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.
This is the only workshop available in North America that teaches the long exposure style of shooting, made popular by photographers such as Michael Kenna, David Burdeny, Michael Levin, Joseph Hoflehner and many others.
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.
Digital camera equipment, or film in any format (including 4x5 and larger) can be used.
Anyone who has ever tried to use long exposure techniques will quickly recognize that it is not only a serious technical challenge, but also an emotional and visionary one. Where and how do you find suitable subjects, and what approach do you use to photograph them. What techniques do you employ to turn everyday subjects into stunning pieces of photographic art?
"When I am out shooting in the field, I often hear comments like this: "Excuse me, sir, but what are you photographing right now? All I see is water, how can THAT be a an exciting photograph?" These same people are blown away when I show them the final image." "...I would have just walked by, never thinking this scene could be transformed into something this moving and visually powerful." - Marc Koegel
This is exactly what you will learn in this workshop. Not just how to work the techniques, but also how to see. Even a master of technique will only produce weak photographs if his or her vision is not up to par.
For four days you will be taken through the journey required to generate beautiful black and white landscape 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!
Finally, we'll also discuss output options, as Marc will share his printing, framing and exhibition display techniques with the class. Marc has been shooting using long exposure techniques since 2001, and has won numerous awards for his work. He has travelled all throughout North America and Europe in search of locations. He has been teaching this unique workshop since 2007, welcoming students from all over the world.
On day three of the Workshop, we'll set out early for an all-day shooting trip across the border into the US. This is a short 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver.
*Please make sure to bring your passport!*
*To ensure quality instruction and opportunities for one-on-one attention this exclusive workshop is limited to only 10 participants!*
Day 1 :
Lecture: Introduction to long exposure techniques and images, technical information and creative advice on shooting for black and white. Shooting exercises.
Day 2 :
All day on location shooting. Download and Review.
Day 3 :
All day on location shooting. Download and Review.
Review and critique of images shot. Technical information on post processing for long exposure black and white landscapes.
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.
Beginner/Intermediate/Professional. Must be comfortable with personal camera operation.
Maximum 10 participants.
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.
Detailed course notes in binder.
All ND filters and transportation to locations.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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."
The Fine Art B&W Landscape and Long Exposure Workshop is taught by the following instructor:
Please choose your workshop date from the registration table below.
|Class||Dates||Time||Early-Bird Discount Ends||Location||Instructor||Registration|
|Thurs-Sun||April 22nd-25th, 2010||10am-5pm||March 1st, 2010||VPW Studios||Marc Koegel||Click Here to Register|
|Thurs-Sun||Oct 7th-10th, 2010||10am-5pm||September 1st, 2010||VPW Studios||Marc Koegel||Click Here to Register|
|Thurs-Sun||TBA||10am-5pm||TBA||VPW Studios||Marc Koegel||Click Here for Wait List|