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