Signing up for a Workshop
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, phone number and email 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 2021 Workshops
DS Portrait Session
Payment 2 Elk Workshop
Payment 2 for Hummingbirds in Flight
Route 66 Headed West
Dates: October 17-21, 2021
Route 66 West Final Payment
Dates: October 17-21, 2021 Payment due August 17, 20
Second payment or Deposit 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
Final Payment Route 66 Headed East 2021
Dates October 13-17, 2021
Deposit for Bosque
Dec 6-11, 2021
Final payment for the Bosque & White Sands 2021 Workshop
Dates: Dec 6-11, 2021 or Nov 30-Dec 5
Domestic 2022 Workshops
Final Payment Winter in Yellowstone
Feb 9-12, 2022
Second payment for Death Valley Workshop
Dates: February 2-6, 2022
Deposit for Fairbanks 2022 Workshop
Dates: February 20-26, 2022
Deposit for Brown Bear Safari 2022
Dates: August 31-Sept 7, 2022
Deposit for South Texas Birds 2022
Session 1 April 26-May 1 – SOLD OUT Session 2 May 2-6 – Space Available
Nome 2nd payment
June 6-11, 2022 SOLD OUT
Dates: June 15-19
July 6-10, 2022
Full Payment Glacier
July 6-10, 2022
Domestic 2023 Workshops
Deposit Utah Landscapes 2023
Dates April 19-23, 2023
Deposit Texas Birds 2023
Dates May 2-7, 2023
Deposit Session 2 Chilkat Workshop
Dates: Nov 12-17, 2023
Payment 3 Galapagos
Deposit for Botswana 2022
Dates: November 11-22, 2022 This is a non-refundable deposit
Payment 2 Easter Island – single and double occupancy
Dates: January 2022
Deposit for Easter Island 2022
Deposit for Australia 2023
Dates: March 20-31
Deposit for the 2022 Norway Photo Tour
Dates: September 11-18, 2022
Private & Semi Private
Deposit for Botswana 2021 Private
This deposit is non-refundable.
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. For international or Alaska workshops the cancellation fee is $300.
- 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
What is your response to Covid 19:
We update our covid response regularly as recommendations change from the CDC – Center for Disease Control, as well as federal and state land management agencies
- We expect participants to be vaccinated when the vaccine becomes readily available, unless they have a medical exemption. We expect participants on international trips to be vaccinated.
- Fully vaccinated participants are not required to wear masks when photographing or socializing. Non-vaccinated participants are encouraged to wear masks anytime they are within 6 ft of others or indoors. All participants may be asked to wear masks on planes and during group transportation.
- We will plan meals and instructional sessions for outdoors to provide space for social distancing when possible
- A temperature check (no touch digital thermometer) will happen on the first day of each workshop, and as needed after that
- Wash hands frequently, or alternatively use hand sanitizer.
- Attend pre-trip Zoom meeting to answer any questions you might have.
- Monitor your health during and before the workshop. If you feel sick before the workshop, please do not attend. During the workshop, immediately notify Tom or Cree if you feel sick
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. Some trips like our Hummingbirds in Flight and Costa Rica Workshop are perfect for non-photographing travel partners
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.