Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be in writing or by email. Should you need to cancel your place in the workshop we will refund only the balance of the fee (if you have paid it already).

Deposits are non-refundable.

If you cancel less than 30 days before the workshop starts there will be no refund of fee or deposit. If the workshop is fully booked and another participant can be found to fill the vacant place we will refund the deposit and/or balance you have paid.

Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the event unless otherwise specified. Your registration is guaranteed only when we have a deposit payment. Registrations are allocated on a first come first served basis.

If the workshop is cancelled by us you will receive a full refund of your booking fees.

Workshop itineraries may be subject to change due to weather, road conditions or other unforeseen circumstances related to the normal vagaries of travel and outdoors photography.

Travel insurance 

Travel insurance is the responsibility of the participant and is highly recommended for cover of unforeseen circumstances. Camera and equipment insurance is the responsibility of the individual photographer.

Camera experience required 

A modest level of photographic experience would be advisable to get the most out of the tuition. Familiarising yourself with the basic camera operations would be strongly advised. Please bring camera manuals in case the tutors need to make adjustments to your camera settings.

Included in the workshop 

Dawn to Dusk tuition – tutors are 100% committed to helping you make successful images and are there for you to ask as many questions as you like. Other inclusions are specified in the product descriptions.

Not included in the workshops 

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to get to and from the workshops. Otherwise, as specified in the product description.

Minimum numbers 

All workshops are conducted based on a minimum of participants booking. This may vary from workshop to workshop. If we cancel due to minimum numbers not being reached you will get a full refund. Other bookings you may make are not our responsibility and so we highly recommend travel insurance to cover this.

Photographers’ Availability 

In the event of a tutor being unable to attend due to illness or other circumstances beyond our control we will endeavour to provide another tutor of similar experience. If we have to cancel we will refund you your fee only. Again, travel insurance is the best option here.

What else do you need to know? 

There maybe some moderately energetic walking involved to get to certain locations so please consider this related to your physical abilities. If you have any other medical conditions that might affect your enjoyment of the workshop please let us know. Evening and early morning shoots will form part of the workshops. You may choose to not participate in these but we recommend that you do take part.

Early morning shoot times are entirely dependant on the sunrise times so schedules we set for departure will be adhered to rigidly. It’s not fair to the group as a whole to have to wait for a late riser so we will leave exactly at the times we say.

Please bring clothing suited to early morning or evening shoots that may be a little chilly, sturdy foot wear, hat, sunscreen and camera of course…. Like any trip away from home please bring personal medication requirements. We usually meet the evening before the workshop to have drinks and/or dine together and get to know each other. Please consider this when planning your travel arrangements.

We will be assisting you to take photographs and provide tuition throughout the workshop. They are there to teach you and their priority is to help you get your images.

Liability Limitation Statement

Nick Rains aims to provide every participant with a safe, educational and enjoyable experience during the workshops. As there is always an element of risk associated with the outdoors and travel in general we accept no responsibility/liability for injury, death, illness, losses or additional expenses associated with workshop participation. By signing the booking form you are agreeing to all the listed terms and conditions.

Privacy Statement 

The information provided by participants will not be released to any other parties.

Other questions?

If you have any questions about the workshops please email : info@nickrains.com