OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR SAFETY
At Vieri Bottazzini Workshops, your safety is our first priority. Always. Zeynep and I take pride in preparing our Workshops in painstaking detail, from organization and logistics to the choice of our shooting locations, to minimize any possible risk. Nothing is left to chance so that you can enjoy the safest, most rewarding and most enjoyable photographic experience with us, having fun creating beautiful photographs of some of the most incredible landscapes on Earth!
COVID-19 | While we all hope that the Covid-19 pandemic will end soon, for now we still have to deal with it: during all our Workshops we’ll take all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. Temperature. Upon pick-up, we’ll check everyone’s temperature, to make sure nobody is running a fever. Face masks. We’ll provide everyone with enough personal surgical face masks to wear and replace daily during the Workshop. Hand sanitiser. We’ll provide everyone with enough personal hand sanitiser to keep your hands disinfected during the Workshop. Disinfecting wipes. During the Workshop, we’ll provide everyone with enough personal disinfecting wipes to help you keep surfaces clean. Oversized vehicle. As always, we’ll choose oversized vehicles to guarantee plenty of room for everyone and enough distancing during our transfers. Local restrictions. Before and during each Workshop, we’ll always keep everyone up to speed with any local restrictions and rules we’ll need to abide to. No exceptions policy. These measures are for everyone’s safety and are mandatory onboard each of our Workshops as long as Covid-19 is a threat. No exceptions will be made.
1. PERFECT KNOWLEDGE OF ALL LOCATIONS
We believe that our perfect knowledge of all the locations we’ll photograph together is your first and best safety measure. This is why we invest years in thoroughly exploring and knowing all destinations visited during our Workshops. This way, not only we can take you to the best places at the best time to photograph them, but more importantly we’ll know any location’s possible dangers beforehand, and we’ll make sure you’ll avoid them.
Resulting from years invested in developing a destination for a Workshop, our perfect knowledge of all locations will ensure you that you’ll be able to concentrate on creating your best photographs without having to worry about your own safety.
2. NO UNNECESSARY RISKS
No photograph is worth risking an injury, or worse. There just is no point in taking the best photograph ever, if taking it means that you won’t be there to enjoy it. During our Workshops, we won’t let you put yourself in harm’s way. Just trust our perfect knowledge of all Workshop locations and of their possible dangers, listen to our safety recommendations, don’t take unnecessary risks and enjoy your photography!
3. THE BEST ROUTES FOR EVERYONE
In the outdoors, tiredness is one of the biggest causes of accidents and injuries. Thanks to our perfect knowledge of the locations, you can be sure that we’ll always choose the best route, according to your physical conditions, to get you to our shooting locations and back as safely, as quickly and as rested as possible.
4. ENOUGH LOCATIONS FOR EVERYONE
The years we invested in exploring and scouting thoroughly all our Workshops’ destinations ensure you that for each Workshop we’ll have enough alternate locations available to suit your physical conditions whatever they might be, and that they’ll all be inspiring you to create images you’ll be proud of.
5. EXPERIENCE MEETS TECHNOLOGY
Our perfect knowledge of all Workshop locations ensures you that we’ll always know how to get to any location and back. I am old enough to have learned how to navigate the outdoors using paper maps and by reading the environment around us. While this makes sure that we won’t need to rely on technology to find our way home, at the same time it doesn’t mean that we aren’t taking full advantage of the best technology available today. During all our Workshops we’ll have the most up-to-date GPS navigation devices to make sure you’ll always find your way home, no matter what.
6. SPOT SAFETY DEVICE
During our Workshops, each of us always carries a SPOT satellite safety device, to make sure that we’ll always have a way to be found and rescued, no matter what might have happened and where we might be.
7. FIRST AID
I am a professional photographer, not a doctor, and nor is Zeynep. In the unlikely case of any problems, you can be sure that we’ll do our best to get you to professional help as quick as possible. However, for your safety, during all our Workshops we always carry a First Aid Kit and are trained to assist you with first aid.