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RMNP Scouting Trip

Signing up for a Workshop

New streamlined process!

When we receive your deposit we will register you for a workshop automatically. If you are signing up for more than one person, more than one workshop, or are new to TBPW, please fill out the contact form located here . Please include your address if you are new to us so we can mail you a trip packet.

3 Ways to Pay the Deposit

Method 1 Pay Pal

The easiest way to sign up is to pay with Pay Pal from the buttons on our website (scroll down on this page to access). You do not need to have a Pay Pal account…..just pay with your credit card. Pay Pal is one of the most secure online payment options available. PayPal buttons are below.

Method 2 Call Us at (970) 631-9383

If you prefer, we can also sign you up over the phone with a credit card number and expiration date. If you do not get through on your first try, leave a message for us on the contact page, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Method 3 Send a Check

A third option is to send a check through the mail to our address on the right. Since this is a slower method, it is possible that a trip may fill while your check is on the way. You can let us know a check is coming on our contact page, and we will save a space for you.

Pay Securely With PayPal – select the button below for your workshop. Choose either deposit or full payment

Domestic 2020 Workshops

RMNP Night Skies and Elk

Dates: October 14-17, 2020 or Oct 10-13, 2020


Elk Rut in RMNP – Session 1 SOLD OUT

Dates: Sept 20-23, 2020


Full Payment for Badlands 2020

Dates: Sept 9-13, 2020


Second Payment or deposit for Badlands 2020

Dates: Sept 9-13, 2020


Full payment for Old Car City Photo Workshop

Workshop dates for Old Car City – Nov 12-15, 2020


Deposit for Old Car City 2020

Dates: November 12-15, 2020 50% of the full fee is required to hold your space on this trip. The remaining 50% is due 60 days before the trip.


Second Payment for Old Car City

Dates: Nov 12-15. 2020


Second Payment for Bosque 2020 Photo Workshop – SOLD OUT

Dates: Dec 1-6, 2020 Bosque Workshop


Domestic 2021 Workshops

Final payment for South Texas Birds SOLD OUT

Dates:February 23-28, 2021


Final Payment February 2021 double occupancy

Dates: March 7-12, 2021 or March 13-19, 2021


Final payment Fairbanks 2021 Single Occupancy

Dates: March 7-12, 2021


Deposit or Final Payment for Tucson & Saguaro National Park

Dates March 24-28, 2021


Full payment Utah Landscapes

Dates: April 21-25, 2021


Deposit only Utah Landscapes

Dates: April 21-25, 2021


Full payment for Spring Yellowstone

Dates May 12-16, 2021


Deposit only for Spring Yellowstone

Dates: May 12-16, 2021


Deposit Only Brown Bears & Glaciers SOLD OUT

Dates June 17-22, 2021


Second payment Bears and Glaciers SOLD OUT

Dates: June 17-22, 2021


Second payment for the Ouray Fall Colors Workshop – SOLD OUT

Dates: September 29-October 3, 2021


Full payment for the Route 66 Headed East 2021

October 13-17, 2021


Deposit only Route 66 Headed East 2021

Dates October 13-17, 2021


Full payment for the Bosque & White Sands 2021 Workshop

Dates: November 30-December 5, 2021


Deposit only for the Bosque & White Sands 2021 Workshop

Dates: November 30-December 5, 2021


Domestic 2022 Workshops

Full payment for the Death Valley Workshop

dates: February 2-6, 2022


Deposit only for Death Valley Workshop

Dates: February 2-6, 2022


Deposit for Fairbanks 2022 Workshop

Dates: February 27-March 5, 2022


Deposit for South Texas Birds

Session 1 April 26-May 1 – SOLD OUT Session 2 May 2-6 – Space Available


Deposit for Nome: Arctic Birds and Musk Ox

Dates: June 6=11, 2022


Full payment for Acadia Fall Colors

Dates: October 9-13, 2022


Deposit only for Acadia Fall Colors

Dates: October 9-13, 2022


International Trips

Deposit for Patagonia 2022

Dates: November 29-December 9, 2022


Payment 2 Easter Island – single and double occupancy

Dates: January 2021


Deposit for Easter Island 2021

Tour 1 January 14-22 – Space Available Tour 2 January 24 – February 1 - Space Available


