Travel Photography Workshops are a great experience, offering exceptional photo-ops, first-rate instructors, 4-star accommodations, delicious food and interesting companions. Your package price for each workshop includes tuition, hotel accommodations for the entire workshop period, breakfast and dinner daily, guide service, ground transportation and admission fees for specific area attractions. These prices are subject to change. Please check our web site for all updates as to prices and dates of departure. We select destinations based on their appeal for photographers of all styles and interests; the cultural locations we visit provide a wide array of vistas and cultures. Centre workshops abroad offer the same quality and professionalism you receive at our home in West Palm Beach. Master photographers and communicators such as Vincent Versace, Peter Turnley, John Isaac, and Rob Sheppard lead you toward one-of-a-kind images of subjects ranging from flowers to faces, from landscapes to architecture. We limit most workshops to 10 participants in order to guarantee hands-on individual instruction.
Getting There – Travel Workshops
Travel workshop dates do not include travel time. In many cases you need to depart the US one or two days prior. You are responsible for your air travel, although in many instances you can arrange it through our travel agent. Most destinations have flights from major American cities daily. A detailed and personalized itinerary and information package will be sent to you after registration for the ease of scheduling your flight. All land transportation is provided by FOTOtravel Workshops. Some trips require an additional fee for regional air transportation. Prices may vary from printed material, check with the Centre as your trip approaches to determine whether a price increase has occurred. You must have a valid passport in order to attend any international workshop.
Hotel Accomodations for Travel Workshops
FOTOtravel Workshops cater to participants who appreciate quality accommodations. Though each itinerary varies depending on the location and trip details, the Centre books mostly 4 star hotels. Some remote locations do not have a 4 star hotel, in which case we will book the best available. You may request single or double occupancy, but there is an additional charge for single occupancy. Where double-room occupancy is requested, the Centre will pair roommates on a first-come, first-serve basis. If a roommate is not available, you will be charged the single occupancy rate. Accommodations at some of our remote destinations may not allow for single occupancy, in which case you will have to share a room on those nights. If you would like additional nights, please contact us so that we can arrange it for you.
Digital Cameras on Travel Workshops
Digital camera users must bring their own laptop computer. Check with the manufacturer of the particular model to determine the appropriate electrical adapter for your electronic accessories and tools. Most digital devices have the capacity to convert 110-220 volts. Participants must understand their equipment and be able to download and backup their own Images. Our trips are so intense that there won’t be any time for instructors to download or backup anyone’s Images. It is highly recommended that each participant bring at least 5 one gig cards for their cameras and appropriate devices to download their Images to, such as an 80 gig Flashtrax or an Epson P-4000. If you prefer not to bring a laptop, then you should plan on bringing two backup devices. Sometimes a backup device crashes, and you don’t want to find yourself in a remote destinations without any means to back up your images. Our experience shows that many participants under-estimate the amount of storage that they will need.
For Travel Workshops, all fees MUST be paid in full 120 days in advance of departure. If circumstances require you to cancel your FOTOtravel workshop, please notify us at least 120 days before the scheduled start date in writing. All but $300 (USD) of your money will be refunded if cancellation is made at least 120 days in advance. Cancellations made 60 through 119 days prior to departure will forfeit 50% of total fee paid (USD). Cancellations made less than 60 days from scheduled start will forfeit the entire package price, unless a replacement attendee signs up. In the event that a replacement attendee fills your vacant spot, all payments, less any fees already spent for transportation and a withdrawal fee of $300 USD will be refunded. No refund of fees will be provided for no-shows or for withdrawal after the workshop begins.