Marc Koegel just won 1st Prize - Gold Award - for his Spomenici image series at the 2016 ND Awards. This tour will take you to many of the locations that are part of this multiple award winning series.
Click here for more information and to see the award winning images!

Join Photographer Giulio Zanni and Marc Koegel for this very unique photography tour / workshop, which is offered for the first time in May of 2017.

This one-of-a-kind photography tour and workshop will take you to the most oustanding spomenici, or monuments, in former Yugoslavia. Our travels will take us through Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia where we'll visit the sites of over 10 spomenici, allowing each participant to create a significant portfolio of images of these amazing historical structures in just one week. If 'off-the-beaten-path' and unique photographic adventures are your interest then you've found it here!

Giulio Zanni and Marc Koegel have spent several years photographing spomenici and both have received numereous international awards for their portfolios.

Images above: Copyright Giulio Zanni Photography

In addition to their photographic acomplishments, Giulio has been living in the Balkans for decades, and brings a wealth of local knowledge and language proficiency, while Marc has earned a strong reputation as a photography instructor leading workshops and tours worldwide. Together, Giulio and Marc will ensure you'll not only get the photographs you're after, but have fun and an exciting journey along the way! Giulio and Marc will not only teach, but also aim to inspire you as well!

Capture rare images in amazing environments under the guidance of 2 accomplished photographers and Balkan travellers! We begin and end this photographic tour and workshop in Zagreb (Croatia) at the Best Western Hotel Stella We begin with a welcome dinner where we meet each other and have a chance to discuss the adventures ahead. After spending the next 6 days out photographing we return to this hotel for our last night together before the end of our adventure.

Images above: Copyright Marc Koegel Photography

This photography tour and workshop includes the following:

  • 7 nights hotel accomodation (first and last night in Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Single rooms for everyone (no sharing unless you are a couple travelling together)
  • All local transportation in comfortable vehicles with lots of room for your luggage
  • All entrance fees to monuments / parks etc
  • Instruction in the field with 2 instructors, image feedback on location and online after the tour has completed
  • Map of all locations we visited together

What is not included:

  • Your meals (other than breakfast included with hotel accomodation)
  • Flights to / from Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Travel and trip cancellation / interruption insurance (very highly recommended)

Participanting Photographers should have a good understanding of their camera settings and bring the following gear:

  • Camera which allows manual control of shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings
  • A sturdy tripod
  • A cable (or wireless) shutter release
  • Extra batteries
  • Digital and film cameras both welcome

We will be in touch a few weeks before the workshop and provide specific advice on getting prepared which includes suggestions specific to the camera equipment you plan on using.

Please feel free to contact Marc directly with any questions regarding this tour. You can reach Marc on his cell: +1 (604) 780.5589

Olivier Du Tré:

Giulio Zanni started photographing when he was a child. He started with documentary photography and then moved on to nature and fine art photography.

Nowadays he is using the long-exposure techniques for most of his images. His work has been published in books and magazines and he won several awards. His portfolio has been selected among the best inspiring photographers.

See Giulio's photography by visiting the following website:

Marc Koegel:

Marc Koegel is a proud father of two, a photographer, educator, writer and the director of Vancouver Photo Workshops LTD (

His black and white long exposure landscapes, nudes and architectural photographs have been widely exhibited and have won numerous internationally awards such as the IPA, PX3, Spider Awards and Epson Pano Awards.

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:



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


Maximum 12 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.


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

Read complete refund and liability policy

"More important than leaving the course with only technical knowledge, I left the course with a better understanding of myself as a photographer."

"For those of us who have attended field workshops we are all too familiar with the leader bringing their camera into the field and being more concerned with their images than your own. This is most definitely not the case with Marc as he constantly walked around to assist in composition, technique and just overall making sure everyone was comfortable."

"As the world of photography changes so does the market for photo workshops. I have attended enough of these to feel confident that I am a very good judge of what constitutes a poor vs. good vs. great workshop. Not one to settle for mediocrity I researched what I felt would be the best photo workshop covering long exposure and Minimalism. It didn’t take long for me to find Marc Keogel and Oliver Du Tre as they were offering a 3 day course in Calgary photographing the pristine prairies and the almost mystical scenery in those snowy fields."

"Marc's skill and enthusiasm for teaching is only matched by his incredibly inspiring photographs. Thank you for a great workshop today!"

Read more testimonials......

The Yukon in Black and White Workshop is taught by the following instructors:

Marc Koegel

See Marc's work by visiting his website here!


Giulio Zanni

See Giulio's work by visiting his website here!
Class Dates: Deposit: Location Instructor Registration
Saturday to Saturday (7 Days) May 13 to 20, 2017 $750 deposit holds your seat

Best Western Hotel Stella, Maslenička 1, 10010, Zagreb, Croatia

Giulio Zanni & Marc Koegel Click HERE to Register