Minimal Japan 9 Day Workshop from Tokyo with Marc Koegel -- February 29 - March 7, 2024
A trip to Japan is an unforgetable experience.
Join acclaimed photographer Marc Koegel for this exclusive small group workshop to the land of the rising sun.
This workshop is not a tour, it is a workshop. Marc will be working with you closely in the field, discussing techniques, composition and creative opportunities that each location visited together affords. You and your unique personal photographs created are the focus of this workshop, and you control just how much support and help you desire. Marc will be there for you, not to make his own photographs!
This will be a very small group workshop with a maximum of 6 participants only.
There are 2 workshop itineraries to choose from. A 9 day itinerary that begins and finishes in Osaka, and an 8 day itinerary that begins in Tokyo and finishes in Osaka (with an option to return to Tokyo as well).
Both itineraries include famous sites such as Meoto Iwa (Wedded Rocks), as well as the Kyoto area and Lake Biwa.
THIS workshop listing is for the 8 day itinerary that begins in Tokyo and ends in Kyoto, with an option to return back to Tokyo (Shinkansen high speed train and Narita airport shuttle bus journey will take about 3.5 hours total).
If you're looking for the workshop that begins and ends in Osaka, please visit this link
For this workshop, we will meet at the Hotel Nikko Narita, which provides a free shuttle from Narita international airport.
The route for this workshop will allow us to visit several torii in the Chiba Perfecture, and there is also an incredible curved ocean bridge we can photograph from underneath (see the photograph posted below on this page). We will also be photographing the incredible Mount Fuji from several vantage points.
Our journey continues to the Futamiokitama Shrine and its famous Meoto Iwa (wedded rocks), passing by several oppotunities to photograph seaweed farms. We will stay closeby so as to have the opportunity to photograph for both sunset and sunrise. Traveling to Kyoto we will spend 2 nights photographing at various locations including the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Shirahige Shrine, Ukimido (floating hall) and several other stops along Lake Biwa.
The small group will allow us to be extremely flexible and quick to move around.
You will be encouraged to work on a personal body of work, created with the help of Marc. Frequent reviews of our work provide encouragement and time relevant feedback that wil help you create your best work.
This workshop is geared for you to create personally meaningful work using whatever techniques suitable and *not* limited to black and white and / or long exposure photography.
This workshop is offered as a (almost) fully inclusive experience. Single occupancy rooms, and all transportation including ferry service is included. Meals are not included.
Please contact Marc Koegel directly with any questions / comments.
Japan is a vast and unforgettable visual playground for photographers - A perfect location for an in-depth workshop!
Included in the Photo Tour Fee:
* Tuition for photo tour
* Expert leadership by Marc Koegel
* 7 nights single-occupancy accomodation (you'll have your own private room)
* All ground transportation including ferry crossings
* Entrance fees and permits
What is not included:
* Airfare to Japan
* Travel Insurance, including health and trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
* Meals and drinks
* Visas (if necessary)
* Excess baggage charges, airport taxes and other service charges
* Personal items (alcoholic beverages, laundry, film, batteries, etc)
A deposit of $2000 is required to reserve your seat in this workshop The balance is due by August 1, 2023. This is also the latest day the workshop will be confirmed. Your deposit is non-refundable unless we have to cancel or postpone the workshop, in which case you will receive a full refund of all monies paid.