Workshop Policies

A CREATIVE ADVENTURE/ 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 4 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.

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 our cashing your deposit check of 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.

All deposits and balances must be paid by personal check or money order made out to Denise Ippolito. Overseas folks can pay their deposits and balances by wire transfer. The registrant is responsible for the fees on both ends.

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.

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.

Non-photographer spouses/companions may join most North American Workshops tours for $100/day. This fee includes all slide programs, lunches (when applicable), and in-the-field sessions. Entry fees and additional costs are separate. There are strict guidelines that apply.

*Weather
There will be NO REFUND for weather delay or cancellation due to weather before arrival or during the scheduled workshop. In addition Denise Ippolito/A Creative Adventure is not responsible for any additional costs that may be incurred by weather delays or cancellations due to weather, flight delays, 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 unseen event that would keep me from attending the workshop, tour or event.

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