By taking a workshop with NatureScapes, we strive to live up to our professional reputation while offering the best workshop experience with some of the most talented leaders in the industry. Our instructors and leaders are not only passionate about photography, but also equally passionate about teaching and sharing their photographic knowledge and professional experiences with you.
Just as we have earned our reputation of professionalism and class through our online community and store, we leave our egos at home and cater to what your individual photographic needs are with professionalism, generosity and good humor! We only offer workshops run by instructors who possess unwavering patience, determination and good humor to ensure an educational and enjoyable photographic adventure for everyone in attendance! We welcome you to read our testimonials from past attendees or contact us for references to see what other photographers are saying.
|Our Pledge to All Workshop Attendees|
|To provide the best possible experience for you based on your individual goals with each and every workshop, whether you are a first timer or a repeat attendee.|
|To lead, teach and become a friend in a non-confrontational, non-egotistical and approachable environment.|
|To be excellent “people persons”—especially when it comes to managing small groups of individuals with varying interests, skills, needs, and personalities.|
|To inspire creativity and share our technical knowledge without waver and to put the importance of your photography endeavors above ours as leaders.|
|To be prompt, ethical, and trustworthy and to instill responsible photography with minimal impact to the planet.|
Upon registering for your adventure, you will immediately receive an automated email confirmation of your registration, which also serves as a receipt for your deposit. Within 48 hours or two business days we will contact you personally to confirm your reservation.
About 90 days before the workshop you registered for is scheduled to begin, you will receive a detailed information package which is customized for every workshop that NatureScapes leads. This package is full of comprehensive trip information, including a welcome letter from the workshop leaders, detailed lodging and transportation information, equipment suggestions and clothing guidelines, luggage requirements, important contact numbers, an interactive registration form, and anything else that pertains to the specific workshop you registered for.
“The packet you all put together is incredible! I wish everybody who offered workshops was as detailed and informative as NatureScapes. Very, very impressive!”
As part of the registration process, attendees will be asked to summarize their photography skills and what areas they feel they need guidance with the most in terms of advancing their skills. This gives us the opportunity to get some background information to design the workshop programs with the individual needs of the attendees in mind.
Each workshop is different. Some are all inclusive which includes lodging, meals and/or transportation; others may not include certain things. For details on what is included in each workshop please refer to each workshop page in the current schedule.
The single supplement fee reflects our actual cost and is subject to availability. If you are a single traveler and we are unable to place you with a roommate, you will be placed in a single room and charged the single supplement fee.
While each workshop location is different in terms of what the activities are, whether we are flying in helicopters in Hawaii, or exploring St. Paul Island by vehicle, all workshops will include a mix of in-the-field instruction as well as some formal classroom, teaching and critique sessions and in-depth discussions on the ins and outs of nature photography.
All of our groups are kept small so a high level of personalized instruction is available for all skill levels. In general there are no more than 8 attendees per instructor. This allows us to focus on your individual needs, minimize our impact on the areas we visit and maximize the photographic opportunities. The end result is a better value for your money and time and a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
Cancellations can be made up to 120 days prior to the workshop date, however you forfeit your deposit unless we cancel the workshop, in which case you will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after 120 days prior to the workshop date are not eligible for refunds. We have the right to cancel any workshop for lack of registrants up to 120 days prior to the workshop date. While many workshops will run with just a single registrant, other may require a minimum registration. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and PayPal are accepted for deposit payments. Should you wish to pay the final payment amount by credit card or PayPal, a 3% convenience fee will be added to the remaining balance. We do accept wire transfers and checks.
Depending on availability, participants may rent photography equipment from us for their use during a workshop on a first-come-first-served basis. Selection is limited. Please inquire for availability and pricing. We can also refer participants to reputable photo equipment rental companies.
We strongly encourage trip cancellation and travel insurance for all our destinations. If you wish to purchase insurance, we recommend visiting our partner, RoamRight® for a free travel insurance quote.
We do not permit smoking within vicinity of the instructor or other non-smoking participants, either in the field or during indoor class sessions. At lodges and after hours smoking may be permitted in certain designated areas. Check with us if you smoke. We also do not have any instructors who smoke.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for additional information. You can also call us at 1-888-667-0559 Monday through Friday during regular business hours (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST, Monday–Friday; holiday hours may vary).