Participation terms


  1. A non-refundable deposit in amount of 800.00$USD is required to hold a spot on Equine Photography Masterclass in USA, KY 2024. Remaining balance 1700.00$USD will be due on May 30, 2024 (PayPal invoice will be sent to you at the beginning of May 2024 or if required you may pay directly to our USD, GBP or Euro account). If your balance will not be paid on or before the due date, your spot will be filled from the waiting list. If your spot is filled, you will lose your deposit. If not, you can still secure your spot by paying your balance. 
  2. There will be no refund for delay or cancellation due to weather or any other unforeseen issues before arrival, during or after the scheduled tour. In addition Katarzyna Okrzesik-Mikołajek is not responsible for any additional costs that may be incurred by cancellations due to weather, flight delays, visa issues and other unforeseen issues.
  3. Katarzyna Okrzesik-Mikołajek reserves the right to cancel this Masterclass if it does not meet the required minimum enrollment (5 participants). If that happens all money collected for deposits and remaining balances will be totally refunded. Please note that if you cancel your space on any tour – your deposit and/or balance collected for that event remain non-refundable. 
  4. Following the protocols in place per local and/or federal guidelines regarding natural disaster, pandemic, war, if Katarzyna's tours cannot be held on the announced date, then a new date will be set and the tours will be postponed. For this reason please don’t book your airfare until this Masterclass is confirmed that it is a go.
  5. If the new date of the postponed Masterclass would not suit you, Katarzyna Okrzesik-Mikołajek can agree to transfer the deposit to another 2024 or 2025 event. This change can only be made once, then the deposit is forfeited.
  6. Any tour booking spot switch is possible only once and up to 6 months before event date, if deemed applicable.
  7. If all spots are full, you can sign up to the waiting list. The waiting list also requires an advance non-deposit payment. If the spot will not open for you until June 1, 2024, your deposit will be refunded.
  8. However, anytime we choose to travel, we must acknowledge the risk of contact to diseases or otherwise and each person shall be completely responsible for themselves at all times and will have to adhere to all measures of safety being implemented by Katarzyna Okrzesik-Mikołajek during any workshops, tours and events. 
  9. Due to ever-changing travel restrictions, we strongly recommend that you purchase quality travel insurance.
  10. During this Masterclass individual room accommodation will be provided. 
  11. The fee for this Masterclass does cover meals. When ordering your meals in different restaurants, let us know about your allergies.
  12. During our meals all state, federal and local guidelines will be followed to ensure everyone’s safety.
  13. Katarzyna Okrzesik-Mikołajek reserves the right to take one over the limit on every workshop, tour or event.
  14. Katarzyna Okrzesik-Mikołajek reserves the right to bring in any assistant/assistants or co-leaders on any workshop, tour or event. 
  15. Katarzyna Okrzesik-Mikołajek and her employees, our hosts and horses owners are not responsible for any personal injury or damage to property arising from incidents occurring at the Tour venue.  You are responsible for your own safety at all times.  When you sign up for any of Katarzyna's workshops, tours or events you certify that you are in good general health and that you do not have any physical or other disabilities that would place either you or other participants in danger. 
  16. The Participant allows the Masterclass to be photographed, filmed and recorded for future event promotions. 
  17. During this Masterclass you will be required to work in Manual Mode, so you are expected to have knowledge of your camera (how to change your shutter speed, aperture and ISO).
  18. The Participant is obliged to equip himself for the duration of the Masterclass with his own DSLR or mirrorless camera and a 70-200mm & 35mm or similar lenses.
  19. In order to use post-processing classes in the most effective way, the Participant should have a laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom software during the Masterclass. 
  20. Participants must caption "Photo taken during workshop with Katarzyna Okrzesik-Mikolajek" when posting photographs made during the Masterclass.
  21. Although the Participant hold copyright to the photographs made by him during the Masterclass, he/she is allowed only to publish and post them on social media and all his other private websites/portfolios. Pariticipants can expand their right for commercially use taken during this Masterclass for an extra fee 1200$USD - this upgrade covers any kind of image sales, art references, participation in competitions and it is for life-time and can be done any time before, during or after Masterclass.
  22. For the care of a good atmosphere during the whole Masterclass and the comfort of all photographers during photo sessions, the ability to collaborate in a group is necessary. Each participant shall conduct themselves in a civil manner not only to hosts but to each other. There will be no tolerance for rude behavior. Katarzyna will give one warning before you will be asked to leave the group without any refund whatsoever and it will be your sole responsibility both physically and financially to make arrangements to leave the group immediately. These workshops , tours and events are supposed to be fun and enjoyable to all, so please act accordingly.
  23. Katarzyna Okrzesik-Mikołajek reserves the right to find a suitable replacement for myself in the event of a tragic accident or unforeseen event that would keep me from attending any Workshop, Tour or Events.
  24. Prior to the start of this tour, each participant will need to sign Liability Waiver agreement.
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