SOME USEFUL ADVICE
Though we won't be hurrying too much on a tour, walking up to 7Kms in a day can be hard on the feet, and a lot of Rome's street surfaces are cobble stones. Wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes or sneakers.
In the summer it can be very hot with temperatures reaching over 30°C. Wear a sunhat and bring sun protection cream for hot weather, and carry a small bottle of water, if you finish it you can fill it up again at one of Rome's many public drinking fountains, called "nasone" they supply deliciously cool fresh water.
In the winter when we can expect the weather to be on the whole wetter bring an umbrella or a poncho. Don't worry too much if you come without an umbrella, as soon as it rains in Rome umbrellas can be bought from a myriad street sellers for about € 5.
You do not need to be an expert with your camera, but it will help if you have at least a little working knowledge of its controls and menus.
Do not come overloaded with tons of equipment. To start with a camera bag soon gets heavy, and sometimes things happen quickly so it is better to be prepared with a standard zoom lens than have to rumage in your bag to find the right lens. A standard zoom, a telephoto zoom with a maximum focal length of around 200mm, and if you have a good wide-angle lens you will be more than ready. Of course, if you only have the one lens you will still be able to get great shots.
A speedlight can be useful. If you have one by all means bring it.
And don't worry if you only have a small compact camera (a so-called point-and-shoot.) You will still find plenty to learn and interest you on a Photographing Rome photo tour.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The photo tour fee includes the photo tour booked by the client and photography tuition by Steve Bisgrove (the photographer). The fee does not include the cost of fares to and from the tour start and finish points, taxi, bus or any travel fare on the tour, entrance fees to museums or monuments, food, drink or refreshments.
Itinerary routes may change due to circumstances beyond the photographer's control such as strikes, inclement weather, demonstrations, building or road works or otherwise. If the photographer deems that particular or unusual events might be of interest to the client he will offer the client the possibility to choose to vary the route should they wish.
In case of bad weather tours will go ahead as planned.
Only in the case of extreme bad weather which prevents either the client or the photographer or both from getting to the start point will the tour be cancelled.
We cannot refund money for tours cancelled except in exceptional circumstances but we will make every effort to try to reschedule the tour at a later date.
Children under 13 are not permitted on the tours unless otherwise agreed.
Photographing Rome cannot be held responsible for loss, damage or theft to property or personal injury to participants or third parties. We advise that you make sure you have adequate travel insurance before leaving your home country.
You are free to view the website www.photographingrome.com (the site) and all of its pages without supplying or leaving any personal information such as your name, address, e mail address. Photographing Rome (PR) does not ask for any personal information unless you wish to book or make enquiries regarding phototours, workshops or other activities or any of the contents of the site.
In such case after registering for any tour or workshop your personal information, including your e mail address will not be divulged, distributed, lent, loaned, sold or made known to any third party.
PR will retain your personal information only for such reasons as responding to a booking request, e mailing invoices, responding to customer support queries. Customers who sign up for a portrait tour will be asked to supply a house address for mailing DVDs or CDs containing their photographs.
From time to time PR may e mail clients with details of any new upcoming tours, workshops or other activities.
PR reserves the right, unless otherwise specifically requested by the client, to use any portrait photograph taken during or on a portrait tour for use on its own website or blog for purely promotional purposes.
No reference to the personal details of the people portrayed will be made except when published in a blog where first names only might be given.
Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the internet PR may change these policies from time to time.