What can I expect on a Photo Safari?
All safaris are hands on shooting safaris. Shooting safaris begin with a short discussion on composition and lighting; a discussion on technical issues specific to that particular safari. Participants are then given photo assignments. The instructor will give feedback and direction on how to improve each participant's photographs.
All of our photo safaris are kept small to insure that everyone has a chance to get their questions answered.
What should I bring on my photo safari?
Your camera of course; digital camera is a MUST - be it point & shoot, D-SLR, or smartphone; Plenty of memory cards (formatted and ready to go); always carry a backup.
Extra batteries for your camera and flash (if you have one).
If you have a tripod that "may" be helpful.
Your camera’s manual may be also helpful.
Small pocket size note pad and pen is always useful.
Most importantly, bring your good mood.
What shouldn't I bring?
Bring only what you need. DO NOT bring any extra equipment such as full size studio tripods, luggage or extra bags. The less you carry the more you will get out of your Photo Safari experience!
Who should attend a Photo Safari?
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced hobbyist, whether you have a simple point and shoot or a DSLR, if you want to improve your photography skills you should try a Photo Safari.
Guests and non participants?
Only paid registrants may attend Photo Safaris. Please do not register spouses, friends, children, etc. who are not interested in photography. These are photography workshops tours covering many technical aspects of photography. We keep our photo tour groups very small to make sure that everyone receives adequate attention.
Teens and Children?
Photo safaris are family friendly, however all participants under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult. For families and small groups we suggest the private safari tours.
What kind of tripod do I need for Santorini after dark?
For this photo tour you will need mediuml size tripod - a table top tripod might be useful too for sunset landscapes photos. Although a studio tripod is not necessary, the sturdier and heavier the tripod the better. It is also useful, but not essential to have a cable release or an infrared trigger.
How do I register for a Santorini Photo Safari?
To register for our photo tour go to contact page , simply fill up your request with the date of your interest and the number of persons, and send it to us. Please note all reservations must be made 48 hours prior to the day of your photo tour.
What about bad weather and other changes?
Safaris are rain or shine. As the weather is often unpredictable, for spring and autumn, our instructors have learned how to make the best of seemingly difficult situations. Photo Tour itineraries may be changed to adjust for inclement weather. We shall contact you in the event of a change.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes including comfortable walking shoes for your photo tour. There will be lots of walking & standing on concrete so be sure not to wear heels or anything that might give you discomfort. Since photo safaris are held outdoors please dress for the weather. (Summers in Santorini are very hot, while spring and autumn are sometimes humid and rainy; please check the forecast at - A light jacket is recommended for the months of April May & Oct
Is this strenuous?
For photo shooting safaris you can anticipate walking anywhere from ½ to 1½ mile depending on your mood and the photos you like to capture. Most or all of the walking will be on hard volcanic concrete (this is Santorini!).