Marc Koegel Long Expsoure Image
Update: Acclaimed Fine-Art Photographer Oliver Du Tre will join us for the October 2013 workshop. See below for more details.

This one-of-a-kind workshop will teach you how to make stunning black and white images using long-exposures up to 15+ minutes.

Join Award-winning Photographers Oliver Du Tre and Marc Koegel for this unique workshop, offered for the first time in Calgary, Alberta!

This workshop is one of the only workshops available in North America that teaches the long exposure style of shooting, made popular by photographers such as Michael Kenna, David Burdeny, Michael Levin, Joseph Hoflehner and many others.

Marc has been teaching long exposure photography techniques since 2006. He has taught long exposure photography to well over 1000 students, in the classroom, by way of online courses, across 4 continents and in 2 languages. This makes him one of the most experienced instructors in this field.

Marc's photography has won numerous international awards, including the IPA Photo Awards, Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), Epson Pano Awards, etc. He has been photographing using long exposures for over 10 years, with both film and digital.

For this workshop, Marc is excited to be teaching together with Oliver Du Tre.

Olivier Du Tré (˚1977, Ghent, Belgium) is a fine art photographer based out of Cochrane, Alberta (just outside of Calgary).

Olivier’s work has been published in multiple online magazines (ƒ11 Magazine no. 19, Stark Magazine no. 7, Landscape Photography Magazine no. 18, ...) on numerous photography blogs and in print in Lenswork Magazine no. 103.

Recently one of Olivier’s photographs received a bronze award in the annual international photography competition Prix de la Photography, Paris (PX3). And this year, Olivier’s work got noticed by the Ian Tan Gallery in Vancouver who now represents his work for Western Canada.

Oliver brings a wealth of knowledge of the local area, and his photographic style and techniques complement Marc's perfectly. Together, Oliver and Marc will not only teach, but also inspire you as well!

This workshop has been specifically designed to take full advantage of the amazing natural surroundings of Calgary and immediate area. For the past 4 years, Marc has been working on a series of long exposure grain elevators, most of which were shot in Alberta. This workshop will re-trace his steps. He'll show you how he created this fine-art body of work, and how this is pushing the limits long exposure techniques to its creative maximum.

Images above: Copyright Marc Koegel Photography

This special Calgary Workshop will be held at the Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport. This hotel provides a great location and quick access to our shooting locations. Participants can choose to stay at the hotel for the duration of the workshop, or simply come for the lecture/ presentation and image review portions. Please expect to stay out late shooting on Saturday, and come out for an early shooting session Sunday morning.

Please note: The workshop fee does NOT include Hotel accomodation. If you are interested to stay at the Acclaim Hotel you have to book your own room please. Thank you.

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Images above: Copyright Oliver Du Tre Photography

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.

This workshop will be taken through the journey required to generate beautiful black and white, as well as color, long exposure photographs. 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.

Below is a photo of our Workshop Group from the last Workshop held in Calgary:


Day 1 - Morning Lecture Topics:

•Conceptual techniques and challenges

•Technical challenges and shooting technique

•The long exposure shooting process explained step-by-step


Day 1 - Afternoon Hands-On Shooting

•Hands-on shooting session on location (ND Filters are available for rent)

Day 2 - Morning Hands-On Shooting

•Hands-on shooting session on location (ND Filters are available for rent):

Day 2 - Afternoon Lecture:

•Question and Answer Session

•Colour to Black + White conversions

•Reviews of student work



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


Maximum 16 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.
ND Filters are available for rent ($15 each or $25 for set of two) 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:

Marc Koegel

See Marc's work by visiting his website here!


Oliver Du Tre

See Oliver's work by visiting his website here!

Marc Koegel Photography

Oliver Du Tre Images:

Class Dates Time Seats Remaining: Location Instructor Registration
Saturday & Sunday October 20th + 21st, 2012 9am-6pm N/A Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport 123 Freeport Boulevard N.E., Calgary, Alberta T3N 0A3 Marc Koegel SOLD OUT!
Saturday & Sunday May 25th + 26th, 2013 9am-6pm N/A Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport 123 Freeport Boulevard N.E., Calgary, Alberta T3N 0A3 Marc Koegel SOLD OUT!
Saturday & Sunday Otober 12th + 13th, 2013 9am-6pm 4 only Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport 123 Freeport Boulevard N.E., Calgary, Alberta T3N 0A3 Marc Koegel Click Here to Register
Weekend Spring 2014       Marc Koegel Click Here for Wait List