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THE POPULAR OFFERING FROM VANCOUVER PHOTO WORKSHOPS!!

"Your assignments got me out practicing and shooting. Your feedback was not only helpful but also extremely encouraging and motivating. Thank you for an amazing 10 weeks."

VPW's original ONLINE course provides students the standards of an in-person lesson with the flexibility of a self-paced environment. This unique and interactive class format allows attendees the ability to complete photography assignments and review course material at their convenience within the structured timeline.

Offered for the first time in an ONLINE format, learn at your own pace, wherever you are in the world. Get personalized attention and feedback from your instructor and interact with like-minded students.

VPW has created an online course that is balanced with creative & technical assignments, written material, inspirational images, video tutorials, personalized feedback on student images PLUS access to an Instructor via email and the online community created for this course.

The goal of this course is to bring students from a very beginner level to a more professional level of shooting. Whether you plan to capture family candids for fun, shoot as a hobbyist or plan to move into the art world as a professional, this is the place to start! Instructors will provide you the technical information needed, then show you how to turn that knowledge into creative, eye catching images!

First starting with the "How"s of digital cameras, we quickly move into the important, need to know functions of photography (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, etc). Once practiced, those fundamentals merge with compositional guidelines, which is where you really start to see the improvement to your images!

Images above: Copyright Francis Chan (VPW student)

How this online Course works:

For this online course, we will be using a private community created on the social media network google plus. It is fast and easy to create an account (should you not have one already), and we will provide you with an instructional video that takes you step-by-step through the process of joining our private community as well as how to navigate around, upload images, leave comments on images and ask questions.

Using this online community, students will be able to upload images to a private and secure, password protected area, where only your fellow course participants and your instructor Marc can see them.

Here, you can also receive comments and see the other participants images and what Marc and other's have said about them. There is also a forum were you can get in touch 24/7 with your questions and comments.

*Welcome email will be provided to students on day one of the course which includes login instructions along with your first lesson materials.

About your Instructor: Marc Koegel

Since 2012, VPW Director Marc Koegel has had 550+ students from all over the world join us for an Online Course! Students came from all over the world, including (but not limited to) the following countries: Canada, USA, Mexico, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Turkey, Spain, The Netherlands, Italy, France, Portugal, Russia (Moscow), and New Zealand.

In the past few years, Marc's photography has won numerous international awards including the IPA (International Photo Awards), Spider Awards and PX3 (Prix De La Photographie Paris). Marc's work has also been featured on numerous photography blogs and recently on the Phase One website.

In addition to this online course, Marc also teaches his famous Fine-Art Long Exposure Photography 10 Week Online Course


Here's a selection of student feedback Marc received for his online courses:

I’ve just come back from a trip de Turkey (amazing and beautiful country) and have been watching your posted reviews of our 5th assignment. It’s a fantastic learning experience, and I want to say how much I personally appreciate the time you put into it.

Greg H.

I really apprceiated the video tutorials and video feedback of everyone's images. I learned so much and got inspired seeing what the other participants photographed. In addition to your PDF handouts it made for a truly multimedia learning experience. My only criticism is that I wish the course would have lasted longer -:) Thank you Marc.

Sebastian T.

Your assignments got me out practicing and shooting. Your feedback was not only helpful but also extremely encouraging and motivating. Thank you for an amazing 10 weeks.

Sharon M.

Thanks Marc. You have been a wonderful teacher. Even with my hearing impairment, I have easily followed your on-line tutorials and you have been so kind and positive with your feedback. This course came at the perfect time for me.

Shirley B.

"I want to express what a joy this has been in learning from you. You are an inspired photographer and a great teacher, and I want to thank you for your video critiques and the time you invested to create the video lessons and handouts."

Jeff S.

"Marc, thank you for a very beneficial and enjoyable class. I sincerely appreciate your dedication to your students."

Sam B.

"The Google Community you created for the class was a great method to stay connected with all participants and learn from others, in addition to your spectacular reviews and videos. Your critique sessions are always quite insightful and done so in a very professional manner; I always learn a tremendous amount from your special gift of breaking images down and recommending improvements. This was my second "remote" class with you and look forward to one day taking a class from you in person. Thanks again for you guidance."

Joanne S.

