“WHAT LEVEL OF PHOTOGRAPHER DO I NEED TO BE TO JOIN THIS CRUISE?”
Mark welcomes the absolute beginner to the professional. As there will be a lot of time to individually work with each participant, Mark can help photographers of any skill level.
“I REALLY WANT TO LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH MARK, BUT MY SPOUSE HAS NO INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHY. (HE/SHE) STILL WANTS TO JOIN THE CRUISE HOWEVER.”
This scenario is welcomed, and is very common. Your spouse will simply not pay the $845 USD workshop fee. They will pay Royal Caribbean's $1,149.59 USD fee handled by Danny so that the all-inclusive aspects of the cruise are covered. Of course they won't receive any photographic instruction, however they are always welcome to join us at meals.
“I ONLY HAVE AN iPHONE/ANDROID . . . WILL I BE OUT OF PLACE WITH OTHERS WHO HAVE LARGE DSLR CAMERAS?”
Not at all! Mark loves teaching photography on all cameras especially mobile cameras. In fact, Mark is a professional mobile device photography instructor. Check out all photos on his Instagram feed prior to 2017 as they are ALL from an iPhone: www.instagram.com/markhemmings
“MY PROBLEMS ARE WITH EDITING MY PHOTOS, NOT SO MUCH TAKING THEM. CAN YOU HELP ME WITH BECOMING A BETTER PHOTO EDITOR?”
Yes! Mark will help you with your post-production problems during the individual private lesson day.
“I HAVE A LOT OF LENSES AND PHOTOGRAPHY ACCESSORIES, BUT I DON’T WANT TO BRING MY ENTIRE GEAR BAG. WHAT GEAR DO I NEED FOR THIS CRUISE WHERE I WILL ALWAYS GET THE SHOT, BUT NOT BE TOO GEAR-HEAVY?”
Because Mark will need to know your gear list to help you make a decision, please email him with your equipment and Mark will suggest the minimal gear needed for the workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org
“DO I NEED TO BRING MY LAPTOP WITH ME FOR THIS PHOTO CRUISE?”
It depends . . . if you are a person who likes to edit their daily photos each night, then yes, please bring your laptop or whatever device you use for editing. However this is not required. At the least please have a mobile device with you, as we will be practicing editing using Adobe Lightroom CC for iOS or Android.
“HOW DO I KNOW IF MARK IS A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY TEACHER OR NOT?”
Great question! To get to know Mark and his teaching style, check out the following resources and links:
Past Photo Workshops Taught By Mark: 2004 South Korea, 2005 Japan, 2006 Hungary & Japan, 2007 Japan, 2008 Mexico, Hungary & Japan, 2009 Mexico & Japan, 2010 Hungary, Mexico & Romania/Transylvania, 2011 Mexico & Romania/Transylvania, 2012 Mexico, 2013 Mexico, 2014 Mexico, 2015 Mexico, 2016 Japan & Mexico, 2017 Japan & Mexico, 2018 Japan, Greece, Caribbean, Italy, Jordan & Mexico.
“WHO DO I TALK TO TO GET MORE INFORMATION THAT WASN’T LISTED ON THIS WEBSITE?”
If your question is photography related, please email Mark Hemmings: email@example.com. If it is cruise related (sign-ups, cruise questions, admin, etc), please email or call Daniel Pinchot at 1-800-405-4315 or Danny.Pinchot@AvoyaNetwork.com