Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is aspect2i different?

aspect2i was established to provide high quality photography workshops with a difference. Many existing workshops or photographic holidays on the market are taught as mixed ability classes and cater only for the needs of the majority.

At aspect2i, all are courses are led by professional experts who care about you and your images.  You will learn with other enthusiasts of a similar standard, so the level of instruction is always appropriate to your experience.

Unlike many others, we don't take our own photos during your workshop.   We are there for you - to share our knowledge, experience and passion.

If you really want to improve your confidence, get consistent results and produce images that create a sense of pride, then our photography workshops could be your answer.

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Q: How do I pay?

You can pay by credit or debit card, cheque or bank transfer. Please ensure that the booking reference is included as a reference on all payments.

Payment by credit or debit card

Currently you can call us to take your card details and make an immediate payment from your card. Alternatively, you can forward your booking confirmation email to us and request that a credit or debit card payment is made. Worldpay (our card processing company) will send you an email giving instructions how to pay by simply linking to their website.

Payment by Bank Transfer

Payment by bank transfer should be to our bank as follows:

  • Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Account Name: Aspect2i Limited
  • Sort Code: 16 23 37
  • Account No: 00203578
  • BIC: RBOS GB 2L
  • IBAN: GB15 RBOS 1623 3700 2035 78

Payment by Cheque

Cheques made payable to aspect2i ltd should be sent to the following address:

  • aspect2i ltd
  • 55 Rowan Croft
  • Preston
  • PR6 7UU

Payment (either in full or the required deposit) must be received within 5 working days of making the booking in order to secure it. Unfortunately, if payment is not received during this time, then we will need to release the booking.

Q: When do I pay?

One day workshops and photography classes

The full cost of the class or workshop will be payable at the time of booking.

Field Workshops

If there is less than 4 weeks until the start of your workshop we ask for full payment at the time of booking. Otherwise a deposit as indicated on the workshop details page will be payable at the time of booking and the balance 4 weeks before the start of the workshop.

Q: Do I need travel insurance?

This is your choice. Our recommendation for all our workshops that require you to travel away from home is to arrange travel insurance that covers against the usual risks such as delays, lost baggage, by airlines, accident, illness, etc. The price of the workshop does not include insurance.

Q: Can I cancel my workshop?

Yes you can. 

Photography Classes

Usually you can rebook another date or get a full refund.
 

Photography Workshops

For all UK based workshops, if you cancel more than 8 weeks prior to the start of your workshop we will give a full refund without any charges.

However, if this occurs within 8 weeks of the start of your workshop there may be cancellation charges applicable.  These are determined based upon the actual charges that we incur - for example hotel costs, travel, etc. IN addition we retain the right to keep your deposit. However, you can transfer to another person at no charge.

Q: Can I buy gift vouchers?

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to buy gift vouchers. These are available for any amount, starting at £50 and can be used against any of the workshops that we offer. Gift vouchers are presented in attractive packaging containing the gift voucher, an introduction to aspect2i and an overview of the photography workshops that the recipient of the gift voucher can enjoy.

Q: What is the Epson Print Academy?

The Epson Print Academy in association with aspect2i brings you the opportunity to learn from some top level photographers and highly expert Epson staff. Covering the photographic process from capture to print, the Epson Print Academy will bring you the skills to make the most of your Epson printers, media and inks.

Q: What is the general format of a class based workshop?

We want our workshops to have a strong educational and learning content.

So after a short introduction, both to the topic and to each other, we'll clearly explain key principles using example images on the screen along with group discussion. Often you will have the opportunity review some of the images you have brought along. That way, by applying and reviewing what we';e just learnt, we can turn principles into practice, and practice into understanding.

Q: What is the general format of a field based workshop?

On these we'll be moving between locations and viewpoints that have been specifically selected beforehand. We'll then spend a couple of hours or more at each location exploring and taking pictures. As we do the workshop leader will be working with everyone one-to-one or in small groups to assist and give guidance. Both at the hotel venue and in the field, the leader will cover specific aspects of photography in depth and in a structured way. These 'tuition' sessions may vary from say 15 or 30 minutes at a field location, to an hour or so in a venue meeting room. Again the aim is to provide a valuable basis of learning with getting out and shooting some great images in the field.

