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  • Who leads your workshops/tours?
    Our workshops and tours are led by experienced professionals who are passionate about photography and nature. The lead instructor, Nikhil Bahl, is a professional nature photographer with extensive knowledge and expertise in the field. He sometimes partners with local guides who bring a wealth of experience for that specific location, ensuring that participants receive top-notch guidance and photographic instruction throughout their photographic journey.
  • What is the group size?
    We specialize in small group workshops and tours, with groups typically ranging from 4 to 8 participants. This allows for more personalized attention, greater flexibility, better access to locations, minimal disturbance to wildlife, and fosters a stronger sense of camaraderie and community.
  • What if we encounter bad weather?
    We are typically prepared to venture out into almost any weather condition as it often presents unique photographic opportunities. However, in the event of pouring rain or unsafe driving conditions, we may need to remain indoors. During this time, we may use the opportunity to rest or conduct an image review session. Please note that refunds cannot be issued based on less-than-ideal conditions such as rainy weather, missed sunrise/sunset, or subpar wildlife viewing opportunities. While we cannot control nature, we are committed to making the best of the conditions and opportunities presented to us. After all, adapting to and embracing the elements is an integral part of nature photography!
  • What photography skill level is required for your workshops and tours?
    We cater to photographers of all levels, from beginners to truly accomplished photographers. While both workshop and tours are beneficial for participants with diverse expertise, newcomers may find workshops particularly advantageous due to the valuable classroom sessions offered. Irrespective of your experience level, we provide customized guidance to improve your skills and capture stunning images.
  • What’s Included in the price?
    Each of our workshops and tours is uniquely designed, so inclusions may vary depending on the specific trip. However, expert photography instruction, guidance, and photo review sessions are always included. Please review the trip details for specific information.
  • Are non-photographers or spouses welcome?
    Certainly! While our tours are primarily designed for photography enthusiasts, they warmly welcome individuals who simply appreciate nature and delight in experiencing its beauty. With our knowledgeable guides, we ensure that everyone, regardless of their photography background, enjoys an enriching experience. Please check with us if a specific tour is right for you.
  • What types of cameras are suitable for your workshops/tours?
    We recommend an interchangeable lens and camera system (DSLR or mirrorless) because of their versatility and ability to adapt to different shooting conditions. These systems offer a wide range of lenses to suit various photographic styles and subjects, allowing you to capture high-quality images in diverse environments. However, the most crucial factor is your enthusiasm for photography and your eagerness to learn and explore.
  • What is the cancellation and refund policy?
    We reserve the right to alter or cancel any workshop/tour for any reason. If a workshop/tour needs to be canceled, we will either provide a full refund or offer a credit applicable to a future workshop or tour. We cannot be held responsible for any travel expenses, non-refundable purchases, deposits, or reservations. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you purchase trip insurance. For Workshops/Tours within the United States: Cancellation 120 days before the start: Full tuition refund. Cancellation less than 120 days before the start: Refund issued only if your spot is filled. Certain tours that require advance payments to other parties (like outfitters, travel agents, etc.) may allow for only partial refunds. Processing Fee: All cancellations incur a $250 processing fee if the workshop/tour fee can be refunded. International Tours: Cancellation policies may be different based on the destination. These details will be included in the pre-tour information document sent to all participants. Deposits for international tours are non-refundable. For Local Field Sessions: Cancellation 90 days before the start: Full tuition refund. Cancellation less than 90 days before the start: Refund issued only if your spot is filled. Workshops/Tours Run Through Other Tour Companies: Please refer to the cancellation policy of the respective tour company. Note: The 3% transaction fee assessed when registering through nikhilbahl.com is non-refundable.
  • How physically demanding are your workshop and tours?
    The level of physical activity varies depending on the location. Some trips may involve moderate hiking or walking, while others may be easy in terms of physical exertion. If you're in good health without any mobility concerns, we can likely accommodate you. Information about the physical requirements is provided in the individual workshop or tour listing. We encourage you to review this information and select the option that best suits your abilities. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
  • What will I learn on a workshop/tour?
    Refine Photographic Skills: Learn camera techniques, composition strategies, harnessing light, and creative concepts to capture breathtaking nature images. Enhance Creative Vision: Elevate your photographic style with Nikhil's focus on artistic expressionism, unlocking your unique visual voice. Photographic approach: Delve into the philosophical aspects of photography, connecting nature, art, and personal expression. Immerse in Nature: Dive into hands-on photo learning in beautiful natural settings, fostering a stronger connection with the natural world. Please note: While some techniques and concepts are taught in a group setting, instruction is also tailored to individuals through one-on-one interactions, ensuring inclusivity for photographers of all skill levels.
  • How Do You Help Participants Prepare for the Workshop/Tour?
    We provide comprehensive support to help you prepare for your workshop or tour: Packing list tailored to the specific trip Recommended gear and equipment Q&A with the instructor or a pre-trip Zoom session Guidance on travel arrangements Regular updates leading up to the trip We aim to ensure you are fully prepared and confident for your photography adventure. If you have any additional questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
  • How busy is the schedule?
    Whether you opt for a workshop or tour, we ensure there is time for you to review your photos so you can make the necessary adjustments for subsequent field sessions. While our schedules are often packed during these immersive experiences, we prioritize your well-being and recognize the importance of rest in fostering creativity.
  • Do you provide photography equipment on your tours?
    While we don't provide photography equipment, we do offer guidance on gear selection and can recommend gear rental services if needed.
  • What about medical, evacuation and trip Insurance?
    We strongly recommend travel medical insurance for all participants to cover anymedical emergencies during the tour. Evacuation insurance is highly recommended for remote or challenging locationsto cover emergency evacuations. Trip insurance is advised to protect against cancellations, interruptions, and unforeseen events that may affect your trip. We use insuremytrip.com, but there are many reputable insurance providers. Having adequate insurance ensures peace of mind, allowing you to fully enjoy your photography adventure. If you have further questions, please contact us.
  • How do I book a workshop/tour with your company?
    Booking a tour with us is easy! Simply visit our workshops and tours page, review our offerings, select the workshop or tour you want to attend, and register online using the “register now” button. Follow the prompts to complete your registration. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact us. We're always happy to help!
  • What is the difference between a photography workshop and a photography tour?
    Each workshop and tour is customized to the specific locations and subjects we'll be photographing. For detailed information, we recommend reviewing the listing. Typically, a photography workshop offers a more structured learning environment, including classroom sessions that feature lectures and image reviews. However, the primary focus remains on learning photography in the field. Our photography tours may include more flexible or informal classroom time for image reviews. The priority is maximizing our time in the field, particularly evident in the international tours.
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