Back by popular demand: The Fine-Art Long Exposure Workshop taught by Marc Koegel in a special 4 day format!

Having a full 4 days not only gives more opportunities to shoot, we'll have more time to review your images, learn about post-processing and on the final day, we'll even be able to make a high quality fine-art print of your best image shot during the workshop.

This one-of-a-kind workshop will teach you how to make stunning black and white landscape images using a variety of techniques, including long-exposures of 15+ minutes.

Marc has been teaching long exposure photography techniques since 2006. He has taught long exposure photography to over 1000 students, in the classroom, by way of online courses, across 4 continents and in 2 languages. This makes him one of the most experienced teachers. Marc's photography has won numerous international awards, including the IPA Photo Awards, Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), Epson Pano Awards, etc. He has been photographing using long exposures for over 10 years, with both film and digital.

This workshop has been specifically designed to take full advantage of the amazing natural and urban landscapes of Vancouver. We’ll be shooting all around the area, from the water’s edge to the busy urban streets of the downtown district, pushing the limits of these techniques to its creative maximum.

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For this 4 day extended version of Marc's workshop, we'll be able to visit a large number of locations, photographing both sea-scapes as well as urban long exposures.

Digital camera equipment, or film in any format (including 4x5 and larger) can be used.

For four days you will be taken through the journey required to generate beautiful fine-art long exposure images. Through exercises in the classroom and in the field, you will refine your photographic vision and set out on the way to becoming a better photographer.

You will learn how to see in black and white!

On the final day, we'll also discuss output options, as Marc will share his printing, framing and exhibition display techniques with the class. There will be an opportunity for each student to walk away with a fine-art print of one of the images photographed during the class.

*To ensure quality instruction and opportunities for one-on-one attention this exclusive workshop is limited to only 15 participants!*

Please Note: SLR Camera only

Day 1 :

Lecture: Overview of long exposure techniques. Slideshow of Marc's images, discussion of technical information and creative advice on shooting for black and white as well as color. Afternoon shoot on location.

Day 2 :

All day on location shooting. Back to studio for download and review at the end of the day.

Day 3 :

All day on location shooting. Back to studio for download and review at the end of the day.

Day 4:

Review and critique of images shot. Technical information on post processing for long exposure images.

Marc will take you though his printing workflow and each participant will have the chance to print some of their favorite photographs on our professional Epson wide format printer. A high quality scanner is also available for our film shooters.

Pre-Requisites

Level:

Beginner/Intermediate/Professional. Must be comfortable with personal camera operation.

Enrollment:

Maximum 15 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your camera (must have manual controls) and at least 1 lens. Film or Digital.
A Tripod
Remote Cable Release
If shooting film: Bring film (recommended are Fuji Across & Ilford XP2) and any color filters you may have.
If shooting digital: Consider bringing a laptop to work on your images.
Optional: additional lenses, ND filters.

We Provide:

Course notes in binder.
All ND filters and transportation to locations.

Discounts

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.

Refunds

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.

Liability

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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"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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The Fine Art B&W Long Exposure Workshop is taught by the following instructor:

Marc Koegel
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