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Alter Native Photo

A revolutionary travel focused photography agency. With our international network of photographers and videomakers we offer photo and video services to business and privates around the world. Alongside a wide range of photographic tours , workshops, photo expeditionsas well as tailor made experiences.

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ABOUT ALTERNATIVE

What's AlterNative

AlterNative is a travel photo agency.

We connect freelance photographers around the globe with clients.

We are specialized in travel and destination photography but our photographers have different backgrounds and skills, meaning that we are able to cover a big variety of services.

What type of services do you sell?

  • Photographic tours:

from one day up to 14 days

  • Photographic workshops:

from one day up to 7 days

  • Photographic expeditions:

1-3 weeks

  • Private tours:

based on existing tours (same photographer, same location, same calendar)

  • Tailor made tours and workshops

On request

  • Personal photo services:

destination weddings, private holidays, honey moon, travel and cultural related events, engagements etc…

  • Business photo services:

Services (photo, video, aerials, editing…) for companies, N.G.O., institutions etc.

PHOTO SERVICES

Can I get an example of a standard photo services?

There isn’t a standard photo service.

What do you mean with ``Online Services``?

We offer online services for those who want to improve their photographic skills without stressing about time, 100% customizable and a lot cheaper than a traditional workshop.

In details:

Portfolio reviews: our photographer will analyse our client photo portfolio and it will base on it a 1 to 1 online meeting based on requests and needs.

Online tutoring: 1, 3, 5 or 10 hours of 1 to one online meeting where one of our professional photographers will work between theory and practice, on the customer’s work.

What do you mean with ``Business Services``?

Photo, video and drone shootings for business trips, commercial shootings, corporate meetings, conventions or events: we can arrange the package that suits the client’s needs, goals and budget.

What do you mean with ``Personal Services``?

Destination weddings, honeymoon, holidays with family or friends… We offer private reportage, video, photo books and destination shootings for couples, singles, families or groups.

We can also arrange private and customized tours and workshops.

TOURS, WORKSHOPS AND EXPEDITIONS

Can I get an example of standard tour?

There isn’t a standard tour!

Let us expand on that, though. We like to say that as a company owned by photographers if we were not running these tours, we’d want to be participants on our tours.

We have high standards, just like you. We love adventure, just like you. We can’t wait to sink our teeth into the next gourmet meal, you guessed it… just like you. We also want to have incredible moments that are shared with like-minded travellers with a passion for photography. We want to visit historic sites, marvel at natural wonders, view epic art, take part in local culture, and celebrate life along the way.

How many people for each group?

The maximum group size for all tours is 8 partecipants. However for in location workshop it may be up to 15, depending on subjects and requirements.

Private tours & tailor made experiences are based on clients request.

Expeditions can be different as they depends on other factors.

Some cases will involve also local guides and photographer assistant and/or tour manager (mostly for expeditions).

By the way our online shop is built to tell you how many rooms are left for each product.

Remember that we can also arrange private tours and workshops for groups. In that case just call us and we will arrange it!

What is an expedition and how is it built?

Only AlterNative Photo designs a photo expedition in partnership with its travel agencies and local tour operator.

They are a minimum of a week up to 22 days; usually intense and intensive experiences and they require particular skills, knowledge and physical conditions.

Only main photographers can run expeditions.

What is a photo tour and how is it built?

We offer daily and multiple days tours, up to 5 days.

AlterNative Photo designs multiple days tours in partnership with its travel agencies and local tour operator. We can or cannot includes accommodation but we never includes flights.

What is a photo workshop and how is it built?

We offer daily and multiple days workshops, up to 5 days.

Our workshops are designed by photographer for photographers or for whom wish to improve their photography skills. They can be based on a specific genre of photography (example: underwater photography) or they can be focus on improving specific techniques (example: long exposure photography).

AlterNative Photo designs multiple days workshops in partnership with its travel agencies and local tour operator. We can or cannot includes accommodation but we never includes flights.

How do you choose photographer for the expeditions?

AlterNative Photo choose one (or more) main photographer, once per year, for its expeditions, based on: previous experiences, clients reviews, level of activity within the company and required skills.

AlterNative might choose active photographers if there are none main photographers available.

Do your tours include airfare?

Our daily or multiple days tours don’t include any airfare for both, photographers and clients.

If needed we have travel agents partners and they can take care to help in booking flights and accommodation.

AFFILIATE PROGRAM - MIND IN TRAVEL

What's ``Mind in travel`` program?

“Mind in travel” is a proposal for agents and professionals who wants to spread the world of AlterNative.
Selling AlterNative services open up doors to discounts and bonus.

For more details visit mind in travel page and our affiliate application page.

How much does it cost to be an Affiliate?

Zero! Nothing! It’s totally free to become an AlterNative Affiliate.

Why should I work with AlterNative?

There are loads of reasons why AlterNative is a great company to work with, here are just a few of them:

  • You are free to decide when you want to work
  • You are free to decide where
  • You are free to manage your clients as you are used to do
  • You can get discounts on our services, for you and your clients
  • Good rates
  • You don’t need to struggle about finding and dealing with the photographers
  • We care, we really do. – we’re ethical and philanthropic
  • We reward our best contributors in terms discounts, profits, free tours and other prizes
  • We have a great support service for our contributors
  • You could have the chance to partecipate at our exhibitions
  • You can get discounts on some of our partner’s services

What AlterNative does for me?

