Rome Photo Fun Tours Booking Systems and Policies

You can book the eight Rome Photo Fun Tours through our booking platform administrated by Regiondo.

Alternatively, you can book our tours and workshops using Trip Advisor and Viator platforms where you can easily find all our offers.

Rome Photo Fun Tours is also present on Airbnb Experiences, but only with four tours: Rome by Day and Rome by Night Photo Tour and Workshop, Rome Street Photography Fun Workshop, and Rome Churches, Angels and Art Workshop. 

By booking with any of those four platforms all fees, payment conditions and cancellation policies are those applied by them and they are clearly indicated when you book through their systems. Links to Trip Advisor and Airbnb are on the Book Now page.

                                  Alternative direct bookings with Rome Photo Fun Tours

 

If instead, you should look for special arrangements, such as personalized tours or multiple tours, e.g. a Day and Night combination tour of seven hours,  a series of tours to be taken in different days, or out of town tours, I will budget the specific private fee applicable, based on your actual requirements.

For those special private tours, the payment will have to be sent directly to my bank or pay-pal accounts. Those will be communicated once the tour is determined and agreed upon through email. 

The booking policy for these alternative tours is as follows: 

 

  1. By booking via email you will pay the full fee, but payable in two installments: upfront 50% at the booking time to my direct account, and the remaining 50% balance either one week prior the tour, or in cash at the beginning of the tour.

  2. The payment will be invoiced and totally or partially refundable as per the policy rules described below.

  3. The additional services are instead payable in cash after the tour, and the invoice will be sent separately. 

  4. Our fees are considered per person regardless of the tour is given to one or more individuals. The highest number for a group is of eight people unless agreed differently with a Company, a School, or other organizations.      

  5. The payment does not include your medical, travel, and equipment insurances. Those should be taken care of by you or by your tour operator/travel agency.

  6. Drinks, meals, the eventual costs for public or private transportation are also not included.

  7. Special agreements can be taken to have aperitifs and meals arranged in characteristic bars and restaurants according to your likings.

  8. Bad weather conditions such as medium rain or strong wind will not stop us to take our tours. The important thing is to be prepared to protect ourselves and our equipment. So, you should carry a) a raincoat or a raincoat-poncho for your camera bag (they can be bought for five euros in Rome), b) if possible rain protection for your camera. I will provide umbrellas.

Cancellation policy

  1. If the weather will truly make the tour impossible, you will be free to reschedule, and I’ll make anything possible to find you a new slot, or you will be reimbursed for the total amount given.

  2. If for any circumstances, I will be unfortunately forced to cancel the tour, I will either make anything possible to find you a new slot or you will be reimbursed for the total amount already paid, or I will provide you with another professional photographer to run the tour on my behalf.

  3. Full cancellation of the tour on your side notified two weeks before the tour will have the deposit refunded (or the full amount reimbursed if already paid). Only 50 euros per person will be retained by RPFTs for administration costs. 

  4. Cancellation from your end after two weeks prior to the tour will see the full deposit and 50% of the full amount paid in advance (in case it was paid) being retained by RPFT.

                                                                   Additional Services 

Renting Nikon D700 + lenses  50 euros

Portfolio Reading                   50 euros 

Post Production of 50 Photos  200 euros 

Having Fun at the Colosseum, Rome

Frequently Asked Questions and Useful Additional Information

  • Tours Rome Photo Fun Tours offers:

 

  1. Rome by Day, Beauty and History Photo Tour

  2. Rome by Day, Street Photography Tour

  3. Villa Borghese and Posh Areas Photo Tour

  4. Churches, Angels, and Art Photo Tour

  5. Food Photography and Cooking Classes (1.4 F stop and macro lens are needed)

  6. Photo-shooting Your Roman Holidays

  7. Rome by Night, Magical Photo Tour 

  8. Your Tailored made Photo Tour

  9. Villa Adriana and Villa d'Este Photo Tour

 

  • What do clients think of your tours?

 

Both the tours and workshops given by Rome Photo Fun Tours and the tours previously provided by Giulio as he was freelancing for a different company have always been highly appreciated by all clients. Their words of appreciation that involve the quality of customer care, professionalism as photography guidance, completeness of itinerary, friendliness and willingness of fulfilling expectations, are clearly and generously stated in their comments, visible both on the site page "Reviews", and on Trip Advisor.

  • The Tours schedules:

All our tours last four hours. The starting time will vary according to the time of the year and based on clients’ needs and wishes. They can be easily arranged either via email or by using the calendar on the website. FYI though, my favorite hours, as a professional photographer are:

 

  1. Day Time, one hour before sunrise (to see places when the city is still asleep)

  2. Night Time, at around 10 pm (to take amazing shots of monuments wrapped in the charming and mysterious nocturnal lights).

