FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

  • PHOTO WORKSHOP?

More advanced photographers look to us to provide an amazing turn-key tour that fast forwards them to the best locations, so they can concentrate on shooting and not have to worry about anything else. Beginners, enthusiasts and less advanced photographers will want something different, and we offer this as well. Throughout the adventure we will discuss how to be more creative with your photography, composition, exposure, the proper use of aperture and shutter speed, long exposure, use of ND filters etc. We typically do this in the field, over lunch, in the lounge at our hotel or at the end of the Photo Walk. Photo Walk is for a couple of hours then gather at a restaurant or bar and compare, share, discuss, about photography. We never give any boring classroom instructions. If you are a beginner, it’s important to arrive with basic knowledge of your camera’s settings, menu and manual. Armed with the basics, you can better concentrate on technique and style and how to expose for that great image. So, to answer your question, the Photo Tour has a duration of one week, to visit the finest locations in the city. It is composed by different routes.

  • WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED?

Besides your arrival and departure flights, transportation and hotel transfers, you have little to worry about other than the cost of several meals. Our Photo Tour include all accommodations with breakfasts, two dinners (beverages and alcohol are not included) and local transportation. Any excursions are listed in the final itinerary as optional and extra. These could include boat tours, ferries, museum admissions, helicopter tours, scooter rentals, boat rentals, etc.

  • EXCURSIONS

All excursions, add-on’s, and pre and post adventures are at additional unless otherwise noted. These could include admission to a Duomo, museum, winery, boat ride, snow mobile, hot-air balloon or similar. Please inquire if this is available on your Photo Tour.

  • LEADERS AND GUIDES

Our Photo Tour are instructed by various professional photographer leaders. Depending on the size of the Photo Tour, we may choose to add an assistant.

  • CAN ANYONE ATTEND?

Absolutely. Although our focus in on capturing great photos, almost everyone who goes on vacation brings a camera and enjoys taking photos. Who does not like walking through the city and enjoy good food. So you are free to joins us as a guest with or without any serious intentions toward photography. Many non-photographer spouses, partners and friends walk away inspired and with a greater appreciation for photography.

  • CAN I BRING FAMILY OR FRIENDS WITH ME?

Absolutely! We always welcome guests whether they are photographers or just would like to come along for the adventure. Guests must pay the same fee as a photographer.

  • CAN WE BOOK AS A GROUP?

Yes, we also offer discounts to groups of 6 or more. If you’re a photography club, family or group of friends, we would be happy to make you a special offer. Our Photo Tour range from 4 to 8 guests, plus possibly some guests, so it varies. We try to keep our group no more than 10.
Please email us for more information.

  • HOW MANY GUESTS CAN ATTEND?

We try to keep our group no more than 10.

  • DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE PHOTO TOUR?

We offer private photo and cultural tours for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published Photo Tour to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. If photography is not your thing, we can easily adjust and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Or use our Know How to help you and your staff “think outside the box”.
Please email us for more information.

  • WHAT LANGUAGES DO WE SPEAK?

Wir Sprechen Deutsch.
También hablamos español.
And we speak English.

  • WHEN WILL I FIND OUT MORE DETAILS ABOUT MY TRIP?

After you submit your deposit and registration we begin correspondence with you via email. Our first objective is to help you coordinate and prepare your travel. About 2 weeks before your departure date we will send you a detailed list of equipment you should consider bringing, our daily itineraries, important mobile numbers and more, to make sure that everything is in order and answer any last minute questions you may have.

  • WHAT IF I DON´T KNOW VERY MUCH ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY?

Our Photo Tours include photographers with varied experience, which makes the tour more interesting and rewarding. The less you know, the harder we work. We enjoy teaching and sharing our knowledge with everyone. You’ll even be surprised how much you will learn from other students who are attending as well.

  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT

The most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light. More advanced photographers look to us to provide an amazing turn-key tour that fast forwards them to the best locations, so they can concentrate on shooting and not have to worry about anything else. But our Photo Tours are designed to not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity. Since our adventure days run from morning until night, there are many hours throughout the day when the light is not perfect, and even more so on traveling adventures when we are in transit all day. Photographing during the middle of the day is sometimes unavoidable.

  • WILL YOU SHOW ME HOW TO USE MY NEW CAMERA?

