Key Important details:
o Price includes accompanied photography tuition each day of the workshop
o Flights, hotels, food and drink, any additional costs are paid directly by the attendee
o Full insurance cover is the responsibility of the attendee
o We tend to stay in the same hotel and details will be sent to attendees following booking the course so they can contact the hotels directly to book a room
o We recommend you land at least a day ahead of the first day of the course and fly out after the last day of the course ends
o Attendees need to be fit and prepared to walk all day
o Attendees provide their own camera and editing equipment, include a digital camera, recommended lens to include 35mm focal length, laptop, editing software such as Lightroom - we provide guidance and links for all photography essentials and in some cases discount opportunities for equipment and/or software prior to the course.
Travel Photography Adventures Terms and Conditions
Travel Photography Adventures (sometimes also referred to as TPA) will provide educational and creative enrichment for interested participants as outlined on this website.
Travel Photography Adventures and its designated tour guides, trainers, employees, directors of the company shall not be held liable for (A) any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any other provider, including but not limited to any defect in any aircraft, watercraft, or vehicle operated or provided by such other provider; and (B) any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation, or disruption in any manner caused by the laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, or interpositions of any government or any subdivision or agent thereof, or by acts of God, strikes, fire, flood, war, rebellion, terrorism, insurrection, sickness, quarantine, epidemics, theft, or any other cause(s) beyond their control. The participant waives any claim against Travel Photography Adventures and/or its designated tour operator and tour administrator, directors for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.
By registering for a Travel Photography Adventures workshop, training, expedition, or personally guided tour, the participant certifies that he/she does not have any mental, physical, or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other participants; and they are aware of any associated risks created by field locations, activities and weather; that they agree to follow the instructors' directions, particularly in matters of personal and group safety, including but not limited to the importance of hydration, need for nutritious snacks, altitude sickness, exhaustion, leave no trace, sunscreen, bug dope, danger of overhangs, footing, vehicle safety, boat safety, hot air balloon safety, helicopter safety, ferry safety, common-sense safety, respect for others, etc. Travel Photography Adventures and its designated operatives reserve the right in their sole discretion to accept, decline to accept, or remove any participant on a Travel Photography Adventures Tour. Travel Photography Adventures and it’s operators, employees and trainers reserve the right, without penalty, to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in their judgment, conditions warrant or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of participants.
Neither Travel Photography Adventures, its recommended tour operators, hoteliers, transport, nor its tour administrator shall be liable for any air carrier's cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable ticket to or from the participant's TPA Tour. Baggage, personal effects and personal safety are at all times the sole responsibility of the participant.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All prices and fares are quoted in U.K £ pounds sterling. The rates are based on current tariffs and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. While we will do everything possible to maintain the listed prices, if it is necessary to levy a surcharge, we reserve the right to do so, and notification will be given at the time of final invoicing.
Eligibility: Participants in a TPA Tour must be 18 or over. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire journey.
What is included will be detailed within each individual tour description. If you do not see something as included, you should assume that it is not included. If in any doubt – please contact us for clarification. As a general rule – flights, transfers, accommodation, food, drink, alcohol, tipping, laundry, telephone calls, wifi fees etc is not included, yet where possible we will identify what the course leaders will be doing with their bookings and experiences with the above and you may wish to do the same since we have in most cases, the knowledge of a destination where research and investigation into all or most of the above. If any of the above is to be included in the price of your TPA cost, it will most likely be expressly mentioned in the individual tour detail page on the website. If you are unsure, please contact us for clarity.
Passport, visa expenses will also remain the responsibility of the individual participant.
Insurance is mandatory, and the full responsibility of the participant to cover and ensure that they have the level of protection that they will need for medical, transportation, baggage, photographic equipment and all other insurance related situations. TPA does not insure any participant on any course and it is not included within the cost of your course fee.
All of these additional expenses are the responsibility and at the cost of the participant.
The TPA course fee is exclusively for the photographic tuition at the destination and for us to run the administrative side of the business including our own costs and fees.
