Workshop & Individual Training FAQ’S
Do I need specialist photographic skills or be an advanced photographer to come on a workshop?
A very definite NO. Courses are available for all levels of photographer, from the complete beginner to advance or even professional level.Due to the small group sizes on workshops, I will be able to spend quality time with each participant. In addition on most workshops and all individual training courses, I speak to delegates prior to the course. This way I understand individual skill levels and objectives from attending the workshop.
What if the wether is bad?
Landscape photographers work in all weather conditions. Its part of what we do! So in most cases we will continue regardless of the weather. In fact most of the best images come from the worst possible conditions. There are however certain situations in which to continue would be foolish and unsafe. Ice and snow for example can cause problems. On the day we will retreat to a cafe or some other suitable location and spend time looking at images, digital post production and Q&A’s
In all situations you will be kept fully informed as to and risk of postponing the workshop. This will be by e-mail or telephone. Specific details regarding cancelled workshops can be found on the Terms & Conditions page.
Do I need a certain level of fitness?
Most workshops are suitable for people with a normal level of fitness and will be on good level ground. If there are specific fitness requirements, these will be noted on the specific workshop page.
Do I need a very good camera?
This is very subjective, the best camera for the job is the one you have with you. Most workshops are suitable for delegates with a good compact camera or of course a DSLR. I do also have some loan cameras available along with certain filters and tripods. I am more than happy to loan these out on a first come first served basis to delegates. This is a great opportunity to try a DSLR or high end compact before you buy.
Do I need special clothing?
I advise all delegates to bring warm and waterproof clothing and the ideal footware in most cases will be wellington boots. Many workshops start very early, before dawn, a good head torch is a vital part of any outdoor photographers equipment.
Any specific requirements will be covered on the specific workshop page.
Do I need any other special equipment?
I advise all delegates to bring a good tripod and head along with any filter you may own. These workshops are not designed to require loads of specialist equipment.
I see you use Nikon Cameras, Do you know anything about Canon?
Whilst I do use Nikon cameras for my professional work, I also own a Canon body with a few lenses and I have used other camera systems over the years. Most things regarding specific models I will know, other I tend to be able to work out, so this won’t be a problem.