Here are some common questions about Shutter Click Adventures.
What does "All Inclusive Mean"
With us it means we take care of all the details during the workshop. All of our workshops include comfortable single occupancy lodging, spacious transportation to and from locations (we pick you up at the airport), and gourmet meals. Plus we provide bottled water and healthy snacks.
What's not included during the workshops?
While we include everything we can during the workshop, there are just some things we cannot include. Per our insurance, we cannot provide alcohol of any kind. That being said if you want some we will gladly take you to the store to pick it up. We also don’t include sugary snacks and sodas. We want you to be healthy and have the energy to keep going, and sugary snacks will not help accomplish the goals of the week. But if you want soda we are again happy to get you to the store so you can get some.
What kind of food should I expect?
We do our best to cater to your requests when it comes to food. Once we fill a trip, we talk to everyone to learn what they like and dislike, before planning the menu for the week. Then once we have the menu, we email it out for everyone to look at.
You can expect to have an incredible steak dinner, flavorful grilled chicken, lots of grilled or roasted vegetables, pancakes, and any number of things.
The menu in Yosemite included grilled chicken, grilled steak, tuna steaks, pancakes, roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus, and much more.
Can I do your workshop if I have a physical disability?
Depending on the workshop, Yes. Some workshops are more strenuous than others but overall you could enjoy shooting at the locations and learn lots about post-processing even with a physical disability.
It would be your responsibility to discuss with us before the trip your needs to make sure we could accommodate them. Some locations are limited in what we could reasonably do to make sure you had a memorable experience.
Can I smoke on the workshop?
We cannot stop you from smoking during the workshop. But all of the lodging that we rent will not allow it inside the accommodations. Also, it is not allowed in any of the vehicles we use for transportation.
National parks are all non-smoking also so you could be fined or kicked out of the park if caught smoking. If you are fined or kicked out of the park, Shutter Click Adventures will not be responsible for the fine and we will not refund any amount of the workshop.
Will you cook around food allergies?
Yes. I personally have a severe shellfish allergy, so I know the risk involved with food allergies. Just let us know when you are registering for a workshop, and we will take care of the rest. When preparing meals we take the time to do it right and without cross contamination.
How do you handle dietary restrictions?
If you are a vegetarian, vegan, dairy intolerant, gluten intolerant, or have any other dietary restrictions. Let us know when you register for a workshop and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.
Please understand that depending on where the workshop is located it might be hard to make sure every meal is perfect for you. But we will do our best to make sure you are taken care of and fed well.
If you have any concerns, please contact us before you register so we can talk to you about it.
Do you supply coffee?
We don’t just supply coffee we will even make it for you. We buy only really good coffee, none of that Folger’s junk. Every morning you will wake up to a hot pot of coffee, ready for you before we go out on our morning shoot.
How much post-processing will I get?
Unlike other workshops, we don’t put post-processing training on the back burner. To us it is just as important as the shooting, we know you think so also.
On average you should get 4 to 5 hours shooting, 2 to 3 hours post-processing training, 1 hour of critiques, and 2 hours of time to practice your post-processing, daily. The rest of the time is filled up with drive time, meals, and just hanging out.
Do you offer instructions while shooting?
Yes. At every location, we make sure you are capturing the best shots. If we see a shot from a different angle or, find that a particular filter works wonders we share this with the group. If you need us to help you in any way that we can.
Usually, during the workshop, you can expect mini sessions in the field where we should you some techniques that we have found work for different things.
Our goal is to guide you to becoming a stronger photographer both in the field and on the computer.
What do you cover in post-processing training?
We focus our post-processing training time based on the desires of the group. It can cover anything you need help with, from cloning out items, black and white conversions, artistic effects, workflow, and any number of topics.
On the first day, we take some time to talk about the week with the group and this is one of the things that we will go over. After we talk we build a schedule to make sure everyone gets the training they need.
What software do I need for post-processing?
You will need Photoshop at least. Anything other software is fine, but Photoshop is a must. All of our post-processing training revolves around Photoshop.
If you don’t have Photoshop you can still get lots of useful information on how to process photos, things to look for and all the shooting time. But you would miss out on, in our opinion, the most important part of the workshop.
What kind of camera do I need?
We recommend a DSLR or Mirrorless with interchangeable lenses. One that you are comfortable using and that you know the basics of is a good choice. You don’t need a fancy or expensive camera to capture amazing photos.
If you wanted to, I guess, you could shoot with a point and shoot style camera or a smartphone for the workshop. I am not sure you would get all the shots that you wanted but you could still participate in everything and learn a ton about photography. But I wouldn’t recommend it.
Do I need a tripod?
Yes. To get the best shots and be able to shoot at all times of the day a tripod is needed. You don’t need to spend a thousand dollars on one, but you do need one that is rather sturdy and can hold your camera without fear of collapse.
If you have tripod questions feel free to reach out to us and we can answer them and even recommend a few solid choices that won’t break the bank.
Do I need certain lenses?
No. Most likely you already have the lenses that you shoot most of the time. We recommend that you have at least one wide angle lens, just to make sure you can get the amazing landscape shots.
We tell people to bring all the lenses that they want, but for the most part, you will shoot with only a few of them. But hey we would rather you have all the options just in case you need to switch it up a bit.
Should I bring weather protection for my camera?
Yes. We recommend that you always have rain covers for your camera and lenses. Just because it starts to rain doesn’t mean we will not continue to shoot in it. You get some of the most amazing shots while it is raining.
If we feel that the weather starts to turn bad and is unsafe, we will get everyone back to safety quickly. We will not shoot if it is not safe.
How do you take payments?
All payments for the trip are through Paypal. You can use your credit card directly through Paypal without having to have a Paypal account, and they provide great buyer and seller protection.
We do not accept checks or money orders.
When do I pay the deposit?
We don’t make you pay a deposit soon as you register for a workshop. We wait until we get the needed number of people before sending out invoices for the deposit.
Once the invoices are sent payment must be made within 5 business days, or your spot could go to someone on the waiting list. If you need more time to make the deposit, you should contact us during this 5 day period to work something out.
When do I make the final Payment?
Final payments will be sent out 120 days before the workshop and must be made within 15 days of the invoice being sent.
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