Image above: Copyright Ian Good
"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
Held in LONDON, UK, this 3 day workshop will have you shooting at fantastic locations all while exploring creative techniques, angles and photographic vision.
London is one of the major cultural and artistic hubs in Europe - and amazing backdrop for this workshop with infinite creative opportunities to create iconic imagery!
This workshop is aimed at covering fine-art long exposure photography techniques as well as post processing, but participants are welcome to photograph using more 'conventional' techniques as well. We will provide you with the insights into the vision and perception of two outstanding photographers: John Kosmopoulos and Marc Koegel.
Image above: Copyright Ian Good
Throughout the 3 day workshop, there will be many opportunities for shooting both the major architectural attractions as well as incredible cityscapes. We'll also be photographing many hidden gems we'll find along our routes.
We'll be able to use public transportation to most of our shooting locations, and we picked a hotel in a great central location with easy access to our shooting locations. More information about specific routes and transportation options will be sent to registered students a few weeks before the workshop.
At each shooting location there will opportunities to interact with the instructors and discuss any questions you might have, from technical to creative and beyond.
Images above: Copyright Marc Koegel
In addition to being out with our cameras, we will also place a strong emphasis on 'classroom' learning by way of presentations done by each instructor.
And we won't forget about spending time to review your work!
Finally, we are excited to announce that this workshop weekend will feature prizes and give-aways by the instructors as well as selected sponsors. By participating, you automatically become eligible to win!
For this workshop, digital camera equipment, or film in any format (including 4x5 and larger), can be used. Students can choose to shoot in black and white or color.
The workshop will be held at the following location in LONDON:
46 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NZ, United Kingdom
Please note that the workshop fee does NOT include Hotel accomodations. You are free to stay at the same hotel the workshop is held or elsewhere in LONDON. For those on a budget, may we suggest the nearby IBIS Blackfriars Hotel as a cheaper alternative.
We will meet in the lobby on the first day of the workshop (June 10th, 2016) at 9am sharp.
About Your Instructors: John Kosmopoulos:
John Kosmopoulos is an internationally award-winning photographer who specializes in architecture, abstract, long exposure, and minimalist black and white fine art photography. His work has been published extensively and has been featured in galleries.
He lives with his family in the great city of Toronto where he balances his passion for the photographic arts with his love of the behaviour sciences as a consultant and educator.
His love of architecture has also brought him to cities like New York, Prague, and Berlin for opportunities to expand his portfolio and his vision in a meaningful way.
“I am fascinated by the geometry, symmetry, and abstract nature of any urban ecology. When I analyze architecture, I tend to dissect structures and compose them in my own mathematical alchemy of angles, light, time and space. My analysis often runs counter to the intention and function of the urban landscape. This is my way of harmonizing the city in the way that I envision it... Architecture often offers the music and photography offers the lyrics click by click – the unique signature of the photographer.” ~ John
About Your Instructors: Marc Koegel
Marc Koegel is a proud father of two, a photographer, educator, writer and the director of Vancouver Photo Workshops LTD (www.vpworkshops.com).
His black and white long exposure landscapes, nudes and architectural photographs have been widely exhibited in Vancouver and 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 (Yes I fit this stereotype).
To create his fine-art photographs, Marc works with both, film and digital processes. See Marc's photography by visiting the following websites:
Detailed Workshop Agenda will be avalable to registered students only!
Behind-The-Scenes images from a similar Workshop John & Marc taught in Toronto:
Intermediate/Professional. Must be experienced with long expousre photography
Bring your camera (must have manual controls) and at least 1 lens. Film or Digital.
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.
ND Filters are available for rent ($25 for a set of 2 filter) for those who do not own them
Please note that we are happy to be able to offer a special discounted price of €999 for teh first 2 registrants (payment in full required at the time of registration to receive this special discount)
To secure a seat in this workshop, a deposit of €250 is required. Full payment is required 90 days prior to the event (on March 10, 2016).
All payments are refundable upon request of cancellation.
Cancellations are refunded in full up to 90 days prior to departure.
Cancellations between 89 and 60 days prior to departure are subject to 50% of total in charges, between 59 and 30 days, 75% and no refunds will be issued with 29 days or less of notice.
If payment is not received in full 90 days prior to departure we cannot guarantee your spot on the workshop. Any participant wishing to register in full can take that spot. In the event of low registration or weather extremes the event will be cancelled. In this event fees will be refunded in full."
"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. I have met amazing people and now have a huge amount of knowledge that i can apply in the future. Marc and John are very passionate and knowledgeable in their craft...I cannot wait to attend the next one!"
"Thanks to you both for a great workshop and some terrific camaraderie. I gained a lot of confidence and insights as well as technical know how over the course of our two days together."
"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."
"After explaining how he thinks of composition, John took us out onto the streets and showed us where to look to see compositions in the manner he describes. John's passion about image making extends to his thoughtful teaching method. Absolutely superb!".
"Marc's knowledge and skill is evident in his photographs, but it's not until you're in his workshop until you experience his open and warm teaching style. The workshop was a thrill!"
"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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9am - 6:30pm
|First 2 people registered pay only €999 (discount of €201)||
Novotel London Blackfriars Hotel,46 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NZ, United Kingdom
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