Can children join photowalk?
Children under 15 years of age can join Photowalk free of charge with a guarding with some restrictions.
Children can’t legally rent photography gear and personal computer even under their guardian permission but can take part of the tour portion of the Photowalk using their own equipment. Children under 15 years can enjoy their time at lobby/play area meanwhile photography and editing lesson is on. Also keep in mind that typical walk is around 6km so smaller children may find it too challenging.
Children over 15 years of age pay full price for the program and sign a camera rental agreement. For this we will take a photocopy of their guardian’s credit card details for insurance purposes.
Can I use my own camera?
Yes. However, Price includes our professional camera equipment and there is no discount if you decide to use your own gear. We recommend using the equipment provided for the best experience and results.
How physically challenging is the photowalk?
Photowalk is around 6km. Walking pace is slower than average to ensure that everyone has time to learn and take photographs. There is a 30-minute break in the middle to eat and rest. By the end you can definitely feel that you have walked quite a bit but you should be able to finish the walk with no problem.
I’m a photography hobbyist, is this for me?
Yes, in the first hour we will go through the fundamentals of photography. The next four hours you will have full range of professional lenses to use (we don’t normally teach how to use them in our photography fundamental lesson). If you are already familiar with Photoshop and Lightroom you will also have more time to edit your photos and ask our guides for tips and tricks. Practice makes perfect!
Also, keep in mind this is not only a photography walk. You will learn a lot about Finnish history, culture, get to taste Finnish treats, and will receive a beautiful print of your selected photograph.
If you are still wondering whether Helsinki Photowalk is for you, feel free to contact us.
I am traveling alone, is Photowalk for me?
Absolutely, Photowalk is designed for solo travelers in mind. Not only it is great to meet with other travelers but it’s also nice to be in some of you photos to document your trip. Our professional photo guide will be there taking photos of you and your Helsinki experience while you enjoy the sights and take your own photos too.
How am I receiving my photos after the tour?
After we have finish our editing lesson, we will be printing out your favorite photo on high quality paper. It will be packed in hard cardboard tube or in a frame to prevent damage to the print when you return home. All the other (including the ones taken by you and the ones taken by your guide) will be transferred to our server. You will receive an email with a link to download within 7 days of the tour. Your photos will be stored in our server for a minimum of 30-days.