Q: WHERE DO I NEED TO BE IN MY PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE & LEVEL OF ABILITY?
A: These workshops are available to all levels and genres of photographers – It’s only essential for you to be completely immersed in our day and more willing to learn and understand the basics of how you can use your camera in manual mode and have a basic knowledge. We won’t have the time to help people who don’t have basic knowledge
Q: HOW WILL IT ALL WORKDAY OF THE WORKSHOP?
A: Typically, In all of our two-day events, they feature a more hands-on day with kit, lighting and guidance, followed by a learning keynote day. Our days usually start around 9.30 AM and finish at around 5.30 PM each day.
Day 1 starts with a group introduction and breakfast, followed by light-set up demos & photoshoots where you get to shoot. The 2nd day begins with breakfast & a recap, followed by a portfolio review where I review a few of your images on a keynote. The second part of day two features editing of pictures and selection, with the final part of the day devoted to the basics of business and social media aspects
Q: WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO BRING?
A: James recommends you bring a digital SLR a couple of lenses for variety (I recommend bringing along a couple of lenses, either a 24-70mm lens or a couple of primes such as the 50mm or 85mm).
Please also bring a few memory cards & a spare camera battery! Additional information about the equipment on the day will be emailed to students before the workshop.
Q: ARE MY ACCOMMODATION/TRAVEL COSTS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE WORKSHOP?
A: The listed workshop fee covers your attendance at the workshop. You will be responsible for booking your accommodation and travel. However, If you need recommendations or assistance, we’ll be happy to help you! You will b provided with food and drink on both days to keep the fires burning.
Q: HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT FOR THE COURSE, AND WHEN IS IT DUE?
A: To book a space for the workshop, you need to put a 50% deposit down of the total course cost. This deposit will reserve your space. The final payment is due six weeks before the workshop start date.
Q: IS MY DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE?
A: We understand that sometimes unexpected changes happen, so we try to be flexible with cancellations. We need to be notified of your cancellation as soon as possible. If you decide to cancel six weeks before the workshop starts, the deposit is refundable, giving us time to give someone else the space. If you withdraw and cancel under the refund window (within six weeks of the course), the deposit is NON-refundable. Please read the T&C page for our policy on refunds & cancellations.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU (AS THE INSTRUCTOR) CANCEL A WORKSHOP EVENT?
A: We rarely have to cancel events, but if this were to happen, we would notify you as soon as possible and either refund you the deposit or credit it towards a future event. We are not responsible for reimbursing travel or accommodation fees.
Q: WHAT ARE THE USAGE TERMS OF THE IMAGES WE TAKE ON THE WORKSHOP?
A: The images taken by each individual are for non-commercial use only – you are allowed to use the images for your printed portfolio, websites and on your social media channels. Any commercial usage (print sales, exhibitions etc) needs clearance before use with James Nader or #teamnader, so there is clearance with the model agency as this could incur an extra charge to you by the model agency if used commercially. If you have any concerns about this before joining or after the course, please get in touch with me.