Fine Art Urban Photography Workshop

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA     April 30 - May 3, 2020 (Thursday–Sunday)

Learning to see and perceive the built environment
with inspiration from both the Arts and the Sciences

This workshop is part of the 2020 Vision Workshop and Lecture Series
conducted by Rick Hulbert, RCA

As an Academician in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and recently retired Architect and Urban Designer, Rick is uniquely qualified to present a wide-ranging series of learning experiences throughout 2020.

$695.00 CAD

Is this Fine Art Urban Photography workshop for you?

You might be a very structured, organized, rational, and logical individual who now wants to discover and assert your creative side.

You might be a photography enthusiast who wants to step up your game and create some jaw dropping images.

You might have more gear than you really need and now want to know how to make great photographs.

You might want to win some (or more) awards or get big bucks for your images.

You might be concerned that Fine Art Photography is just too “software-intensive” and would rather be recording images instead of sitting in front of a computer.

You might what to participate in an intensive 4-day experience that will provide you with knowledge that is personalized for your own needs and objectives.


Our home-base venue will be the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in the City of North Vancouver.
138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC   (604) 986-7437

There is convenient access to the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier by car, or by the SeaBus via SkyTrain from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver’s International Airport.

How will you benefit from this
Fine Art Urban Photography Workshop?

You will learn how to develop your own unique artistic approach to creating photos that are considered fine art.

You will learn how people “see and perceive” the world around them and perhaps more importantly, be able to anticipate how people will react to your images.

You will be offered an optional personalized portfolio review.

You will learn how an understanding of Long Exposure Photography, Extended Dynamic Range Imaging, and use of digital “filters” can assist in your exploration of Fine Art Urban Photography.

With the assistance of Rick Hulbert, you will be able to experience the process of creating Fine Art Urban images from “pre-visualization” through to and including “re-visualizing” selected digital files using Lightroom Classic along with a variety of software options.

Your Instructor will be Rick Hulbert

Along with being an Academician in the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, Rick Hulbert’s background is as an international award–winning and published architect, urban designer, and photographer with a passion for teaching.

Rick has been a frequent lecturer, teacher, and seminar panel participant on four continents. He is a former President of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. As an architect, Richard has won design awards or has had his works published each and every year for the past 35 years.

Most recently, Rick was chosen as one of only 2 photographers from North America to be invited to participate in the World Art Games held in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Have a look at Rick Hulbert’s Photography website:

Learn more about Rick including what others students have said about him as a Teacher of Photography:

Special Guest Fine Art Photographer, Janet Slater

Janet Slater is an award-winning photographer, who is continually working to improve and challenge herself to capture colour and composition that reflects both beauty and a vignette of thought and emotion.

Her passion for photography covers many genres including long exposure, architecture, black and white, still life and landscape. Janet uses her technical skills in post-processing and a keen eye for timing and composition to focus her artistic inspiration while constantly evolving through experimentation and researching different styles.

Janet is the District Representative for CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art) for the Sunshine Coast, as well as a member of the Langley Camera Club and the Sunshine Coast Shutterbugz Camera Club. Her photography has been displayed in the Lower Mainland and has won numerous local and national awards.

View Janet’s photography at

The above 3 images are courtesy of Janet Slater Photography

Fine Art Urban Photography . . . tentative agenda

Learning to see and perceive the built environment
through an understanding of both the Arts and the Sciences

In general, each day will commence at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. with optional early morning and late afternoon/evening field photography. A more detailed agenda may be developed closer to the workshop date.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Morning . . . Lecture/Discussion
Photography with Intent
Evaluation and Pre-Visualization . . . Planning what you want to achieve
What is Fine Art?
Top-Ten Criteria for Fine Art Images
Recording your Images . . . what, where, when, how . . . and why

Afternoon . . . Optional Student assignment with Instructor input . . . “choosing and describing your fine art photo vision”
Optional Student Portfolio Reviews

Late Afternoon/Early Evening
Optional Field Photography

Friday, May 1, 2020

Early Morning Optional Field Photography

Late Morning . . . Lecture: Composition in the 2-Dimensional Arts
The Art and Science of Human Vision . . . Seeing and Perceiving

Early Afternoon . . .The benefits of creating a Fine Art Series of images
Selected attendee image evaluations
Personal Case Studies, Rick and Janet

Late Afternoon and Early Evening . . . Optional Field Photography

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Early Morning . . . Optional Field Photography

Mid-Morning . . . Lecture: The Complexity of Polychrome and the Lure of Luminance

Early Afternoon . . . Re-Evaluation and Post Processing student images
Case Studies examples

Late Afternoon and Early Evening . . . Optional Field Photography

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Early Morning . . . Optional Field Photography

Mid-Morning . . . Post Processing of selected student images
Constructive evaluations of attendee images

Afternoon . . . Optional Student Presentations of their work including a maximum 200-word Artist Statement along with a two-minute verbal presentation.

This workshop will accommodate a maximum of 10 participants so that everyone can get some personal attention if desired.

What photo gear and materials are desired?

This course is all about taking your photography to the next level regardless of the type of camera or array of lenses you might bring. Whether you have a point-and-shoot camera, a new mirrorless camera, an SLR, or even a smartphone, you will benefit from the instruction provided.

The diverse array of scenes will facilitate the use of any and all camera lenses . . . from wide angle to telephoto and from fisheye to macro.

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.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds: Participants wishing to cancel workshop attendance must, without exception, contact Rick Hulbert to request a refund. Cancellations requested at least 90 days in advance of the workshop receive a full refund minus a $100 CAD administrative charge per order. Cancellations requested at least 60 days in advance of the workshop receive a refund of 65% of the workshop fee. Cancellations requested at least 30 days prior to workshop receive a refund of 50% of the workshop fee. No refunds will be given for requests made 29 days or less in advance of the workshop. In place of a refund, a participant may choose instead to apply the entire payment to a future Rick Hulbert Photography workshop. In the unlikely event that a workshop is cancelled by Rick Hulbert, all fees paid will be refunded in full, which will then fulfill the maximum extent of our liability.

Travel Insurance: We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance to guard yourself against monies lost due to a cancellation by either party. We cannot be responsible for reimbursement of any and all travel expenses.

Fine Art Urban Photography Workshop
April 30 to May 3, 2020 – North Vancouver, BC, Canada

$695.00 CAD