REI Night Experience Photo Workshop – July 17, 2019
We are absolutely thrilled to team up with REI to create a Night Photography Experience Workshop out along the Cascade Lakes Highway. Not only will we have a full moon to light the night sky, but we will also have a staged campsite to capture some amazing lifestyle shots courtesy of REI.
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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: 3 hours all inclusive nnDifficulty: Easy to Moderate, depending on how much hiking you would like to do. Once you book your tour we will send out a short survey to better assess your goals for the trip and what you would like to see and learn. We can cater each tour to your specifications. nTour Departure: We will meet at The Bend Tour Company in Downtown Bend, Oregon at 8:00pm. We will meet up for some snacks and discuss the plan for the evening. Then Caravan out to the Cascade Lakes Highway. nGuides: 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 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 coming on the trip. Temperatures due tend to drop once the sun goes down, so I always encourage bringing 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. Bug replant comes in handy too! If it's very cold and or windy, don't forget a jacket, warm hat and some gloves. 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. nRestroom Facilities: The parking lot has restrooms. nCell Phones: Bring your cell phone along! They are great for capturing candid images. Note that cell service is limited. Group Size: 15 max nnCamera Gear: While our guides are all expert photographers, we might not be experts with your specific camera model. In order to get the most out of the tour, you will need a camera that has the ability to control ISO, aperture and shutter speed independently, and know how to access those features on your camera. nnAs for lenses, we recommend a wide angle lens is the most useful landscape and 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). For shooting the moon you want to have a serious zoom lens. A 70-200mm will work, but 300-500mm is ideal for full moon detail. A mid-range lens can also come in handy or if you don't have a zoom to get more landscape with your shot, as well as shooting moon bursts (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, and cleaning supplies. nnIf you need to rent gear for your trip we encourage you to use BorrowLenses.com