Can I bring other people on my tour?
Yes, all of our tours are private so it will just be you, our photographer, and whoever you would like to bring along. Whether they are family, friends, or other photographers, we welcome you to bring three additional people.
What can I expect from this phototour experience?
It actually really depends what you are looking within taking pictures. It's such a personal experience and mindset but it helps when you are getting some inspiration from each other. I will be able to open the opportunities and offer you locations and local insights. Some people like to shoot mostly landscapes or buildings or people from a safe distance. And that is fine, but if you try to do some more challenging work photography becomes a quest for the perfect moment and that once in a lifetime exciting image that is not so easy to obtain.
So this phototour is only for the advanced photographers?
No, not at all, we are happy to enjoy the time and take some enjoyable pictures as they present themselves and for most of the time it is being focused and trying to get into a "zone" so that for example what is obvious for most becomes special to you. We want to enjoy making nice shots of the places we go to and the faces we meet. My job is it to get your photography to the next level if you like to try that. This means pushing the boundaries and engage fully into what is happening around you and do a really special picture. That is the challenge and it's something so special that it takes a lot of practice and determination.
What equipment should I bring?
At a bare minimum, a camera. For night photography a light tripod and a cable release or remote are not absolutely necessary but would be useful. for long exposure pictures. We can provide you with a rental tripod anytime. Anything else is up to you and what you want to get from the tour. If you have a polarizer, ND filters or a flash and you want to learn more about them, bring them along.
It is difficult for us to give suggestions on what lenses to bring as the answer will change from photographer to photographer. It depends on your lens arsenal, what you usually shoot with, what kind of photography you enjoy and how much weight you are comfortable carrying. For further insight, read our blog What lens should I pack? At the same time a good smartphone is also welcome to use, we can help you with composition and suggest some mobile editing tools for making your Ipad or Iphone/ smartphone pictures stand out even better.
Do I need a tripod?
A tripod is recommended for any of our tours that operate at night time. If you don't have one, or you're not traveling with one, you can rent a Manfrotto BeFree tripod (or similar) from us for a nominal cost. Just select the tripod extra during checkout. Or if you already booked your tour, you can select one here. Please note, we can only rent one tripod per tour for logistical reasons.