For Photography Workshops
General Q&A
Cancellations / Reschedule Policy


  • Can I rent photography equipment through Big Sun Photography?

    We do not rent equipment for our workshops. We do recommend using www.BorrowLenses.com . Using the link on this page will usually get you a discount.  You won’t beat the prices (even locally), you can get insurance coverage on your rentals and it is all done quick and easy via UPS.

  • What kind of clothing should I bring?

    Please remember that Colorado weather is quite variable.  Even when it’s warm in Denver it can easily be 40 F colder at the top of the mountains.  Snow and rain come and go with little warning.  So please make sure you are suitably prepared for the season.  If you are not sure what to bring please just give me a call.

  • What if I have specific food needs?

    If you require a meal during our workshop please bring a pack lunch with you.  

  • Will I get altitude sickness?

    Some people (very few) do get altitude sickness during high altitude workshops.  This is best combated by staying as hydrated as possible. 


Only applicable to multi-day workshops.

  Below are some example hotels that we often use.


High End hotels and accommodationsHyatt Place Hotel  [visit website] Fancy Pants (high end) These hotels will have all the amenities that you may want usually with pools, spas, weight rooms and room service.





Mid Level accomodations for photography tour clients Comfort Suites Dillon [visit website] Mid-Level These hotels are pleasant, clean and comfortable but may lake any special features.






Budget hotels for photography tour clients Argo Inn Idaho Springs [visit website] Colorado is full of budget friendly hotels that are still very pleasant, clean and get the job done.  After all, in most destinations the hotel is not the attraction, it’s the nature around it.      *This list should be considered a guide only.  

Terms of Service (Lessons and Workshops):

  • RETAINER: A retainer fee is applied to all bookings at 1/2 the tuition price (not including lodging fees if applicable) for each date(s) reserved. At the time of booking, Big Sun Photography shall reserve the date and time agreed upon, and not make any other reservations or accept any other clients for said date and time.
  • RESCHEDULE: Should the client reschedule the tour dates for any reason 7+ days prior to the tour, including acts of God, the full amount of the retainer shall be retained by Big Sun Photography in order to offset its loss of business.  An additional retainer fee will be required to reserve the new date(s).  
  • CANCELLATION:   In the event that the client cancels the scheduled tour for any reason 7+ days prior to the tour, including acts of God, the full amount of the retainer shall be retained by Big Sun Photography in order to offset its loss of business.  Failure to cancel within 7+ days will result in forfeit of full payment.
    • If Big Sun Photography cancels the tour for any reason a full refund will be provided of all money paid.

  • LODGING EXPENSES: (if applicable):  Refunds for lodging expenses are determined solely by the cancellation/refund policy of each individual lodging establishment(s).  Big Sun Photography makes every effort to only book fully refundable lodging.  However not every location has this option. 

Cancellations and Reschedules MUST be provided in writing (email only, no text no phone calls) and received prior to the same day of the preceding week (7 days) 

Acceptance of this quote constitutes acceptance of these terms of service.

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