What experience level is required to join the workshop?
Any level and type of photographers will find our workshops to be a great learning experience. We only ask that you are engaged and willing to learn. These workshops aren’t just for fashion photographers. In fact, we get a lot of wedding, portrait and lifestyle photographers on our courses looking to add a fashion feel to their images and services.
What does the schedule look like on the day of the workshop?
The schedule for each workshop day can differ – generally, our full day courses start with an introduction and presentation of the chosen theme. Then we will work together to develop the concepts and define the look for models and set design. After a light lunch, we will get our hands on practical shooting with photo review as the day ends. Our workshops usually start at 10 AM and finish at 6 PM. You can find more details about individual courses on the ‘Upcoming Events’ page.
Is accommodation/travel costs included in the cost of the workshop?
The course cost only covers the workshop only (unless stated differently). You will be responsible for booking your accommodation and travel. However, If you need recommendations or assistance, we’ll be happy to help you!
How do I make a booking?
Once you have chosen the event you want to attend, you just have to follow the online booking process. This will lead you to reserve your space and to pay a 50% deposit down of the total course cost. The final payment is due 3 weeks before the workshop start date.
What happens if you cancel a workshop date?
If we have to cancel a workshop due to not filling a workshop or bad weather, we will notify you as soon as possible, and either refund you the deposit or credit it towards another course.
How many other students will there be?
We always keep the workshops as small as possible, usually around 16 students or less, allowing to tailor-make the tutoring to everyone’s individual level. The photographers are split into groups on workshop days so there’s usually only 4-5 people working in one group at one time – this allows more individual time on set.
What are the usage terms of the images we take on the workshop?
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) need to be cleared before use with Marco Joe Fazio so there is clearance with the model agency. Please read the T&C page for more information about Image Usage & Intellectual Property. If you have any concerns about this before joining or after the course please contact us.
Who are the workshops’ tutors?
The leading tutor and workshop manager is Marco Joe Fazio, FBIPP. His long experience in commercial photography and design will be at the service of the students for the whole course duration. Marco will be flanked by other professionals and lecturers – most of them are a permanent part of his working team – who will explain the various aspects of their specific disciplines, whether they are fashion styling, set design, makeup, hairstyle, etc.
What equipment do I need to bring?
We recommend you bring a DSLR camera and a couple of lenses of your choice (I recommend bringing a normal/wide angle for full set views and a medium tele for headshots and details). We would suggest bringing also spare memory cards, batteries and your portfolio (this can be on iPad/laptop or printed portfolio). If you are joining a retouching session, you will be required to bring a laptop to follow along. If needed, additional information about equipment will be emailed to students before the workshop.
Can I shoot film?
Yes, film shooters are more than welcome to come along, but we do need people to be aware that, due that we won’t have time to get film processed during the workshop, it is difficult for us to help critique on your final image quality throughout the day as-we-go. However, you are welcome to send us a copy after the workshop and we promise to come back with our feedback.
Is my deposit refundable?
We understand that sometimes unexpected changes happen, so we try to be as flexible as possible with cancellations. We need to be notified of your cancellation as soon as possible – if you decide to cancel six weeks before the workshop, then the deposit is refundable, this gives us time to give someone else space. If you cancel under the six weeks window, then the deposit is non-refundable. However, we do allow the deposit to be used as credit towards another workshop if you wish to do so (using this credit within one year of the original workshop date). Please read the T&C page for our policy on refunds & cancellations.
Can I get on a waiting list for one of your workshops that is currently sold out?
Yes, if the workshop you would like to attend is currently sold out and you cannot follow the online booking procedure, just write us an email to email@example.com and we will notify you if someone cancel his place.
Is there a newsletter to keep up to date with your workshop schedule?
Yes, please view the subscribe section on the 'Upcoming Events’ page.
Do I need insurance?
Your tutor carries comprehensive insurances for commercial photography as well as public liability, but you should always carry your own policy in case of cancellation, injury or any unexpected situation occurring. It is worth, particularly when the workshop is at locations other than in our photo studio, considering equipment insurance – there are many great companies out there who can help.