Minimal Japan 9 Day Workshop from Osaka with Marc Koegel -- February 17 - 25, 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 by high speed train).
Both itineraries include famous sites such as Meoto Iwa (Wedded Rocks), as well as the Kyoto area and Lake Biwa. Read below for more informatioin about how each itinerary provide unique photographic opportunities.
THIS workshop listing is for the 9 day itinerary that begins and ends in Osaka. If you're looking for the workshop that begins and ends in Tokyo please visit this link
For this workshops we will meet at the Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport. There is a free shuttle from Kansai International Airport, or take a 5 minute train ride.
Meting in Osaka will allow us ample time to work on seascapes, including several torii gates located in the ocean. Our route passes by incredible bridges, and takes us as far as the city of Matsue (Shimane Prefecture) where we will photograph several torii's and even a hidden waterfall. Another highlight will be our visit to the famous Hashiguiiwa Rocks, which we will be able to photograph at sunset as well as sunrise (it's only a 3 minute walk from our hotel there).
Our journey includes a visit 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!
About this Photo Tour / Registration Details and Fees:
Included in the Photo Workshop Fee is the following:
* Tuition for photo tour
* Expert leadership by Marc Koegel
* 9 days, 8 nights single occupancy accomodation
* All ground transportation
What is not included:
* Return airfare to Osaka
* 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 90 days before departure of your choosen workshop date. 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.
How to Register:
You can register online by follwoing the link below, or you can contact Marc Koegel directly for registration assistance.