Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:20 AM
This concept is in it's infancy at the moment, and I'm just putting some 'feelers' out to see what the reaction is from the members here. So what dya reckon?
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:34 AM
Anyway, to get to my point! I think it would be a good idea but be sure you get the right sort of course/instructor/description going.
It would be an ideal way to get people to parts of the island they've not seen before and guests could exchange ideas amongst themselves too.
Posted 03 January 2008 - 09:37 AM
Many thanks for the comment
Posted 03 January 2008 - 10:13 AM
Posted 03 January 2008 - 01:05 PM
It could be incorporated into the Cretan/Greek music workshops I wrote about in my "music" topic. A workshop painting/drawing/sculpturing and the art of Cretan cooking could even make it a complete package for an artistic holiday in a little village like " The Explore Crete" one or any other village that has "it".
Only thing is; I'm afraid nobody would leave.
Posted 03 January 2008 - 02:23 PM
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:09 PM
It is not least because of this reservation of mine that I have elsewhere indicated that I'm not particularly interested in joining this project. And that way we can all be happy
But good luck with the photo trip - may I suggest that the focus (sorry!) could be on digitally photographing Crete, as opposed to general digital or other photography.
Posted 03 January 2008 - 10:04 PM
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:21 PM
However,a lot to consider.
How technicaly informed are you about your subject?There is always a chance of a customer being much more than a keen amature!
However,judging from some of your pics,you are obviously pretty competant,but to make this work,you need to be able to find ways to take your clients photography to a higher level with results they can see for themselves.
Also,after looking at other ventures,like for instance painting courses,and Greek cookery courses,cost can be a prohibitive factor for many.
There is the cost of the air-fare,accomodation,transport ,before you even think about your own cost or making a profit!
However,Im sure you are aware of much of this,and should you get it going,I wish you every success.
Would I be right in thinking your main area of Crete is in the west?
Though we have travelled end to end,my main area is decidedly the East of the island,so if you need any help or advice about the east,Im more than happy to help where I can.
Anyway,hope this has been of some help,if only in semi-critical way!
Best of luck,Steve.
Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:40 PM
I have indeed considered all of the above. I am pretty well technically informed about my subject. Since we last spoke I have studied photography at College and been awarded with Distinctions for all assignments, I have also received a special award for being the student of the year, I have been published in two international photography magazines and I currently have an exhibition running. However, it would not be me leading the course, it would be professional photographer, who runs photographic courses for a living as well as running his own photography business. Crete is a destination we are considering and he is offering photographic holidays in France, St Kitts, Venice and Iceland for this year. I just thought I'd put something on here to see how much interest it generated. My Greek business partner who I organise the weddings with has some excellent contacts within the hotel industry so we are all working together with a view to offering a realistically-priced and good value for money holiday/photographic experience, catering for all ages and abilities.
My photography is somewhat improved since I uploaded the images I have in my galleries here but I continue to learn everytime I go out with my camera. I don't deny I still have much to learn but I am already being asked by people locally if I will teach them, so I must be doing something right
Lippon, thanks for the feedback, if I need any further info on the East I'll be sure to drop you a line.
Good to hear from you, I hope you are both well.
Posted 12 January 2008 - 02:24 PM
Just to say Ive visited you site and looked at the gallery.
VERY impressed!Go for it gal,your pics have always been good,now they are even better!Excellent photo's.Steve
Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:08 PM
Posted 19 January 2008 - 10:00 PM
If you decide to go ahead with this I wish you luck, and would even be interested as I can see from your photography site I have plenty to learn in that area
Posted 20 January 2008 - 01:09 PM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:04 PM
I completely agree with you Assim. I would love to get funding for this from the EU. that it would be great to enable Crete and Greece to embrace the idea of upmarket niche or special interest holidays. I think photography holidays would fit in very neatly with the other special interest holidays you have mentioned.
Andy thanks for your kind comments about my site. I'm a big fan of black and white myself too.
I have had some good news regarding my website this week end, which I will share with you when it is confirmed