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Early Bird Discount: First 3 registrants receive $200 off regular tuition fees.

"This Workshop has changed my life - I am a full-time photographer now, and I have not looked back at my old job ever since. Thank you very much for this truly unforgettable experience."

"This Workshop has been the best value I have ever received in a photographic workshop anywhere. Every question was answered right away. The energy of the instructors was contagious and daily critiques incredibly inspirational. I highly recommend this unique workshop experience to everyone."

Join award-winning photographers and experienced instructors Arthur Meyerson and Marc Koegel for this outstanding opportunity to photograph one of the most beautiful places in North America.

Marc has been tecahing this popular photo tour for the past 4 years. For 2011, we are very excited to welcome Master Photographer Arthur Meyerson on this tour. You will photograph under the guidance of not just one, but two experienced photographers.

Each year over a million tourists visit the Tofino area making it one of British Columbia’s premier destinations.

Tofino is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada. At Tofino's doorstep is the Clayoquot Sound region, a world UNESCO biosphere reserve. This area also boasts one of British Columbia's most prized nature reserves, Pacific Rim National Park. Tofino offers one of the best opportunities to experience BC's pristine wilderness first hand.

Just imagine the infinite number of photographic opportunities! This workshop is very much focused to provide you with as much time in the field as possible. Expect to take at least twice as many pictures as you think you will!

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This is an all-inclusive Workshop offering!

VPW’s luxury van(s) take you from downtown Vancouver all the way to Tofino. Return trip with BC ferries is included as well.

Once in Tofino, you will stay in your very own private cottage on McKenzie Beach. Each cabin is fully equipped with a queen size bed and stocked kitchenette, so you can make your own meals (if you so desire).

All cabins have a view of the ocean. For more information about your accommodation, visit the Ocean Village Beach Resort website.

We’ll go out shooting each day, and return for daily critiques and optional lectures. We’ll even setup a full digital lab on site for you to have access 24 hours a day, so you can download, print and edit your work right there!

VPW's small group policy will give frequent opportunities for one-on-one instruction.

We will meet in the evenings to go over the events of the day, share our thoughts and get prepared for the next day.

Those who shoot digital will have the opportunity to download their images to our professional portable computer and digital projector setup.

Come and join us for an unforgettable trip to one of North America’s most scenic places!

This video shows student work from the Tofino Tour 2011. Thanks for watching!

Arthur Meyerson is recognized as one of America's finest photographers.

For over 30 years, professional assignments have taken him around the world. His fascination with light, color and the moment continues and has culminated into an impressive body of personal work as well.

American Photo Magazine named him as one of the top photographers in advertising and on three separate occasions, he has been recognized as Adweek’s Southwest Photographer of the Year. He is also included in "The World’s Top Ten Annual Report Photographers" by Communication World.

Besides a listing in Who’s Who, his awards include gold medals from the New York Art Directors Club, the Art Directors Club of Houston, the Dallas Society of Visual Communications, Photo/Design Magazine and the prestigious Stephen Kelly Award for his work on the Nike advertising campaign. Arthur has also been named by Nikon to their "Legends Behind the Lens" website.

Meyerson’s photographs have been collected and exhibited internationally and he has been featured in many publications including Communication Arts, Graphis, Digital Photo Pro, Photo Design, Zoom (France), Rangefinder, Portfolio, Idea (Japan), Novum (Germany), Photoworld (China), Fotodigital (Portugal) and Camera Arts.

A photographer with a strong commitment to his profession, Arthur teaches photography workshops and participates in speaking engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Santa Fe Center for Photography as well as serving on the Board of Advisors for the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Partial client list includes: Coca-Cola, Disney, Nike, Apple, National Geographic, Lanai (Hawaii) Tourism, NFL, Compaq, Russell Athletic, United Airlines, Alfred Dunhill, Shell, Transamerica, Conde Nast, Texas Tourism, Norfolk Southern, American Express, Nikon, Eastman Kodak, Bank of America, Levis and Motorola.

Visit Arthur's website for more information and to see his captivating photography:

Marc Koegel has been internationally recognized for his black and white long exposure photographs:

Born in Germany, Marc is well traveled and currently lives and works in Vancouver, B.C. He is a professional commercial and award-winning fine art photographer, educator, writer and director of Vancouver Photo Workshops LTD.

Since 2004, when he founded Vancouver Photo Workshops Ltd, Marc has worked with some of the world’s top photographers including Jay Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Arthur Meyerson, Ralph Gibson, Gregory Heisler, Joe McNally, and Freeman Patterson

In 2006, he was commissioned to put together one of North America’s first full-time, fully accredited, professional photography diploma programs focused solely on the latest digital technologies.

Visit Marc's website for more information and to see his beautiful photography:



Basic photography knowledge required.


Maximum 12 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your film or digital camera and at least 1 lens.
Optional: additional lenses, camera flash, tripod or laptop.

We Provide:

* All instruction during the tour to Tofino.
* Travel and transportation from downtown Vancouver to Tofino.
* BC Ferries fees, and travel in our luxury vans.
* Local transportation in the Tofino area.
* Entrance fees to Pacific Rim National Park.
* 4 Nights accommodation in your own private cabin at Tofino’s Ocean Village Beach Resort.
* Use of our digital lab to download and edit your images.
* Nightly critiques of student images.
* One Group Dinner.

What is not included:

* Film and processing costs (if you are not shooting digital.)
* Food and drinks (with the exception of our final group dinner.)


In order to provide the best photographic tours possible VPW keeps tour sizes limited to 10-12 participants (depending on the tour).

If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Photo Tours (both in Canada and abroad), 1 to 10 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the event 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.

Note: Each tour requires a minimum number of participants. Should the trip fail to achieve minimum participation, VPW reserves the right to cancel the tour and refund any deposits received or to apply a small group surcharge to each traveler. All participants will be notified a minimum of 30 days prior to departure of any changes to the advertised itinerary.

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