Workshop FAQs

Anthony Blake PhotographyWorkshop: Frequently asked questions

Q 1. What level of photographer do I need to be?

Ans. For any workshop all abilities and levels are welcome, whether a complete beginner or an experienced photographer. Group workshops often have mixed abilities; one-to-one workshops are more tailored to the individual.

Q 2. What camera do I need to have?

Ans. A digital SLR or compact systems camera (CSC) would be ideal. If you have a compact camera and would like one-to-one tuition about doing a workshop please contact me.

Q 3. Will I need a tripod?

Ans.  Yes … a tripod would be very useful. If you don’t have one I do keep spares that you can borrow. Please mention this on the workshop booking form at the time of booking.

Q 4. Will I need to buy any filters to attend a workshop?

Ans.  No … it is probably better not to buy anything until you have completed the workshop and can make a more considered purchase. I do have a number of filter holders and filters to lend out.

Q 5. Is transport provided?

Ans.  Once we have met, transport to and between locations is included on group workshops (where a workshop is based at one location we may meet at that location).

Q 6. What happens after I have paid my deposit/payment for the workshop?

Ans.  You will receive an email to confirm your booking. You will also receive an online link to complete a booking form. Once completed I will send an outlined itinerary of the workshop together with a list of suggested items to bring along.

Q 7. Why do I need to fill in the booking form?

Ans.  The booking form information is mainly for my insurance purposes. I have to have an emergency contact number and address. The form also helps me to plan the workshop with questions about the participants photographic experience and also a few health related questions.

Q 8. What do we do for food during the workshop?

Ans.  Generally we bring along our own packed lunches and drinks.

Q 9. What happens if it is raining on the day?

Ans.  On one-to-one tuition workshops I keep an eye on the weather in advance of the date and if the weather looks to be bad we can try and rearrange the day. On group workshops we don’t have the same flexibility as participants may be travelling from further afield.

Q 10. When does the workshop finish?

Ans.  On most workshops we aim to finish after the evening sunset shoot. If we are lucky enough to get an afterglow at sunset we may shoot beyond the sun setting – this may mean a slightly longer workshop. One day workshops are 8 to 9 hours in duration. A half day workshop is 5 hours in duration.

Q 11. Why do you need to know about my photographic experience and camera equipment?

Ans.  It is useful to know in advance your previous experience so that I can tailor the day to you. Knowing what camera and equipment you use means I can plan your day making sure I bring along items that might complement your gear, i.e. the correct size filter holders or filters.

Q 12. If I book a workshop, do you share any of my details with anyone else?

Ans.  No…the information you supply is strictly confidential and only for my information. It is held on file until after the workshop. Credit/debit card information is only held by secure merchant services like Paypal and not by me.

Q 13. Can I book on a series or a number of courses?

Ans. Yes…please contact me to work out the details.

Q 14. Can I buy a gift voucher or certificate for a relative or a friend?

Ans.  Yes you can buy a gift voucher which is supplied within a blank greetings card for you to present to your relative, friend or colleague. The voucher can be for any amount (starting at £50) and can be used against any available group workshop or one-to-one tuition day. Please contact me to work out the details.

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