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Best Photography Workshops2019-07-26T17:11:03+00:00

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Paris Street Photography

My workshops often fill up quickly and sometimes years in advance. Here is a link to my next available workshop.

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of equipment do you use?2019-08-20T13:24:37+00:00

I shoot with Nikon gear but don’t worry; I speak multiple camera languages, so I am sure that I will be able to help you if a problem comes up on a workshop.

  • Nikon D850, Nikon Z6, Sony RX-100 M5, Apple iPhone XS
  • Nikon 500mm F4, 70-200mm F2.8, 16-35 F4, 85mm F1.8. 20mm F1.8
  • Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
  • Z Mount Lenses: Nikon 24-70 F4. Nikon 14-30 F4
You have a lot of links to Amazon. What’s up?2019-01-16T15:36:51+00:00

I think that Amazon offers a lot of value for my clients, whether it is purchasing the products or reading reviews that others have made on the products that I am also recommending. By all means, shop around for the best price before purchasing any of the items.

Full disclosure: I may also receive compensation from Amazon by providing the links.

Are the workshops itineraries accurate?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

I have posted a fairly detailed day by day schedule for the workshops. My goal was to give you a sense of what you can expect when you join a workshop. There will be times when those schedules will change and this is nearly always for the better. For example, we may find a rare sighting and linger at a location longer than expected and that could lead to missing something else. There are also times when it could be not so good, such as horrible weather and a planned event was cancelled.

Are deposits refundable?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

A deposit is required to reserve your space in a workshop and in general these deposits are not refundable. You will be allowed to roll the deposit that you have made to another workshop and this credit must be used in 18 months.

Please read the Terms and Conditions page for full details regarding payments.

Can I bring a guest?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

It is sometimes possible for a non-photographer to join you on your workshop. There may be a fee depending on the workshop. Some of the workshops like Paris Street Photography we encourage you to bring a travel companion to share the experience with you!

Shoot me a message and I will let you know about bringing your guest for a workshop.

Are there workshops for the physically challenged?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

Most of the workshops require you to be able to walk with your gear to a shooting location. These are rarely strenuous, but can be a half of a mile or more. I don’t think there are any longer than a mile.

There are some with very little exertion like the Kenya Photo Safari.

Either my partner or I have photographed at all of the workshop locations so I can give you more specifics and advice. Get in touch with me and can give you the scoop on the difficulty level of any workshop that interests you.

I am very new to photography, can I join your workshops?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

Do you have a camera? If you answered yes, you can join my workshops! All skill levels and all camera types are welcome. I keep my groups small so that I can offer as much personal attention as you need to get the best possible images with your gear.

I always advise people to check with me before buying gear specifically for my workshops. I am adept at spending other peoples money, but I do try to make sure your purchase will benefit you for your future photography.

Call me and we can talk about what you have and what you might need.

What forms of payment do you take?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

All of them! The usual payment methods include PayPal, Google Payments, Credit Card, Checks, Cash and wire transfers. If you have another payment method in mind, let me know! I am pretty flexible when it comes to being paid!

What is your cancellation policy?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits can be rolled over to any other workshop offering in the following 18 months. After 18 months the deposit will be forfeit.

If the workshop can be filled to stated capacity a refund less 5% handling will be made.

Cancellations Greater than 180 days before the workshop start date: full refund of any payments made above and beyond the initial deposit.

90 to 179 days before the workshop start date: 50% refund of any payments made above and beyond the initial deposit.

60 to 89 days before the workshop start date: no refunds will be made.

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.

Note that there are some non-refundable workshops for which the above terms do not apply, and for these workshops, we do not offer a refund of any payments made under any circumstances. This will always be noted clearly in the workshop description as “Payments for this workshop are non-refundable under any circumstances, our other Terms and Conditions apply.”

Payments made for private workshops that you arrange with us are not refundable.

Please read the Terms and Conditions page for full details regarding payments.

What happens if the weather is horrible?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

I have been trying for years to control the weather in my workshops, and I have yet to be 100% successful. I do plan my workshops at times of the year that historically are the best times for photography, but as you can imagine it does not always work.

If we absolutely cannot shoot, I usually do classroom sessions or group photo editing sessions until we can get back out there.

Severe weather is just one of the many reasons I highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.

You can read more about Travel Insurance on my blog.

What should I bring on my photo workshop?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

The essentials items for your photography workshop include:

  • a camera
  • a willingness to learn
  • a willingness to ask questions
  • an open mind

After that, everything else is going to be workshop dependent. I list equipment and gear advice on each workshop page. It’s almost impossible to write about everything that you’ll need, so get in touch, and we can talk about what you have and what you might need.

How many people are in your workshops?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

I specialize in small group photography workshops, and that means a typical group is about six clients. The location has a lot to do with the total number of clients. For example, if we are shooting from a blind, there is going to be a hard limit because space is limited. If we are in a forest, then there might be a few more people.

My job is to help you create great images, and if there are too many clients, I can’t give people the individual help that I provide. In some cases, I work with another professional photographer, and on those workshops, we might take as many as twelve, but with two instructors you can still get personal attention.

Do you photograph on the workshop?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

I’m not trying to provide an elusive answer, but it’s yes and no. I will always have my camera and take photos for teaching, to illustrate how I would photograph the scene, future workshop marketing images, the light is excellent, or we found Big Foot.

I am there to teach, and it’s your workshop and not mine. If you need help and I have my camera up, DO NOT HESITATE, ASK! I will always stop what I am doing to help a client.

I’d like to go on your workshop, do I have to be a photographer?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

No, I have clients that just want to travel with an experienced guide and that is no problem.

I am looking for a unique workshop, can you help?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

As long as your group size doesn’t exceed the maximum number of clients, you absolutely can book as a group. It’s possible there would be some discounts as well. It also may be possible for me to do a private workshop just for you and your group. I have done workshops for as many as 150 people, so don’t be put off by my regular small size workshops, I can handle your group!

Do I need to bring my laptop?2019-01-16T15:27:58+00:00

I would say yes, for sure.

  • Download images from your cards. I have clients that took 10,000 photographs in Africa!
  • Learn some new processing tricks. Sometimes we have time to do group downloads, and you may learn something new.
  • Keep in touch with the world. No wait, that is why you should not bring your laptop!

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