Questions & Answers
What is a Caldera?
A caldera is a large cauldron-like depression that forms following the evacuation of a magma chamber/reservoir. When large volumes of magma are erupted over a short time period, structural support for the crust above the magma chamber is lost. The ground surface then collapses downward into the partially emptied magma chamber, leaving a massive depression at the surface.
Where will the Workshop take place?
In Santorini, an island of the Cyclades located in the Aegean Sea in Greece.
It has a coastline of 69 kilometers with several beaches. Beach sand color depends on which geological layer is exposed; there are beaches with sand or pebbles made of solidified lava of various colors: such as the Red Beach, the Black Beach and the White Beach. The water at the darker colored beaches is significantly warmer because the lava acts as a heat absorber.
The iconic Caldera in Santorini is a basin, four miles in diameter. The inner coast around the caldera is a sheer precipice of more than 300 meters (980 ft) drop at its highest, and exhibits the various layers of solidified lava on top of each other, and the main towns perched on the crest. The ground then slopes outwards and downwards towards the outer perimeter, and the outer beaches are smooth and shallow.
What is the date of the workshop?
From March 18th to 21th, 2019. You will arrive on the 17th of March and leave on the 22nd. All nights are included in the price.
Where do we stay during the workshop?
We will stay in the Drosos Hotel
Where is the Venue located?
The venue is located in Perissa. A coastal village on the southeastern edge of the island, 13 kilometers away from the capital and 13.4 km away from the Santorini airport. It is believed to be the place where the ancient city of Elefsina used to stand.
What is the price of the Workshop?
The price of the Workshop is:
1480 € when in double bed room, shared with another attendee
1680 € when in single use room.
What does the price include?
Your registration includes:
• Accommodation at the Drosos Hotel during the days 17 March - 22 March 2019 (5 nights)
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel during the days of the workshop
• All the workshops
• Local transport for the workshop activities
• Location Shootings
• Portfolio review sessions
• Extra events of the workshop (tbd)
Are flights included?
No, flights are not included and are the sole responsibility of the attendee. You should better not book your flight until the workshop is confirmed.
Are drinks included?
Drinks are not included but we are quite good at having partnerships with breweries :) So stay tuned for this
Will there be an Early Bird discount?
Yes. The first 10 tickets will be offered with a 180 € discount. Early bird tickets are priced at 1300 €. So hit that register button quickly to be one of these 10 lucky people.
Is it refundable?
Because of the limited number of participants and of the all inclusive nature of the workshop, the tickets are not refundable. In case of force majeure you can possibly transfer your ticket to a fellow professional photographer or filmmaker, if you are not able to come.
What is the cancellation policy?
We need a minimum of 13 people to join the workshop, otherwise it will be cancelled and the money will be refunded directly to the people who made the downpayment.
There is plenty of time. Why should I register early?
Early registrations are not only financially beneficial for you as you might get the early bird discount, they also help the event being confirmed, as we need a minimum number of people in order for it to be possible.
In what language will the workshops be taught?
What about the Online Festival and the Awards?
It is a parallel event that is open to everyone. Even if you are not lucky enough to attend the workshop, you can submit your work and enter the online contest to win prestigious awards.
Our jury will examine closely all the works submitted and after a first shortlist of the Official Selections, they will announce the finalists that will be awarded during the last day of the workshop. Finalists can join us in Santorini to receive their award in person and party afterwards. More details can be found here.
What is the name of the airport?
SANTORINI Airport (JTR)
How do I reach the island?
Nonstop air transport to Santorini is available from many of the larger cities in Europe during the summer months. Flights through discount airlines as well as charter services are available. You can see more information regarding the airlines that fly to Santorini here: http://www.santoriniairport.com/santorini-airport-airlines/
Air transport to Santorini from Athens takes less than an hour and is available multiple times per day. There are several Airlines servicing Thira (JTR) from Athens. Flights take 40-50 minutes and each ticket costs around 120 Euros.
