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The Woodlands and Houston Workshops

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS    Tuesday–Saturday, April 5-9, 2016




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Join us for a week of photography workshops in conjunction with The Woodlands Camera Club in friendly The Woodlands, Texas.

The Woodlands Camera Club has asked us to come down to the greater Houston, Texas area to run a series of workshops to help them celebrate their 10-year anniversary. These workshops are open to all photographers including shooters from other camera clubs, other cities, other states, and other countries. The workshops are camera agnostic, so bring your Canon, Nikon or any other camera and learn from the pros.


Workshop Leaders

Mike Hagen

Mike is a professional photographer based in Washington State. He is the author of eight books on photography, including The Nikon Autofocus System, Thousands of Images Now What? and The Nikon Creative Lighting System. He’s a veteran workshop leader, having taught hundreds of workshops all over the world.

Check out Mike’s website at www.VisAdventures.com

Rick Hulbert

Rick is an international award winning and published professional teacher of photography and practicing architect. He has been a frequent lecturer, and seminar panel participant on 4 continents. Richard has been named a Fellow in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada which is among the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a member. He is a former President of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. Notably, Richard is also an Academician in the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, one of the youngest members ever to be elected to that august body. As an Architect, Richard has won design awards or has had his works published each and every year for the past 35 years.



Workshop Information Event Summary

Urban and Street Photography 2-day Workshop    April 5-6, 2016    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day

Photo Walk    April 7, 2016    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Free for everyone (please RSVP)

Photo Workshop Series Day 1    April 8, 2016    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Photo Workshop Series Day 2    April 9, 2016    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Purchase Options

Attend All Workshops – $575.00

Attend Only Urban and Street Photography – $399.00

Attend Both Photo Workshop Series 1 and Series 2 – $199.00

Attend Only Photo Workshop Series Day 1 – $125.00

Attend Only Photo Workshop Series Day 2 – $125.00

Attend Photo Walk – Free for anyone


Workshop Details


Urban and Street Photography – 2-Day workshop

Dates: April 5-6, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $399.00

Learn to create stunning images in urban environments while mastering professional camera and software techniques.

During this two-day workshop with Rick Hulbert, you will learn how to photograph 3-dimensional space, both outdoors and indoors. Rick’s thorough knowledge of architecture and photography will help you learn how to emphasize the appearance of depth in your images while also helping you dramatically improve your travel photography. The techniques and methods you learn in this workshop directly translate to landscape photography or portraiture that include buildings and structures in cities, towns, and rural environments.


There is no requirement for fancy equipment at this workshop. Ideally, you’ll have a dSLR or camera that allows you to vary the exposure, but any and every brand of camera will work. We strongly encourage participants with Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Olympus, Pentax, Sony, Leica, and any other camera brands to attend. The principles taught will also apply to point and shoot cameras, mirrorless cameras and even camera phones.

This two-day workshop includes:

  • Daily lectures
  • Hands-on field photography
  • Constructive image evaluations from selected attendee photos

Class Schedule

Day 1

Session 1 – Learning to see through the knowledge of Architectural Photography

Session 2 – Photographing the Designed and Constructed Environment from Urban Gardens to Urban Artifacts

Session 3 – Photographing People in the Urban Landscape

Day 2

Session 4 – Image Selection

Session 5 – Candid Street Photography and Urban Portraiture


Photo Walk

Date: April 7, 2016

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cost: Free (please RSVP)

Join Mike Hagen and Rick Hulbert for a free photo walk through The Woodlands. We will be capturing images, learning field techniques, and having a good time together. For those attending our workshops on Friday and Saturday, we’ll be using some of the images made during the photo walks as examples during our lectures.


Photo Workshop Series Day 1

Date: April 8, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $125.00

Rick and Mike will be teaching four presentations on photographic technique with two classes in the morning and two in the afternoon. Signing up for this workshop gets you into all four classes.


9:00 – 10:30 Urban Travel and Street Photography (Rick)

10:45 – 12:15 Wildlife Photography (Mike)

1:30 – 3:00 Extending the Dynamic Range on Your Images (Rick)

3:15 – 4:45 Lightroom Develop Module for Wildlife and Landscape Photography (Mike)


Photo Workshop Series Day 2

Date: April 9, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $125.00

Rick and Mike will be teaching four presentations on photographic technique with two classes in the morning and two in the afternoon. Signing up for this workshop gets you into all four classes.


9:00 – 10:30 Strobes and Simple Studio Lighting With a Model (Mike)

10:45 – 12:15 Composition for Smarties (Rick)

1:30 – 3:00 DSLR Autofocus for Action, Sports, and Wildlife (Mike)

3:15 – 4:45 Panorama Photography (Rick)



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