What level of photographic experience is required?
From beginner to expert, all are welcome! There are a few prerequisites. In order to maximize your creative ability, a camera with manual controls is required. All DSLRs have manual control as well as mirrorless bodies such as the Sony A7R II, Panasonic GH4 or Olympus OM-D, and advanced point and shoots such as the Sony RX100 IV and the Ricoh GR. If you are unsure about your camera, just send me an email. A tripod is an essential requirement for nature photography. In order to create maximum depth of field with tack sharp images, your camera will have to be stabilized. If you do not own a tripod, there will be a demonstration with different models and a rental tripod can be arranged.
What methods of payment can I use? What are the payment guidelines and cancellation policy?
I accept payments via credit card, Paypal, a personal check or a money order. A deposit is required at the time of booking, with the remaining balance due 90 days before the start of the workshop. If for any reason you need to cancel, it must be done 90 days prior. A cancellation made prior to the 90 day window will receive a full refund minus the deposit. The deposit becomes non refundable 6 months prior to the start of the workshop. There are fees for processing payments through Paypal. Any refund from Paypal will be given minus these fees.
What do I need to bring with me to the workshop?
I believe in proper planning and preparation. Upon registering, you will receive regular emails with complete details on itinerary, proper clothing, essential camera gear, etc. If you have any questions anytime before the start of our workshop, I am here to ensure you are properly prepared.
I am an experienced photographer and would like to be taken to the top photographic locations. Is this workshop still for me?
Yes! How much instruction you receive is entirely up to you. From the beginner learning the basics, to the experienced photographer learning more advanced techniques, to the seasoned pro who simply wants to join like minded photographers on a tour, workshops are for everyone no matter the skill level. How much hiking is involved? What kind of physical shape do I need to be in? For a private workshop there are no physical limitations as the itinerary is built around you. For group workshops, it is entirely based on the dynamics of the group.
You can contact me by Email here or by phone at 206-769-8338.