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Take a closer look at nude photography in a truly stunning location on Bowen Island with the 'Nude in the Environment' Bowen Island Workshop.

Fine art and fashion photographer Syx Langemann introduces participants to an exciting dimension of nude photography that fixates on angles and hidden details, exposing fetishes and desires.

Syx has focused much of his career on studying the female body, including his series Postapocerotica, portraits that beautifully portray fetish, intimate bondage and body modification. His roots as a body piercer, as well as years of fashion photography, give Syx an unmatched eye for intimate and unique views of the body and for challenging traditional definitions of beauty.

Students will prepare to embark on this adventure by discussing the style, composition and content of examples from both contemporary photographers and student contributions.

This class offers one evening lecture, two full days of shooting on location and one full day of critique and Photoshop post-processing.

This workshop will begin on the Thursday evening at our new studio facilities at 7pm with an introductory lecture.

Bowen Island:

On Friday you will meet on Bowen Island at 10am at the ferry landing to embark on two full days of shooting on location. You will be taken to different secluded places to make the most of shooting in a beautiful island setting.

Weather permitting you will shoot outdoors and indoors, exploring the nude in variable lighting and with inspiring backdrops. Expect to spend about 6 hours on Friday and Saturday shooting extensively.

On Friday evening will be a wonderful barbecue and beer event.

On Sunday you will meet back at our studio in Vancouver for your critique sessions and to learn all the post-processing secrets of nude photography.

This rare opportunity to experience raw, honest photography that observes the desires of the artist, the subject, and the audience, is truly unique and cannot be missed. Syx guides his students over the curves of the body, identifying strong, interesting lines, and encouraging daring, provocative shots.

Step beyond the traditional and enter the intimate world of the new nude. Where the intimate meets the erotic, where any fetish is someone's desire.

**Please Note: Accommodation for the Friday night stay on Bowen Island is NOT included in the tuition price.**

We can provide recommendations on places to stay on the Island.

Bowen Island is only a 20 minute ferry ride from Vancouver. Ferries leave Horseshoe Bay terminal approximately every hour from 6am-9.45pm.

Please Note: SLR Camera only

Thursday 7pm - 10pm:

  • Introductory lecture where Syx will share images, creative approach and techniques.

Friday 10am-5pm:

  • Shooting session with professional models on Bowen Island.

Saturday 10am-5pm:

  • Shooting session with professional models on Bowen Island.

Sunday 10am-5pm:

  • Critique session and Photoshop post-processing at our Vancouver Studio.


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


Maximum 12 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your camera (must have manual controls) and at least 1 lens.
Optional: additional lenses, camera flash and tripod.

We Provide:

Detailed course notes in binder.
All lighting equipment and professional models when shooting on location as part of this course.


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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"Syx has an addictive passion for photography - I really enjoyed learning from him."

"Syx's refreshing and unique vision made for an exciting workshop - I got great images for my portfolio and will be back and take another workshop with him."

"Amazing Workshop. I was really impressed to find such a unique opportunity in Vancouver. We all walked away with tons of edgy pictures."

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The Bowen Island 'Nude in the Environment' Workshop is taught by the following instructor:

Syx Langemann
Read Syx's Biography

Please choose your workshop date from the registration table below.

Syx Langemann Photography Syx Langemann Photography
Class Dates Time 15 % Early-Bird Discount Ends Location Instructor Registration
Thursday Night Friday & Weekend July 8th, 2010 7pm-10pm Dec 31st, 2009 VPW Studios Syx Langemann Click Here to Register
July 9-11th, 2010 10am-5pm
Thursday Night Friday & Weekend TBA, 2011 7pm-10pm TBA, 2011 VPW Studios Syx Langemann Click Here for Wait List
TBA, 2011 10am-5pm