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Does one have to have a certain level of photography skills to participate?
Sidi Peter will be focusing mostly on how to put a story in a picture. We welcome beginners but we do ask the photographers to have some understanding of technical terms such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
Does this program accomodate the physically disabled?
The trip is physically intense as there will be several times of walking from site to site. If one is unable to do so, we recommend traveling by cab instead, however those transportation costs must be paid for by the individual. We welcome all people and will try our best to custom design transportation route for anyone who may need extra assistance.
I am very enthusiastic but can’t afford it, any solutions?
Nothing is impossible. We have helped participants financially in the past to attend the program. Get in touch with us please, then we can work out a solution.
What are the payment instructions?
Initial deposit for each event is 325 GBP at the time of reservation. You’ll get the option to pay the deposit during the reservation. Payment will be done through Paypal which accepts all major credit cards. The remaining amount for the program will be collected on location.
What will be the total number of participants in the group?
In order to keep the photography trips effective we aim to have a group of around 15 people.
What is the back-up plan in case we have unpleasant weather e.g. rain or storm?
In the situation that there is bad weather forecast, we will spend more time inside and focus more on indoor and portrait photography.
Is it possible to stay more nights in the hotel?
Yes, this is possible for most destinations. Always make sure to mention on your registration form the number of extra nights you wish to stay.
Which places will we visit?
The Art of Seeing program will focus on quality instead of quantity: We wont rush through the program so everyone can take his time to get the best. This will also mean that we won’t able to visit many famous sites. For a more intense sightseeing of the destination we will visit, we advice you to plan something around the Art of Seeing Program on your own capacity.
What equipment should I bring?
Bring what you can and bring what inspires you. But not too much, our advice is to spend you time taking pictures not thinking on what lens to use. Compact cameras are OK but not the best choice for this trip.
On most trips, we accommodate participants with three pieces of luggage, specifically one sturdy camera backpack, a second pack for computers, chargers, extra batteries, extra memory cards, sensor cleaning supplies, lenses, etc, and one large duffel bag ( maximum size, no exceptions: 36″L x 20″W x 20″H) or a similarly-sized suitcase. Room for gear is limited on our vehicles & you will be held responsible for adhering to these baggage requirements. Should you exceed these requirements, you will have to make your own arrangements to store your extra gear.
Do I need a visa?
The need for a visa differs for every country and strongly depends on which nationality you hold. We recommend to visit the embassy’s website for details.