Practical Information • Travel Workshops 2016
The rhythm of the week is slightly different from the one in Tuscany. What does not change is TPW’s creative atmosphere, and last night show!
One general recommendation: our on Location workshop takes place in different areas of Europe / World. We cannot offer to you the solid structure as that we have build through the years in Tuscany. Please consider that it will be much easier to work with digital, in order to have your work ready for critique, and to be flexible about the daily schedule.
Extra Practical information is given on the page of each workshop.
We limit our workshops to 14 students per class in order to keep the intimate feeling that our workshops are renown for, and to allow each student to have more individual time with the teacher. Workshops taught by two instructors can be larger in which case it is specified in the course description.
We have no registration deadline but because of the small size of the classes it is better to register as soon as one has decided as the courses tend to get filled up quickly. For your reservation to be effective you must send a deposit of Euro 600 for each workshop as down payment.
You can enrol:
By e-mail with our on-line form;
By phone to make a reservation that has to be followed by the registration form.
To confirm your registration, you can either pay the deposit of Euro 600 or the total amount of the workshop fee. The balance is due 40 days before the beginning of your workshop.
Payment can be made by Bank Transfer or Credit Card
It is possible, and encouraged, to come with a companion, such as members of your family or friends, who will not take active part to the workshop. In that case, their cost will only be for room and board. There is no risk to be bored: your companion can use the week to visit the art cities nearby, take walks or bike rides, tennis, swimming or horse riding, and even Italian or cooking lessons! Please let us know and we can organize this in advance.
When one of our courses fills up we will open a waiting list for people who want to try to get into the class, if there are any last minute cancellation. You will be entered in the wait list once we receive your enrolment form, but you will not need to send a deposit, we will let you know what number you are on the list and will keep you updated on any openings.
Workshop Cancellation / Refunds
When working with professional photographers it may happen that at the last minute an unalterable assignment forces them to cancel a workshop. Rarely we have to cancel a workshop because we do not reach the minimum number of students to hold that class. In these cases the students can choose either to be fully reimbursed or transferred to another course.
If you decide to cancel for any reason, we will reimburse all fees less Euro 80 for administrative expenses, if you notify your cancellation at least 40 days before the starting date of the workshop. After that time frame you will lose your down payment. There will be no refund of any fee for withdrawing after the workshop has begun.
We offer two types of discounts: TPW alumni can benefit of a 5% discount, students taking more than one workshop during the same session TPW Classic or one TPW Project will have a 10% discount on the second workshop.
All discounts are applied on the tuition cost only. Please check also our SPECIAL OFFERS – XMAS OFFER page
What to bring
Photographic equipment you normally use, make sure that it is in perfect working condition. Some classes might need a tripod. Bring a selection of your work for the first meeting with your teacher and the other students is essential. This will be very useful to the instructor in order to evaluate your photographic level and you will be able to see the steps you have made by the end of the workshop.
It is useful to bring a lens cleaning kit; it is a good habit to keep your equipment clean to avoid dust problems.
We suggest that you bring your own laptop: you will have the independence to work on your files without having to wait for our computers to be available, and at the same time you will have the possibility to connect to our scanners and printers.
Be sure yu have installed the post-production software you use (Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge)
Note pads, tape recorder if you want to record your classes, are also useful.
All courses with a few exceptions are held in English. Translation will be guaranteed where needed by the course assistant.
TPW is not liable for personal injuries or equipment damage during the workshop duration. The signing of the enrolment form releases TPW from any liability. TPW is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case a workshop is cancelled. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance. Please check with your travel agent.
For any additional information, do not hesitate to contact us at our office.
Phone/Fax: +39 051 334754
Slow Mail: P.O. Box 326 – Bologna Centrale – 40124 Bologna Italy