ABOUT US
 

Perfect Light Camera & Supply and The Yellowstone Camera Store are factory direct pro dealers for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, Sigma, Black Rapid, MeFoto, Delkin, Hoya and many other top brands in the industry.

 

Perfect Light Camera & Supply was opened in 2008 by Christopher Balmer and has quickly become the Nation's leader in photography education with over 12,000 classroom students from across the United States.  Photo Adventure Workshops was created in 2016 and The Yellowstone Camera Store opened in 2019.

 

We are the same price as online dealers and big box stores, all with the same warranties and far better service!

MONTANA

The Yellowstone Camera Store

16 N Canyon Street

West Yellowstone, MT  59758

(406) 646-5191

Hours

Monday - Friday 9 am - 7 pm

Saturday 8 am - 6 pm  

Sunday 9 am - 5 pm

Closed:  October  9  2019

IDAHO

Perfect Light Camera & Supply

2169 E 17th Street

Idaho Falls, Idaho

(208) 523-6789

Hours

Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

2019 Perfect Light Camera & Supply | Photo Adventure Workshops | The Yellowstone Camera Store 

ITALY

Italy Photo Tour / Workshop

Imagine stepping into a story rich with ancient ruins, abundant in timeless romance, virtuous in the pursuit of art and all that is beautiful, and decadent in capturing the flavors of this earth.

 

Now, allow your senses to be overwhelmed by the setting foot in the eternal city of Rome – a land where history comes from. The ancient ruins of this city stand amidst modernity to remind us of the tales of old.  Walk through history that still stands amidst an archeological dig such as the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum or the Pantheon.  Gaze upon the evidence of beauty and explore 

 

A Photo Tour Through History

the likes of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel or sit alongside the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Here in this bustling city, the ancient ruins of Rome have a story to tell.

Wander through the streets of Florence and stop to catch a glimpse of Michelangelo’s David.  Savor the rich history of this beautiful town that many find as a favorite on their journey through Italy.  Next, glide through the waterways of Venice en route to Piazza Saint Marco, the heart of the city.  One can’t help but become impassioned by the memory of this place.

 

With each day, a new chapter of the tale unfolds as you’ll visit magical towns such as the hill town of Assisi – home to the well know Francis of Assisi.  Naples, Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, Orvieto, Capri, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast are all included in this unfolding journey through Italy.

 

This tour of Italy is perfect for photographer and non-photographer alike. We would love to have you join us on this cultural, culinary and landscape tour of Northern Italy.

 

Availability 

Yes

 

 



Dates

 

$4990 per person
$865 Single Supplement

Skill Level

Beginner to Pro

Great Trip for Non-Photographers

Your Photographers/Guides

What's Included 

Christopher Balmer

Lodging throughout the workshops as outlined above. If you arrive early you may be able to stay earlier or later but your package only includes the nights for the workshop.

  • Flights from the airport of the departing city determined by PAWorkshops.

  • Motor coach for the whole tour

  • 12 days English speaking tour escort for the whole tour

  • 11 nights in 4star hotels

  • 12 breakfasts in hotels

  • 1 dinner in hotel in Assisi

  • 1 dinner in hotel in Mestre

  • 1 dinner in hotel in Sorrento

  • 2 dinners in local restaurant in Rome

  • 1 dinner in local restaurant Burano

  • 1 dinner in local restaurant  in Sorrento

  • 5 hour local guide in Rome

  • 5 hour local guide in Florence

  • 2 hour local guide in Pisa

  • 2 hour local guide in Venice

  • 2 hour and half local guide in Assisi

  • 2 hour local guide in Orvieto

  • 2 hour local guide in Naples

  • 2 hour local guide in Pompeii

What's Not Included 

  • Flights or transportation to the airport of the departing city as determined by PAWorkshops

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Excessive baggage fees

  • Gratuities: Suggested Gratuities are: $20 a person per day / Misc. for hotel/resort staff

  • Airline Fees / Insurance / Passports / Personal Expenses

  • Any additional tours, activities, etc. not expressly mentioned in the workshop.

  • Any additional nights accommodations that take place beyond the time frame of the workshop dates

  • Laundry (there is an on-site facility)

  • Any emergency services, if necessary.

  • Any meals outside of those mentioned above.

What's Should I Wear? 

