FAQs

Details and Requirements - Key Features


Number of students per workshop: minimum 1, maximum 3 students

Duration*: minimum 3, maximum 5 days
4 days is the recommended length, as it is indeed the ideal timeframe for putting
together a very effective itinerary, and it still allows enough free time
for a few good image processing/image critiquing sessions.
*upon request the maximum duration can be extended up to 7 days. Please inquire for prices.

Workshops Availability
From mid May to mid November - Year around for a limited number of locations.
Particularly scenic in October when fall foliage colours reach their peak.

Difficulty
easy to moderate. Most of the shooting locations are directly accessible by car.
A few of them require short hikings of no more than 2-3 kms on easy trails with moderate elevation gain.
However, due the unpredictable and fast-changing weather conditions typical of the Alps, a reasonable
level of fitness, adaptability and familiarity with outdoor activities is required.

What's included
- full time in-the-field tutoring and instructions
- at least one image processing class (min. 2 hours) per workshop
- all travel costs from the B&B to the shooting locations and back (fuel, tolls, tickets, etc.)
- lodging costs of the instructor.

What's not included
Travel costs for reaching the accommodation, hotels/B&B rates, entrance fees (if any),
meals and beverages are not included in the cost of admission unless specified.

Insurance
All participants must be in possession of a valid Health and Accident Insurance with repatriation cover.




Key Skills You Will Learn


- build a strong technical background
- learn how to frame effective compositions
- recognize how the quality of the light, the time of the day and weather conditions can play
in your favour for producing strong images with higher artistic content
- learn when and how use filters
- understand how and when breaking the rules can be helpful for creating images of more impact
- learn how to pre-visualize, compose and shoot panoramas
- learn how to pre-visualize, compose and shoot very long exposures with the help of strong ND filters
- advanced techniques of image processing with the most common software tools such as Photoshop and Lightroom




Prices, Payment and Cancellation Policy


Prices*

2 days, 1 student: 1.250,00 € + VAT 22%**
3 days, 1 student: 1.650,00 € + VAT 22%** 4 days, 1 student: 2.000,00 € + VAT 22%** 5 days, 1 student: 2.350,00 € + VAT 22%**

*a discount applies for groups of 2 or 3 photographers:
2 photographers pay each one 75% of the base rates above,
3 photographers pay 65% of the base rates.
Of course partners and/or friends who are not active photographers
are always welcome to join for free.
** VAT (Valued Added Tax) is not applicable - and it will not be charged -
for businesses and/or companies from outside the European Union How to make a reservation please use the form in this page for contacting me. Fill in all fields and let me know about the desired dates, duration and number of photographers. I will be back to you right away with my best quote and a detailed, personalized itinerary that will take into account your particular needs, the chosen duration, the period of the year, the expectable weather conditions and that will in any case be tailored to match your highest expectations.

Deposit
A deposit of 35% of the total amount is due at the moment of the reservation,
this is required to secure your place at the workshop.
The final balance payment is due no later than 15 days before the beginning of the workshop.

Accepted payments
Bank Transfer, Credit Cards, Paypal

Cancellation policy
If you cancel within 60 days before the workshop start, you will be refunded the deposit minus 100,00 € as administrative fee. No refund will be issued for cancellations received with 60 days or less remaining before the workshop starting date.
Please note that there is no exception to this policy. For this reason it is strongly recommended
to purchase refundable plane/train tickets only and endow yourself with a trip cancellation insurance.
All cancellation request must be in writing.




Accommodations


Hotel La Roche in Aosta
Rifugio Savoia at Colle del Nivolet
B&B La Garde in Valtournenche
Hotel La Genzianella
at San Carlo Pass, nearby Morgex

Price: 30-70 € per night, per person, depending on season. Continental breakfast included.




Clothes and Accessories


Weather in an alpine environment is unpredictable by definition. We can literally experience a whole set of different conditions in the same day, ranging from pristine, clear blue skies and mild temperatures down to rain/snow showers and strong and chilly cold winds. Even in summer time.
So a full set of warm clothes is recommended, including but not limited to:

- trekking shoes
- gumboots (optional, but useful in certain situations such as rivers and lakes)
- wind/rain proof jacket
- pile pullovers
- gloves
- headdress
- sunscreen
- sun glasses
- Head lamps and batteries




Camera Gear - Recommended Equipment


- Tripod
- Dslr camera
- Camera user's manual
- Wide angle to normal zoom lens, at least 24/70 mm on a full frame sensor, the equivalent on cropped sensors. Ideally one 16/35 mm and a 28/70 mm
- Long tele zoom lens - 70/200mm is enough, 300mm is recommended
- Enough storage cards for at least 16 GB
- Extra Camera batteries
- Photography backpacks come in handy to protect the equipment if it rains and to facilitate transfers from a shooting location to another
- polarizer filter
- a set of Graduated ND filters, at least a 2 and a 3 stops (it is ideal to have all the range from 1 to 4 stops)
- ND filters for long exposures, ideally one 10 stops and one 6 stop
- remote (or cable) switch
- for the image processing session, a laptop with Photoshop CS3 or newer and Lightroom 3.x or newer





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