Richard Hulbert

Nikonians Academy Faculty

Richard Hulbert. Architect AIBC, FRAIC, RCA, AIA

Richard Hulbert is an International Award winning and published Architect, Urban Designer, and Photographer. As a Photographer, Rick has been awarded a “Laureate” recognition within the World Wide Nikonians community.

He has been a frequent Lecturer, Teacher and Seminar Panel Participant on four 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.

In addition to being a Nikonians Academy Instructor, Richard is also a Teacher of Photography at the Vancouver Photo Workshops Studio in Vancouver, Canada.

Richard’s educational philosophy includes the following notions:

  • Adults learn more from story-telling than from memorization
  • Learning is heightened when key principles can be related to a humorous event
  • Effective learning arises when knowledge is self-discovered with directed input, as opposed to being “taught”

Photographically speaking, Richard has been an active member of the Nikonians community for the past 7 years. Those of you who are ANPAT veterans will know “Rick” as the guy dressed in black with more gear than should be possible to carry.

The Nikonians Academy is very proud to have Richard as a member of its faculty.


Some comments from Former Students:

"One of the most informational and entertaining speakers I've seen. I learned a ton. I especially loved his attitude toward everything."

“I'm applying what I learned in the class everyday! Only thing I'd change is make the class longer :)"

“You opened our eyes to a new way of looking …we appreciated being free to take whatever subjects caught our imagination. You were generous with your time and your comments were helpful.”

“Truly inspiring!"

"You should know that your presentation profoundly changed (improved) the way many of us in the class shoot - myself included. The useful takeaways from it are too numerous to list. Thank you again."

“Rick has a gift for teaching, a very helpful but good way of critiquing submissions and, most important, what he teaches is immensely useful. His visuals are excellent and can be very thought-provoking.”

“…it was one of the best photography classes I have taken. You have a real knack for teaching. Your lessons and feedback have really allowed me to grow as a photographer. You encouraged me to step outside my comfort zone and gave me much more confidence in my abilities.”

“It was a great experience. I really liked the way you were the authority but were open to hearing our ideas. Overall Grade A+”

“You have had the most significant impact on my photography since I took it up and the smartest decision I've made in that regard was to take your workshop. Little did I know that you would change my photography life.”

“Thanks for one of the best photographic learning experiences I’ve had. And I’ve had a lot. I could not have designed a more efficient way to learn the art and science of photography of architecture. Thanks for going above and beyond, way beyond, what we expected from the workshop.”