At North West Photography Courses we want you to feel well informed and happy when making a booking with us so we encourage anyone interested in booking one of our photography courses to fire any questions at all us and we will answer as quickly as we can.
If the phone isn’t answered straight away we might be on one of our photography workshops so please leave us a message and we’ll get right back to you.
Photography Course FAQs
How big are your photography courses?
Our photography courses will have at most five other delegates. We think limiting the size is the best way to ensure you get the most out of the day and ensure that there are plenty of opportunities to ask questions either in the group or one to one.
Do I need to have the latest camera?
Absolutely not! For our beginners photography courses, even a compact digital camera is fine. For intermediate photography courses and advanced photography courses, a DSLR camera is the norm, but even then, it’s not about how new or impressive the equipment is, it’s about building your skills to use what you have to its full potential.
What other equipment do I need?
A tripod or monopod is strongly recommended. Please remember to charge your batteries and have enough space on your memory card for taking scores of photographs. For intermediate and advanced courses, if you have handheld flashguns then feel free to bring them.
What should I wear?
Dress for the season and for being comfortable for a few hours outdoors. Even in summer some of the paths we walk on can be muddy so it is essential that you have walking boots above the ankle or wellies to change into. We are in the Pennine foothills so rain is always a possibility and we recommend you bring a daysack with extra layers and a hat and gloves if your hands get cold. The important thing is to be prepared so you are not uncomfortable while standing still for quite long periods.
Do I need to be fit?
That’s hard to answer but if you can walk 500m (quarter of a mile) along a path that rises and falls gently and can get over a stile, then you will be fine. Please give us a call beforehand if you have any concerns, but our courses are enjoyable, not a cross-country march!
What else should I bring?
We have tea & coffee available before we set out, but packing a drink and a snack to keep you going while we are out and about is sensible, along with things like tissues and sun screen if the weather is fine. There is a petrol station and convenience store near to where we start our courses for last minute supplies.
Please remember to bring any medications you need.
What about insurance?
When looking for a photography course, always ask if they hold public liability insurance. We do, but many don’t. We will give you a briefing beforehand on the conditions on the day and ask that you take sensible precautions when on footpaths, but we take the professional approach of holding proper insurance to protect ourselves and our customers.
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