Below are some questions and answers about the photography holidays. If you have a question that's not featured, please don't hesitate to contact us, either by email, or by telephone on 0033 671 003 769.
What is the difference between a workshop and a tour?
A workshop generally caters for smaller groups ranging in level from beginner to pro and covers every aspect of fine art landscape photography, with more hands-on tuition from the workshop leader, and covering editing and processing thoroughly, with regular sessions , slideshows, demos and techniques. A tour is generally for the more experienced photographers who wish to be 'at the right place at the right time' and have a professional photographer on hand at all times to give direction and offer help when needed. There will generally be at least one session of editing and processing, where the tour leader will run through a few techniques relevant to the type of photography the tour requires. In brief the tour concentrates more on the locations whereas the workshop is 50/50 location to processing time.
I would like to make sure I have a single occupancy room rather than share - is this possible?
All our tours and workshops offer single occupancy as standard - there is no more to pay. Couples are of course welcome so please contact us to enquire about the reduced rate.
Is my deposit refundable if I have to cancel?
The deposit is non-refundable. If you have paid the total amount for your trip and have to cancel at the last minute you will unfortunately not be entitled to a refund, as we will still have to pay the travel, hotel and tutor costs. We advise you to take out insurance for your trip against flight delays and other eventualities that may prevent you from being able to take part.
Can I be sure that the accommodation mentioned on the website will be what I receive?
Generally yes, but occasionally the unforeseen happens and we may have to seek alternative accommodation of a similar or better standard in the advent of lack of availability or suchlike. This should in no way affect your tour or workshop, and I'm afraid we can't offer refunds should this occur. But don't worry, it hardly ever happens!
I am a bit of a beginner, will I still benifit from the holiday?
Very much so. The format of the holidays are small groups, so I'll get to spend a fair amount of time with each person if and when necessary. All levels of photography are catered for, from beginner to pro.
What do I need to bring?
You will receive a full list of 'essentials' of both equipment and clothing when you sign up for a photo workshop or tour. Don't worry, though, it's all pretty standard stuff.
Can I stay extra nights at the hotel?
Yes absolutely. Just email us with your requirements and we'll sort it out for you as we may benefit from a better rate than the hotel generally offers.
Do I have to have accomodation included, or can I make my own arrangments?
You can certainly make your own arrangements, and the price of the break would change accordingly. If you need any help finding accommodation, apartments or camp sites, we may be able to help. Please email us for details.
How do I pay?
You can pay the deposit online via credit card or Paypal. 8weeks before your trip you will be sent a balance request by email. You can pay the balance either by bank transfer or credit card using Paypal (Paypal details on www.paypal.com) or if you would like to pay in pounds sterling then by bank transfer to our UK account with the exchange rate calculated the day of the transaction using XE.com. Whichever method you decide on, you will be sent the appropriate details. Balance payments made through Paypal will incur a 5% surcharge.
How do I book?
Please book using the automated system on the website, as it is updated every day. If you encounter any difficulties in doing so, please contact us and we will send you the appropriate form to complete and email back. You can also call us on 0033 671 003 769. 8 weeks before the trip we'll send you some more info - what to bring etc - and at this point it would be time for you to pay the balance on your trip. As soon as you have all your travel details, please send them to us so we can organise airport pick-ups etc.