Guided Photo Trips - General Information

Note: Guided Photo Trips are postponed until the threat of Corona Virus has passed.

One of my motivators for great photography is traveling to new destinations. I enjoy finding my way through a new location and not only hitting the highlights, but finding a feature that makes each place special. A departed photographer friend used to say, "Luck favors the prepared." No truer words have been spoken in the photography realm. Knowing your camera and being prepared to capture the scene is usually all that is needed.

Lisa Hale Photos can share camera knowledge on photo trips, but travelers should already have a basic understanding of their own camera, a firm grasp of the ISO, shutter speed, and f-stop triangle, lens knowledge, and be comfortable abandoning the 'auto' mode in most instances.

Photo trips are packed with planned activities from sunrise to sunset, and occasionally a middle-of-the-night excursion is possible to capture the Milky Way, star trails, or light painting at some cool location. Trips include a meet up point, shuttles, lodging, activies/entrance fees, and most meals. *Alcohol not included.* Activity levels will include exertion levels of "easy" to sometimes "moderate" in ability. If anyone chooses to forego the planned activity, that person will need to coordinate their own transportation and activities/entrance fees during their free time. Trip fees will not be reduced to accommodate personal adjustments to the agenda. It is anticipated everyone will be included on activities.

We usually have a 'home base' for trips; a place we come back to between activities and to rest. Occasionally, the trip will be a progressive-style with multiple destinations combined into one overall trip.

All persons will travel at their own risk. A deposit will hold your space with remaining balance paid no later than 45 days before the trip begins. Refunds are provided only when the space is re-sold to someone else. Lisa Hale Photos cannot guarantee ideal conditions for weather, naturally occurring phenomenons or man-made disasters. Spouses are welcome to travel along, and will pay the same fees as the photographer whether they come on all excursions or not. Lisa Hale Photos will not be held liable for lost, stolen, misplaced, or forgotten equipment or personal items.