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By purchasing any Joanne Bartone / Zen Photography product, or by participating in any Joanne Bartone / Zen Photography Workshop | Retreat | Safari | Excursion | Photo Walk, you AGREE to the following Terms + Conditions as outlined here on our website and in the documentation  you receive:
  • That you will not copy, re-distribute or share any product or information obtained through purchase, download, or through attending any photography workshop, retreat or event.
  • That your participation in Zen Photography events will be appropriate and based upon respect for other participants, and Team Zen Instructors + we reserve the right to use our discretion on behavior that is inappropriate and to ask you to leave if necessary, with no refunds provided.
  • That all fees will be paid prior to services rendered or products delivered.
  • That a minimum of 5 participants must be available for any group Workshop | Retreat | Excursion | Safari, or it is understood that rescheduling may be necessary, or 1:1 Photography Coaching terms may apply.
  • That you grant permission to Joanne Bartone / Zen Photography Workshops | Retreats | Excursions to use any/all imagery taken of you based on our Adult Permission Photography Release
  • That we require a waiver to be signed by each participant for all Workshops | Retreats | Excursions | Safaris.
  • That in some instances we may limit the number of attendees so we can offer individualized attention and instruction.
  • That a range of Zen Photography events are scheduled to offer the best photographic opportunities possible, which include early AM / late PM / weekend involvement.
  • That we will operate in all weather, with the exception of occurrences during times of natural disasters, “Acts of God” and substantial downpours.
  • That transportation, meals, lodging and all associated fees are NOT included as part of the investment listed, unless specified in the itinerary.
  • That monies paid are considered retainer fees – you are agreeing to retain our services for specific dates and times and they will not be refunded in full (see cancellation schedule below).
  • That should you need to cancel or reschedule (see cancellation schedule below) we will make every effort to work with you on rescheduling, but cannot allow this to affect the experience of other participants.
  • That refunds / rescheduling will be done at the sole discretion and availability of Joanne Bartone / Zen Photography Workshops | Retreats |Excursions | Safaris (see cancellation schedule below).
  • That we will recommend you to become familiar with a materials and camera settings prior to our time together, and that you are expected to follow through prior to our gathering in order to be considerate of the time of the instructor and other attendees.
  • That we will recommend a list of equipment that you are responsible to bring to each photography event you’ve registered for to enhance your experience at the event.
  • There are no refunds or cash-value exchanges on Gift Certificates; no exceptions.
  • More than 60 days prior to event: refund of 60% of the amount.
  • 30-59 days prior to event: refund of 40% of the amount.
  • 8-29 days prior to event: refund of 20% of the amount.
  • 0-7 days prior to event: no refund; no exception.
Thank you for choosing Joanne Bartone / Zen Photography Workshops | Retreats | Excursions for your Photo Adventure!
DISCLAIMER: Instructors have a formal education and advanced degrees, coupled with a minimum of ten years of experience in photography, art or our team zen member’s chosen fields. We are a dedicated group of individuals who are committed to assisting people of all levels of photographic interest advance their skills and better their creative or business practices, however we are not an accredited or formal school and hold no claim or guarantee to an attendees ability to learn the concepts presented.