Whilst we can never guarantee the weather the ever changing conditions and light provide endless opportunities for photography. Luckily the weather forecasts in the Coromandel are accurate so we will never be short of places to photograph.
If you are staying in the area we will pick you up from your accommodation and provide transport to all venues and will drop you off at the end of the day.
We travel in a modern large 4 wheel drive vehicle so your comfort and safety are paramount and it also means we can easily access some of the more remote locations with ease.
We take a deposit of $300 to secure your course. This is refundable up to one month before the date of the course. After that the risk is that we will have incurred costs and are likely to have turned people away so we would normally not return the deposit after that.
If you simply want to change the date of your course then, subject to availability, we can do this anytime.
Absolutely. Appreciation of light, composition and location are open to everyone – having a camera simply adds to the experience and gives you the opportunity to capture your experiences. It is important to understand the basics of using a camera but these can be reduced to a number of simple steps – using them practically in the field where you capture your own images is the best route.
You will need a camera that allows you to adjust the basic settings – fully automatic cameras don’t give you the flexibility and creativity to make the most of the situation. A camera with interchangeable lenses is not necessary but they are more versatile. As long as you can change the settings of the camera – things like aperture, exposure and can zoom in we can work with it.
We do have spare cameras if you need them so do ask.
Other kit that will be useful will be a tripod and filters and lens cloths. We do have spare cameras and equipment available so do ask. Drinking water is good and snacks if you get peckish can be helpful too. Last but not least, don’t forget to dress for the weather. A fleece and light waterproof will be useful and always bring suntan lotion and sunglasses – whatever the season. Thin gloves would be useful for those early morning and evening sessions.
Not at all. A limited amount of walking to get the best positions will be always needed as a photographer. Some locations may require more walking but these are always optional. We also have options for the more adventurous of you. We will never ask to venture outside of your comfort zone.
Yes and no. The camera does not see or record images like an eye does. All photography involves processing the image to reflect the image you want and get it ready to print. If you don’t have access to a computer we can provide laptops with Photoshop and assume no prior knowledge. We teach a simple workflow that anyone can use so that you can spend more time taking pictures and less time behind a screen.