Oregon Coast Photo Workshop – October 4-6, 2019
The Oregon Coast is one of the most picturesque places in Oregon, so only makes sense to host a workshop there! We will host you out at Agate Beach Motel for 2 nights will take in light houses, ocean vistas, sunsets, and even a whale watching add on! There will be a great balance of time to explore on your own as well as group outing.
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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 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:nnUp 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 cancelled due to low participation rates, sickness, accidents, death, political events, natural disasters, and so forth, BPT will be 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 DETAILSnnTour Length: 3 days nnWorkshop Departure: We will meet at The Bend Tour Company at 12:00pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 where will pack up and discuss the plan for the trip. We will return in the afternoon/early evening of Sunday, October 6, 2019 and have a 1-hour post shooting workshop on editing our photos with Lightroom. Guides: What sets our team apart is all are expert published photographers are passionate about creating an tailored photographic experience with you. nWeather Conditions: Although Central Oregon is notorious for 300 day of sunshine a year, there are days where the weather is less than optimal. Note that we cannot offer refunds due to weather unless we cannot go out at all, but will reschedule the expedition. 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: We will go out as a group for dinner both nights and a light breakfast (coffee and pastries) will be provided both mornings. Lunches will be on your own. nWhat to Wear: You should check the weather forecast prior to the date of the workshop. October can be up in the air when it comes to weather, and it tends to be a little cooler at the coast, especially at night. 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, warm hat and some gloves, especially for shooting at night. If rain is in the forecast, bring a rain jacket. We recommend wearing sturdy footwear due to the uneven terrain and we will do some hiking/walking. nGroup Size: 2 min - 8 max nnCamera Gear: A wide angle zoom lens is the most useful for landscape and night photos to get the most of the ocean/view in the shot (equivalent 16-35 on a full-frame camera or 10-22mm on a crop sensor). 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) for shots around the town. If you want to try and get in some tight shots of wildlife (whales, birds), I would also recommend a zoom lens (70-200mm works for most things). Tripods are highly recommended, since the conditions will change based on the time of day and the amount of light. 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: You will need to provide everything for staying on the coast for 2 days. Please consolidate your gear as much as possible. nAdd -On: If you would like to add a Whale Watching excursion, we will be going out in the morning one of the days for 2 hours. It would be an additional $50/person and you can include it at check out.