed agenda above N/A The YMCA Hotel Richard Hulbert SOLD OUT
4 Day Workshop May 26 - 29, 2016 See detailed agenda above N/A

The YMCA Hotel733 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC

Richard Hulbert SOLD OUT
4 Day Workshop May 4- 7, 2017 See detailed agenda above N/A

The YMCA Hotel733 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC

Richard Hulbert Click HERE to Register
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