AlterNative offers you a personal coupon code with which you’ll get 10% discounts on our websites plus a 10& profit on every sale made by you.

If I sign up with AlterNative how long does the contract tie me in for?

Our contract lasts 2 years, after the parties can decide to renew it or suspend it. Anyway we don’t tie you into a long-term contract. If you want to leave, you just need to don’t have any tours scheduled and to communicate your decision at staff@alternative.tours

If I work with AlterNative can I work with other places too? Is AlterNative exclusive?

We’re non-exclusive so that means there are no restrictions and you can work with other companies as well, unless the company could be considered as our competitors.

If you do choose to work with others, just make sure they’re non-exclusive too. And make sure to be available to work with AlterNative too.

How may services and experiences should I sell?

You choose!

Depending on how much time you want to dedicate to AlterNative.

How can I leave AlterNative?

You can leave at any time, you just need to don’t have any tours scheduled and to communicate your decision at staff@alternative.tours

Once you’ve emailed us, we’ll check your payment situation.

PAYMENTS AND RATES

How can I reach you out?

You can always send us an e-mail at: staff@alternative.tours

How can I stay updated about AlterNative and the program?

Once you’ve been selected your role on our website will turn into AlterNative Affiliate, from your dashboard you will be able to manage all your personal points and bio.
Since that moment you will be part of our exclusive affiliates list and you will receive all the news and the discounts directly on you email.
Visit our website and your personal dashboard to always discover more and to stay updated!

How much money I'll get?

You’ll earn the 10% of what you sale, excluding taxes and an AlterNative commission.

Should I pay tax on my earnings?

It depends on your personal tax situation, it’s best to check with your local tax office or your own accountant if you’re not sure.

How do I upload an image or video?

The only possibility for uploading photos and videos into our website is by e-mail. staff@alternative.tours

You can only upload media for your blog posts.

How and when I get paid?

Once the sold is done you’ll be paid after the customers confirmed they have received what they expected. If the clients cancel the booking and ask for a refund you’ll not earn on that sold.

Once you reach a minimum of 200 euro of sold you can send us an electronic invoice. Once we have received your invoice we’ll transfer the money into your bank or paypal account within 15 days. The transaction can take up to 7 working days. (not including public holidays or weekends), depending on the eventual international transactions.

How do you build your price?

Our prices are simple and transparent:

Photographer rate + costs & expenses + AlterNative commission  + marketing and selling costs = final price.

How do you calculate your commission?

AlterNative commissions are calculated based on the involvement of AlterNative in each project.

What can I do to increase my profits?

There are many things you can do for increasing your chances to improve your status and get more profits.

First of all we believe that your reputation is at the top.

In order to build and consolidate your reputation we allow you to write contents for our blog, you can also use your own photos for that, keeping all the rights.

If you feel like you would need more suggestions feel free to write or call us directly!

QUALITY CONTROL

What is a quality control?

A quality control is a process by which entities review the quality of all factors involved in production.

  • Elements such as controls, job management, defined and well managed processes, performance and integrity criteria, and identification of records
  • Competence, such as: knowledge, skills, experience, and qualifications
  • Soft elements, such as personnel, integrity, confidence, organizational culture, motivation, team spirit, customer caring and quality relationships.

Quality control emphasizes testing of products to uncover defects and reporting to management who make the decision to allow or deny product release, whereas quality assurance attempts to improve and stabilize production.

How do you quality control on my work?

The first, indirect, way is made by customers reviews and feedback.

The second, direct, way: one of our staff member will test your services una tantum. The member in charge of quality control may also be a blogger, a journalist, a travel agent, brand ambassador or any person who has experience and knowledge to cover the role at the company discretion.

The member assigned to the quality control will always identify him/herself at the beginning or in the end of the contact.

How long does it take to find out if I have passed the quality control?

24 hours on average for the AlterNative quality control.

We will communicate with you if we will receive negative or ambiguous reviews.

How will I know if I have passed or failed the quality control?

We’ll send you an email as soon as your work have been checked to let you know either way. We might ask you to schedule a skype meeting.

AFFILIATE DASHBOARD

Where do I find my ``Affiliate Dashboard``?

You can find your dashboard on your personal profile.

What's my ``affiliate dashboard``?

It’s the place where you will manage our collaboration, dedicated section on our website designed for the AlterNative’s affiliate.
It’s composed by different sections.

How is the dashboard composed?

It’s composed by this sections:

  •   Overview – the home of your affiliate dashboard
  •   Tools – campaign, personal links, creatives and banners, refer an affiliate
  •   Referrals – a list of referrals
  •   Visits – all about the visits
  •   Payments – all about the payments
  •   Wallet – follow your earnings
  •   Leaderboard – All of our affiliates rates, try to be the one!
  •     Pushover Notifications – manage your notifications
  •   Linked Coupon(s) – your coupon’s
  •   Profile – your profile

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