Booking Terms & Conditions
It is ESSENTIAL that you read the following terms & conditions before making a booking. Making a booking on a workshop indicates to me that you have read these full terms & conditions and that you agree to these terms & conditions.
Chasing Light Tours offers guided photography tours and workshops, and they have been designed with the photographer at the heart and they’re suited to all types of photographers from beginners to the more advanced.
My photography tours and workshops will operate regardless of weather. Some locations may not be visited as well due to bad weather conditions. By booking onto a photography tour or workshop, you accept that refunds are not offered for poor weather.
If your workshop or tour has to be cancelled due to COVID-19 you will be offered a FULL REFUND or you can transfer to another trip.
All guests self-declare they are Covid 19 Free before departure and I will take a temperature check on arrival.
I use spacious private vehicles. There will be a seat free in the middle so as to have ample room and I will ensure each guest uses the same seat for the duration of the our.
Face masks are mandatory when travelling inside our vehicle and when outside, only to be used when in close proximity to either myself or other guests.
Our transport & accommodation will be wiped down/cleaned on a daily basis.
It is mandatory that you bring your own hand sanitiser and use it on regular basis.
Payment & Registration
By paying the deposit or paying the full balance this will secure your place on my photography tour or workshop.
By law, you have a 14 day cooling off period. During this period you can cancel your booking and receive a full refund including your deposit. After this 14 day cooling off period, your deposit is non-refundable . This deposit is used to cover initial expenses for the workshop such as booking of accommodation, transport and administration expenses etc. Because of this the deposit is non-refundable.
The full balance must be settled 60 days before the tour or workshop start date.
I limit my workshops and photography tours to a maximum of 5 persons. This allows me to spend more time with everyone, helping them with any questions they may have.
If for some reason you have to cancel your place on the workshop, I will either offer you the choice of a place on a future workshop or I can refund you based on my refund policy below.
You must contact me as soon as possible regarding your situation so that I can advertise the place to someone else and so that we can get you registered onto another course.
In the unlikely event that I don’t have the required numbers to run a given workshop, I reserve the right to cancel up to 30 days in advance. I can offer you a place on another future workshop, or I’ll refund all monies paid including the deposit.
If you do not turn up for the workshop, I am unable to offer a refund or a place on another course.
Unfortunately I’m unable to give refunds due to unforeseen weather events during a workshop.
Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund excluding your deposit.
45 days: 75% refund
30 days: 50% refund
Less than 30 days: no refund
Any refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made, all refunds will be paid within 30 days from the cancellation date.
No refunds will be given for any accommodation, travel or any other costs incurred by delegates due to a cancellation. You must have travel insurance to cover any other travel expenses.
Note: if I manage to resell your place on a workshop, I will refund your deposit.
Health & Safety, Liability, Insurances
Chasing Light Tours will always endeavour to act in your best interests.
Chasing Light Tours does not accept liability for any loss of camera equipment, personal possessions, valuables, bodily injury, illness, accidents, injuries, carelessness, negligence, lack of fitness, punctuality or death unless it arises from my negligence during my workshops.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure your safety and well-being, workshops may and frequently do involve travel in remote locations during the day & night where medical, refreshment, toilet facilities are not readily accessible and/or available. All bookings are accepted on the basis and understanding that you appreciate any potential risks and hazards.
All customers are responsible for ensuring they have the correct insurances in place.
Each workshop requires different types of equipment. Please see each individual workshop requirements for a list of equipment needed.
Unfortunately Chasing Light Tours is unable to control the weather. Regardless of conditions, we will stay out as long as it is completely safe to do so. If the weather on the date of a night sky workshop is to be 70% or more cloud cover then we may need to be flexible to allow the day before or after the workshop date. If they are not suitable then the workshop will be rescheduled for another week.
If this workshop date is the only date that suits you, then we can still continue the workshop under cloud cover, and I guarantee that you will still come away with fantastic images, the knowledge and the ability to shoot beautiful night sky images – this is completely up to the student to decide.