Payment and cancellation policies – international trips

Unless specified otherwise in the tour write up, lodging, food, transportation, etc. are not included in the workshop/tour price.

Payment:

A non-refundable deposit of $1000 for international tours is required with the balance due seventy five (75) days prior to the workshop or tour.
If full payment has not been received by 75 days prior to the workshop or tour, your spot may be forfeit (in which case, your deposit would be refunded).**
Preferred payment method is by check or money order. Checks returned for insufficient funds are subject to a $20 processing fee.

Payments can be made by check, Paypal, or credit card (over the phone). Paypal payments for deposits, balance, or payment in full can be made from my website from my sign up page.
Upon payment, I'll issue an invoice for your records.

Please include all your contact information including telephone numbers and email addresses

Send checks and money orders to:
Rod Barbee Photography
172 Robin Lane
Port Ludlow, WA 98365

Cancellation policy:

If you cancel more than 90 days prior to the workshop or tour, all monies, except deposit, will be refunded.*
If you cancel 76-90 days prior to workshop or tour 50% of monies, except deposit, will be refunded.*
If you cancel 75 days or less prior to the workshop or tour, there is no refund.*

We reserve the right to cancel the tour or workshop due to insufficient registration. In such a case, all monies collected, including deposits will be refunded. If the workshop is cancelled, you will be notified at least 60 days in advance.

If the workshop is cancelled due to instructor illness, natural disaster, or other uncontrollable reasons, all monies will be refunded.
Please know that sometimes uncontrollable circumstances will force us to alter plans during a workshop. Rod Barbee Photography cannot be held responsible for unanticipated events (such as park closures, natural disasters, civil unrest, weather, etc.) that either prevents you from attending or from us altering our location shoots. I will do my best to work around any unforeseen circumstances.

We reserve the right to increase the stated workshop participant limit. This will happen rarely and only if a couple or group wants to sign up and there's only space for one of the couple or all but one of the group.

You will also be asked to sign a liability release before the tour or workshop begins. If you're not comfortable with signing releases, please do not register.

We cannot be held responsible for other associated costs, such as travel expenses, and we therefore highly recommend trip insurance .

We understand that sometimes folks need to make last minute cancellations due to illness, family, or business matters. Unfortunately, we are unable to make last minute refunds or provide credit to future workshops due to these last minute cancellations. Again, trip insurance is highly recommended.
If your spot can be filled, all money, minus $50 processing fee, will be refunded.

*If we can fill your spot, all money, minus $50 processing fee, will be refunded.

**Payment requirement dates may change depending on requirements of the trip. The due date will be noted on the front of all invoices.

These policies are subject to change without notice.