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Jason Florio, FRGS (Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, London), is a multi award-winning, New York based, photographer. Read more here

Helen Jones-Florio is an expedition and photography producer, writer and blogger.  Read more here


Q: Can I book a Photos Tell Stories photography workshop with Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio

A: Yes! Please check out ‘Book a Photography Workshop or Presentation‘ or email

Q: What is the duration of the entire workshop?

A: 1-3 days, depending on your time and how much you want to learn about photography. A typical day consist of:

9am-4pm:  theory and practical/on location.

4-6pm (*optional): The editing process of your work with Jason and Helen. * If you wish to do this, then please bring a disc or thumb drive (memory stick) to save your work on.

Q: Do I have to bring my own camera?

A: You may feel more comfortable using your own camera. However, we have a number of FujiFilm basic point and shoot digital cameras for workshop participants to use.

Q: Are the workshops only available for groups?

A: Not at all – workshops can be booked, with Jason, for 1-10 people.

Q: What is the maximum number per group?

A: 10 maximum – this ensures that each student gets equal attention and tutorage from Jason.

Q: If I just want to learn about i.e. portraiture, will the workshop be dedicated to this?

A: Yes – each workshop can be  catered for individually needs if required. This can be discussed prior to booking.

Q: Do the workshops include food/beverages?

A: Each workshop will include lunch and cold drinks (water and soft drinks only).

Q: Do you provide transport?

A: Each person will be expected to make their own way to and from the designated workshop location. However, if the workshop includes traveling to another location, during any particular day, we will provide local transport.

All workshop participant will receive a Photos Tell Storiescertificate of attendance‘ on completion of the workshop.

Medical care: a basic medical kit will be available during each workshop. However, each participant will be responsible for themselves and although non of the workshops will include any kind of extreme activity, please ensure you have adequate insurance coverage.

PLEASE NOTE: Jason is not a specialist in wildlife photography – i.e. apologies, but we do not cater to birders/twitchers.

Things to consider bringing when out on location (in The Gambia):

  • High factor sunscreen
  • A cap or wide brimmed hat
  • A long-sleeved shirt
  • Mosquito repellent (especially for later in the afternoon)
  • If bringing you own camera, please ensure that you have enough batteries to last for the duration of the workshop – adequate power supply can often be problematic and/or non-existent
  • Please bear in mind that The Gambia is a predominantly Muslim country. Therefore, please respect their customs – i.e. refrain from wearing short shorts (men and women!), mini-skirts, bikini tops, or going about bare-chested (men!).

You may also like to check out the work from previous Photos Tell Stories students work

If you have any further questions about the above information, please contact

Thank you!

Jason and Helen Florio

Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio, Photoville, NY, 2013. Image © Chris Bartlett


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