FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DISCLAIMER:

The Paradise Challenge is an all inclusive photo shoot experience. We facilitate models photographers and content creators with a safe and healthy program to develop content. The Paradise Challenge is not a content creator or responsible for content and retouching of content. It is each guests responsibility to maintain contact with whomever they collaborate to acquire the content created. The Paradise Challenge does not own distribute or sell content. We only facilitate the accommodation and locations in which the content is created.

GENERAL FAQ:

  • Is my flight included? Flights are not included but there are many direct flight options available. We recommend SkyScanner or Google Flights for finding the best deal.

  • How will I get from the airport to the resort? There is one shuttle company that provides transfers to and from airport called sun holiday tour. Check out our Travel 411 page for details.

  • What should I bring? Please check out our Travel 411 page for details.

  • Will I need extra cash? It never hurts to travel with some extra cash but you will not need to pay for food, drinks or amenities at the resort. Off-resort excursions will be offered at additional fees, please check our schedule page for details.

  • Where can shoots take place on the resort? You will have full access to the entire resort grounds although we must respect all other resort guests by keeping them out of your photos.

  • Will I be able to choose who I shoot with? You will have the opportunity to meet all attendees at our initial orientation which is a great opportunity to make introductions and plan shoots with anyone who agrees to shoot with you. You are never forced to shoot with anyone who you would prefer not to shoot with.

  • Will I be allowed to leave the resort? Yes, you may leave the resort at your own risk of liability.

  • What if nobody shows interest in shooting with me? Don't worry, the Paradise Challenge will always be there to help you make introductions. We also have our staff photographers and models available to make sure that nobody is left out.

  • Do I have to participate in all of the events? You are never forced to participate but we highly encourage participation to experience the full potential of the trip.

  • What happens if it rains? It is typical to experience rain in Jamaica but the showers pass over quickly (20-30 minutes) and usually occur in the afternoon.

  • Is there a refund or cancellation policy? We do not offer refunds but we do offer credit for future trips if you have to cancel.

  • Are the games only for models? The games are open to everyone but the models play first.

 

MODEL FAQ:

  • Will I get to shoot with every photographer on the roster? It is possible but unlikely due to the large number of photographers. We understand that some attendees are happy with only shooting a few times throughout the week while some are trying to shoot as much as possible. Our initial orientation is a great opportunity to make introductions and plan shoots with anyone who agrees to shoot with you. You are never forced to shoot with anyone who you would prefer not to shoot with. 

  • How many images should I expect to receive from each photographer I shoot with? We ask each photographer to provide a minimum of 2 retouched images per look. Photographers may offer additional retouched images at a cost of $25 per image.

  • How long after the trip will it take to receive my final images? We ask all photographers to distribute retouched images within 30 days after the event has ended.

  • Is hair & makeup included? Hair and make up is not included but will be available on location. Please contact our HMUA coordinator: Daisy (docasiomua@gmail.com or 813-516-4025). Times will be scheduled upon request on a "first-come first-serve" basis, limited spots available. Standard application fees apply: $50 for hair, $50 for makeup.

  • Will swimwear or wardrobe be provided? We sometimes receive swimwear from our sponsors but it is recommended that you come prepared with your own wardrobe.

  • Will I be sharing a room with another guest? We offer packages ranging from triple, double, and single occupancy rooms. Prices vary and roommates are assigned randomly for triple and double occupancy rooms unless you specify roommate preference at the time of your registration.
     

PHOTOGRAPHER FAQ:

  • Will I get to shoot with every model on the roster? It is possible but unlikely due to the large number of models. We understand that some attendees are happy with only shooting a few times throughout the week while some are trying to shoot as much as possible. Our initial orientation is a great opportunity to make introductions and plan shoots with anyone who agrees to shoot with you. You are never forced to shoot with anyone who you would prefer not to shoot with.

  • How many images will I need to retouch and send to each model? We ask each photographer to provide a minimum of 2 retouched images per look. You may provide models with image proofs and offer additional retouched images at a cost of $25 per image.

  • What image usage rights will I have? Without a release form, you can use your images for portfolio and self-promotional use. You may provide your own release forms if you'd like to use your images for a specific commercial purposes with the model's signature consent. Paradise Challenge can provide you with a generic release form if you do not have one. 

  • Can I shoot nudes? Yes, tasteful nudes are allowed with mutual consent between the model and the photographer.

  • Will I be sharing a room with another guest? We offer packages ranging from triple, double, and single occupancy rooms. Prices vary and roommates are assigned randomly for triple and double occupancy rooms unless you specify roommate preference at the time of your registration.