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Vancouver Photo Workshops is proud to announce this fantastic Fine-Art Long Exposure Workshop with international award-winning photographers, John Kosmopoulos and Marc Koegel

For 5 days we will be traveling through the majestic landscape of Iceland to photograph mighty waterfalls, lighthouses, black sand beaches, towering basalt cliffs, and off-the-beaten-path landscapes in the famous Highlands.

What makes this workshop different from many other offerings in Iceland is that in addition to time spend photographing together in the field, we will also spend time in the classroom, where both John and Marc have prepared exclusive presentations about how they have have created their unique and multiple international award-winning imagery of this area of Iceland.

We will take a close look at fine-art long exposure photography and also post-processing. We'll poractice this, and other techniques, together in the field hands-on. And we'll spend time reviewing everyone's photographs together in the evenings.

The workshop will be based in the town of Selfoss, where we have booked upscale single occupancy accomodations with private bathroom facilities for each participant. Staying in one place will eliminate time wasted packing / unpacking, checking in and out etc, so that we can maximize time together in the field and classroom. It also enables us to be very flexible and respond to always changing weather conditions quickly and with little disruptions.

Iceland is a landscape photographers dream come true! The small group will ensure personal service and individual support and guidance of the highest level.

Iceland is only a short 3 hours from London (or 5 hours from Toronto and/or NYC, Boston). This exclusive workshop is limited to only 8 participants and includes 4 nights luxury accomodation, all breakfasts and all travel (even airport transfers in Iceland).

John and Marc will demonstrate how they photographed, and processed, their award-winning iceland photographs. We will cover both color and black and white.

With a maximum of only 8 participants and 2 instructors, this photo tour is small enough to guarantee you lots of personal interaction, guidance and instruction.

What's included in this Workshop:

  • 4 nights upscale hotel accomodation (single room occupancy!)
  • Breakfast each day
  • All transportion and airport transfers in iceland
  • Expert guidance and inspiration
  • All Photography instruction in the field and classroom

What's NOT included in this Workshop:

  • Flight to and from Iceland (we meet and say goodbye at the airport in Reykjavik)
  • Meals other than included breakfasts
  • Travel insurance (this is highly recommended) and personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned above as included

Group Size:

  • A minimum of 3 and a maximum of only 8 participants

Physical Level: 2 / 5

  • For this tour, our vehicles will be able to get very close to the great majority of our shooting locations. Hikes will range from 5 to a maximum of 30 minutes with moderate elevation gain. There will be opportunities to venture further for those who'd like to, but it is not required.

Extend your Trip:

For those interested in staying longer after the workshop (or arriving a few days early), Marc will provide you with guidance and suggestions. Just contact Marc directly for more information and to start a conversation.

Meeting Spot:

The workshop group will meet at KEF (keflavik International Airport) at 10am the day of July 11, 2018.

It is recommended that you arrive in Iceland the day, or evening, before our meeting (so on July 10, 2018). On the final day of our tour, July 15, we will have you back in the airport area by early afternoon, so you can book a flight leaving as early as 2pm (or you can leave anytime the next day, July 16, but then you will need to book a hotel for that last night).

Once you register for this tour, please contact Marc and let us know your detailed travel plans. Marc will be able to pick you up and drop you off from /at the airport in Keflavik, and he can also provide Hotel recommendations.


Early-Bird Discount:

Most of our courses and workshops offer a 10% discount is applied automatically if you register before the Early-Bird Discount deadline date listed in the registration table below.

Some courses and workshops offer a discount if you're among the first 3 people who register. This discount will replace the 'standard' Early Bird Discount mentioned above, and will be applied automatically during the online registration process (as long as it is available). Check the course/workshop listing page for more details.

Group Discount:

A 5% discount will be appplied if 3 or more people register at the same time for the same workshop. (All 3 tuitions must be paid for by one credit card to be considered a group registration.) Please follow the instructions on the online registration page.


In order to provide the best learning environment possible VPW keeps class and tour sizes limited to 10-15 people (depending on the workshop). This is but one reason that we count on you to attend your chosen class or tour, once you have registered for it.

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.

Within 45 days of the Master Photographer Series workshop date all fees paid are non-refundable.

For our Photo Tours (national and international), the following charges will apply:

  • If you cancel up to 3 months before the tour start date and we can fill your space, your reservation (or deposit) fee will be refunded
  • There is no additional cancellation fee up to 8 weeks before the start of your tour
  • From 8 weeks to 4 weeks before the tour: 25% of your balance
  • From 4 weeks to 1 week before the tour: 50% of your balance
  • From 1 week to 72 hours before the tour: 75% of your balance
  • If you cancel within 72 hours of the start of the trip, no refund can be paid
  • Transaction charges incurred on accepting and refunding payments will be deducted from the refund amount
  • In the (unlikely) event that we cancel the Photo Tour, all monies paid will be refunded in full

We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance to guard yourself against monies lost due to unavoidable cancellation by either party.

Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.

Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35

VPW can give no refunds:

If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.

Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.

Course Cancellation:

Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.

Instructor Replacement:

In the event that a listed instructor is unable to participate because of a change in his or her professional schedule, we will replace the instructor with someone of equal or similar credentials. If we cannot find a replacement in due time before the course is about to start, a particular class may have to be rescheduled.


In the event that we cancel your course, for any reason, the extent of VPW's liability is limited to the return of all monies paid. We will do everything we can to register you in another equivalent course. VPW will not be responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses of any kind.

Please note: An administration charge of $50 applies to all refunds

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"The two-day Fine Art Long Exposure Photography workshop in Toronto with Marc and John was amazing... I have learned so much in a short period of time..."

Student Testimonial by Jaclyn A. after the first Toronto Workshop in September of 2013

"When attending a workshop there are certain thing that will set it apart from others. Firstly competency of instruction and second the power to inspire. John and Marc possess both of these qualities and more. The right mix of theoretical and practical activities makes for enjoyable and productive sessions. John and Marc take an artist’s vision and make it accessible. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and have become a better photographer and artist as a result. Thank you both."

Student Testimonial by Stanley K. after the first Toronto Workshop in September of 2013

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Class Dates Location Fee: Instructor Registration
Fine-Art Long Exposure Workshop in Iceland July 11 - 15, 2018



John Kosmopolous & Marc Koegel

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