MODULE ONE:

  • Anatomy of a digital camera
  • How a digital camera works
  • Basic Controls & Functions
  • Taking your first photographs

Assignment #1 given

MODULE TWO:

  • Digital Sensors & Pixels
  • File Formats & Image Quality
  • Picture Styles & Shooting Parameters
  • Ultra Basic Workflow (uploading, downloading, etc)
  • Visual Composition Tips

Optional Practice Assignment given
 
MODULE THREE:

  • Light Sources
  • Colour Balance
  • Visual Composition Tips

Assignment #2 given

MODULE FOUR:

  • Basic Exposure
  • Exposure Meter Systems
  • Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO
  • The Exposure Triangle

Assignment #3 given

 MODULE FIVE:

  • Various Shooting Modes
  • Using Manual Shooting Mode
  • Shutter Speed & Aperture Relationship
  • Compositional Tips

Optional Practice Assignment given

MODULE SIX:

  • Lenses & their Properties
  • Depth of Field
  • Auto vs. Manual Focus & Focusing Modes
  • Compositional Tips

Assignment #4 given

MODULE SEVEN:

  • Exposure Compensation
  • Histogram

Optional Practice Assignment given

 MODULE EIGHT:

  • Creative Controls using Lenses, Shutter Speed & Aperture
  • Image Design, Visual & Equipment Considerations

Assignment #5 given

MODULE NINE:

  • Low Light Photography
  • Pop-Up & External Flashes: Make them work for you!
  • Compositional Tips

Assignment #6 + Optional Practice Assignment given

MODULE TEN:
(final  class)

  • Sharing your Images: Print, Online, Albums, etc.
  • Final Student Image Critique

**OPTIONAL SHOOTING ASSIGNMENTS ALLOW STUDENTS TO PRACTICE THE PREVIOUS WEEKS MATERIAL IN A LIVE ENVIRONMENT HELPING TO STRENGTHEN THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, BOTH TECHNICALLY AND CREATIVELY. 


How this ONLINE Course works:

Marc is excited to be teaching in this new online format.

Every week (on Monday morning), you'll receive your lesson for the week. The lesson typically is in the form of a PDF document that you can download and study, but Marc has also prepared video tutorials for you as well. Together, these materials provide a rich learning resource that will get you out shooting using new techniques and skills.

After studying the lessons, you'll have time to shoot the photo assignments. Photo Assignments are due on Sunday evening every two weeks (so you got 13 days to get each of them done).

Within 4 - 7 days you'll receive personalized feedback on your submitted assignments. This is where our online course really shines. Marc has reserved time to communicate and provide feedback to each student individually, something that is often a challenge in a 'traditional' workshop setting. To guarantee your access to your instructor Marc, we have limited this online class to only 25 participants.

You upload your images to a password protected online community created using the service google plus, where only your fellow course participants and your instructor Marc can see them. Here, you can also receive comments and see the other participants images and what Marc and other's have said about them. There is also a forum were you can get in touch 24/7 with your questions and comments.


Frequently asked questions:

Q: How much time will I need to work on this course each week?

A: A minimum of 20-30 minutes each week, plus shooting assignments. You can spend significantly more time, you will get out of this course what you put in.

Q: What equipment do I need for this course?

A: Any digital camera camera with MANUAL shooting mode plus at least one lens. Some compact or "in-between" models will be applicable to the course material, as long as the camera has manual shooting mode. Students will also need a way to move images from their camera to their computer in order to provide JPEG images via the uploading system.

PLEASE NOTE: Some course material may not apply to students who choose to enter into the course with a compact or semi-DSLR camera. However, a large portion will still be beneficial.

Q: Do I have to be online at any specific times?

A: No you don't. The lessons are send via email, so you can work on them anytime, where-ever you happen to be. You submit the assignments online, and this can be done anytime before the assignment due date.

Q: Do I need to own any software for this course?

A: No you don't. Any and all software presented can be downloaded as free trial versions, so you can follow along and only decide to buy if you are convinced it is the right choice for you.

Level:

Beginner

 

Equipment Needed:

Digital Camera (mirrorless or DSLR) MUST have manual shooting mode.

PLEASE NOTE: A small portion of the anatomy course material may not apply to students who choose to enter into the course with a compact or semi-DSLR camera.

"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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This Introduction to Digital Photography 10 Week Online Course is taught by the following instructor:

Marc Koegel
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