Frequently asked questions
I am an absolute beginner and I only have a ‘point and shoot’ – may I come?
Certainly! CE caters for all levels. Groups are small, never more than 6, so the tutor will always have time to dedicate to you personally. Besides, more advanced participants are usually only too happy to share their knowledge and experience. Consider this a photo school.
I don’t have digital camera only a film camera, but I’m thinking of buying a digital camera, should I buy one before I come?
You can shoot film and also process colour negative whilst you’re here. We can lend you a digital SLR camera so if you are uncertain about how to invest your money you might prefer to wait till you have completed the workshop.
I have a partner who isn’t interested in the photography side, can they come?
Certainly. If they wish to join us on all the trips then they should pay as per a couple. However if they only wish to join us for a day or two on the excursions then they can pay the special price of €450 for the week.
I have heard that you need a tripod – is it really necessary?
We always recommend a tripod but if you don’t already have one we can lend you one free of charge. Don’t bother to bring a lightweight video type tripod with loads of levers.
Do you do image manipulation and computer work generally?
Nowadays ‘post production’ (cataloguing digital images, manipulation and digital printing) are such an integral part of the photographic process that we certainly do devote time to them. We illustrate the wonders of Lightroom, Photoshop and also give you the opportunity to print while you are with us.
May I stay in a hotel rather than B&B?
Certainly. Let us know what kind of hotel and we’ll give you a list of alternatives. In this case you pay the hotel direct and we shall deduct the percentage which pertained to the cost of B&B from the price of the workshop.
Shall I have time to do some shopping or visit sights unconnected with the workshop?
You may take time out whenever you like. That said a half day during the holiday week is given over to free time – usually Tuesday. Shops are open till 8 PM so you ‘ll have time to shop when you get back.
Should I bring my laptop?
Please do. We suggest you also bring an external hard-drive so as not to clog up your computer and on which to down load the day’s shots.
I have just bought a camera, should I bring the manual?
Yes! And buy a spare battery as well. It’s difficult to charge a battery in the field.
I am touring Italy – may I do a one day workshop?
Of course. On a one day workshop we usually go to nearby Bagnoregio or Lake Bolsena and return in time for dinner. CE provides transport by Land Rover, tuition and lunch. Price for one person only €295, couples €350. If there are already others on the workshop an individual pays only €250.