Supermoon Rising Photo Workshop – March 21, 2019
Full moons are amazing….but Supermoons are mind blowing! This particular moon is the last of three supermoons for 2019. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual. We will head out to The Badlands for a clear view of the rising moon, and have around 2 hours of night photos.
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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 inclusivennDifficulty: Easy. We will most likely find a place to park our cameras for sunset and the stars and then take shots around that area. Tour Departure: We will meet at The Bend Tour Company in Downtown Bend, Oregon at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 21, 2019. We will meet up and discuss the plan for the evening. We will end back at the same place around 10:00pm. 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. Weather 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 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, jackets, comfy shoes, hats and gloves. nRestroom Facilities: We should have access to restrooms from our photo spot. Cell 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: 2-8 maxnnCamera Gear: 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. If you need to rent gear for the workshop we encourage you to use BorrowLenses.comnAdditional Gear: Since we will be outside in one spot, or with minimal movement, feel free to bring a folding chair, blanket, bug spray, jacket (as the temperatures cool down in the evening) or any other items you that you would like to have to make you comfortable. Cancellation/Re-Scheduling: Please see our Terms and Conditions.