Payments, Cancellations and Refunds:
To reserve space on a TPA tour, a deposit amount is required to secure your place on the course
Deposit amount once paid is non-refundable unless we cancel the course.
Balance payments may be made by bank wire or via our website and is normally required 120 days prior to the course, if different to this – you will be notified in your invoice or on the course details page of the website.
Your reservation may be cancelled if full payment has not been received by 120 days prior to departure.
For reservations made within 120 days of the departure date, full payment is required within 5 business days of the reservation.
This policy also applies to pre- and post-trip extensions, excursions, Any revisions made within the Cancellation Penalty Period, such as a change in departure date or choice of trip, are subject to this cancellation policy. Leaving a tour in progress, for any reason whatsoever, will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of a tour.
Minimum Number Level
Travel Photography Adventures training seminars and courses have been designed with a particular group size and competence level in mind. In order to ensure that the training is as successful as possible for all delegates, we have a minimum number of delegates required to attend each course.
We reserve the right to cancel any trip because of inadequate enrolment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate or because of good-faith concerns with respect to the safety, health, or welfare of the participants. If a tour is cancelled prior to departure, we will provide credit toward a future workshop and if this cannot be provided then a refund of monies paid will be due.
If the seminar or course you have booked has not yet reached the minimum delegate number level; your Credit or Debit Card will be debited in the normal way, but, in the unlikely event that the minimum number level is not reached within 7 calendar days of the advertised seminar or Course date, you will receive an e-mail from TPA confirming that the Seminar or Course has been cancelled and your Credit or Debit Card will be credited with the full amount paid.
For international courses we will endeavor to contact you around 8 weeks in advance of the course start date.
Should you wish to cancel a booking, for whatever reason, we ask that you provide us with as much notice as possible. For some external courses that involve overnight stays we may require a deposit that will be non-refundable if a cancellation is made. We will need to be notified of cancellations 30 days in advance of the course start date for the course fee to be refundable.
Please note that for any international courses there will no refund available 4 months prior to course date.
To cancel a Seminar or Course booking, please contact us with your booking information. In exceptional circumstances when a cancellation is made prior to the course running date we may be able to transfer you to another course instead, for this there would be a £200 charge, all changes to this would be at the express decision of TPA and it’s directors.
If we cancel the trip in progress, you will receive a prorated refund based on the number of days not completed on the tour. We will not be responsible for any refund for any airline tickets, hotels or other travel costs purchased by the passenger directly from an airline or travel/booking agent. All refunds concerned with TPA will be processed within one month. We strongly suggest travel insurance to protect your investment and it is a requirement of booking on our courses for your own personal safety with medical and equipment protection.
Weather: We reserve the right to cancel, reschedule or re-route a TPA tour up until last minute, due to inclement or unsafe weather conditions, safety or other uncontrollable circumstances. Cancellations will receive a full refund if we can offer this, yet in cases of acts of god, terrorism, or any other circumstance beyond our control, you may need to look for cover from your travel insurance.
Travel Insurance: It is a requirement of TPA that you purchase travel insurance that protects you and your investment in the event of a sudden emergency before or during your trip and coverage for trip cancellation or interruption, illness, injury, and damage, loss or theft of baggage, as well as emergency assistance. This applies to deposits and balance due payments. Travel insurance can be purchased through our recommended insurance provider, yet we are not responsible for the service or payouts (if required) with this insurance provider. Plans available vary by country and state of residency; please contact TPA and reference travel insurance or for more information online, visit www.travelphotographyadventures.com/travelinsurance
Photography Leaders: The itineraries and staff presented on this website are subject to modification and change by Travel Photography Adventures. Every reasonable effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but alterations may still occur after final itineraries are sent. Travel Photography Adventures makes every attempt to provide photographic opportunities during the best possible light, but this is often compromised by daily itineraries and travel schedules. Since the best light is just after sunrise and just before sunset when the sun is low, it is impossible to visit all locations during these limited hours. Travel Photography Adventures makes every attempt to instruct and train throughout the adventure. It is important that you arrive with a working knowledge of your cameras settings. Travel Photography Adventures provides on-location tuition, in the moment of the action. Some tuition is given with regards to selection of images, editing and final presentation once back at the hotel in the evenings after a day of shooting. Instructions are primarily conducted on site using walk-n-talk techniques. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and seek out your leader when you need help.