Yes, but you should know the basics of your camera. It’s important to read the manual and become comfortable with the menu and features of your new camera. We try to stay up-to-date with all the latest cameras and equipment, not it’s not possible to know every make and model. Basics are the same regardless of what camera you own, as well as learning creative techniques, the use of light and shadows, composition and the technical aspects of todays sophisticated digital cameras. Be sure to bring your camera manual (PDF or hard copy) and we’ll work together to get you more comfortable and confident with your equipment.

  • DO I NEED TO BRING A LAPTOP WITH ME?

Not really no. But you need a lot of memory cards or external hard disk to download your days images and free up your memory cards.

  • WHAT TYPE OF CAMERA SHOULD I BRING?

Photographer attendees are required to bring a camera. In addition, its recommended you bring a lightweight tripod, extra memory cards. DSLR’s or Mirrorless are preferred, but todays high-end compact cameras are very impressive.

  • DO I HAVE TO SHARE A HOTEL ROOM?

All our prices are adjusted to your needs, the prices are based on double occupancy. Private rooms are available for a small fee, based on availability, please be sure to note this on the registration.

  • PRIVATE ROOMS

Most guests select a private room if they are not traveling with a friend or family. For an additional fee you can reserve a private hotel room (single supplement). Please be sure to note this on the registration.

  • WHAT CAN I EXPECT UPON MY ARRIVAL?

We usually meet at the airport or at our arrival hotel, after checking into our hotel we meet to review the weeks itinerary, enjoy lunch and answer any questions. You’re free to spend the time exploring or resting as we prepare to host our Welcome Dinner.

  • MEALS

Breakfasts are included in our hotel rates. We also include Welcome and Farewell Dinners. For the remainder of the lunches and dinners, you are free to explore and dine on your own or with the group. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, we will do everything possible to cater to your needs. If you have a special diet, please note this on your registration and we will do our best to accommodate you. Alcohol and beverages are not included in our pricing.

  • WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We use PayPal as our merchant provider which allows us to process your payments from any where in the world in any currency. All our prices are listed in EURO.

  • WHAT IF WE EXPERIENCE BAD WEATHER?

Great question! Actually, some of the best photos are taken in less than perfect weather with interesting atmospheric conditions. If the weather is really bad, we will move to indoor locations that might include a church, a winery, interesting architectural structure or a museum. You will learn how to make the most of every situation we encounter and that might include bad weather, but remember, this is an adventure!

  • LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

We mostly travel by private car or mini bus, sometimes by taxi, train, off-road or ferry, depending on the locations and size of our group. In large cities we may travel on foot or use public transportation.

  • DEPOSIT AND REFUND POLICY

Deposits are due at registration. All Photo Tours must be paid-in-full 120 days from the start date of the trip:
- Cancellations more than 120 days of the start date will receive a 100% refund.
- Cancellations within 120-91 days from the start date will receive a 75% refund.
- Cancellations within 90-61 days will receive a 50% refund, and cancellations within 60 days are not eligible for a refund.
Private Photo Tours are due in full within 150 days of the trip start date and are non-refundable.
Rescheduling to a different tour may be an option. See our rescheduling policy below for more details.

  • RESCHEDULING POLICY

If you need to cancel your trip but would like to attend a future adventure, you can simply reschedule instead of canceling.
- If you reschedule before 120 days of the start date, we will transfer you to a different Photo Tour without any fee.
- Transfers within 120-61 days are subject to a 400€ rescheduling fee.
- Transfers within 60 days are not permitted.
Photo Tour transfers are based on availability. Note: Does not apply to private Photo Tours.
In rare circumstances, when a destination experiences any situation that we determines could be unsafe to conduct a Photo Tour like a natural disaster, we reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a Photo Tour. If rescheduled, you have the option of accepting the new dates or switching 100% of your paid fee to a different Photo Tour.

  • CANCELLATION POLICY

If the Photo Tour is cancelled and never be rescheduled, you have the right to a full refund, or you may:
a) Switch to a different Photo Tour, or
b) Request a full refund. If you choose to reschedule, we will move your Photo Tour to new dates and provide you with up to a 100€ flight change fee credit or refund.

  • WE HOPE THIS WAS HELPFUL

Please email us if you have any further questions. Our team will be happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you on one of our Photo Tour!