Frequently Asked Questions
North Stradbroke Island Workshops
Workshops are usually run by Stuart Quinn and Angie Simms, the founders and owners of Stradbroke Island Photography, who share decades of experience working as photographers in the media and their own business. However, Stradbroke Island Photography may use replacement tutors at its discretion.
The theory/study component of each workshop takes place at the Stradbroke Island Photography studio at 17 Claytons Rd, Amity Point, North Stradbroke Island. Practical sessions are arranged at various island locales depending on the season, weather and scope of the workshop.
Yes, our workshops are designed for groups of eight people maximum to allow plenty of time for one-on-one attention and questions, alongside group work.
Like all Australians, Stradbroke Island Photography is mindful of the need to stay safe and follow all regulations relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, while still enjoying the chance to broaden and develop your photography skills. As part of our commitment to your safety, we will undertake the following steps: • All studio equipment and materials will be wiped down with disinfectant before each workshop begins. • A safe distance of 1.5m between participants will be ensured • Instructors will wear gloves and face masks when working in close proximity to participants. • All course notes and cheat sheets will be provided in individual ziplocked plastic bags. • Tissues and hand sanitiser will be available at our studio. We also ask our participants to adhere to the below social distancing guidelines: • Stay home if you are sick, feel unwell or display any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. • Don’t engage in unnecessary contact with other people. Avoid physical greetings such as handshakes, hugs and kisses and forgive us if we don’t high-five you when you take am amazing photo! • Make regular use of hand washing and provided hand sanitiser. • Cover your mouth and nose when you have to cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or, ideally, a tissue. In the later case, please dispose of the tissue immediately and properly. For more information please visit the Queensland Government portal https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19
Interest wise, we recommend picking something you’ve always wanted to do, or feel the need to brush up your skills in. But all courses are also marked with an expertise level to guide your decision. We suggest completing our Beginner Photography Workshop before enrolling in anything else.
Yes you do, with more information on requirements in the course descriptions for each workshop. Please also make sure you wear comfortable shoes (a must!) and bring an umbrella.
Will you run a workshop just for me, or a group of friends, or cover a certain topic that’s not on your upcoming list?
We’re always interested in queries about bespoke workshops. Please drop us a line and we’ll get back to you ASAP. Just note we do have minimum enrolment numbers for group classes and minimum charges for one-on-one sessions.
There are myriad forms of transport available, including vehicle barges, passenger ferries and buses. This website has more information – stradbrokeisland.com/services/transport.
Please make sure you read this cancellation policy before booking your spot in one of our photography workshops. If you need to cancel your attendance at a Stradbroke Island Photography workshop, we ask for a minimum of six days’ notice. If you adhere to this, we will happily offer you a full refund or a guaranteed place in another course or workshop on a date to be agreed. Unfortunately, no refunds are possible if you cancel your booking within six days of the event, or are a no-show on the day. If bad weather only forces Stradbroke Island Photography to cancel or postpone a workshop, participants will be offered a spot in an alternative workshop on a date to be agreed or a full refund. If the cancellation or postponement is due to other unforeseen circumstances, such as lack of numbers or tutor sickness, full refunds will be offered.
That’s OK. Feel free to send it to us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll respond to you ASAP.