The following terms and conditions apply to most of the workshops listed on our site, however certain workshops may have additional/different terms and conditions which will be listed on each individual workshop page. If information differs, the information on the individual workshop page will be considered the accepted version. If you have any questions about the terms and conditions for a particular workshop, please contact Nicole at (813) 956-8702 (Eastern time) or [email protected].
Photo Shoot Rules – The safety of the workshop group and the animals we will be photographing is our first and foremost concern. In the event the instructors or staff of the facility where we are holding the workshop at observe anyone acting in a fashion that is detrimental to the safety of the group or the wildlife, or is overly disruptive to the group, they will be removed from the workshop, no refunds will be provided in this event. Any directions provided to the tour/workshop participants by instructors or staff to preserve their safety, the safety of others, or the well being of the animals/subjects photographed, are to be immediately followed.
Terms – The non-refundable deposit amount specified with each workshop is due at the time you book a workshop. Your space is not reserved until we receive your deposit. The full balance is due 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. If we do not receive your balance by this time, we reserve the right to cancel your workshop and/or fill your spot off of a wait list. In the event of such a cancellation, no refunds will be provided.
Contact us at [email protected] or at (813) 956-8702 (Eastern time) with questions or to place your reservation and deposit.
Payment and Ordering – Payment may be made by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Check, or Money Order. You may use the ordering buttons on each workshop registration page to place your deposit, or, if you would prefer to place your reservation by phone, please call Nicole at (813) 956-8702 (9-9 Eastern time) to process your payment.
Coupons and Discounts – Only one coupon or discount may be used per person per workshop. Referral discounts are the only discounts which can be combined with other coupons or discounts. VIP discounts may only be used by people who have taken a workshop with us previously.
Gift Certificates – Gift Certificates are only considered valid and redeemable once the full amount of the stated gift has been paid for.
Cancellations, Delays & Refunds – No refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, flights, or other events beyond our control, either before, during, or after your workshop. We are not responsible for any additional costs you may incur due to delays or cancellations. Cancellations made 30 days or more before the scheduled workshop date will receive a refund less the nonrefundable deposit or a credit (the workshop amount less the non-refundable deposit) toward a future workshop or tour with OPW. Cancellations made within 30 days of the scheduled workshop date will receive a credit (the workshop amount less the non-refundable deposit) toward a future workshop. Credits must be used within 1 year of the cancellation date and can be applied towards any open workshop offered. Any price differences during that time period will apply and you will be required to pay the difference.
Workshop Minimums – On occasion, it may be necessary to set a minimum number of participants to run a workshop. If a minimum is set for a workshop, it will be listed on the individual workshop page. If the set minimum is not reached, participants have the option of transferring the full amount paid toward another workshop or receiving a full refund. We are not responsible for any additional additional costs incurred if the workshop is cancelled due to the minimum not being reached.
Physical Activity and Exposure to the Elements – Our workshops and guided tours are designed to appeal to a broad range of skill levels and abilities. However, each workshop or tour is held fully outdoors in the elements. There are certain risks associated with strenuous outdoor activity. You and your personal physician must be the judge of your physical abilities and limitations. We accept no liability for any injuries or illnesses that occur during one of our workshops or tours. Our instructors will make reasonable accommodations to pace the workshop or tour according to your abilities. At any point during a workshop or tour if you feel you can not continue, please let us know. The instructors and staff reserve the right to pause or stop a workshop or tour if they feels the participants are overexerting or endangering themselves or others. While every workshop is different, we make every reasonable accommodation to allow persons with disabilities to join us on workshops. If you have any questions or concerns about a particular workshop, please contact us.
What’s Included – Each workshop specifies exactly what is included with that workshop. No assumptions should be made about other ammenities being included that are not specifically stated.