Some say that Fogo Island is not so much a place as a state of mind. As soon as you set foot on the island, you’ll certainly feel that you’ve arrived somewhere very special. With a long maritime history, the largest offshore island of Newfoundland and Labrador is a gentle world of brightly colored clapboard houses, sea-cliff footpaths, lush forest, and warm hospitality set against a striking coastline.

Join internationally award-winning fine-art photographer Marc Koegel for a unique and unforgettable journey to Fogo Island, Newfoundland.

This will be a small group workshop with a maximum of 5 participants only.

We will explore the island from the coast to the interior creating personally meaningful photography. This is not a 'take me to the iconic locations' type of tour, but a workshop experience that aims to go much deeper. The small group will allow us to be extremely flexible and quick to move around.

You will be encouraged to work on a personal body of work, created with the help of Marc. We won't chase you from place to place, but give you all the time you need. Daily reviews of our work provide encouragement and also allow for do-overs - travel time between locations is short so we can re-visit any place as often as needed (or find new locations)

This workshop is geared for you to create personally meaningful work using whatever techniques suitable and *not* limited to black and white and / or long exposure photography.

Marc will demonstrate and discuss several techniques including intentional camera movement (ICM), defocusing, multiple exposures and more, aimed to help you create expressive photographs.

Fogo Island offers many unspoiled nature and landscape environments but also very interesting and unique architectural subjects.

Our daily schedule will be highly adaptive to the needs of the group, there will be ample time to photograph as well as reviewing our work including learning about post processing.

This workshop is offered as a (almost) fully inclusive experience. Single occupancy rooms, and all transportation including ferry service is included. Meals are not included. On Fogo island everyone's private roomn will include a private kitchen so meals can be prepared, but there are several restaurant option nearby as well.

Please contact Marc Koegel directly with any questions / comments.

Fogo island a vast visual playground for photographers - A perfect location for an in-depth workshop!


About this hoto Tour / Registration Details and Fees:

Included in the Photo Tour Fee ($4575) is the following:

* Tuition for photo tour
* Expert leadership by Marc Koegel
* 6 nights single occupancy accomodation
* All ground transportation in luxury Chevy Suburban or similar
* Ferry to and from Fogo Island

What is not included:


* Airfare to St. John's, Gander, or Deer Lake airports
* Travel Insurance, including health and trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
* Meals and drinks
* Visas (if necessary)
* Excess baggage charges, airport taxes and other service charges
* Personal items (alcoholic beverages, laundry, film, batteries, etc)

A deposit of $2000 is required to reserve your seat in this workshop The balance is due by April 1st, 2023. This is also the latest day the workshop will be confirmed. Your deposit is non-refundable unless we have to cancel or postpone the workshop, in which case you will receive a full refund of all monies paid.

How to Register:

You can register online by follwoing the link below, or you can contact Marc Koegel directly for registration assistance.


Marc Koegel is a fine-art photographer working exclusively in black and white. His landscapes, and architectural photographs have earned numerous international awards and have also been widely exhibited internationally.

Born in Germany, Marc first came to Canada in 1996 to earn an Economics degree. He has been seriously involved with photography ever since he was given his father's camera and darkroom setup at the age of 12. Marc has worked with many internationally acclaimed photographers and leads numerous workshops and tours, both in Canada and internationally. 

Visit Marc's website for more information and to see his beautiful photography:

www.marckoegel.com

Workshop Itinerary:

On Sunday (June 18, 2023) we will arrive at Gander International Airport and spend the first night at the Quality Inn and Suites Hotel close to the airport. Transfer from the airport is included (Marc will pick you up). You can arive anytime that day, and we will aim to get together for a welcome group dinner at 7pm.

The next morning we will begin our journey to Fogo island, which includes a short ferry ride as well. We will stay on Fogo for 4 nights, until Friday, 23rd.

On Friday we will depart Fogo in the late afternoon, arriving back in Gander for our last night together. You are free to fly out anytime the next day, Saturday, June 24, 2023.

Included in the Photo Tour Fee:

* Tuition for photo tour
* Expert leadership by Marc Koegel
* 6 nights single-occupancy accomodation (you'll have your own private room)
* All ground transportation while on Fogo island
* Entrance fees and permits

What is not included:


* Airfare to Gander international airport
* Travel Insurance, including health and trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
* Meals and drinks
* Visas (if necessary)
* Excess baggage charges, airport taxes and other service charges
* Personal items (alcoholic beverages, laundry, film, batteries, etc)

A deposit of $2000 is required to reserve your seat in this workshop The balance is due by March 1, 2021. This is also the latest day the workshop will be confirmed. Your deposit is non-refundable unless we have to cancel or postpone the workshop, in which case you will receive a full refund of all monies paid.

How to Register:

You can register online by follwoing the link below, or you can contact Marc Koegel directly for registration assistance.

 

If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.

For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)

For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

For our Photo Tours (both in Canada and abroad), 1 to 10 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

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Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35

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If you do not show up for your registered course.
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"Thank you Marc for an unforgettable 5 days on Fogo Island. I really enjoyed my time learning from you 1-on-1, and I go home with not only a set of meaningful photographs but also a deeper understanding of photography and why I choose to practice it. My next private trip with you is booked already (Iceland)”

"Marc's skill and enthusiasm for teaching is only matched by his incredibly inspiring photographs. Thank you for a great workshop today!"

"Marc, earlier this fall I took your Long Exposure Workshop and ended up with a number of prints I quite like. I went off to practice on Pender Island and ended up with an image that did well in the local camera club competition. So thanks for your contribution."

"Hi Marc, I wanted to let you know, I won a merit award in the B&W single image contest. Please let me know when you have another Long Exposure Workshop shooting in a different location. Thanks."

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Class Dates TimeEarly-Bird Discount Offer: Meeting Location: Tuition Registration
Sunday - Saturday June 18 - 24, 2023 First registration will receive a $200 discount! Quality Inn and Suites, Gander Newfoundland

$1000 CDN Deposit
$4595 Total Fee

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