Since Bend is located in such an amazing spot with hardly any ambient light, it lends it's self to some awesome night photography. Whether it's the milky way, star trails, light writing or the moon, we can show you the best way to capture the night sky on our private Night Photo Tours

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Active Folks, Art Lovers, Bend Locals

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Cancellation Policy
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.
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Tour Length: 4 hours all inclusive nnDifficulty: Easy. We will most likely find a place to park our cameras and then take shots around that area. nnTour Departure: We will meet at The Bend Tour Company in Downtown Bend, Oregon at 6:00pm. We will meet up for some snacks and discuss the plan for the evening. We will end back at the same place. Guides: 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: If the weather is not cooperating for our workshop, we will do our best to find a clear location to observe the stars. If that isn't an option within a close proximity of Bend, then we will reschedule. Note that we cannot offer refunds due to weather unless we cannot go out at all, but will reschedule the workshop instead. 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 at our meet up, 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 coming on the date of the workshop. Since this is a night tour, and we won't be moving much and expect the temperatures to drop so bring layers. nRestroom Facilities: Most of the lake parking lots have restrooms. 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. However, they are great for capturing light writing images, if that is something you want to play with on your tour. 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 max - Private tournnCamera Gear: A wide angle zoom lens is the most useful for night photos to get the most of the sky 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). Tripods are a must since we are shooting 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. nnIf you need to rent gear for your trip we encourage you to use BorrowLenses.comnnAdditional Gear: Since we will be outside in one spot, or with minimal movement, feel free to bring a folding chair, blanket, bug spray, or any other items you that you would like to have to make you comfortable.