Health Requirements: You must be in good physical and mental health. You must be able to maintain the pace of the group throughout the tour. Any physical condition, diet, or treatment requiring special attention must be reported in writing when you register. Failure to participate in daily activities due to physical or mental health will not result in any refund. For special dietary requirements, we do our best to convey this information to restaurants and food establishments, but communication of these requirements to restaurants and food establishments is ultimately your responsibility and please recognise that in some areas of the world it can become very difficult to control or accommodate.
Photography: We reserve the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any tour or part thereof and to use the resulting photography, videos, or recordings for promotional or commercial use. By making a reservation on a TPA tour, the participant agrees to allow his/her likeness to be used by TPA and TPA-authorized third parties, and the without compensation to the participant. If the participant prefers that his/her likeness not be used, he/she must notify us in writing prior to departure of the trip. Copyright in all photographs, video, and related materials created by the participant ("tour Materials") shall belong to the participant upon creation. The participant grants to TPA a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable license to use any tour Materials provided to TPA and our trainers in any media for the following limited purposes: editorial use, promotion of this editorial use, promotion of Travel Photography Adventures, or promotion of the mission of Travel Photography Adventures.
Force Majeure: TPA will not be liable for any delay in, change to or cancellation of trips due to 'Force Majeure'. 'Force Majeure' means a circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Photo Workshop Adventures and includes, but is not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, act of god, industrial dispute, disease, industrial or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and strikes.
Dispute Resolution: If the participant has a complaint, he/she should first inform the adventure leader or tour trainer while on the adventure so that the adventure leader or tour trainer can attempt to rectify the matter. If the participant is still dissatisfied, he/she should submit the complaint in writing to Travel Photography Adventures within 7 days of the completion of the adventure. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, website, brochures, or any other literature concerning this adventure, or the breach thereof, including without limitation any claim related to illness, injury, or death, shall be subject to the following conditions: 1) the dispute will be governed by UK law 2) the parties agree that they will attempt in good faith to settle any and all disputes arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement, including without limitation the validity, interpretation, performance and breach hereof, through a process of mediation in the United Kingdom under the supervision of a mutually agreed upon mediator.
3) the maximum amount of recovery to which a participant will be entitled under any and all circumstances will be the published cost of the participant’s adventure with Travel Photography Adventures. This agreement to arbitrate does not waive or modify any liability or copyright or model release agreed by the participant.
Other: Other Terms and Conditions may apply to some tours and will be provided with pre-trip emails or mailings. By registering for a TPA, Workshop or Private Guided Tour, the participant agrees to the Responsibility statement and the Terms and Conditions herein.
Except where stated otherwise, all prices are inclusive of VAT or there will be no additional VAT chargeable on such courses.
We may offer discounts on some courses, only one discount offer can be used at any one time, only one discount can be used at a time.
Other Course Information
Course information is provided about each individual course. All persons participating in courses, events and/or activities do so at their own risk. Participants should ensure that they have no physical or health problems, which might make such participation dangerous or hazardous or in any case affect/hinder the good running of the course with their involvement.
TPA may refer to other products or third parties and inform what companies that we use and our trainers may use in certain circumstances, for example, with insurance, equipment, flight bookings, hotel bookings etc. However, TPA does not support or expressly recommend any third party products, services or software and is not responsible for the service or product received from these suppliers. Participants are advised to undertake their own risk assessments and due diligence as to the suitability of third party products to meet their requirements. Further, TPA and its employees, agents or representatives will not accept liability for any loss or damage to a participator's property, welfare or health while attending a course.