To secure your spot on this workshop, select from the below to either pay a deposit or in full.
Completing your payment confirms acceptance of the Terms and Conditions as outlined.
Death Valley is one of the few locations in the United States that has received the distinction as a Gold Tier Dark Sky Park by The International Dark-Sky Association, making it one of the best star-gazing spots in the world.
We will enjoy 3 days and 2 nights chasing sunsets as well as observing and capturing the celestial bodies visible to us.
Our main goal is to ensure that our participants have sufficient opportunities to photograph Death Valley’s vivid sunsets as well as its night skies.
Our photo guide will adjust the workshop itinerary based on astronomical opportunities as well as the weather forecast. He will fine-tune the daily destinations and timing each day according to the weather, sunset, astro and weather forecasts, PhotoPills, and other apps that assist our master photographers in planning out where the best opportunities to capture winter light will be.
In addition to countless shooting opportunities Photography Workshop, our teaching focus will be on Astrophotography (star trails, light painting, and milky way), composition and post-processing as well as gear review and equipment advice.
This workshop does not include accommodation.
Participants will be responsible for organizing their own accommodation.
A mild to moderate level of fitness is required for this workshop.
Most shooting locations are easily accessible via a short hike.
However, sometimes this may be across rough, uneven, icy, or muddy terrain that includes elevation changes. Our Guides will let you know if a photography destination involves a long hike, steep incline, or particularly challenging terrain, and provide alternative shooting locations or other options if you don’t feel comfortable.
Participants should also be able to carry their own camera gear while hiking.
Sometimes we may remain in a location shooting for a few hours. Participants should be comfortable outdoors for extended periods of time in various weather conditions such as wind, rain, sun, and extremes of temperature. Wherever possible, our Guides will keep the vehicle available nearby so participants can rest and take a break.
All participants should be in good physical shape with no mobility issues. If you have any concerns about your suitability, then reach out to us and we will be happy to discuss the particular location details of the workshop with you.
You must advise Viking International Phototours in advance and in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org of any illness, injury, or pre-existing medical conditions that might reasonably be expected to affect your participation during the workshop.
Participants are responsible for providing their own transportation to/from and during this workshop.
We highly recommend that all vehicles have a spare tire along with the necessary tools required to change it in the event of a puncture.
Please contact Viking International Phototours at email@example.com before booking this workshop if you have any concerns about your vehicle suitability.
Our workshops require a minimum number of participants to proceed.
We will confirm if your photography workshop will be proceeding 90 days before the start date, at which point full payment of any remaining balance will be required.
Viking International Phototours reserves the right to reschedule or cancel workshops due to low participant numbers.
We will do our best to reschedule the workshop within two years of the original date.
If this happens, we will offer you the choice between:
In the improbable event that a workshop is canceled altogether rather than rescheduled, we will offer you the choice between:
Please note that Viking International Phototours are not liable for travel expenses incurred to reach the workshop destination or any other personal expenses incurred in preparing for your workshop. For this reason, we require that you obtain Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking with us.
We also recommend you do not book travel or make any trip-related purchases before the workshop has been confirmed.
We cannot delay or change a workshop in the event of travel disruptions that cause a participant to arrive late.
If this happens, no refunds will be made for any time missed on a workshop due to the late arrival by the participant.
For this reason, if you are traveling from a significant distance to attend this workshop, we highly recommend you arrive the day before it is scheduled to start. At the very least, you will be more refreshed and relaxed for the start of your adventure.
We know that plans can change, and unforeseen circumstances can happen.
You need to advise us in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you need to cancel your workshop. Your cancellation is not official until you have received a return email confirmation acknowledging your cancellation.
If you cancel and we can fill your spot on the workshop, you will receive a full refund minus a $300 USD fee.
If you cancel and the workshop does not fill, cancellation requests and refunds will be processed according to the following:
*Please note that some of our workshops with partner companies/third parties may have non-refundable deposits, which will not be refunded or credited to you.
There are drone-friendly places in the US, so if you own a drone, you are welcome to bring it along to the workshop.
Please note that you are solely responsible for your equipment, and are expected to adhere to all rules and regulations as specified by the Federal Aviation Administration and any other applicable state-specific regulations.
Viking International Phototours and our Photo Guides will not be liable for any injury or damage caused to equipment, environment or people caused by you operating your drone during our workshop.
If you are traveling with a partner/friend who is interested in joining you on this workshop but they are NOT a photographer, we may be able to accommodate them. In some instances, this may be at a reduced price.
Please note that this will be at the discretion of Viking International Phototours – please contact us at email@example.com for information.
Your companion would need to understand that this is a photography workshop and not a typical ‘tourist’ tour – long hours will be spent photographing locations outdoors rather than visiting attractions.
If you are interested in this workshop but would prefer a private experience or to attend with your own group of people, we can arrange that for you – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Please refer to the Terms and Conditions.
Booking with Viking International Phototours indicates acceptance of the Booking Terms and Conditions as outlined.
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