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The picturesque village of Gaucin

Frequently Asked Questions. FAQ.

Who should attend this workshop?

Advanced Camera Enthusiast
Advanced Amateurs
Aspiring Travel Photographers
Professional Photographers
Photo Journalists
Travelers
People who are passionate about photography

All students need to be familiar with their own equipment.

What methodology is used in this workshop?

This is a very practical hands-on workshop. This is not a theory course. We concentrate on location photography, where you can fast track your previous classroom or self taught theory. Being out on location is a superb way to learn and enhance your photographic skills. Participants will travel through some of the most beautiful countryside in Europe with each student team gaining practical expertise in documenting images. We make the most of the light with groups working out in the field. The workshops often coincides with a particular event or festival, such as Holy Week, the May Patio Festival or the olive harvest, these events are ideal for photographic reportage assignment experience. The instructor has many years experience working in the south of Spain and takes the group off the beaten track to spectacular view points and special photographic locations.

What equipment do I need for the Workshop?

Essential items:
Travel and equipment insurance
Camera
Lens
Battery charger
Spare batteries for the camera
Spare digital cards
Camera bag
Tripod, lightweight and sturdy
Laptop
Laptop charger
External hard drive for back ups
Downloading cables
Cable release
Small note book e.g. a Moleskin one and pens

Optional Equipment:
Second camera body
Additional lenses
Copy of your camera instruction book (optional but highly recommended)
Reflector

General photo trip items:
Passport
Currency, I would recommend that you arrive with some local currency
Credit cards
Enable phone for Roaming pre-book best deal with your provider and consider turning off cellular data
Suncream
A sun hat
Smart casual comfortable clothes especially for the days when we are shooting in Luxury hotels
Shoes/sandals that are very easy to take on and off when we enter into places of worship
Long sleeve top for places of worship
Warmer clothes if workshop takes place out of the summer season
Prescription medicines if required, one set in hand luggage and one set in hold luggage
A protective cover for your camera should we hit showers or rain, hotel shower caps can work well
Plug adapters

How much does this workshop cost?

The cost of the five day workshop is 1695 euros.
The cost of the five day workshop includes:

-Tuition in small groups – max. 6 students
-Individual photo appraisals and critics
-Travel in all terrain 4×4 vehicles or minibus in Andalucia to and from Michelle Chaplow´s photo studio in Estepona
-One day photo shoot in Michelle Chaplow´s state of the art studio with model
-All lunches, sampling delicious local Spanish cuisine
-The final night celebratory dinner of delicious local Spanish cuisine and carefully selected Spanish wines

The cost of the five day workshop does not include:
-Travel to Estepona, Spain
-Your own personal travel and equipment insurance both of which are essential for the course
-Hotel accommodation – we will recommend high standard accommodation and receive good rates of 100-150 Euros per night*.
– Evening meals.

*Note: Hostel accommodation is available at rates of 50 Euros per night.