Am I a suitable level for the course?
This is probably one of our most common questions. I like to structure the one day courses so that there is plenty of time for individual tuition for each participant. Rather than teaching everyone as one group I like to spend lots of time with participants individually throughout the day so that they learn at their own level, I structure what I teach depending on how confident and comfortable each participant is.
What happens in poor weather?
If the weather forecast is poor we can arrange to change the date of the workshop or move you over to a different workshop at no additional cost. We would much rather you come away with a selection of good quality images rather than being forced to shoot a day’s worth of pictures in dull rain.
How long do one day courses last?
They usually last a maximum of 8 hours and sometimes longer depending on the time of the year and the weather conditions. Feedback from previous participants indicates that around 6-8 hours is the ideal time for learning and allows enough time for travel at either end of the day and a variety of different images to be achieved.
Can I contact you after the workshop for feedback and answers to any questions that I have?
Absolutely, there is no time restriction on this service, I am always happy to answers questions and queries and this is a service many participants utilize both leading up to and following the course. I enjoy seeing participants work via email and enjoy staying in touch with participants and I have built up some good friendships working in this way.
Is there much walking Involved?
As most of the best landscape locations are rarely at the road side there will be some light walking involved between locations, for most locations this is no more than fifteen to twenty minutes. If walking is a problem for you then please do not hesitate to contact the office and we can always try and adjust the locations we visit if possible.
Do I need to bring refreshments?
We aim to keep the cost of the courses to a minimum so we do not provide food and drinks throughout the day. Participants can bring there own packed lunch and snacks for the day, alternatively we can also stop at a local café or restaurant where you will have the opportunity to purchase food and refreshments.
Why do you allow just 5 participants?
Numbers are limited to just five participants to allow plenty of time and tuition for individuals, we also find a smaller group of around five people means participants get to know each other and gel well, this also means they then learn off of each other too. One of the major reasons for keeping our courses to lower numbers is large groups and landscape photographers with wide angle lenses do not generally mix as people spilt up over a wider area so participants struggle to get shots without other members wandering into their pictures. With smaller group numbers this is not normally a problem.
Is there any suitable accommodation nearby?
There is plenty of accommodation nearby our locations to suit all budgets. My photography courses rely on good weather. I often recommend guests leave booking accommodation until a few days before if possible. A lot of participants also like to book the standard Travelodge rooms as this means they can cancel up until midday on the date of their arrival and receive a full refund which is handy just in case the weather forecast takes a turn for the worse.
Please contact me for further details