Image above: Copyright Luca Cesari

Vancouver Photo Workshops and Glass Star Agency have teamed up to bring you this rare workshop oppotunity that is being taught by not just one, but 3 instructors! Award-winning Photographers Luca Cesari, Michael Diblicek and Marc Koegel will join forces for this workshop!

This workshop will start with instructional sessions, in which we will cover topics such as vision in black and white fine-art photography, advanced infrared fine-art photography, and Marc's famous post-processing masterclasses using software such as Silver Efex Pro and Adobe Photoshop CS6.

This workshop presents a rare opportunity to learn from 2 visiting european photographers, Luca Cesari and Michael Diblicek. They are joined by local Vancouver photographer Marc Koegel, who will take the workshop group to his favorite shooting locations here.

It is not very often that you get an opportunity to study and seek inspiration from 3 accomplished photographers all in the *same* weekend.

Images above: Copyright Michael Diblicek

Throughout the weekend, there will be many opportunities for shooting both fine-art seascapes as well as fine-art architectural long exposures. From 'classic' seascapes to minimalistic compositions and even those 'iconic' Vancouver city-views and landmarks, we have put together a list of the best locations for each subject matter, and will provide you with convenient private bus transportation so that more time is spend shooting rather than travelling and finding locations and parking. At each shooting location there will opportunities to interact with the instructors and discuss any questions you might have.


Images above: Copyright Marc Koegel

In addition to being out with our cameras, we will also place strong emphasize 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 eligable 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.

Please click below to see the proposed agenda for the weekend!


*** Detailed Workshop Agenda available shortly ***



Intermediate/Professional. Must be experienced with long expousre photography

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.

We Provide:

Finger Food at the Meet and Greet Friday Evening
Lunch on both days (in studio on Saturday, packed to take on location on Sunday)
Bus Transportation to all shooting locations!


ND Filters are available for rent ($25 for a set of 2 filter) for those who do not own them


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 Long Exposure Workshop is taught by the following instructors:

Luca Cesari
See Luca's work by visiting her website


Michael Diblicek
See Mike's work by visiting his website here!


Marc Koegel
See Marc's work by visiting his website here!







Class Dates Time Early-Bird Discount Offer: Location Instructor Registration
Friday , Saturday & Sunday July 5-7, 2013

Friday: 9 - 5pm
Sat: 8am - 5:30pm
Sun: 8:30am - 6:30pm

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