What should I bring on the photo tour ? You can bring any DSLR brand like Canon or Nikon or your smart phone. For lenses, bring the stock short zoom lens and one telephoto lens ( 200 mm ), a prime lens. For night photography, bring a small and steady tripod.
How about guest & non-participants ? Only paid registrants may attend our photo tours . Please do not register spouses, friends, children, etc. who are not interested in photography. These are photography workshops covering many technical aspects of photography. We keep our photo tour groups very small to make sure that everyone receives adequate attention.
What about cancellations and rescheduling ? In most cases, we never get cancellations. If we do, it is usually a travel or scheduling conflict. If you need to cancel: You must cancel 48 hours or more prior to the start of your Photo Safari by email or by phone (949-436-8174) to receive a full refund.Participant may cancel a Safari up to 48 hours prior to its commencement and receive a full refund or credit towards a future Safari. If Participant cancels 24 -48 hours prior to the start of their Safari, Participant shall be offered a refund or credit, minus a 25% administrative fee of the price paid per participant.
What about bad weather & other changes ? In Los Angeles we usually get sunny weather so safaris are rain or shine. As the weather is often unpredictable, our instructors have learned how to make the best of seemingly difficult situations. Photo Tour itineraries may be changed to adjust for inclement weather. Please keep your cell phones on so we may contact you in the event of a change.
Are you LA tours strenous ? On most of our LA photo tours, walking a few hours on the LA streets are not that tiring. There are a few exceptions like Griffith Park which is a lot of uphill walking. Each Participant should be in good physical condition before attempting to participate in a photo tour.
What is included in the photo tours ? You get one-on-one photo mentoring and a photo critique with your photo instructor. And I provide a bottle of water and power bars too.
What is not included ? Transportation costs such as car rentals and Uber/Lyft rides are not included in our package. Gratuties are humbly accepted.