Q: How much will I really learn?

The main purpose of both our class and field based workshops is to improve your photography. We spend a lot of time with you individually and as a group learning about photography and how to improve it. We are confident that after every aspect2i workshop you will have acquired new skills, have more confidence and moreover be more satisfied with the images that you produce.

Q: What time do the workshops start and end?

Classroom-based workshops usually start at 10.30 (registration from 10.00) and finish between 16.00 and 17.00 depending on the size of the class and number of questions. We start with introductions and an explanation of the what will be covered in the workshop.

Times of field workshops vary depending on locations and likely travel arrangements. Typically a field workshop will commence at 10.00 on the first day and finish around 16.00 on the last day.  During the rest of the time whilst there is light we are available to shoot. 

Full details will be provided as part of the joining instructions sent out prior to the workshop.

We pride ourselves on offering full days on our workshops.  That means for field based workshops we often arrange for everyone to meet the evening prior to the workshop commencing in earnest.   Equally, on the last day of the workshop we will continue until  4 pm in order to get as much time out in the field as possible to take photographs.

Q: How much experience do I need to attend?

Generally our workshops are suited to all levels.  If you are a real beginner then please call us for some further advice.

If you are at all unsure of what level you are or whether a particular workshop is suited to you, please do not hesitate to call or email us.  We would be very happy to help you select the right workshop.

Q: How many people are there in a workshop?


Field based workshops in the UK are smaller and are usually limited to 6 people per leader  International workshops are usually limited to 8 people per leader though often we have two leaders on these workshops and the the ratio is much lower. In all cases, you will receive extensive one to one tuition and we are convinced that you will come away having improved your photography.

For class based workshops this can be up to 20 for a 1 day workshop.  We've found that this works very well. More is OK for certain workshop topics, but most require a significant degree of interaction and practical attention. Interestingly we've found that having very low group numbers can be less effective as participants always bring their own varied experiences and interests to sessions like this. It's valuable to get that group input and involvement which can otherwise be missing with lower numbers.

Field based workshops in the UK are smaller and are usually limited to 6 people.  International workshops are usually limited to 8 people.  If there is more than one leader then these numbers can increase, but the ratio of clients to leader will not exceed the numbers stated.  In all cases, you will receive extensive one to one tuition and we are convinced that you will come away having improved your photography.

Q: Do you provide material to take away?

Every class based workshop is supported by detailed information and material for you to take away and refer to after the event.

Q: What about camera equipment?

It depends on the topic. Generally we believe that great photography is more about the image than about the equipment, although of course being familiar and confident with your equipment gives more scope and satisfaction. So we do have workshops specifically designed to assist beginners to use their cameras fully. There are also some more advanced specialist workshops, and for these the equipment requirements are mentioned in the workshop description page.

Contact us if you have any questions at all about this.

Q: And what about filters?

Filters are an essential part of landscape photography and are highly recommended.

We recommend that you use Lee Filters as they offer the best optical performance on the market. We have arranged some special deals with Linhof Studios on some landscape photography filter kits where you will enjoy a 10% discount on your purchases of these.

Q: What time do the workshops start and end?

Classroom-based workshops usually start at 10.30 and finish between 16.00 and 17.00. We start with introductions and an explanation of the programme.

Times of field workshops vary depending on locations and likely travel arrangements. Typically a field workshop will commence at 10.00 on the first day and finish around 16.00 on the last day.  During the rest of the time; whilst there is light we are available to shoot.

Full details will be provided as part of the joining instructions sent out prior to the workshop.
                    
We pride ourselves on offering full days on our workshops.  That means for field based workshops we often arrange for everyone to meet the evening prior to the workshop commencing in earnest.   Equally, on the last day of the workshop we will continue until early afternoon in order to get as much time out in the field as possible to take photographs.

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