Chicago Sep. 2017

WORKSHOP DATES: SEP. 22-24, 2017







Gaining from the opposing viewpoints of a realistic Architectural point of view, In contrast with an Artistic interpretation of reality.


“The Chicago workshop was one of the best I’ve attended, and really improved my photographic skills and vision. Rick and Sharon’s unique backgrounds and informal teaching style provide easy to understand and complementary insights into the art and science of photography. The small group style allowed participants lots of one-on-one instruction and assistance when out shooting. And Chicago is one of the greatest cities to photograph, whether your interest is architecture, cityscapes or street photography. Highly recommended!” 

                                                                                  Charles Zwirewich

Price $1,450 CAD


* We will walk you through the intricacies of post processing, regardless of your level of experience.


  • A very organized, rational, and logical individual who now wants to discover and assert your creative side.

  • A photography enthusiast who wants to step up their game and create some jaw dropping images.

  • Wanting to learn more advanced Photoshop Post Processing techniques.

  • Blessed with more gear than you really need and now want to know how to make great photographs.

  • Hoping to win some (or more) awards or get big bucks for your images.

  • Desiring to participate in an intensive 3 day experience that will provide you with knowledge that is personalized for your own needs and objectives . . . a learning experience that is limited to a maximum of 6 students per instructor.



  • Learn the process of creating fine art photography from pre-visualizing your images through effective post processing techniques. Sundial Bridges


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


Southern Straits Boat Race #3, Vancouver BC, Long Exposure


  • Understand how people see and perceive the world around them and perhaps more importantly, be able to anticipate how people will react to your images.


Berlin, Germany


  • Understanding of how Long Exposure Photography and Extended Dynamic Range Imaging can assist in your exploration of Fine Art Digital Photography.


NY Skyline LE from NJ


Dallas 2014 Nikonians

**Maximum of 12 participants.




The Course Instructors:

Sharon Tenenbaum


Sharon is an internationally recognized Fine Art photographer.Me at Lighthouse Park Originally trained as a Professional Civil Engineer, Tenenbaum is an entirely self-taught artist, having learned her craft through personal research and practical experience behind the camera.

Some of her achievements are a first place awards in the 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2008 International Photography Awards for her architectural images, a publication in National Geographic and publications of three books, a Vancouver Photography Book ‘Vancouver Like No Other’ and E-Books: ‘How to Create Long Exposure Fine Art Photography’, and ‘Left & Right Brain, A photographers understanding of these mindsets and how the affect our visual interpretation of art’.

Sharon teaches Fine Art Photography and Long Exposure Photography at Langara College in Vancouver, BC.

To see more of Sharon’s work including her award winning exploits:


Rick Hulbert

Rick is an international award–winning and published architect, urban designer, and photographer with a passion for teaching.

Rick-Hulbert-Bio Pic

Rick was one of only two North American Photographers invited to participate in the 2015 World Art Games held in Bratislava, Slovakia. In addition, Rick was invited to address the entire Visual, Performing, and Literary Arts Community on the subject of ‘How an Understanding of Human Vision can Enhance Your Artistic Endeavours’.

Rick has been a frequent 
lecturer, teacher, and seminar panel participant on four continents. He has been named a Fellow in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, which is among the highest honours that can be bestowed upon a member. He is a
 former President of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. Notably, Rick 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.

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


Course Itinerary

Friday September 22nd:

  • What is Fine Art? Both Rick and Sharon will present their own differing views and perspectives. (Rick + Sharon)

  • ‘Seeing Lines’ – How to develop innate vision for Architectural Photography (Sharon)

  • Going from to ‘Seeing’ and ‘Perceiving’ (Rick)

  • Intro and Basics to Long Exposure Photography (Sharon)

  • Afternoon + Evening on Location Photo Shoots

Saturday September 23rd:

  • Long Exposure Photography – Hands-on with more advanced techniques and Post Processing (Sharon)

  • Eight Photographic Challenges designed to take your urban photography to the next level (Rick)

  • Afternoon On Location Photo Shoot

  • Constructive Image Reviews (Rick + Sharon)

  • Evening – Sunset Photo Shoot

Sunday September 24th:

  • Sunrise Photo Shoot

  • Constructive Image Reviews (Rick + Sharon)

  • How to Generate New Ideas + Innovative Techniques using Extended Dynamic Range Imaging (Rick)

  • The Science and Art of Photographic Composition (Rick)

  • Left & Right Brain – How our brain subconsciously interprets the visual world (Sharon)

  • Constructive Image Reviews

PRICE $1,450 CAD

Hosting Hotel:

Comfort Suites Chicago (320 North Michigan Ave.)

Our host hotel meeting room is centrally located between the Chicago River front and Millennium Park, offering a plethora of photographic opportunities in one of the world’s great cities . All within walking distance.



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 departure are subject to 50% of total in charges, between 89 and 60 days, 75% and no refunds will be issued with 59 days or less of notice. If payment is not received in full 90 days prior to departure, we cannot guarantee your spot on the workshop as any participant wishing to register in full can take that spot.  In the event of low registration, the workshop will be cancelled and all fees will be refunded in full.



  • Please do not book flights and hotel until you have received final notice.
  • The workshop itinerary is subject to changes due to weather or other constraints / demands.