Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions
What equipment do I need in order to attend the landscape photography course?
What you will need is either a Digital SLR or a Mirrorless camera with full manual control and lenses or zoom lenses that cover around 16mm - 200mm. You will also need a good quality, stable tripod and a backpack style gadget bag. Recommend by not essential would be neutral density filter/s. An detailed itemised list or other smaller items will be sent through once you have finalized you booking.
What level of photography do I need to be at to do this course?
It is recommended that you have an intermediate to advanced understanding of photography understanding in order to participate in this course, as the basics of photography are not covered. You will also need to be proficient with the settings of your camera.
What computer and software will I need on this course?
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) loaded with Adobe Photoshop CC and Bridge CC or Lightroom CC), plus a portable memory stick or hard-drive. The software must be loaded and functing before starting the course.
Do you offer this course any other time of the year?
No, it is only offered during winter as the weather and the light at this time of the year is optimum for landscape photography.
Will I be expected to hike on the course?
Yes, there are some excursions which will require a short hike.
Do you offer accommodation?
No we do not, but there is quite a few guesthouses and bed and breakfasts nearby which we can recommend. There is also a hotel in Hout Bay about four kilometers away.
Will I require to get around with my own vehicle?
Only for getting around Cape Town after hours. On the course itself, we will arrange transport to escursions and back.
What is the cancellation policy for this course?
If the course is cancelled for whatever reason, the full deposit or payment/s received will be refunded. Cancellation outside one calendar month before the course commences is subject to a full refund. Cancellation within one month of the course commencing is subject to a 50% levy on the deposit payment. Cancellation withing two weeks of the course commencing is subject to a levy of the full deposit.
How is the course presented during this time of COVID-19
The course is still taught as before, except, the following protocols will apply.
Face masks must be worn.
Most teaching will be done on location, but for the presentations done indoors, the lecture room will be sanitised on a daily basis.
The desks will be placed at 1.5-meter spacing and the class size has been reduced to accommodate this.
Temperatures will be taken on a daily basis on arrival.
Any person who displays flu-like symptoms will not be permitted to continue on the course.
We will attempt to do as much of the teaching in the field.
Sit down lunches will not take place, students will be asked to bring their own packed lunch.
We will provide tea and coffee, which will be available in take-away disposable cups.
Students who have their own transport are requested to travel alone to and from location shoots.