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

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 

AFRICA

Africa Photo Tour / Workshop

A Total African Safari Experience
 

A warm breeze blows across the plains of Africa.  The anticipation has been building in you since before you even set foot on the jet that carried you across the ocean.  For the traveler who has never been to Africa, excitement swells up within, waiting to experience what some would describe as the homeland where all life originated from. For those who have been here before, a sense of returning home, to a land imbued with deep wonder and awe.  Even the most skilled writer cannot describe the intensity of reverence and marvel that accompany this land and its inhabitants.  

From the moment you set foot onto this continent, your life is changed, and suddenly your eyes are opened.  The guides who accompany us are the very best on the entire continent.  Their ability to bring you safely through this photo tour safari experience and provide you with very up-close encounters with the wildlife will impact greatly both the quality of your adventure as well as the quality of your photography.  With only one person to a bench in our vehicles, you will have the least obstructed views of the highest density of leopards in all of Africa. Lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes, impala, baboons, monkeys, hyenas, African wild dogs, buffalo, and a myriad of birds can all be encountered in this small group photo tour to South Africa.

 

Every evening you’ll appreciate the highest quality in accommodations, both in the culinary offerings and the intimacy found in the camps and lodges utilized for this life-changing experience that is Africa!  Fantastic for the non-photographer as well, this journey holds an amazing itinerary and a price that no one can match for the experiences we provide.  Whether you find yourself in the heart of South Africa, Botswana, or both, we welcome you to immerse yourself into this African photo tour excursion that will truly change the way you think about and appreciate this life!

Dates

Kruger & Sabi Sands                               

January 15-23, 2019                   

$6,995 per person

 

Botswana

January 15-23, 2019

$4,495 per person

 

Botswana & South Africa

January 7-17, 2020

$8,750 per person

Botswana & Inyati
January 7-18, 2020
$8,750 per person
Deposit $1,500
No Single Supplement option available
Balance Due Septemeber 24, 2019

 

Botswana 

January 18-25, 2020

$4,995 per person

$1,500 Deposit
Balance Due October 5, 2019
No Single Supplement added cost

Availability

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Kruger & Sabi Sands

January 25 - February 4, 2020

$7,495 per person

South Africa
January 25 - February 4, 2020
$7,495 per person
$2,000 Deposit
Balance Due October 5, 2019
Single Supplement +$1,000

Dates

Availability

2021 Dates COMING SOON!

Skill Level

Beginner to Pro

Great Trip for Non-Photographers

Your Photographers/Guides

Christopher Balmer

What's Included - BOTSWANA

 

  • 1 Night Johannesburg

  • 6 Nights Pangolin Chobe Lodge on Botswana side

  • Included on Pangolin Chobe lodge:

  • Full board and accommodation in en-suite, air conditioned rooms

  • All meals and drinks included (Brunch, High Tea and Dinner)

  • Twice daily photo safari activities on boat and vehicles

  • Park fees and bed levies

  • Airport transfers

  • Flights in and out of Kasane

  • Meals per Itinerary

  • Ground transportation

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

What's Included - KRUGER/SABI

  • 1 night accommodation Jnb,

  • 3 nights Kruger Skukuza

  • 4 nights Inyati

  • Flights per itinerary

 

Kruger

  • Meals per itinerary (B,D)

  • Accommodation per itinerary

  • Game drives in Kruger as per itinerary

  • Return flights JNB-SKUKUZA-JNB,

  • Transfer Inyati to Skukuza airport. 

 

Inyati

  • Accommodations

  • All meals daily and a house selection of beverages

  • 2 game drives daily – 3 vehicles

What's Not Included 

  • International Flights to and from Johannesburg

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Excessive baggage fees

  • Gratuities

  • Airline Fees / Insurance / Passports / Personal Expenses

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

  • Any additional night’s accommodations that take place beyond the dates of the workshop

  • Laundry (there is an on-site facility)

  • Any emergency services, if necessary

  • Tips/gratuities for rangers

  • Any meals outside of those mentioned above.

What's Should I Wear? 

  • Lightweight pants

  • Lightweight shirts (Christopher wears fishing shirts with long sleeves that stay cool but keep off the sun and any bugs)

  • Sandals

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Shorts

  • Swimming Suit

  • Hat (Or buy a stylish legit African safari hat there)

  • Rain jacket

  • Laundry services are available at Inyati

Suggested Photo Gear

  • Camera (I recommend bringing two)

  • Telephoto Lens

  • Wide angle lens

  • Mid-range zoom

  • Extra camera batteries

  • Chargers

  • Plenty of memory cards

  • Rocket Blaster

  • Microfiber cleaning cloths

  • Rain Sleeves

  • Tripod

  • BlackRapid Strap

  • Moose filter for your midrange zoom or wide angle

  • Small laptop with power cord

  • External Hard Drive

  • Card readers

  • Small power strip

Suggested Non-Photograpy Gear

  • Flashlight

  • Malaria Pill (Mefloquine is what Christopher uses)

  • Bug spray/wipes

  • Medications

  • First Aid kit

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Noise cancelling headphones (Bose)

  • Rolling Camera Bag – recommended if you want to roll your camera gear through the airports 

  • Disposable toothbrushes (i.e. Colgate Wisp)

  • Cleansing wipes

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 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 photo 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 workshop photo tour 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 workshop photo tour start date 25% of workshop price forfeited

120 days or less prior to workshop photo tour 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 workshop photo tour 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.

 

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