Support & FAQ
Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about our photography workshops, tours and holidays.
If you have a question that is not answered below, please don’t hesitate to contact us, either by email or by phone on +44(0)7768 170 749;
How can we help you?
email or telephone to check availability and to request a booking form. Once dates are confirmed, we’ll send you a booking form to complete, which you’ll need to return and make payment via Paypal or direct bank transfer of €300 EUROS per person as deposit.
The balancing payment of your booking is due 12 weeks before the date of travel.
If booking a trip within 12 weeks of the start date, the whole amount is payable.
Visas & Travel Permits: All our current trips are within the European Union.. please ensure you have the necessary travel documents & Visas necessary to visit any EU country before booking your tickets and your place on one of our trips. We cannot arrange these for you.
We normally recommend between 6-9 months in advance of a trip should be plenty of time to ensure there is a spot available and all flight schedules for the season should be already published by the airlines in order to also make your travel arrangements.
You can pay either by bank transfer or credit card using Paypal (see paypal.com)…
You can confirm your preferred payment method on your booking form.
- all guiding, advice and assistance from our Photography Workshops Tour Leader;
- all accommodations for the duration of your stay on a non-sharing basis with NO single supplement;
- breakfast, lunch and refreshments during excursions (lunches may be of the “packed” variety so that we don’t cut short trips into the lake or mountains by having to return to the hotel or village to eat)…;
- transportation : both to and from Thessaloniki airport as well as all “in-trip” transportation;
What’s not included..
- Insurance (recommended you have full health, medical, travel and equipment insurance);
- activities not listed in the itinerary;
- dinners/evening meal
- all drinks: alcohol and special order drinks like cappuccinos,lattes etc..
- personal expenses – gratuities/tips, sundries, snacks etc..
After 2 years during the covid pandemic of fully covering all cancellations, we are unfortunately now not in a position to continue this policy which is why we recommend you take out a fully comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all eventualities.
Having said that… cancellations with greater than 12 weeks notice will still be fully refunded minus a £100 admin fee.
If you have paid the total amount for your trip and have to cancel at the last minute or within 12 weeks of the trip… you are liable for the total cost of the trip but you can off-set 50% of its value against a future trip.
We would strongly advise you to take out travel insurance for your holiday in case of flight delays and any other unforeseen and unforeseeable eventualities that may prevent you from being able to take part…. as well as health insurance to cover any unforeseeable medical expenses and repatriation expenses as well as photographic equipment insurance.
Yes of course… email me with your requirements and will try to arrange this for you… please note this is subject to the hotels availability.
You will receive a full list of suggested items of clothing and equipment when you sign up for any of our photography workshops or tours. Generally speaking, most of our trips are during the winter months so weather can get cold and you will need to dress appropriately for being outdoors in nature during the winter. As far as photographic equipment goes either a dslr or mirrorless kit will suit you fine.
Our landscape and wildlife photography holidays, workshops and tours will only ever have a maximum of 4-5 participants which will give myself or any of our tutors plenty of scope for one-to-one tuition with each guest… so yes…. beginners, amateurs and even professionals can all benefit from these workshops;
Our landscape and wildlife photography holidays, workshops and tours in general only require a moderate level of fitness… for the photography workshops in the mountains.. such as Pindos and Valia Kalda, it helps if you are reasonably fit so that we can take some of the more arduous trails to some amazing spots for photography.. having said that, we will only ever choose trails though that are within the whole groups ability. With regard to the wildlife photography workshops and tours, most are very easy going and only require a minimum level of fitness.
Weather in Greece is fairly stable for the most part but in winter in the mountains it can be unpredictable and unfortunately not within our control… do bear in mind though that frequently some of the best and most dramatic photos are in adverse weather conditions and so hopefully you will leave us having had a fabulous time with some cracking images for your portfolios whatever the weather..!
It certainly is… call or Email us with your requirements and we will see what we can do for you… we also run non-photographic oriented guided walking tours and bird-watching tours and holidays throughout Greece so please do email us for more details.