  3. Street photography tour, from 8 am to 12 pm or from 2 pm and from pm to 6 pm when street life is more vibrant.

  4. Your Own Photoshoot. It takes either half or a full day.

  5. The Villa Adriana and Villa d'Este Photo tour starts at 6:30 am and it is a full-day tour and workshop.

  • Language:

The tours are normally conducted in English, but I also speak French, I do understand Spanish and I am a native Italian speaker.

 

  • Meeting place:

The meeting point will be either at Castel Sant’Angelo, Pantheon, Colosseum, Trastevere, Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazzale Flaminio, according to the tour chosen.  meeting place Alternatively the meeting point can be arranged according to the clients’ needs.

 

  • Photo equipment:

You can participate in the tour with any kind of equipment you have. Ideally, you should have a digital camera, a spare battery, one memory card by 32 GB and a second card as back up one wide lens ranging from 18 or 24mm to 70mm or 85 mm, and a zoom lens from 70mm to 200mm. Always make sure to have your lenses well cleaned before starting the tour. It would also be good if you could bring along a small kit to clean them, with a microfiber cloth, in case they get wet or dusty as we do the tour. Make also sure to have the camera sensor well clean before the tour. It would be wonderful if you also had either a 35mm or a 50 mm with a low F stop (1.4 to 2.8). For night tours you should have a good tripod. If you don’t have it, I will give you mine.

 

  • Dress code:  

Comfy and casual. Shoes must be extra comfortable. During late spring and summer, the temperature can be truly hot, from 28 up to 35 Celsius, so you should wear light clothes, a nice hat, bring sun protection cream, and a water bottle to be refilled with the wonderfully tasting fresh water pouring out of the Roman drinking fountains, called “nasoni”.

  • The age range of clients:

 Anybody from 18 to 80 years old, in medium good shape, able to walk long distances even at a slow pace. Don’t worry, we will not be running a marathon, rather take our time to take good shots and learn the technique. For those who cannot walk 4 hours, I can also plan shorter tours. Minors can participate only if accompanied by their parents or tutors holding their legal responsibility.

 

  • Insurance and liability:

Rome is well known for many things, one is the way Romans drive both scooters and cars, the other one is the cobblestones of the streets downtown, another one is the “pickpocketers” or snatchers (much less frequent nowadays, unless you are in the metro or in buses, which we won’t take). Besides those main things, let’s be honest anything can happen during a tour, even the camera could accidentally fall or slide off your shoulder. Rome Photo Fun Tours does not cover these accidents, therefore we are not liable for any damage or loss that might occur, hence you should hold insurance fully covering yourself, the people taking the tour with you if minors or under your responsibility, and your gear. When you will contact me to book a tour, I will send you a clear liability release document to be signed in order to avoid any potential litigation in case of accidents during the tour(s).

 

  • Manners:

Monuments and statues usually don’t get offended or get hostile when you take photos of them, nor they have to sign a release for you to take a shot of them…. but some people might. It is always a good policy to be kind, open, and discreet when taking photos of people, especially during the street photography tour. Romans see millions of tourists every year, and we are quite used to photographers trying to portrait our colorful way of being, so we are pretty easy going with it, still, my suggestion would be using some tact, while in some places like markets or small artisans’ shops it is always good policy to ask for permission before shooting. Good manners and respect are also a must when taking photos in churches, and it is good to know that normally, it is not allowed to take photos during mass, while is always forbidden to use the flash both in churches and museums.

 

  • Rome Photo Fun Tours' customer service and public relations: 

I do care about my clients' satisfaction. My main goal is always to make them happy and 100% satisfied with the tour they have taken with me. This is why I always appreciate their feedback and the sharing of their honest opinions. Those are the most valuable tools I have to improve the quality of my services. Therefor your reviews on the tours taken will be a precious contribution to my ability to always offer better tours.

  • Privacy Policy:

 

In accordance with the new rules regarding the treatment of personal information, RPFT will pay full respect of your privacy and your data protection. In addition to that, if you want to have your pictures or the pictures I will have taken of you during our tours, published on my website or in my other social media (for promotional purposes only), I will ask you to sign a proper release to authorize me to do so. If you will agree, you will also become part of the Rome Photo Fun Tours experience: a yearly photo competition amongst my clients, where the three best photographers will win a 50% discount coupon for themselves or their friends to be used in a new tour.

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info@romephotofuntours.com - giuliodercole@gmail.com

Tel. +393403552538

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All photographs by Giulio D'Ercole.

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