Note: New Online Course Offering for 2015!
"In case, it's not obvious enough....THANK YOU MARC. Much gratitude for all your insightful teaching, instructive crits, and great access...all made me a better photographer!" Joanne S.
This one-of-a-kind ONLINE course will teach you how to make stunning black and white images!
For those not able to commit to Marc's famous in-person workshops on this topic we have created this 10 week ONLINE format. Learn at your own pace, wherever you are in the world. Get personalized attention and feedback from your instructor and interact with like-minded students.
Ever since the beginning of photography, many of the most powerful and memorable images have been black and white photographs. With most digital cameras, however, the only way to take a black and white photograph *in-camera* is to shoot a low quality jpg image with little creative control ....if you're interested in high quality B+W imagery, you should shoot in RAW and then create a stunning B+W photograh using the techniques taught in this course.
So if you're confused about which black and white conversion technique to use, unsure about how to adjust the tonal range and balance of your black and white photos, then this online course is for you. Subject matter will include portrait, street and landscape imagery but the techniques discussed apply to virtually any photographic subject.
Award-winnig fine-art black and white photographer Marc Koegel will guide you through this 10 week online course. You'll learn by way of PDF handouts, instructional videos, as well as 4 assignments for which you will receive personalized feedback.
In addition to post production techniques, Marc will also cover 'how to see' in black and white. During assignment feedback, he will talk about and give his advice on effective composition, camera angle, lens selection etc
The private online forum, specifically setup for this online course, gives each participant the opportunity to interact, exchange comments, ideas, as well as ask questions.
This 10 week course will feature 3 'case-studies' where Marc will focus on showing you how he creates his award-winning images in portrait photography, landscape photography, and also using smart-phones to create stunning B+W photographs. These case-studies will put into practice all the techniques discussed throughout this course.
Images above: Copyright Marc Koegel Photography
in 2012 and 2013 Marc had 250+ students from all over the world take this online Course! Students came from all over the world, including (but not limited to) the follwoing countries: Canada, USA, Mexico, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Turkey, Spain, The Netherlands, Italy, France, Portugal, Russia (Moscow), New Zealand
Marc's students have won several international awards, including the IPA (International Photo Awards), Spider Awards and PX3 (Prix De La Photographie Paris) using the techniques presented in this online course as well as his guidance through image reviews and critiques.
For 2014, the course material, both PDF handouts and video tutorials, have been fully updated and expanded.
Here's a selection of student feedback received:
"I want to express what a joy this has been in learning from you. You are an inspired photographer and a great teacher, and I want to thank you for your video critiques and the time you invested to create the video lessons and handouts."
"Marc, thank you for a very beneficial and enjoyable class. I sincerely appreciate your dedication to your students."
"Thanks Marc for your insight into long exposure photography and the constructive criticism of my photos. I'm very proud of the photos I now have and could not had achieved this without this class."
"The Google Community you created for the class was a great method to stay connected with all participants and learn from others, in addition to your spectacular reviews and videos. Your critique sessions are always quite insightful and done so in a very professional manner; I always learn a tremendous amount from your special gift of breaking images down and recommending improvements. This was my second "remote" class with you and look forward to one day taking a class from you in person. Thanks again for you guidance."
"I’ve just come back from a trip de Turkey (amazing and beautiful country) and have been watching your posted reviews of our 5th assignment. It’s a fantastic learning experience, and I want to say how much I personally appreciate the time you put into it."
"I really apprceiated the video tutorials and video feedback of everyone's images. I learned so much and got inspired seeing what the other participants photographed. In addition to your PDF handouts it made for a truly multimedia learning experience. My only criticism is that I wish the course would have lasted longer -:) Thank you Marc."
"Your course has been a wonderful learning experience. And has taken me a step closer to the kind of photography I love the best. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you yet again for this opportunity."
"I’ve really enjoyed your teaching and the techniques in producing this dramatic style of photography. Thanks for putting this course together and being able to go through and comment on each and every photo submitted."
"Your assignments got me out practicing and shooting. Your feedback was not only helpful but also extremely encouraging and motivating. Thank you for an amazing 10 weeks."
"Thanks Marc. You have been a wonderful teacher. Even with my hearing impairment, I have easily followed your on-line tutorials and you have been so kind and positive with your feedback. This course came at the perfect time for me."
"I am finding the note packages you send to be easy to follow.....thanks!"
"I have enjoyed the course very much. It really has stretched me, as a photographer....which is good.....and learned so much."
"I have really enjoyed this class and your feedback, thank you and I look forward to the continuation of this long exposure life style!"
"You have shown us step by step how to do this (long exposure photography), and what programs and techniques you are using. This has really given me something to sink my teeth into and a direction to take my hobby that gets me excited. I am super pleased. Thank you."
"In case, it's not obvious enough....THANK YOU MARC. Much gratitude for all your insightful teaching, instructive crits, and great access...all made me a better photographer!"
"Marc, many thanks for your review of my images. The way you look at these and your comments are incredibly helpful in giving me ideas for both building skill as a photographer, and giving me the visual tools to further understand composition."
How this ONLINE Course works:
Marc is excited to be teaching in this new online format.
Every week (on Monday morning), you'll receive your lesson for the week. The lesson typically is in the form of a PDF document that you can download and study, but Marc has also prepared video tutorials for you as well. Together, these materials provide a rich learning resource that will get you out shooting using new techniques and skills.
After studying the lessons, you'll have time to shoot the bi-weekly photo assignment. Photo Assignments are due on Sunday evening every two weeks (so you got 13 days to get each of them done).
Within 3 - 7 days you'll receive personalized feedback on your submitted assignments. This is where our online course really shines. Marc has reserved time to communicate and provide feedback to each student individually, something that is often a challenge in a 'traditional' workshop setting. To guarantee your access to your instructor Marc, we have limited this online class to only 15 participants. And all critiquing is done by Marc himself, not hired teaching assistants.
You upload your images to a password protected online community created using the service google plus, where only your fellow course participants and your instructor Marc can see them. Here, you can also receive comments and see the other participants images and what Marc and other's have said about them. There is also a forum were you can get in touch 24/7 with your questions and comments.