Terms and Conditions
We will require a waiver to be signed on the day before starting the tour. We will email you a copy of this so that you can read it before hand so you know what you are signing. We will require you to take a RAT test the day before departure for any overnight or multi day tours. If you get a positive reading or you are feeling unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms we cannot accept you on this tour. We will require medical certificate that you have Covid or have been unwell to activate a Covid credit otherwise our normal cancelation policy applies. In these circumstances you payment will be credited towards another trip minus any land costs we have incurred which have been paid to our suppliers. This will over-ride our normal cancellation policy. When you make a booking with Capture the Light Photographic Tours 20% of the tour cost will be regarded as a deposit/booking fee unless a specific amount is stated as a deposit. Your deposit is non refundable unless for some reason the Capture the Light Photographic Tours cancels the trip, in this case your deposit and any other funds will be refundable or held over against a future date. We recommend you take out insurance that will cover you in the event of you having to cancel. Your non returnable deposit will cover any administration or other costs connected to your booking. In the case of you cancelling the your tour then there maybe a penalty charged depending on the amount of time between the time of cancellation and the date of the tour.** The balance is due 6 weeks (42 days) prior to departure for overseas tours unless our overseas partners require the balance earlier in which case you will be advised of this before booking. After this date if you cancel your booking with us then there will be penalties incurring on a sliding scale as departure comes closer. Your original deposit is not refundable** Cancel between 28-21 days before departure & we will keep 25% of the balance** paid to us. Cancel between 20-14 days before departure & we will keep 50% of the balance** paid to us. Cancel between 13-7 days before departure & we will keep 75% of balance**paid to us. Cancel between 6-1 days before departure & we will keep 100% of balance paid. For multi- day tours within Western Australia full payment is due 3 weeks prior to departure unless our partners require payment before this date but you will be advised of this before booking. Cancel between 21 -14 days before departure & we will keep 25% of the balance** paid to us. Cancel between 13 -7 days before departure & we will keep 50% of the balance** paid to us. Cancel between 6-3 days before departure & we will keep 75% of balance**paid to us. Cancel between 2-1 days before departure & we will keep 100% of balance paid. For 2 day, 1 night tours the full payment is due 2 weeks prior to departure. Cancel between 14 -7 days before departure & we will keep 25% of the balance** paid to us. Cancel between 7 -3 days before departure & we will keep 50% of the balance** paid to us. Cancel between 2-1 day before departure & we will keep 100% of balance paid. For day and half day tours full payment is due one-week prior. Cancel 7-4 days prior we will offer you a credit to be used within 12 months. Cancel 3 days prior and we will keep 50% of the balance. Cancel with less than 48 hours notice and we will keep 100% For lessons, portrait shoots: Cancel more than 7 days prior and we will give you a credit to be used within a year. Cancel 6-2 days prior and we will keep 50% Zero refund thereafter. For half day and one day tours bank charges, booking fees and an administration fee of $50** will be deducted regardless and the cancelation percentages are the same as the figures above. For lessons and portrait shoots; bank charges and booking fees will be deducted and the cancelation percentages are the same as the figures above. **Please note that all bank Charges and currency exchanges plus an administration fee of $AUD100 will be deducted from the figures above before monies are returned to you for overseas and multi-day and overnight tours within Western Australia. Any deposits made for accommodation, vehicle hire, ticketing, bookings made with third parties and equipment hire are subject to third party cancellation policies and will be deducted from the total if we are out of pocket. Covid lockdowns Events postponed due to Covid lockdowns will be rescheduled. If the event is structured around another (third party) event that cannot be easily rescheduled then alternative arrangements will be considered. If you are booking from overseas or outside of Western Australia please be aware that our State Government often closes our borders in response to Covid outbreaks which is beyond our control. We strongly encourage you to get covid cover on your insurance as full refunds are unlikely we will offer you a rescheduled tour. We cannot guarantee that you get the photographs that you want but you will be given the advice you need to improve your shots. The light conditions and the weather is a major factor in the perfect shot and this is out of our control. There are no refunds or additional tours offered if this occurs.