Deposit for Australia 2021

Dates: October 25 – November 5, 2021


Second Payment Australia

Dates: October 25 – November 5, 2021


Deposit for the 2021 or 2022 Norway Photo Tour

Dates: September 12-19, 2021 or September 11-18, 2022


Payment 2 for Norway

Second payment for the Norway 2021 Workshop


Second Payment – Double Occupancy Galapagos

This payment is due on April 1, 2019


Second Payment Single Supplement Galapagos 2020 – SOLD OUT

Dates: July 30-Aug 8, 2020


Private & Semi Private 

Deposit for Brown Bear Safari 2022 – SOLD OUT

Dates: August 31-September 7


Deposit for Brown Bear Safari 2021

Dates August 13-19, 2021 SOLD OUT


Private Lighting Tutorial or Private Lesson – Trip Extension

Learn to shoot on location with Tom Bol as your private instructor.


Terms and Conditions

Tom Bol Photo Workshops does not have any control of the weather, natural disasters, or any other emergencies that might affect the trip. Travel insurance should be purchased to cover any missed flights, medical problems, emergencies or cancellations that may affect your trip.

By booking a trip with Tom Bol Photo Workshops, you agree to the following:

Unless noted otherwise in the workshop description, a minimum of a 50% deposit is due at the time of registration. Payments may be by check, credit card or PayPal. Full payment is due 60 days before the event. If you make a deposit by credit card, check or PayPal, we will send you a reminder for the balance.


  • 90 days or more prior to the start of the workshop your deposit will be refunded less $100
  • Between 89 and 61 days prior to the start of the workshop, we will retain your full deposit.
  • 60 days and fewer to the start of the workshop your entire workshop fee is retained.

There are circumstances where Tom Bol Photo Workshops may cancel a workshop 30 days or more prior to that event. Should cancellation occur, we will refund what you have paid for the workshop fee unless it is a case of force majeure (see below). Tom Bol Photo Workshops assumes no liability whatsoever for penalties incurred by you from airlines or any other sources. This is why we recommend travel insurance for all of our workshops.

Force Majeure: “Force Majeure” means that TBPW will not be liable for any alleged damages because of any circumstances including, but without limitation, explosion, flood, storm, fire, war or threat of war, civil disturbance, sickness, quarantine, weather conditions or other untoward occurrences. If TBPW is affected by Force Majeure it will notify you of the nature and extent of the incidence. TBPW may vary or cancel an itinerary in cases of force majeure. Refunds or partial refunds will be at the sole and absolute discretion of TBPW. TBPW will attempt to reimburse you where possible however we will deduct from any refund the reasonable actual and potential costs to TBPW of the Force Majeure


FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Family Members on Trips  If my spouse wants to go along on a trip but not photograph is there a charge? For international workshops and workshops in Alaska, anyone who is on the trip will need to pay full price. For workshops in the continental United States, there is no charge for spouses or other family members to come along if they are independent of the group. Because of group size limits on wilderness permits, we can only have paid trip participants accompany us while shooting. We aim to keep our group size limited to 12 participants on trips.

Referral Discounts: Do you offer any discounts on photo workshops? Yes we do. We rely heavily on word of mouth. If you refer a new client to us who signs up for a trip, we will gladly give you a $100 discount on your next trip.

Interest List: Why do some trips fill so quickly? Upcoming trips are often a topic of conversation on workshops. When clients hear about an upcoming trip, they can request to be put on our Interest List. This ensures that they hear about that particular trip just prior to it being posted on our website. A reservation is only confirmed after we receive the trip deposit.

Inclement Weather: Some of our best photographs happen during inclement weather. Occasionally weather will be so harsh for camera gear that we will stay inside and work on technique slideshows, image critics and post-processing. There will be no refunds for inclement weather.

Booking hotels before and after workshops: Participants often choose to add extra days before and after workshops, especially on international trips. We encourage participants to book their own hotel room directly with the hotel staff.

Use of Name and Likeness: We reserve the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any workshop and to use the resulting photography in whole or in part for promotional purposes, including, but not limited to: advertising and publicity both in print and electronic media. By booking a reservation with Tom Bol Photo Workshops participants agree to allow their images to be used in such photography; participants who prefer that their image not be used are asked to identify themselves at the beginning of their workshop. We also reserve the right to use, in all or in part, any written reviews you may provide to us in our advertising and publicity both in print and electronic media.