HOW WILL I KNOW IF A TRIP IS APPROPRIATE FOR ME:
Generally, my trips do not require any particular physical condition aside from being able to walk, but if you are worried about keeping up, please let me know what might be a hindrance to your participation.
As for skill level, I require all participants to submit a 10 photo portfolio for review.
What type of equipment will I need?
You should have a camera that you are very familiar and which you can carry with you for an entire day. You will get more out of the workshop if you bring a 28mm and 35mm fixed focal length lens rather than a zoom. There will be no facility available to develop prints and the reviews are geared toward digital projection of images. You will need a computer, a thumb drive and familiarity with Adobe Lightroom for our reviews.
How shall I pack and what type of luggage should I bring?
Your luggage and contents should be no more than you are capable of moving yourself. I carry my camera and lenses with me at all times so they never have to be checked or taken out of my sight.
I have a Tumi backpack for this purpose. During the day your luggage can be left in our hotel but you will need to bring your camera and lenses.
SHOULD I HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE?
I absolutely recommend you obtain travel insurance for any program outside the United States. It should cover against personal accidents, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability. Generally, you will never use it, but in the event of an emergency it may be life saving and well worth the peace of mind.
For more information please refer to the insurance section.
If you need medication on a daily basis be sure to bring a sufficient supply. Names and strengths can vary greatly from one country to another.
We also recommend cancellation insurance, since we are unable to void the cancellation policy.
WILL I NEED ANY SPECIAL PLUGS, CONVERTORS OR TRANSFORMERS?
You will need a wall socket plug appropriate to the country. The link below provides guidance.
For common electrical devices such as cell phones and computers either 110 or 220V will work fine.
WILL I NEED A VISA?
If the trip requires a visa we will let each participant know in advance how to best obtain it.
ANY OTHER TRAVEL ADVICE?
If you are a U.S. Citizen going abroad try and get a Global Entry Card.
This card allows you to bypass all those long lines when returning to the US. Their cost is well worth the price.