Q: HOW EXPERIENCED DO I NEED TO BE TO JOIN THE WORKSHOP?
A: The workshops are open to all levels and types of photographers, You just need to be willing to learn and understand the basics of how to use your camera in manual mode. These workshops are for everyone from aspiring portrait and fashion photographers to people keen to improve their lighting knowledge and their business skills as well as anyone keen on dramatically improving their photography.
Q: WHAT DOES A WORKSHOP DAY CONSIST OF?
A: The schedule for each workshop day can vary – usually our photo-shoot days start with an introduction and breakfast, followed by an introduction to equipment, lighting and then on to practicals where we usually shoot two different set ups, both with models. We break for lunch and then continuing to shoot and finish the day with a recap of what we've covered. Our days usually start at 9.30AM and finish at 5.30PM. You can find more details about individual course content and times on the workshop page.
Q: WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO BRING?
A: We recommend you bring a digital SLR, a couple of lenses for variety, Ideally 24-70mm or a couple of prime lenses. Please also bring memory cards, a spare battery and your portfolio if you have one. (this can be an iPad, printed portfolio or on your laptop! Additional information about equipment will be emailed to you in the weeks before the workshop.
Q: CAN I PAY IN INSTALLMENTS?
A: We're happy to offer 50% paid as a deposit to secure your place on the workshop, please email us if you'd like to do this. Generally, we take payment at the time of booking
Q: IS MY PAYMENT REFUNDABLE?
A: 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 6 weeks before the workshop then the deposit is refundable, this gives us time to give someone else the space. If you cancel under the 6 weeks window then deposit is non-refundable. However, we do allow the deposit to be used as credit towards another workshop if you wish to do so (this credit has to be used within one year of the original workshop date). Please read the T&C page for our policy on refunds & cancellations.
Q: HOW MANY OTHER STUDENTS WILL THERE BE?
A: We try and keep the groups as small as possible, usually the groups are between 8-12 students only. That way I can interact properly with everyone. We make sure each person gets the same amount of time to experience working with each model/set up.
Q: WHAT ARE THE USAGE TERMS OF THE IMAGES WE TAKE ON THE WORKSHOP?
A: 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 Dan Kennedy so there is clearance with the model agency. If you have any concerns about this before joining or after the course please contact us.
Q: DO YOU SEND ANY RESEARCH MATERIAL AFTER THE EVENT? CAN I GET A COPY OF THE KEYNOTE/PRESENTATION?
A: . We encourage attendees to make as many notes as possible to get the best experience out of the event. We unfortunately don't send out our keynotes or presentations.
Q: IS THERE A NEWSLETTER TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH YOUR WORKSHOP SCHEDULE?
A: Yes, please view the subscribe section on the contact page.
Q: IS THERE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AND/OR CAN I GET A CERTIFICATE FOR THE WORKSHOPS?
A: Unfortunately at this time we don’t offer scholarships. Since this is an independently run workshop we do not offer certificates.