High Light, Peak Light, Lake Light, City Light, Snow Light, Land Light books by Dave Butcher

Courses Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Courses


Booking within 2 months of the start date of a course: the full amount is payable at time of booking. Bookings made in excess of 2 months from the date of a course: the full amount or a deposit of 50% may be paid; any balance payment becomes due 2 months before the date of the course.


We strongly recommend that the cost of your course is covered by travel insurance in case of illness, injury or any other reason for cancellation at short notice. The insurance should also cover personal accident and injury and loss of income due to incapacity. Our landscape locations are often wet and slippery underfoot and a fall under such conditions can be painful and lead to injury. Cameras and associated equipment (such as computers) are easily damaged so we advise you to take out insurance against damage or loss. Dave Butcher Photography accepts no responsibility or liability for damage or loss to any person or equipment on any course however caused.


Dave Butcher Photography reserves the right to cancel any workshop. In the rare event of a cancellation you will be offered the choice of an alternative course or a full refund of the course fee. Payments for courses are refundable where a place on a course is cancelled 2 calendar months or more in advance (for example a course booked for the 15th July would need to be cancelled before the 15th May).

Group courses: Where a course is cancelled less than 2 calendar months from the date of the course booked, we will readvertise the place(s) but any monies paid will be refunded only if the place(s) is rebooked by another client. We do not keep waiting lists for courses so it is unlikely that cancelled places will be filled at short notice. Alternatively, you can convert from a group course to a private course by paying the difference in price. This avoids any loss of money in the event of a short notice cancellation.

Private tuition: can be rescheduled at short notice but costs incurred, such as accommodation costs booked and paid for by Dave Butcher Photography but not refunded by the accommodation provider, must be paid by the client as well as the additional costs of the rearranged course. Private Darkroom and Private Peak District Photography courses can be rescheduled at short notice with no additional cost.

Course Places

There are 3 places on Dave Butcher landscape photography courses. We reserve the right to run courses with more than 3 clients. There are 2 places on Dave Butcher Darkroom courses. We reserve the right to run courses with 3 clients.

Private courses: it is up to the client to agree with Dave Butcher Photography on the number on any course booked.

Health and Fitness for Courses

Dave Butcher Landscape Photography courses require participants to be able to walk 3 or 4 miles (in total during the day) along rough undulating paths (paths go uphill as well as downhill!), in possibly inclement weather. This is clearly stated at the time of booking and in the course information supplied upon confirmation. We offer help to clients as much as possible to make their course enjoyable but if basic health and fitness is insufficient Dave Butcher Photography accepts no claims for refunds in full or part from clients who find difficulty in walking with their equipment in such terrain. The term 'basic health' includes illness which impairs physical ability. It is the responsibility of the client to inform Dave Butcher Photography at the time of booking on a course about any health or medical condition that could be a concern during the course.

If you have medical concerns please discuss them with Dave or Jan Butcher and consider private tuition so that courses can be adapted to how you are feeling throughout the day.

Gift Voucher Expiry Date and Refunds

Our gift vouchers can be used for any purchase from Dave Butcher Photography, including courses. There is currently no expiry date for gift vouchers. We do not give refunds for part or the whole value of a gift voucher.



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