Ultimate Urban Travel Photography Workshop . . .
Prague . . . a City with 1,000 Years of History
How to photograph built environments including architecture and other places for people
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC October 18 - 21, 2018 (Thursday—Sunday)
RICK HULBERT PHOTOGRAPHY
Urban environments comprise the most diverse target-rich places to photograph anywhere. Most photographs contain a “subject” within a setting or background. The cool reality is that Buildings and Urban Places are both subjects and settings. Think about all of the images you have taken or will take in the future that contain buildings as the featured subject or as backgrounds to a myriad of other photo subjects … like people, for instance.
This workshop is designed to improve your photography, regardless of whether you consider picture taking a hobby, or you are a serious enthusiast, or a professional photographer, or earn your living as a member of the global real estate, design, and construction industries.
There are rules for photographing buildings and other man-made structures, and knowing these rules will make you a better photographer. Mastering these rules will allow you to learn how to “break” them in a deliberate, meaningful way.
You will learn how a basic understanding of street photography will assist in your architectural and urban photography. You will discover how the fundamental principles of travel photography will enhance your architectural and urban imaging.
While the illustrated lectures will give you the fundamental information you need, we will spend a significant portion of the workshop in the field, with hands on photography. Your professional instructor, Rick Hulbert, will also give daily constructive critiques of your own selected images which is a key part of the learning experience.
As a special benefit, professional photographer Gabriela Sládková, a Czech Republic native, will join us and contribute her intimate knowledge of Prague, including great locations for field photography. Have a look at a few of the images Gabriela made on her recent trip to Prague to be with her family:
There is no requirement for fancy equipment. Any and every brand of camera will work. The principles taught will apply to point-and-shoot cameras, new mirrorless cameras and even the camera on your smartphone. We’re serious! Bring your iPhone or Android and see what you can create!
We will discuss the elementary basics of how people see, how the camera sees, and why High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography can be so enticing and fulfilling. This is true whether you are wanting to document reality or you want to create a fine art interpretation of the built environment.
This workshop is designed to get you to think about concepts in architectural and urban photography that you hadn’t thought of or considered before. That is, admittedly, a rather bold statement. However, that is exactly what this four day experience will achieve.
You will discover how to better frame and crop architectural and urban images using the long-established basic principles of portrait, wedding, and event photography. By the way, if you are a wedding or event photographer, this workshop will “kick” your photography up a notch as well.
You will learn how to create jaw-dropping images that will be the envy of both your photographer friends and potential future clients. You might even be able to impress your family!
And yes . . . for those of you with “GAS” (Gear Acquisition Syndrome),we can also talk about the best gear and broadly touch on software solutions that can make your images sing.
Boutique Hotel Constans, Bretislavova 309, Prague, 11800, Czech Republic
The 4-Day Workshop will be limited to between 4 and 8 people maximum to allow for and facilitate more personal attention.
The actual seminar suite number will be determined the evening prior to the start of the workshop and you will be notified via email. I will also be staying at that hotel the evening prior and can be reached with any last minute questions.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS:
All payments are refundable upon request of cancellation (except a $50 processing fee and the Paypal fee of 2.9%). Cancellations (except mentioned fees) are refunded in full up to 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations between 119 and 90 days prior to course start date are refunded 50% of total charges (less aforementioned fees), and between 89 and 60 days prior to course start date are refunded 25% of total charges (less aforementioned fees). No refunds will be issued with 59 days or less of course start date. In the event of low registration, the workshop will be cancelled and all fees will be refunded in full.
- Consider booking flights and hotel after you have received final confirmation that the course is proceeding.
- Registration fee includes all educational content but does not include travel costs such as airfare, local transportation, hotel, food, and incidental expenses.