All photography workshops include one-on-one time with the instructors to help you learn all aspects of photography from exposure issues, composition, specialty techniques for different situations we encounter doing landscape photography, learning to see good lighting and how to create good lighting in situations where it may not be great to begin with.
Also several of our workshops will include astrophotography (photographing the stars), how to photograph moving water, time-lapse photography and many other topics.
Our instructors may take photographs in the field during the workshops. These can include photographs of the students as they are shooting for our PR purposes and an occasional photograph for themselves but they are at all times at your disposal for any questions or problems you may be having. Most of our students prefer not to have the instructors hovering over them all the time and instead just ask us for help when needed. We are not opposed to be right there so it is totally up to you how you work best. We are there for you, not for our own photography!
We believe in and support our National Parks system, so we are proud to be Commercial Use Authorization Permit holders at the time of each workshop with all of the National Parks where we hold workshops! This helps us maintain good standing with the Park and the rangers, and it helps the Parks to fund conservation projects. So a portion of your workshops fee goes right back to help protect the parks we enjoy so much!
Workshop fees are for the workshop only and do not include transportation, hotels, meals and/or snacks for the field or any other expenses incurred by your participation in our workshop (you are resonsible for your own dietary requirement/restrictions. If you inform us ahead of time of any dietary needs we will do the best we can to try and get the restaurants to accommodate you but we cannot make any guarantees!)
All workshops require a 50% deposit to hold your place in the workshop unless specified otherwise on the workshop page.
The balance of payment is due no less than 60 days from the date of the workshop you are attending.
Each workshop has a minimum number of students required to make the class a viable workshop.
We reserve to right to cancel any class that does not meet the required minimum number of students.
In the event we have to cancel a class due to below minimum attendance all deposits paid to us for the workshop will be refunded. (However since some of our workshops require you to fly to the workshop location, we strongly suggest you buy refundable airline tickets or purchase travel insurance) We will not be held liable for loss of money due to cancellation of a workshop.
Cancellation more than 90 days before workshop - 100% Refund.
Cancellation 89-60 days before workshop - 50% Refund
Cancellation less than 60 days before workshop - NO REFUND
TIPW Weapons Policies - (This is a requirement of the National Park System we are permitted to work within)
No person may carry or posses a weapon, regardless of whether the person has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, during TIPW Workshops except as authorized by this policy.
1. Licensed Peace Officers and Security Personnel. Licensed peace officers working in the course and scope of their employment as law enforcement officers and employees of a contracted private security company, registered to carry firearms working in the course and scope of their employment, are authorized to carry loaded firearms.
“Weapon” means an instrument, article or substance that is designed, used or likely to be used to cause bodily harm or property damage. Weapons include the following items: firearms, including rifles, shotguns, handguns; bowie, dirks and knives (other than kitchen knives) with blades four (4) inches or longer, explosives, swords, nunchucks, throwing stars and other martial arts weapons, crossbows, compound bows, recurve bows, long bows, BB guns, paintball guns, ammunition and non-functioning replicas that could be confused with actual firearms.