Photography Workshop Terms and Conditions

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All program pricing is in U.S. dollars. All fees may be paid online with credit card, digital options, or PayPal. Unless otherwise stated all listed fees are for program tuition only and do not include airfare, transportation, meals, drinks, or guide/instructor gratuities. A non-refundable deposit, the amount will be specified in the program information, is required at the time of your registration. Reservations for programs cannot be held without a deposit.

  • Unless otherwise noted, the balance of the program fee is due no later than 60 days prior to the program start date.
  • If a reservation is made 60 days or less prior to the workshop start date, then the full amount is payable at the time of reservation.

All workshop withdrawal requests by the program participant must be in writing and received either by US mail or e-mail and acknowledged by Adrian Klein dba AK Photography. There are no exceptions to this policy, even for personal emergencies. Based on cancelation date, the following apply.

  • More than 60 days before the program start date: Refund for any payment beyond deposit amount. Deposit is non-refundable.
  • 31 to 60 days before the program start date: Credit for any payment beyond deposit amount. Deposit is non-refundable.
  • 30 days or less before the program start date: No refund.

Even if your cancellation is less than 60 days from the program start date, if we are able to fill your space, we will provide a refund of any payments made beyond the deposit minus a 10% processing fee. Payments made for private programs are non-refundable.

AK Photography reserves the right to alter or cancel any program for any reason. In the unlikely event that we need to cancel a program, we will refund all monies paid, or you have the option of receiving a credit in the amount of the program fee that may be applied in full to pay for a future program. This credit is to be used within 24 months of the original program you are registered to participate in. AK Photography cannot be responsible for any travel expenses or non-refundable purchases, deposits, or reservations. It is recommended that you purchase trip insurance. Notification of cancellation will be made via either a telephone call or an e-mail to you. We cannot be responsible for voicemail messages and e-mails not being received in a timely matter due to your service provider(s).

For purposes of the terms & conditions described in this document, Force Majeure shall mean a cause or event such as; war or the threat of war, protests, riots, terrorist activity, civil strife, governmental acts, industrial disputes, labor strikes, injunctions, natural disasters, nuclear disaster, fire, wildfire, plague, epidemic, pandemic, outbreaks of infectious disease or any other public health crisis, including quarantine or other employee restrictions, or unfavorable or adverse weather conditions that are not reasonably foreseeable or otherwise caused by or under the control of AK Photography. Any delay or failure in the performance by AK Photography shall be excused if and to the extent caused by the occurrence of a Force Majeure.


AK Photography does not accept liability for any loss or additional expense caused by cancelation of the workshop, tour, or similar event, or delay or interruption to travel services. Such losses or additional expenses are the responsibility of the passenger/participant.

It is highly recommend you purchase travel insurance for your program and travel expenses. Many travel insurance providers offer products that do more than protect the money you invest in your trip — they protect you in unforeseen circumstances. We suggest a plan which offers coverage for medical and dental emergencies, lost baggage, missed connections, and trip cancellation should you have a medical problem that prevents you from attending. AK Photography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies or for reimbursement of non-refundable transportation or lodging in the event of a workshop cancellation.


Air transportation and related fees; lodging; activities noted as optional in the itinerary; gratuities; passport and visa expenses; travel insurance; personal expenses, such as laundry, internet, meals, beverages; ground transportation; park fees, and any other items not explicitly noted as included.


AK Photography makes an effort to block off rooms at a suggested lodging location for most programs. Cost increases for lodging may occur unexpectedly. Please make your reservations as early as possible to ensure you have acceptable accommodations during your visit. Participants are not required to lodge at the same location as workshop leader except in cases where lodging is included.

AK Photography programs are within the abilities of average people in good health. We ask that you please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the activity level of any program. Some programs require little walking while others require the ability to walk or hike a few miles per outing over uneven terrain. Participants are required to carry their own photo gear.


We reserve the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any program or part thereof and to use the resulting photography in whole or in part for promotional purposes, including, but not limited to: advertising and publicity both in print and electronic media. By booking a reservation with AK Photography, participants agree to allow their images to be used in such photography; participants who prefer that their image not be used are asked to identify themselves at the commencement of their trip. We also reserve the right to use, in all or in part, any written reviews you may provide to us in our advertising and publicity both in print and electronic media.

AK Photography does not provide equipment of any kind for use by program participants unless demo equipment is noted in the program itinerary. Program participants must provide their own photography gear and (if needed) a laptop computer.


The type of programs we offer requires flexibility and allowing for alternatives. For this reason, detailed program descriptions and locations are not provided in advance. Even during a program the itinerary can change on short notice.


In the event of the specified instructor being unable to attend due to illness or other circumstances beyond our control, another instructor will be provided if possible.


Due to participant responsibilities and risks of attending photography programs any participant under age 18 is required to have a parent or legal guardian in attendance at all sessions throughout the program. If participant signing up is under age 18 please contact AK Photography in advance to ensure the program has adequate space for additional non-photographing guests to join.

It is the goal of the workshop to create understanding, appreciation, and respect for the natural environment of the places we visit. Participants are required to follow all rules and regulations. Locations may feature fragile plant species and wildlife. Please place the welfare of the unique locations above the desire to get any photo that might contribute to its destruction.

The possession and use of illegal drugs, and the use of smoking or e-cigarette and other vape products are prohibited in any of the classrooms, meal areas, or rooms used by AK Photography or at any field program location.


After AK Photography receives your program registration and before the program start date, you will receive an Acknowledgment of Risk and Emergency Contacts forms. AK Photography requires all program participants to complete and sign the forms, and return to us via email or mail at least 30 days prior to the start of the program.

By paying the program deposit, you are agreeing to accept all the above terms & conditions.