What should I pack when I join one of your Photo Tours?
We have a detailed kitlist for each hiking based tour which you will get upon registration (CLICK HERE if you want to secure a spot today) We also have general recommendations for all tours included in the tour PDF. You will get all tour PDF’s by email when joining our exclusive tour list (CLICK HERE)
Where can I get the tour information brochures (PDF)?
You will get all tour PDF’s by email when joining our exclusive tour list (CLICK HERE)
What luggage do I have to bring on a photo tour?
Transport: If you join of our hiking-based tours use a big hiking backpack as checked luggage – for our other tours you can bring either a backpack or suitcase. We strongly recommend putting all camera gear into your daypack during the flight – camera gear is easy to recognize, and it does happen from time to time they get either stolen or the whole back get lost. Make sure your gear is protected as well. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a hard case but be creative with jackets and clothes.
During the Tours: For non-hiking-based tours you can use your camera bag or any other bag you normally use when out shooting. For our hiking-based tours, we recommend a good quality backpack in which you store both your hiking and camera gear. We don’t recommend hiking backpacks which also have space for your camera gear because they often have a low-quality carrying system – which results in discomfort around the shoulders, neck and hips on longer hikes.
There will be a secured place to store your non-hiking luggage such as spare clothes, a laptop or a suitcase. During the Peru Tour we will have Porters who will carry all our Hiking gear and will also offer you to carry non-used camera gear if desired. During Patagonia our Porters will carry some of the hiking gear with the option to let them carry more for an additional fee.
I have an allergy/dietary restriction – will that be a problem?
Not at all – you will be able to provide us with your allergy/dietary restriction upon registration.
Do I need to be a pro photographer to fully enjoy a photo tour?
No, we have photographers from all experience levels participating. Whether you ask how to shoot in manual mode, how to take a panorama or how to master the handheld focus stack technique – the guide will always be happy to help and adopt his teaching to each skill level.
What lenses shall I bring on a tour?
We recommend bringing a wide angle (zoom) and a tele-zoom lens. The 20 to 200mm range is essential – while 15 – 20mm and 200 – 300mm is recommended.
During the hiking part we recommend to bring only 2 lenses in order to keep the weight down to a minimum.
Is travel insurance included in the photo tour / workshop prices?
No. Participants are required to purchase international medical and travel insurance coverage.
Does the instructor use layer masks?
No, he doesn’t use layer masks but is using a technique with the Clone Stamp tool which has similar results. For those using layer masks the techniques demonstrated in the videos can easily be used with layer masks.
Which software do I need in order to follow the courses?
Adobe Photoshop + Camera Raw
Which media player can I use best?
Most media players will work – though we recommend using VLC Media Player.
How and when do I receive my videos?
Directly after the completion of your payment you will receive a download link to the videos by email. You will have a certain number of download attempts and a time limit to download the files. You will receive a new download link at any time when you request a new one.
How big are the file sizes?
They are between 1 and 5 gb in size.
I use the layer mask technique and I heard Max Rive doesn’t – can I still learn from the Videos?
It is correct that Max Rive is not using the layer mask technique. However, it is very easy to still follow his courses and apply the techniques demonstrated in your layer mask workflow.
Does the videos come with the original RAW file?
Yes – Max Rive is one of the few landscape photographers who shares the RAW file.
Are your Lightroom Presets compatible with Lightroom mobile?
Yes, you will find the instructions with the order confirmation.
There is work from Max Rive I really like but which isn’t listed in the printshop
You can contact us with your request, and we will see what we can do
What is the Return Policy of your printshop?
You can return any print wall art product within 30 days for any given reason - a full refund will be issued once the landscape print product arrives (print, framed print, acrylic print, canvas, metal print, wood print, tapestry, greeting card or puzzle). Please contact us for the return address.
Do you ship your wall art worldwide?
Yes - if your country can receive a package from UPS or FedEx.
From where will my landscape print/ wall art product be shipped?
We make use of the best and biggest print labs in the world. Prints + Canvas: Canada, US, UK, Europe, Australia. Framed Prints: Canada, US, Europe, Australia. Metal + Wood Prints + Greeting Cards: US, UK. Acrylic Prints: US
Where is my Order?
As soon as your order ships, we'll e-mail you a confirmation with the tracking number included. We send the e-mail to the e-mail address that you provided when you placed your order.
Do you offer licensing on your images?
Yes, see the top menu ''Buy License''