Denise Ippolito Photo-Tour ~ General Information/Deposit And Cancellation Policies

Please read my Deposit and Cancellation Policies before sending a deposit.

A non-refundable deposit is required to hold a spot for all Workshops, Photo-Cruises, and Photo-Safaris. Workshop balances are due 6 months before the date of the Workshop and are also non-refundable. In view of the above, please check your schedule carefully before committing. If I do not receive your check for the balance on or before the due date I will try to fill your spot from the waiting list. If your spot is filled, you will lose your deposit. If not, you can secure your spot by paying your balance.

By attending one of my workshops, you agree to hold Denise Ippolito LLC, Denise Ippolito and/or A Creative Adventure and its employees and owners harmless for all personal injury or loss that may occur during or in connection with this trip. This is a self-led travel trip. You are responsible for your own safety at all times. When you sign up for a trip you certify that you are in good general health and that you do not have any physical or other disabilities that would place either you or other participants in danger. Only you know your physical abilities, do not push them beyond their capabilities. You and only you, are in charge of deciding if a location is safe for you to travel to.

I reserve the right to cancel any workshop if it does not meet the required minimum enrollment (2 under the total spots available-unless noted otherwise); if that happens all monies collected by non-cancelling parties will be totally refunded. Please note that if you cancel your space on any workshop and your cancellation forces the cancellation of that workshop – your deposit and/or total monies collected for that trip remain non-refundable. No credits are offered in lieu of non-refundable deposits.

I strongly recommend that you purchase quality travel insurance.

Travel Insurance Services offers a variety of plans and options. Included with the Elite Option or available as an upgrade to the Basic & Plus Options you can also purchase "Cancel for Any Reason Coverage" that expands the list of reasons for your canceling to include things such as sudden work or family obligation and even a simple change of mind. Do note that many plans require that you purchase your travel insurance within 14 days of my cashing your deposit check or running your credit card. Whenever purchasing travel insurance be sure to read the fine print careful even when dealing with reputable firms like TIS. There are many other companies out there that offer travel insurance, some folks use Allianz Travel Insurance Co or InsureMyTrip. With any travel insurance, it is best to check out the company thoroughly. I have no allegiance to these companies and do not make one cent from the referral or sale of the insurance.

On most trips a single supplement is available for those who desire their own room. Please note, however, that if we cannot find you a same sex roommate you will be charged the single supplement fee.

Most Workshops include morning and afternoon photography sessions totaling six hours or more (weather permitting), in-the-field instruction, a meet and greet and/or an introductory slide program on the evening before the tour begins, a critiquing session. International trips may have a different schedule. During either a workshop or photo tour you will not be required to work in Manual Mode, however, you are expected to have full working knowledge of your camera (how to change your ISO, aperture and shutter speed) and gear. Please keep in mind that these workshops are not meant to be Camera 101 courses.

*Non-photographer spouses/companions
May join most North American Workshops tours for $100/day (please check to see if the workshop you want is included in this). This fee includes all slide programs and in-the-field sessions. Entry fees and additional costs are separate. Meals are not included. There are strict guidelines that apply.

*Weather and Unforeseen Issues
There will be NO REFUND for weather delay or cancellation due to weather or any other unforeseen issues before arrival, during or after the scheduled workshop. In addition Denise Ippolito LLC, Denise Ippolito and/or A Creative Adventure is not responsible for any additional costs that may be incurred by weather delays or cancellations due to weather, flight delays, visa issues or otherwise.
* I reserve the right to take one or two over the limit on every workshop.
* I reserve the right to bring in any assistant/assistants or co-leaders on any workshop, tour or events. I also reserve the right to find a suitable replacement for myself in the event of a tragic accident or unforeseen event that would keep me from attending the workshop, tour or event. In addition, in the event of extraordinary events, governmental instability, extreme weather, or any other conditions, I reserve the right to cancel this trip and return all workshop fees to participants.

*New: Code of Conduct

Each participant shall conduct themselves in a civil manner not only to me but to each of the other participants. There will be zero tolerance for rude or aggressive behavior. I will offer one warning before you will be asked to leave the group without any refund whatsoever and it will be your sole responsibility both physically and financially to make arrangements to leave the group immediately. These workshops and photo tours are supposed to be fun and enjoyable to all. Please act accordingly, thank you very much.



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