Fall Foliage Photo Workshop
The best part of living in Central Oregon is the change of seasons! Join us on one of our Fall Foliage workshop to capture some of the best autumn color changes in the PNW!
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If you must cancel a reservation, contact us as soon as possible. All cancellations must be sent via email so that we have a record of it. We are always happy to reschedule for a different date provided we have availability. Or we can give you credit towards a future trip from any forfeited fees. The cancellation policy below is for both full payments and deposits:nn- Up to 30 days before departure: Full refund of all fees paid. - Between 3 and 30 days before departure: Refund of 75% of fees paid. The 25% non-refunded fee can be applied to a future trip. Less than 3 days before departure: No refunds can be given. You have the option to reschedule for a different date or receive a credit towards a future trip. - Bend Photo Tours (BPT) cannot offer partial refunds for unused services. If you have to cut your trip short, no refunds can be given. - Cancellation fees and forfeited deposits are non-transferable. If you sign-up for another trip, we can apply the forfeited funds towards the new trip. Contact us for details. - If you are not present at the time of trip departure, we will try our best to contact you. We cannot offer any refunds for no-shows, but you can still ask for a credit or to be rescheduled. - In the event inclement weather keeps us from being able to access our primary destination, BPT reserves the right to change the itinerary as required. No refunds can be made for weather conditions. There are many alternate locations we can take you to when the weather is poor. - In the event a tour, workshop or expedition must be canceled due to low participation rates, sickness, accidents, death, political events, natural disasters, and so forth, BPT will promptly refund all fees paid. BPT reserves the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to departure. BPT will let all trip participants know as soon as possible should this unfortunate event occur. In the event of trip cancellation, BPT is not responsible for your personal travel expenses to the gateway location or any other expenses in preparing for the trip. We recommend that you have your own travel insurance.
Other Important Information
Tour Length: 4 hours all inclusivennDifficulty: Moderate. We will be doing some moderate walking/hiking to get a variety of photos with the fall colors. nnWorkshop Departure: We will meet at The Bend Tour Company at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 19, 2019 where we will head out to the McKenzie Pass and hit up some stunning waterfalls, the McKenzie River, and capture the stunning fall colors highlighting it all! We will return that evening around 6:00pmnnGuides: What sets our team apart is no matter which guide you are matched with, all are expert published photographers are passionate about creating an tailored photographic experience with you. nnWeather Conditions: Although Central Oregon is notorious for 300 day of sunshine a year there are days where the weather is less than optimal. In most cases we will still have the workshop, but may change the location if possible. Note that we cannot offer refunds due to weather unless we cannot go out at all, but will reschedule the workshop. Also keep in mind that inclement weather often results in some of the most dramatic and stunning photos! Just make sure you dress and prepare accordingly. Food/Water: Other than a light snack and some wine and beer for this workshop, we do not provide food on our outings. All participants should bring food/water to hold them through during the tour. We will have a cooler where you can store food and drink. What to Wear: You should check the weather forecast prior to the date of the expedition. October tends to be cooler, so be sure to bring layers. If it's going to be hot, wear light-colored clothing and a hat. If the temperatures are cold, bring some warm layers and long pants. Don't forget sunglasses and sunscreen. If it's very cold and or windy, don't forget a jacket. If rain is in the forecast, bring a rain jacket. We recommend wearing sturdy footwear due to the uneven terrain and we could do some hiking. Restroom Facilities: We should have access to restrooms from our photo spots. nCell Phones: You can always bring your cell phone along, but with low light, the images you capture with them, might not be the best. Note that cell service is limited during some of the drives. There are USB ports in our vehicles so bring a charging cable if you need one. Group Size: 2 min - 6 max nnCamera Gear: A wide angle zoom lens is the most useful for landscape photos to get the most of the area in the shot (equivalent 16-35 on a full-frame camera or 10-22mm on a crop sensor). In addition, the lower the aperture the better! At least a F2.8, but F1.8-1.2 is always nice to have as well. A mid-range lens can also come in handy or if you don't have a wide angle (24-70 on full frame or 18-55 on crop sensor). If you want to try and get in some tight shots of wildlife, I would also recommend a zoom lens (70-200mm works for most things). Tripods are highly recommended since we will be around water and will make it able to do long exposures. You will also need a camera that has a manual setting or a way to you can control the aperture, shutter speed and ISO independently. Don't forget extra batteries, memory cards, and cleaning supplies. It is also recommended to bring neutral density filters for shooting the falls as well. nnIf you need to rent gear for the workshop we encourage you to use BorrowLenses.com