You can also reach the island by taking a ferry from the either the port of Piraeus or Rafina. This is the most inexpensive, but also the longest trip to the island. The fastest ferries, take 5 hours, whereas the slower ones can take as long as 8 or 9 hours. To go to Pireaus from the airport of Athens, you can take the X96 bus which departs every 20-40min from the airport. Allow about 60-90 minutes for the trip to the port.
How do I get from the Santorini airport to the Resort?
• Option 1: You can rent a car or an ATV for your stay in Santorini. If you choose this option we can possibly help you book at a better price so let us know in advance, if not you can do it on airport.
• Option 2: You can take a taxi from airport which costs about 30 euro.
• Option 3: You can take a Bus and get off at the city of Fira (the capital), from where you can take another bus to Perissa (subject to availability of the bus transit for the specific time period).
• Option 4: You can look for shuttle van services, A2B Transfers and Santorini Transfers.
How's the weather?
Things begin to warm up in Santorini in March, when the spring season is just beginning. During this month, the temperatures rise considerably toward the end of the month, whilst the probability of rainfall decreases and the sunshine hours increase. All these components make Santorini in March a top pick when it comes to spring holidays.
Throughout this month, the average temperature for the island begins at 13°C on March 1st and rises up to 14.5°C by March 31st. Daily highs and lows follow the same pattern, increasing from 15°C to 17°C and from 11°C to 12°C, respectively, as the month progresses.
Despite March marking the beginning of the spring season, temperatures are still relatively low at this time of year, so you'll need to pack some warm clothing.
Across March, Santorini receives an average of 39.5mm of rainfall which is spread out between seven rainy days. With precipitation falling on around ¼ of the month, there's a fairly good chance that you'll experience a shower or two during your stay. Rainfall is least likely around the end of the month when it only falls on 23% of days.
You can read more details here: https://www.holiday-weather.com/santorini/averages/march/#summary-section
We are crossing our fingers to have good weather during the workshop, however we cannot guarantee it...
What should I bring?
Since this workshop is based on practice, you should bring your photography and filmmaking equipment and your laptop.
We also suggest not to forget:
- Light cardigans or jumpers, trousers and t-shirts will suit you well for the daytime and a thick jacket will probably come in handy on an evening.
- Some beachwear and swimming gear, just in case the weather is warmer than forecast.
Can I fly my drone over the island?
Please note that the only official source regarding drone flying in Greece is Hellenic CAA's Drone Aware - GR (also called DAGR, website: dagr.hcaa.gr). So, if you consider bringing your drone on the island to get some epic shots please be aware that you should comply with all the actual regulation in force and get clearance for your flight request.
Is there WIFI access?
WIFI access is available at the resort as well as in many venues of the islands.
Can I drink tap water?
Tap water is non-potable in Santorini. Bottled water is recommended for drinking. Tap water can be used for washing, bathing and cleaning your teeth.
Do I need a special adapter for electricity?
In Santorini you can use your electrical appliances as long as the voltage of your country is between 220V - 240V (as in Europe, UK, Australia and most countries in Asia and Africa). If in your country the voltage is between 110V and 130V (as in the USA, Canada and most countries in South America), then you will need a converter.
There are so many workshops and conferences available. Why should I attend the Caldera?
Well, first of all it is about a small community of like-minded people with a friendly and intimate atmosphere.
We try to create a good connection between all the people attending the workshop and also between the speakers and the attendees, as we believe that this is the basis for inspirational and creative interactions that make us grow as persons and as artists.
The Caldera Workshop is not dedicated specifically to either wedding photography or wedding videography. Nor puts the one ahead of the other. It rather tries to bridge the gap between these two arts learning from each other and being inspired from each other.
Having different speakers with different views and approaches can enrich and strengthen the input that you receive.
Having the ideal number of speakers (not too many, not too few) is the key to get the best from each one because you get enough time to interact, shoot and edit with each one.
On the first edition of the workshop, a group of people coming from all over the world has felt a great chemistry and connected so well with each other on a personal level becoming friends eventually.
You can read some testimonials from our past attendees which may help you better understand the vibe of the Caldera.
And of course, as always in life, you have to follow your heart.
Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your question and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.