Marc Koegel Long Expsoure Image

This one-of-a-kind workshop will have you creating incredible black and white images of urban environments using long-exposures ranging from a few seconds to 15+ minutes.

We are the only workshop facility that teaches the fine art long exposure style of shooting in North America.

This workshop is a special weekend edition only offered in the summer months. We are excited to be able and offer you this rare workshop opportunity with a sub $300 tuition fee for the first time ever. If you always wanted to learn more about black and white and long exposure techiques, then don't miss this opportunity!

The goal of this workshop is to explore the urban environment and produce stunning black and white images using long exposures. Marc has done significant work in this area, so be sure to check out his website

Long exposures can convey time in your still photographs. In the city life never stands still but is a constant flow of activity. Long exposures let you decide how much of this motion and flow of activity to extract. Very long exposures can eliminate nearly all motion from a scene.

By seeking out places with high activity levels, very interesting effects and compositions can be achieved. For photographers interested in minimalist compositions, photographing urban architecture using long exposures to blur cloud movement creates stunning imagery not achievable using other techniques.


We will spend time shooting both days Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday afternoon, we will return to the studio, download our images and discuss our results. For those interested Marc will offer his advice on post-production and Photoshop techniques but this session will be held after regular class time on Sunday evening and is completely optional for you to attend.

Our focus is to get you out shooting and to push your creativity and excitement for this style of photography into high gear!

Digital camera equipment or film in any format (including 4x5 and larger) can be used for this workshop. Please inform us if you're planning to use film as we can suggest and arrange for processing at a local pro-lab.

Please note:

For those who do not own ND filters we will provide them for a $20 rental fee (for the entire weekend).

Please Note: SLR Camera only

Saturday 10am - 1pm:

Review of Participants work (please bring up to 5 images on a CD or USB stick). Discussion about techniques and goals set for the workshop.

Lunch 1pm - 2pm

Saturday 2pm - 6pm:

Shooting session in downtown Vancouver (location will be discussed at the AM meeting).

Sunday 10am - 1 pm:

Shooting session in downtown Vancouver (at a different location from day before)

Lunch 12pm - 1pm

Sunday 2pm - 5pm:

Critique and Review of Images created througout the workshop.

Sunday 5pm - 6pm (this last hour is optional):

Advanced Photoshop techniques on how Marc works with his images, including HDR blend, merge for panorama, advanced dodge and burn, printing and output options. This last hour is optional for you to attend, as techniques presented are more advanced and may not be of interest for all participants.



Intermediate/Professional. Must be comfortable with basic camera operation, manual exposure calculation. Open to dgital and film shooters alike.


Maximum 10 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
ND Filters
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.

We Provide:

Instruction as listed above.
We can provide ND Filters for a $20 rental fee for the weekend.


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

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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 Urban Long Exposure Workshop is taught by the following instructor:

Marc Koegel
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Please choose your workshop date from the registration table below.

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Class Dates Time Early-Bird Discount Ends Location Instructor Registration
Weekend Saturday, August 21st 2010 10am-6pm August 1st, 2010 VPW Studios Marc Koegel SOLD OUT!
Sunday,August 22nd, 2010 10am-6pm
Weekend Saturday, September 18th, 2010 10am-6pm August 15, 2010 VPW Studios Marc Koegel Click Here To Register
Sunday, September 19th, 2010 10am-6pm