About your host - Ric Wallis
Ric Wallis is a successful professional photographer with over 30 years experience working in a range of commercial photographic fields.
In his spare time Ric has been flying around Australia in his own light aircraft visiting many remote places. As a photographer, this capability has presented him with many amazing opportunities.
Ric has combined his passion for both photography and flying into Photoescapades - teaming up with a reputable air charter business that has a 100% safety record and who own a variety of aircraft in the “business” category.
A Ted’s Cameras Sales Assistant is on hand to help you with any questions you may have regarding your photographic equipment.
You will arrive home thinking differently about the way you take pictures.
They will both offer their photographic expertise including the use of histograms, lenses, depth of field, information on composition beyond the law of thirds, a lot about light and a philosophical approach to post production.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Purchase price does not include transport to and from Melbourne airport.
Your reservation will be confirmed after full payment has been made through Ted’s Cameras website. Cancellation Charges: 30 (or more) days before departure $250.00, less than 10 days before departure 50% ticket price.
Included in the price:
The price includes airfares, accommodation, ground transport on Flinders Island and all meals.
Not included are items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, telephone, laundry or gratuities, drinks at bars, mini bars etc; and all extra communication charges incurred on a client’s behalf.
Baggage is restricted to 10 kg per person for all tours. Overlimit luggage cannot be carried. Baggage is at ‘owners risk.’
Important Information Exclusion of Liability:
1. Whilst Photoescapades and Ted's Camera Stores will take all reasonable steps to provide an enjoyable tour, it accepts no liability for any loss of enjoyment experience by passengers due to circumstances beyond its control. Photoescapades further accepts no liability for any loss beyond its reasonable control and provides no warranties in addition to those set out under the Trade Practices Act 1974 and nothing herein restricts any passenger from exercising their rights and remedies pursuant to law.
2. These tours include the services of operators other than Photoescapades and Ted's Camera Stores eg. hoteliers, airlines and optional tour excursions, which are not under the direct control of Photoescapades or Ted's Camera Stores, and whilst Photoescapades and Ted's Camera Stores takes all reasonable care in selecting these operators, it cannot accept responsibility for those operators’ conduct or the conduct of their representative employees or agents or for any ramifications of that conduct.
3. On tours including activities such as trekking, swimming and snorkeling, passengers accept that degrees of risk are involved.
4. No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on tour while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of any representative of Photoescapades, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Photoescapades and Ted's Camera Stores will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour.
We require you to carry travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Unfortunately it is necessary for us to strictly enforce cancellation policies as the reservations we make on clients’ behalf are subject to onerous cancellation fees.
Conditions of booking:
Photoescapades will act as your agent and introduce you to the transportation companies, hotel contractors and the like who may provide you with the services and facilities referred to in the itinerary applicable to this tour. All prices quoted, including fares and tour costs, are those current at the date of publication and are subject to alteration at the absolute discretion of Photoescapades, and in particular, but not limited to, when there are tariff or fare variations or currency fluctuations. However, we guarantee that once your full fare has been received by Photoescapades through Teds Camera Stores there will be no increase in the cost of your tour. Any increase will be absorbed by us.
Every effort will be made to follow the itinerary as laid down. However on some occasions, it may be necessary for the itinerary to be amended due to operational requirements, weather conditions or any other factor that adversely affects the operation. Photoescapades reserves the right to make such amendments to the itinerary which will always be in the interests of your comfort and safety.
Photoescapades reserves the right, without payment of compensation, and whether before or after the commencement of travel, to exclude any passenger if the passenger may appear likely to endanger the health or safety or impair the comfort of other passengers. He/she may be asked to leave the tour immediately.
We reserve the right to cancel any tour if the minimum number is not reached; after consultation with the clients we may transfer them to another departure with similar inclusions.
It is the responsibility of the passenger to supply an accurate body weight as part of the booking process and adhere to luggage weight restrictions.
I/We give Photoescapades permission to use any photographs taken on tour as promotional material; discretion will be exercised.
With regard to the insurance cover on passengers boarding, flying or deplaning our aircraft, under the Australian Civil Air Carriers Liability Act, our Liability Insurance Cover and Third Party Insurance Cover are to the same extent as all of the major Australian domestic air carriers who provide regular passenger transport services nationwide. Photoescapades will continue to meet all requirements of Australian Government Air Regulations which are recognised as some of the most stringent in the world.
In the unlikely event of aircraft unserviceability, it may be necessary to substitute aircraft to maintain the advertised itinerary. We reserve the right to utilise any type of twin-piston, or single-turbine aircraft. At all times aircraft used are certified to meet the strict conditions laid down by Australia’s civil aviation safety authority (CASA).
At all times an aircraft of similar standard will be selected. Where possible this will be made clear prior to departure.
These conditions cannot be varied or altered or waived by any servant or agent or representative of Photoescapades and Ted's Camera Stores or by any person providing services and facilities. Photoescapades and Ted's Camera Stores will not be bound by any representation purported to have been made on their behalf unless they confirm or have confirmed, or made a representation in writing.