Trail and Gift Certificate Terms and Conditions (v1.6 Aug 12)

Below are the terms and conditions for those booking and participating in a CameraTrails course.

Your Level of Experience

The trails are suitable for beginner and intermediate level photographers. Please take a look at the technical content on the individual course pages to see what we cover, we are also happy to answer any detailed questions you may have if you are uncertain about the level. Please feel free to contact us

Equipment and Clothing Required

Digital SLRs are preferable for this course. You are also welcome to use your compact, as long as it has a manual setting (see this link to get an idea of compact cameras that have this ability). We can’t cater for non-digital (film) cameras. On the day, please make sure your camera batteries are charged, and you have space on your memory card.

Please also make sure you wear appropriate footwear for walking, and have appropriate protection from the elements for yourself and your equipment.

Restrictions on Professional Photographers and Commercial Photography

Some easily accessible areas of London are privately owned, are part of the Royal Parks, or are under Greater London Authority juristiction. These include:

St Marys Axe (near the Gherkin/'Swiss Re')
Trafalgar and Parliament Squares
The South Bank
St James' Park

In these areas, you cannot take photos for commercial gain. Please contact us if you have any questions.


The UK has varied weather, and to avoid disappointment we try and run the courses in most conditions. In fact, some ‘challenging weather’ conditions provide great photo opportunities. In some circumstances the weather means we have to cancel the course, in which case you receive a full refund (we will also try to inform as soon as possible in this event, using the contact details you supply on booking).

Bringing Children and Partners

We do charge the standard rate for non-photographic partners and children. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and you must take full custodial responsibility for them. Feel free contact us for more information.

Course Distance and Time

You will need to be able to walk up to 2.5 miles (4km). courses last about 4.5 hours, with a half hour break for refreshments. Sometimes a trail will take longer, depending on external conditions and the size of the group - so please be prepared for this.


You need to be aware of the usual hazards that will be encountered in any big city, such as traffic, pickpockets etc.

Late Arrivals

Please arrive promptly for the course. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, we may have to start without you (out of courtesy to other attendees).


To qualify for a refund on any course booked, it must be cancelled by calling us no less than 7 days prior to the date of your course. A handling charge of £5 is payable for any cancellation. If you cancel within 7 days of the date of your course, no refunds are available.

Should we need to cancel the course, you will receive a full refund and we will let you know as soon as possible using the contact details you supply on booking.

In order to run our two day courses, we need at least four participants. If there are fewer than this, we reserve the right to cancel and provide you with a full refund.

Brighton Photography Group

The monthly Brighton Photography Group is operated and owned by Petra Creffield. Any questions should be sent to

How Our Gift Certificates Work

The certificate is valid for nine months from the date of purchase, and can be used to book a date on a course from our normal schedule. The gift certificates are the same price as our courses.

To book a course, the recipient can ring or e-mail us (contact details will be on the certificate and can also be found on our website and in the durable terms and conditions document) - supplying the unique code on the certificate. We will then reserve their place. Places on courses are subject to availability, and purchase and participation in the course are subject to our terms and conditions. You will be sent an electronic voucher by e-mail within 12hrs. If you specify a physical address, we will also send you the certificate in the post at no extra cost (allow 3 working days for delivery to a UK address. At busy times such as Christmas, please be aware of the last Christmas posting date).

Cancellation of Gift Certificate Purchases

You may cancel your gift certificate purchase within seven days of receipt of the e-mail voucher and Terms and Conditions document. If you purchase a gift certificate and it is redeemed for a course starting within seven days of it's purchase, your right to cancel ends when the course starts.

You will receive a full refund as soon as possible after you cancel. On cancellation, you will not be required to post the voucher back, but it's code will become void and cannot be redeemed.

Applicability of Gift Certificate Purchases

1/2 day gift certificates can only be redeemed against 1/2 day courses.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to maintaining your privacy. In booking a course or portfolio review, you are accepting our privacy policy, details of which can be found here


This website, including the booking pages and Terms and Conditions are only available in English.

How to Contact Us

You can contact us by e-mail at, or call us on +44 (0)800 033 7077. Our mail address is as follows:

CameraTrails Photography Courses (prop: S. Brown)
Studio 140,
43 Bedford Street,

If you have any other questions, please see our FAQ, or feel free to contact us.