The following terms and conditions apply in respect of all of Richard Fox Photography workshop bookings and will form the basis of your contract with Richard Fox Photography. The conditions are here to serve as piece of mind for you, to clarify the terms of my workshops. Hopefully we won’t have to refer to these again but please read them carefully.

  1.  The workshop fee is (this varies depending on the type of workshop offered) is required in full at the time of booking. Following the payment of the workshop fees, you will be sent a copy of these conditions, with a booking form that needs to be completed and sent to the enclosed address within two weeks of the intended workshop. A confirmation letter will then be e-mailed to you.
  2. Payment via my website (paypal account or Credit card) is the normal method of purchase. Payment by cheque can be made, as well as BACS, but please contact me for this.
  3. In the event of your course or workshop being cancelled by Richard Fox Photography, for whatever reason, your payment will be refunded in full. My liability is limited to the amount of any money you have paid to me. If I have to cancel your workshop I will make every effort to advise you at least four weeks prior to the workshop start date. However this a last resort. Every effort would be made to move the date of the workshop rather than cancel it.
  4. If you cancel more than four weeks before the workshop start date, then any money you have paid to us is fully refundable, minus the transaction fees (if any). If you cancel 14 days or less before the start date of the workshop, there will be a partial refund of 50% (minus transaction fees). If your place is re-let then any money you have paid to us is fully refundable.
  5. If you wish to cancel your booking please do so in writing. Email is not acceptable unless there is an attached signed document (pdf, word doc). The date the letter is received will be used to determine what refund will be made.
  6. Bookings are non-transferable (due to the bespoke nature) between participants and / or workshops but a compromise can sometimes be met if they are mutually beneficial.
  7. I reserve the right to change the workshop itinerary due to altered circumstances and conditions. I will make alternative arrangements as required but no refunds will be given for services that are not utilised as a result.
  8. All workshops require some personal fitness. The nature of landscape photography often requires at least a moderate level of walking around locations and obviously you need to factor in the weight of carrying your equipment as well. If you have any special mobility considerations in this respect you should contact me first to discuss further.
  9. It is obviously a booking condition that you accept the hazards involved in visiting remote areas. Although every care will be made to ensure that all known risks are pointed out to you before and during the workshop event, you retain unconditional responsibility for your own personal safety and the consequences of any accidental injuries or death which may occur as a result of your actions. This includes all financial consequences, including emergency care, recovery and any loss of income sustained as a result of personal injury on the workshop event. In particular, please note that workshops could regularly take place near potentially deep fast flowing water such as rivers or tidal locations such as beaches which may also contain hidden hazards or slippery rocks. These locations may sometimes suffer from having no mobile telephone signal or easy access to emergency facilities. Such locations obviously have elevated levels of personal risk so please be clear on your responsibilities here, if you have any questions about any location beforehand, just ask.
  10. Personal items and baggage remain at all times the responsibility of the client. Any loss, breakages or accidental damage to any of your personal property, including your vehicle, personal belongings or photographic equipment during the workshop is entirely your responsibility. As already pointed out above, the nature of the workshop locations may give rise to some elevated risks to you and your equipment which could occasionally be subjected to less than savoury weather conditions. Be clear on the limits of your equipment beforehand, its level of weather sealing and general protection. For example, a dunking of your expensive camera in the sea, or a smashed lens as a result of dropping it must be covered by you, whether on a personal or third-party insured basis. You may wish to check with your usual home contents insurance provider to see if your equipment is covered away from the home for such risks, or alternatively consult a specialist insurer for comprehensive protection of your equipment. In addition responsibility must be accepted for any equipment loaned to you, and you must agree to pay for any loss or damage caused to this equipment while in your care.
  11. I do not accept liability for death, bodily injury or illness unless this arises from the negligent act and/or omission of myself whilst acting in the course of their employment.
  12. I cannot be held responsible for; the consequences of any delays, expenses incurred or alterations caused by illness, weather, war, terrorism, political events, civil strife, natural disaster, technical difficulties or any event beyond my control.
  13. It is your own responsibility to make your transport arrangements. I cannot take responsibility for changes or alterations to any travel arrangements.
  14. The nature of landscape photography means that workshops will inevitably take place in locations where we are often at the mercy of natural elements such as weather, tides and terrain. As such appropriate waterproof clothing, strong footwear such as walking boots and general protection from these elements should be born in mind and is your responsibility.
  15. For obvious reasons I cannot accept any responsibility for less than perfect weather conditions during the running of workshop. You should come prepared for changeable conditions including periods of rain as is often inevitable in UK (especially Dartmoor!). Should I encounter prolonged adverse weather, we might agree to retreat to a cafe or hotel where I will use my laptop to discuss individual portfolios or information on my approach to processing my images. It is my intention that there will always be something of interest other than fieldwork by means of a fall-back plan.
  16. I am unable to accept bookings from persons under 18 years old.
  17. If you should have a complaint about the workshop, you should make it in writing and received by me within fourteen days of the end of the workshop. Obviously I would be happier to discuss any issues you may have during the workshop so that you leave with a smile.
  18. In the unlikely event of any sort of dispute arising, English law shall apply. If the dispute cannot be resolved directly between us within 6 weeks of written intimation of the dispute, both Richard Fox Photography and our customer shall attempt to settle the dispute by mediation before pursuing further legal methods.
  19. By signing the booking form, you are agreeing to accept these Terms and Conditions. The person signing the form does so on behalf of all the other individuals included on it, so that all are bound by the booking conditions.