• AIBP 2015 Retreat FAQ

    by  • May 7, 2015 • Retreat 2015 Info

    SCHEDULING/LOGISTICS

    What airport should I fly into and out of?

    Los Angeles International airport (LAX)

    (We will be providing transportation to and from LAX only.)

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    When should I arrive at the airport and when should I schedule my return flight?

    Arrive at the Los Angeles International airport prior to 11am PST (our current closest guesstimate) if you plan to join the group transport to estate.  If you fly into the Santa Barbara Airport please rent a car and meet us at the Estate by our initial gathering on the grounds at 10am.  Return flights from Both airports no earlier then 4pm on the 8th, with departure from the Estate roughly estimated at noon.

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    How will I get from the airport to the Casa or hotel?

    Transportation will be available from LAX and when we have final times of all arriving flights we will let you know individually what time and where to expect your shuttle. The shuttle is a 15 passenger van driven by one of us!

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    When will I know where I’m staying?

    We will contact you and post the Casa attendance list closer to August. Essentially it is first come first serve as to when you signed up!

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    Will I have my own room, or will I be sharing?

    In the Casa, you share, in the hotel you have your own room. We will contact you and post the Casa attendance list closer to August. Essentially it is first come first serve as to when you signed up!

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    If I’m staying at the hotel, how will I get to the house and back?

    We'll be transporting everyone via shuttle.  (The shuttle is a 15 passenger van driven by one of us!)

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    Will everyone have the same schedule, or will we each have our own schedule?

    A schedule will be tailored to ensure everyone receives the maximum benefit from all the uniquely impressive opportunities and experiences the retreat has to offer.  In general, the schedule will be the same for us all. 

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    Where will we be eating?

    Food will be at the casa each day ... Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Any food at the mansion is up to attendees to bring on their own.

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    ABOUT THE LOCATION

    Serious question: there are no “house animals” right? Like resident cats? (Allergies)

    2 resident cats, 6 chickens and a dog live at the Estate.  The dog will not be present during the stay.  The Casa is large and airy, so we have never had any allergy issues, but we can take extra precaution with location of the animals prior to your arrival.

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    Will I have my own room, or will I be sharing?

    Everyone will be sharing unless they have paid extra for a private room. - exact room assignments and bed assignments will be done by Cate Scaglione and Jennifer Tallerico ... In general, the quieter place to stay will be the CASA. If you prefer a little more lively evening after the workshops, the 2nd mansion will be the place for you. If you're currently in the casa and would like to move to the mansion, please let Catie Scaglione or Jenninfer Tallerico know

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    ABOUT THE EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

    What is the schedule/structure of events?

    The current schedule is on AIBPhotog.com however, we are going to tailor this a bit to ensure we don’t start on the 5th prior to everyone’s arrival.

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    Will there be free time between events?

    Breaks are a must… YES. Not a ton, but yes.

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    Are we guaranteed time with each model?

    YOU BET!

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    WHAT TO BRING

    Do I need to bring my own lighting?

    No!

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    Do I need to BYOB????

    We request that each attendee being their favorite bottle of liquor / case of beer / bottle of wine or champaign. We are hoping to share the love of our favorite drinks AND come up with a new "AIBP Signature Cocktail." The recipe will go down in history and the winner of this cocktail (chosen by popular vote November 6th) wins a fun door prize. - AIBP will provide cocktail reception on November 5th - and mixers. We cannot wait to taste what you can create!

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    What should I have in my camera bag?

    Bring any equipment you would like to shoot with. We don't have a required list, and it is totally up to you. Sessions amongst ourselves will be your choice for equipment - we just request you brings at least one body and one lens—and an open mind for learning lots of awesome stuff and developing great friendships and peer connections—the rest is up to you!

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    What kind of extra expenses should we plan for?

    Great question … I would allow a little for who-knows-what, but we will be pretty structured at the retreat, with not a lot of time to venture out.

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    MISC

    Will there be martinis???

    YOU BET!  We'll also be trying to come up with a new "AIBP Signature Cocktail." The recipe will go down in history and the winner of this cocktail (chosen by popular vote November 6th) wins a fun door prize.

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    Can workshops be taped, and purchased by those of us who cannot attend?

    We have no plans for that at this time.  (I think for the first retreat we want it to be amazing with no distractions and trying to do video would distract....)

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