Terms and Conditions

Registration and Payment

Workshop registration or booking fees must be paid in full by the invoice due date to confirm your place in the workshop. Once payment has been received, you will be sent email confirmation of receipt of your payment.


Photography Workshops Cancellation and Refund Policy

Full refunds of all monies paid will be made if a workshop is cancelled by us, or if the workshop is re-scheduled by us and you are unable to attend on the new date.

Cancellation by participants must be made in writing. If you cancel your paid booking prior to seven (7) days of the workshop date, the workshop fee will be refunded less 25% of the fee.

No refund is available if you cancel within seven (7) of the workshop date.

Deposits paid to secure bookings at workshops, events, retreats and tours are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us.

Venture Photography is not responsible for any other costs which workshop participants may have incurred including but not limited to travel, car rental, insurance, photographic purchases and/or rentals.


Photography Tours Cancellation and Refund Policy

These tours and conditions relate to photography tours organised by Venture Photography Workshops. You must be at least 18 years old and have the authority to accept on your behalf our terms and conditions. Our confirmation/invoice is acceptance of your booking and confirmation of the travel contract between you and Venture Photography Workshops.

Confirmation of your booking is made upon our acceptance of the deposit. The date for settlement and final payment will be identified in the confirmation document/invoice. If settlement is not paid by the deadline, your booking is cancelled and the deposit retained. For bookings made within 60 days of the tour start date, full settlement is requested upon your booking. We reserve the right to increase or reduce the tour price, so the current price of this tour will be advised to you at the time of booking. While every effort is made to provide reliable information and display correct prices on our website, unfortunately errors do occasionally occur. In the event that an incorrect price has been entered in error, any booking made with this price will not be valid. You will be advised of the mistake at the earliest opportunity and you will have the option either to pay the correct price for the booked package or to cancel and receive a full refund of any amount you have already paid.

You must advise us in writing if you wish to cancel your booking. You may cancel without penalty if:

  • The tour package price increase exceeds 10% as a consequences of changes made after the price is first advertised.
  • A major change occurs to the tour itinerary and programme, such as a change in the dates of the tour, the number of days of the tour, or major changes to the destinations and locations listed in the itinerary. Note that changes in accommodation and minor changes to the programmed activities are not regarded as major changes.

The following cancellation fees apply:

  • Deposits are non-refundable. The only exception to this is if the tour is cancelled by the organisers at least 60 days before the tour date.
  • If you cancel within 59 and 40 days before departure: 50% of settlement is refunded.
  • If you cancel within 39 and 20 days before departure: 10% of settlement is refunded.
  • If you cancel less than 20 days before departure: no refund.

You will receive a cancellation invoice upon your request to cancel.

In the event that the tour itinerary changes or the tour is cancelled due to circumstances outside of our control (such as war, threat of war, riots, terrorist activities, civil disturbances, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, adverse weather conditions, hurricanes, floods, unavoidable technical issues with transport, epidemic, pandemic and similar), the organiser will hold not liability towards travellers. No compensations, payments, expenses or any sums, including the cost of securing alternative accommodation or flights will be paid by the organiser.

Our tours are designed for adults of all ages who are in good to reasonable health and of moderate level of fitness. Some activities may require walking and hiking for distances of up to 1 to 2 kilometres on tracks and trails and short steep climbs and descents. You will need to be able to carry your own camera equipment and water during this tour.

You will need to disclose any medical or physical conditions that you have, which may create a risk to you or to other tour participants. The organiser assumes no responsibility for your medical care nor guarantee to meet your special dietary requirements. You may only participate on this tour on provision of your obtaining comprehensive travel insurance for the duration covered by the dates of the tour, inclusive of departure and arrival dates.

The organiser will not share with any third parties your personal data (such as your name, contact details, travel preferences and any special needs/disabilities or dietary requirements) and it will use them for the operational needs related to purchased package. We may also use your email or postal address to send you information and brochures related to our activity; should you wish to not receive these, please inform us upon booking.


Postponement Policy

If you have booked and paid for a workshop and are unable to attend on the workshop date, and if another similar workshop is offered at the time of transfer, you can choose to transfer your booking to the next workshop. If the subsequent workshop is cancelled by Venture Photography, you will receive a refund less 25% of the workshop fee.

Please note that bookings cannot be transferred within seven (7) days of the workshop date.


Gift Vouchers – Conditions of Use

Gift vouchers for Venture Photography Workshops are to be redeemed only for workshops offered solely by Venture Photography Workshops website, including small group workshops, 1-on-1 workshops and weekend photography retreats. Gift vouchers cannot be redeemed for photography tours or photography workshops and classes offered by other photographers and on-sold via this website.

Gift vouchers are not redeemable for cash or payment credit, nor are refunds available if you are unable to use a gift voucher. Gift vouchers may be transferred to another person but you will need to inform Venture Photography of the transfer in writing prior to the expiry date of the voucher.

Gift vouchers may be used as part or full payment for a workshop or course on offer. Vouchers may be used against multiple workshops/courses if the amount on the voucher allows this. If workshop or course fees are more than the amount on the voucher, then the bearer of the voucher must pay the difference.

All workshop bookings made using a gift voucher must be made before the gift voucher expiry date.


Changes to Workshop Schedule

All workshop schedules and plans are subject to change at our discretion depending upon weather, health and safety considerations, or any other factor related or unrelated to photographic opportunities as we see fit.


Limit of Liability

Venture Photography accept no liability for death, illness or injury or loss or damage to photo equipment or personal belongings during the course of the workshop or in transit thereto.

We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided. We reserve the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund, which the participants acknowledge as full and final settlement. In the event of a workshop cancellation by Venture Photography, liability of Venture Photography to participants shall be limited to the total value of the workshop. Neither party shall be liable for indirect or consequential loss.

By joining any workshops offered by Venture Photography, participants acknowledge that they are aware of risks and are physically capable of safely taking part in the workshop. Further, they release Venture Photography, Seng Mah, guest presenters, workshop assistants and models from any liability. Venture Photography, Seng Mah, guest presenters, workshop assistants and models will assume no liability for injury, illness or loss of personal property or expenses associated with participation in a workshop.


Your Agreement to this Contract

In reserving a place on the workshop by paying the workshop fee, you are agreeing to accept all the above conditions. The person who makes the booking does so on behalf of all the individuals included, and all are bound by the booking conditions.