You must be 18 years or older to attend a weekend workshop unless you attend with a guardian.
Payment of the workshop fee means you have read, understood and agree to all the terms and conditions outlined in this document.
Your booking is not confirmed until full payment is made. All bookings are subject a non-refundable administration fee.
If you are no longer able to attend your scheduled workshop, the following cancellation fees will apply:
You are strongly encouraged to take out travel insurance to cover any amounts not able to be refunded to you due to the above cancellation policy.
In the event the workshop is cancelled due to extreme circumstances (i.e. severe weather conditions, a natural disaster, a personal health or family emergency, or a lack of participants), you will be eligible for a full refund or a transfer of your deposit to a future workshop date.
In the even more unlikely event the workshop has to be terminated during the course of the weekend (for similar reasons as those outlined above) a refund may be given depending on the individual circumstances that arise and how far through the weekend the termination occurs.
No refunds are available for live online course sessions as all sessions are available to view after the event.
In the event the workshop is unable to proceed due to COVID-19 regional or national travel restrictions, the workshop will be rescheduled or refunded depending on the circumstances. The following will apply:
The nature of landscape photography in NZ is such that the weather is unpredictable. We will do our best to visit all of the locations mentioned in the workshop outline, however Meghan Maloney reserves the right to alter the itinerary during the workshop to make the best of local weather conditions on the day.
A final decision will be made 3-5 days before the workshop is due to begin if a severe weather system is likely to irrecoverably impact the workshop. The workshop will not be cancelled in the event of normal rain weather forecast as this can sometimes produce amazing light both for waterfall and sunrise/sunset imagery.
In the event the workshop is disrupted by severe weather and a workshop location is not accessible or we are unable to leave a location due to a severe weather event, you will be responsible for your share of the additional group costs required to make alternative arrangements to enable the workshop to continue or to make our way to the nearest alternative town with air transport to make our way home.
You are responsible for all insurances relating to your workshop attendance (medical, equipment, travel). I strongly recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent you from attending the workshop such as travel delays, workshop cancellation due to severe weather, natural disaster, transport strikes, political disturbances, or personal health emergencies. COVID-19 travel disruptions may not be covered by your insurance policy so please bear this in mind.
During the workshop you may have the opportunity to use KASE neutral density filters owned by Meghan Maloney Photography and loan equipment from Sony New Zealand. While these are insured, you will be responsible for paying the excess on any equipment damaged, broken, lost or stolen while you are using it.
You are responsible for informing Meghan Maloney Photography of any health conditions that may affect your participation in the workshop and you are responsible for your ensuring any personal medication is brought and administered.
By booking a place on this workshop, you are confirming you have the required health and fitness to undertake photography at all the locations and can comfortably sustain the long days required while out in the field (from 5am - up to 11pm).
Examples of different terrain you may encounter:
You are responsible for ensuring you bring appropriate gear to each session of the workshop as the conditions can vary hugely during the course of the day:
You are also responsible for your own safety for the duration of the workshop, Meghan Maloney Photography will not be held liable for any accidents or damage to your person or equipment, or damage to the natural environment that is caused by you.
Some of the local workshops have meals included, please make sure you email Meghan with your dietary needs if the workshop you attend includes meals.
In order to be adequately prepared and to get the most out of the workshop you must undertake the following before arriving at the workshop:
By booking a place on this workshop, you agree to act appropriately for the duration of the workshop. Any behaviour that disrupts the workshop or impacts on the other participants will not be tolerated. In the event a participant is asked to leave during the workshop, no refund will be given.
By attending this workshop, you agree to be filmed or photographed for use in future workshop promotion activities on any social media channel.
You will be required to sign a form at the beginning of the workshop accepting the risks that are inherent in outdoor photography and releasing Meghan Maloney Photography from liability for:
For the purposes of registering and attending this workshop, certain personal data will be held on file by Meghan Maloney Photography and Sony New Zealand (where payment is made on the site). This data will only be used to make informed decisions relating to the undertaking of the workshop activities and your participation and satisfaction and will not be used for any other purpose or disclosed to any third party.