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Terms and Conditions

General

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.

Bookings and Payment

Your booking is not confirmed until full payment is made.

Online photography course: payments are required to be made in full to confirm your place.

Sony Scene sponsored workshops: Weekend photography workshop registrations and payments are required to be made via the Sony Scene website.

Personalised masterclass workshops: payments are required to be made via bank transfer (within NZ) or Transferwise (for overseas based attendees).

Overseas workshops: bookings and payments are to be made via Visit Natives website.

In the event you are unable to attend your chosen workshop, a partial refund or deferment to another workshop may be available depending on the notice you have given, please enquire if your circumstances prevent you from attending your booked workshop.

Cancellation by Meghan Maloney Photography

In the unlikely event the workshop is cancelled due to extreme circumstances (i.e. severe weather conditions, 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.

Weather / Alternative Locations

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.

Insurance

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 such as travel delays, workshop cancellation due to severe weather, natural disaster, transport strikes, political disturbances, or personal health emergencies.

Equipment Use

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.

Health & Safety

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 terrain you may encounter:

  • Bridal Veil Falls - a 10 minute easy flat walk followed by 250 steps down to the base (one way)
  • Kaiate Falls - a 20 minute one-way walk down a track with steep steps down to three separate waterfall lookouts
  • Mount Maunganui summit - a 40 minute steep uphill walk of 230 metres elevation with steps
  • Wharariki Beach - a 20 minute walk over farmland to the beach

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:

  • Wet weather gear
  • Sturdy footwear for hiking
  • Warm clothing (hat, gloves, jacket)

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.

Dietary Requirements

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.

Camera Requirements and Preparation

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:

  • ensure the camera has full manual mode and turn this on
  • ensure the camera is set to capture images in RAW, or RAW + JPEG
  • know how to change aperture, shutter speed and ISO using the buttons or menu
  • ensure the capacity of memory cards you bring is sufficient to hold hundreds of photos (N.B. shooting in RAW takes up much more space than JPEG files)
  • ensure that you bring sufficient batteries and a portable charger as shooting all day is a significant drain on battery life and Meghan cannot be held responsible if your batteries run out during the day limiting your ability to participate in the workshop
  • ensure you bring along the camera manual (for any troubleshooting)
Appropriate Behaviour

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.

Social Media Promotion

By attending this workshop, you agree to be filmed or photographed for use in future workshop promotion activities on any social media channel.

Liability Waiver

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:

  • Unforeseen circumstances that may affect the workshop including, but not limited to, travel delays, severe weather and natural disasters
  • Personal injury, illness or death
  • Damage to your equipment
Privacy

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. 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.