We have had scientists, journalists, academics, doctors, surgeons, computer analysts, bankers, dentists and housewives on the trips all with varying degrees of photographic experience. Some of the photographers are so skilled they could seriously consider giving up their day jobs! Less experienced people have told me that they were a bit intimidated by coming on a workshop because everyone else would be very skilled and have fancy equipment. My experience has shown that more experienced photographers are very patient and noone should never have reason to feel intimidated. Also, the less that you know the more that you are likely gain. Its wonderful for everyone in the group to watch new photographers grasp skills.
You are very welcome to bring a partner or friend even if they are not photographers, but we have negotiated very low single supplement rates, or none at all, knowing that many of our clients are single travelers who enjoy the company of like-minded photographers.
Mostly the trip is about having fun in a great place and we all have lots of laughs especially at sundowners when the beers and G&Ts come out. The trip is focused very much on visual elements so it’s not ideal for anyone with birding tick lists. It is highly recommended that photographers do have SLR cameras with at least 300mm lenses.