  • Clothing for the weather (Low mid 40’s to high 60’s)

  • Clothing that can be layered

  • Sandals

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Hat

  • Rain jacket

  • Laundry services are available

Suggested Photo Gear

  • Camera Body (I recommend bringing two)

  • Wide angle lens

  • Mid-range zoom

  • Extra camera batteries

  • Chargers

  • Plenty of memory cards

  • Rocket Blaster

  • Microfiber cleaning cloths

  • Rain Sleeves

  • Tripod

  • Moose filter for your midrange zoom or wide angle

  • BlackRapid Strap

Suggested Non-Photography Gear

  • Small laptop with power cord

  • External Hard Drive

  • Card readers

  • Small power strip

  • Noise cancelling headphones (Bose)

  • Rolling Camera Bag – recommended if you want to roll your camera gear through the airports instead of carry it on your back   

  • Disposable toothbrushes (i.e. Colgate Wisp)

  • Cleansing wipes

  • Emergen-C

  • Compression Socks

  • Flashlight

  • Medications

  • First Aid kit

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Passport

  • Power Adapter

Protect Your Trip

Travel insurance isn’t just for medical assistance. Our plans protect you AND your belongings. We offer coverage for lost, damaged and stolen luggage and belongings. Our insurance team can help you replace lost prescriptions and travel documents while you’re on your journey. Travelex Insurance is here to help.

Cancellation Policy

Workshop Fees 

All travel workshop balances are due 90 business days before the photo tour workshop start date. Full payment is required on bookings taken 60 days prior to workshop start date. All workshop fees can be paid by check made out to “Perfect Light”. All card transactions for final payments will be charged a 3.5% processing fee. There will be a fee affixed for late payments. Deposits are due at time of registration and are non-refundable.

 

Workshop Cancellations

After registering for a workshop tour, you have three (3) business days of the original deposit date to cancel and receive a full refund (less a 6% card fee). Cancellations on the part of the participant must be made in writing and received by our office by US mail or email. If you cancel 121 or more days prior to the photo tour workshop start date, 25% of the workshop fee will be forfeited. If you cancel 120 or less days prior to the workshop start date, 100% of the workshop fee will be forfeited. If you cancel 120 days or less prior to the workshop start date and your spot is filled by another participant, you may receive a refund less all transfer fees. All refunds will be made by check.

 

Cancellation Fees

121 or more days prior to photo tour workshop start date 25% of workshop price forfeited

120 days or less prior to photo tour workshop start date100% of workshop fee forfeited

 

  1. Transfers You may transfer your workshop registration to another person to participate in your place. To transfer, please submit written notifications of the alternate participant's name, email address, phone number, and mailing address via letter or e-mail to perfectlightcamera@gmail.com. You will be responsible for any transfer fees.

  2. Safety, Insurance, and Physical Fitness Every effort is made to ensure your safety. However, participants are responsible for their own safety and accident insurance. We do not accept responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged property. Participants must be in good physical condition for activities in an environment that may be cold, wet, and windy.

  3. Rules and Regulations: Whether the workshop you participate in is held on private, public, or government lands, you agree to abide by all rules, restrictions, and ordinances governing such lands and property. You also agree to respect the rights of other workshop participants, instructors, and those providing services to or for the workshop. Failure to comply with any governing rules or authority may result in the removal of the participant from the photo tour workshop or related activity with no provisions for refund.

  4. Disputes and Jurisdiction Any dispute over this contract involving litigation or court proceedings will be held to the governing laws of Bonneville County in the state of Idaho. Jurisdiction for any legal dispute over this contract will be conducted in the courts of Bonneville County in the state of Idaho.

  5. Schedules All workshop schedules are tentative (subjects, events, and times). Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice due to weather and other environmental conditions, direct or indirect logistical arrangements, transportation plans, health conditions of workshop participants and/or instructors, employees, or assigns, and/or any other factors deemed to be relevant by Perfect Light Workshops. However, we will make every effort to include just as many photographic and instructional opportunities to the participants if changes are made.

  6. Model Release: You consent that any and all photographs made of you or that include you or your property may be used by Perfect Light Workshops and/or its assigns in promotional and/or advertising efforts for no fee and/or compensation.

  7. Equipment: It is the responsibility of each participant to bring and provide his or her own equipment. Workshop participants will be given a list of suggested items to bring, but it is a suggested list only and does not replace personal preferences and for one’s possibly limited resources or health restrictions. We will attempt to have camera and accessory manufacturer’s demo products on hand for workshop participants to try and use. However, we make no promises as to the availability of any demo equipment.