FAQ

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.