Marc Koegel Long Expsoure Image

This one-of-a-kind course will teach you how to make stunning black and white landscape images using a variety of techniques, including long-exposures of 15+ minutes.

Offered for the first time in an 8 week format!!

For those not able to commit to Marc's famous 4 day workshop on this topic we have created this 8 week format instead. The material and shooting exercises will be similar so please select the format that best fits your schedule.

This is the only course available in North America that teaches the long exposure style of shooting. Be prepared for lots of shooting. Be prepared to get inspired! Marc has welcomed students from all over the world since he started teaching this unique way of photographing about four years ago.

The goal of this course is to produce stunning black and white landscape and urban cityscape images using long exposure techniques. Marc has done significant work in this area so be sure to check out his website

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 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 course. 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.

During the 8 weeks we spend together you will be taken through the journey required to generate beautiful black and white landscape and urban cityscape 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 will also discuss output options. Marc will share his printing, framing and exhibition display techniques with the class.

It is recommended to bring a Laptop Computer loaded with imaging software such as Adobe Lightroom, Apple Aperture and/or Adobe Photoshop. You will need this when Marc goes over his post-production techniques (those shooting film will have it scanned). If you do not have access to a portable computer we can provide you with a rental machine including software for a $50 fee.

*Maximum of only 8 participants for this exclusive Course!*

Please see this video below featuring Marc's famous Long Exposure Workshop. You can see some of Marc's work along with many examples of student work and feedback we have received. Thanks for watching!

Class 1 :

Lecture: Introduction to long exposure techniques and images, technical information and creative advice on seeing and shooting in black and white.

Cass 2 :

Field trip. Hands-on shooting exercises to practice long exposure technique.

Class 3:

Field trip. Long Exposure landscape shoot.

Class 4:

Review and critique of images shot the previous 2 weeks. Discussion on individual student progress, creative as well as technical challenges.

Class 5:

Field trip: Long exposure urban cityscape shoot.

Cass 6:

Field trip: Long exposure urban cityscape shoot.

Class 7:

Lecture and hands-on demonstration. Discussion on workflow, black and white conversion and Photoshop techniques. Students may bring a Laptop to this class (or rent one of our machines)

Class 8:

Final class. Review of images created during the entire course. Marc will work with each student one-on-one using the post production techniques as discussed the week before. Each student will leave with finished images ready to add to her/his portfolio!



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


Maximum 8 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.

We Provide:

Detailed course notes in binder.
All ND filters or you may bring your own.


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 Landscape and Long Exposure 8 week Course 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
Tues March 9th, 2010 10am-1pm February 15th, 2010 VPW Studios Marc Koegel Click Here to Register
4 Day TBA, 2011 TBA TBA, 2011 VPW Studios Marc Koegel Click Here for Wait List