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Sign up and save the dates of Sunday, October 15 through Sunday, October 22, 2017

US$3950.00 per attendee including food, lodging, on site ground transportation, and lots of personal time with Rick Hulbert.

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This is an exclusive holiday photo workshop for up to 5 attendees.

Photographer Rick Hulbert will provide the educational content with Photographer Gerald King (who supplied the images here) guiding us to awesome sights and vantage points each day!


Imagine a full week photographic experience based in Triora, Italy … a quintessential Italian Hill Town surrounded by glorious picturesque scenes. Mid-October, 2017 was selected as the best time to try to capture fall colors.

Triora is a picturesque village in a lovely setting at the base of the Italian Alps of north-west Italy. The town is officially classified among the most beautiful Italian villages and is an elite member of I Borghi Piú Belli d’Italia, a list of the top 100 most beautiful medieval citadels in Italy. It is also a member of Touring Club Italia Bandiere Arancioni, a similarly prestigious club which lists the best places for tourists to enjoy. Although just thirty kilometers from the coast, it is in another world; near the top of the bright and sunny Argentine valley, and surrounded on all sides by richly varied mountain scenery – a paradise for photographers, walkers, mountain bikers, lovers of nature and those who just want to ‘stand and stare’ . . . and capture great images!

Discover this gem of a town, and be prepared to take some of the best photographs you’ve ever taken. No tourist traps, no trite monuments, no crowds. Just the Italian Alps and your camera. Now that’s a photographer’s dream.


Why Triora?

If you are looking for a completely original, unique photography experience, then this is for you. Triora is a photographer’s delight. In every direction, the Italian Alps rise around you, and in every direction other delightful tiny towns cling to their own mountains. With architecture that is hundreds of years old, the interior of the town is off limits to cars. Small, covered, cobblestoned lanes wind their way between the residents’ houses, their stoops colorful with pots of flowers and herbs. Perhaps you might meet Signorina Antonella, the town’s white witch, or Signor Antonio who goes out into the woods each day in the fall to collect porcini mushrooms for his little produce shop. Daniella at Bar Riccici will greet you with a smile and bring you your morning coffee in the town square, meeting place for residents and expats alike. From every vantage point, the mountains, valleys, and hillsides beckon.

Where will we be staying?

You will be staying in a beautifully renovated, privately-owned 17th century convent, completely modernized but retaining its ancient charm. Imagine sitting out on the patio, sipping Prosecco as you watch the swallows darting overhead as the sun slips behind the mountains and the mist rolls in. At night, as you lie between the crisp sheets of your bed, wondering what sights the next day will bring, the only sounds you hear are the night birds, and the wind in the trees.

All your meals are included in this trip, with several visits to L’Herbe Gatta, the town’s main restaurant which serves locally grown and raised food, cooked to perfection. In the mornings, fresh coffee and pastries provided by Bar Riccici, and an in-house laid-on lunch will give you the necessary energy for hiking the surrounding hills. At least two home-cooked dinners at the Convento can be anticipated, as well as two lovely lunches when you are off on your field trips to neighbouring towns in Italy and France.


Will we be photographing other sights in addition to Triora?

In addition to photographing the architecture and surrounding Landscape of Triora, a day trip to Notre Dame des Fontaines in France, and one to Baiardo and Dolce Acqua in Italy have been planned, as well as a possible trip to the elegant vacation town of San Remo, whose late-19th century Belle Epoque architecture nestled against the Mediterranean Sea will give you ample opportunity to practice architectural, landscape, and people photography.

What’s included?

7 nights of lodging in a European Palace Style Residence (17th Century Convent under private ownership)

8 days of transportation once you arrive at the airport in Nice, France

All meals included: breakfast; lunches at the Convento and on two field trips; group

dinners out and at the Convento; coffee and tea throughout the day*

*Alcoholic Beverages are not included

Principal Instructor Rick Hulbert will participate each day

Gerald King, a Photographer with local knowledge will guide our field photography

Carol King will serve as our Executive Director to assist with group catering

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Tentative Agenda:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Morning arrivals at the Nice airport; afternoon 90 minute drive to Triora; Group Welcome Dinner


“Photographing Buildings and Plazas with a focus on Heritage”

Field Photography


“The Evolving Art & Emerging Science of Photographic Composition”

Field Photography and Constructive Evaluation of Images


Field Trip to surrounding region with lots of hands on photography


“Landscape and Urban Travel Photography”

Field Photography and Constructive Evaluation of Images


Field Trip with lots of hands on photography


Selection and Post Processing of Images for future Gallery

Display and possible Sale

Closing Group Dinner


Morning 90 minute drive to Nice Airport

Afternoon departures


Possible Pre-Requested Content

NOTE: With only 5 attendees, you can have input into the final agenda.

If you sign up within 3 months prior to the workshop, you will enjoy a pre-workshop personal chat with Rick Hulbert resulting in a portion of the workshop that is customized to suit and satisfy your specific needs and desires.

Potential subject matter for Field Photography:

Photographing the Natural Landscape

Photographing the Designed and Constructed Environment

Photographing Heritage Structures

Urban Street and Urban Portraiture Photography

Potential Lecture and Discussion Topics:

The Art and Science of Photographic Composition

Exploring Fine Art Photography

Extended and High Dynamic Range Photography

Exploring Panorama Photography

Exploring Infrared Photography

Potential Photographic Techniques:

Processing your Images with Adobe Lightroom’s Develop Module

Processing your Images with Adobe Photoshops’s ACR Filter

Tricks and techniques Rick employs to achieve his finished digital images

Rick’s Image Editing Workflow


Maximum of 5 attendees to enhance the opportunity for personalized instruction

Workshop Cost . . . US$3950.00 per attendee for single sleeping room.

Companion accommodation available upon request.

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Check out this website to learn more about the charming, European Palace Style Residence (17th Century Convent under private ownership) in which we will be staying.

Casa Covento Triora

If you have any questions about this event, feel free to email Rick Hulbert directly at [email protected]


What is provided

Cancellations and Refunds, The following fees apply:

60 – 31 days before departure: 50% of trip fee

30 days or fewer before departure: 100% of trip fee.

No partial refunds are made for unused portions or services of a trip for any reason whatsoever. Trips are sold as a package only.

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