Singapore Photograhic Retreatwith Openroad Footprint



What do I need to bring? 
Your DSLR camera! There are no requirements for a particular 'brand' or to have the 'latest model'.
And one or two lenses. And that's it. We will discuss cameras and lenses further in our pre-event zoom meeting. 
Whilst using a tripod will be useful, many places in Singapore do not allow the use of a tripod. If you have a mini one, bring it along if you want to. We will always abide by the laws required of the location we are visiting.
Battery charger! Yes, I've made that mistake ;) 
Your laptop (and your accessories, flash drive etc)
A personal water bottle! To hydrate, regularly. :)
We will discuss the equipment you have and what is useful to bring on our zoom call.

What clothes do I bring?
Comfy summer clothes, maybe a light jacket for the evening and definitely comfy shoes for walking around in!
Some of the temples we are allowed to enter, but women must be fully covered. Some provide clothing for this if you aren't, but please bring one outfit of loose-fitting long sleeves and pants for the temple day. 
A wide brimmed hat and sunscreen. Though we will try to be mostly in shaded areas there will be many bouts where we may be in the sunshine walking.

How fit do I need to be?
A low to moderate level of fitness. We will be walking around quite a bit, but will receive plenty of rest or sitting along the way while we 'shoot'. And times when we eat or simply sit back to chill and absorb all that is around us.

Do I need to know how to use a camera?
This is set up to allow help to anyone new to DSLR's - so entry level but challenging enough to be of great value also for intermediate level photographers. With a cap on the number of participants, there is plenty of individual attention to every person to help you get the best from your camera, and your level of shooting experience.
Your OpenroadFootprint workshop host is there to help every step of the way!

Will I get help?
All tour numbers are capped so you are able to receive personalised one on one guidance and tuition throughout the retreat.  

What if it's raining?
Kismet! How exciting for us to be able to use water as a texture within images. Please include in your luggage an umbrella, small towel, plastic bag, good walking shoes & raincoat, and let us show you how creative you can get with your camera in the rain!
However, storms are different. We will certainly shift around the itinerary to suit any adverse weather. 

What if it's hot?
It's Singapore ;) 
In seriousness - the weather. Something we don't have control of wherever we live, or visit! Situated at the equator, Singapore experiences high temperatures as it receives the most direct sunlight. The surrounding water evaporates at a high rate, giving rise to an abundance of water vapour. Singapore is therefore known for its humid weather and occasional precipitation that may occasionally add to this humidity. 
If you live anywhere North in Australia, it will be very similar to our summers. Plus, we will be so focused on being creative and being wow'ed, we won't even notice - and some of our activities are indoors too :D
In saying that, Singapore can definitely have some cold days too! 

Can I take chewing gum?
You may smile at such a question. It's been asked. And while it may seem odd to us, it IS true, chewing gum is banned in Singapore, so please don't bring any gum as the fines are rather hefty.
Other banned items are e-cigarettes, shisha and personal fireworks. Though Im sure none of us would want to carry fireworks. :)

There are limited spaces. Deposit required to hold your place. Bookings must be paid in full to secure your spot three weeks (or earlier) before departure date. Please note: It is recommended that you arrange your own travel insurance.

Contact details
Your workshop host Ann | 0421 753 899 | [email protected]

Check your passport: new and renewed Australian passports are currently taking at least 6 weeks to process, longer for children’s passports. For more info, see the Australian Passport Office

I want to be part of an awesome group of like-minded photographers exploring all Singapore has to offer, together!

Your investment: $3,479 for this exciting on location photography experience - deposit $200 to secure your place


Conditions/Cancellation Policy
Booking deposits of $200 are non-refundable.
21 days notice BEFORE the tour start date is required for refund of any additional monies paid.

NOTE: A minimum of three participants is required before the tour goes ahead. If we do not meet the minimum number of participants and need to cancel, you will be fully refunded deposit and any monies paid to OpenroadFootprint. It does not include any outside payments made. For this reason we recommend you do not book airline tickets until tour is confirmed.


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