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Kando FAQ

1. What is Kando Trip and who should apply?

Kando Trip is an experience--an event, workshop, retreat, community gathering, photography trip, and so much more, all in one. Participants will be surrounded by like-minded creators, learning new ways to create and share their work from some of the world’s best pro photographers.

Should Sony cancel Kando Trip 4.0 for any reason, all payments will be refunded to the participants.

We plan on making Kando Trip bigger and better every year, so the numbers indicate the evolution of an already spectacular experience.

August 15-18, 2020, at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho.

Applications will be accepted through June 30th, 2020, but we encourage you to not wait for the deadline to apply as the event is almost sold out.

To ensure the absolute best experience possible, we aim to have a diverse group of participants at Kando Trip, representing a wide variety of categories and segments within the photography and video industries. We will consider all applications together--since our events always garner a tremendous amount of interest, we expect to receive more applications than spots available.

Yes, applicants must be over the age of 21.

All applicants will be notified of their status via email within maximum two weeks from the time they submitted the application.

Double Occupancy: $2,199 for new participants / $1,999 for alumni

Single Occupancy: $2,499 for new participants / $2,299 for alumni

  • Three nights all-inclusive room & board at Sun Valley Resort, ID. All food, drink and good times covered

  • Choice of 20+ interactive classes on-site and on-location taught by high-caliber professional photographers & videographers

  • Extensive shooting opportunities including landscape, portraiture, astrophotography, timelapse, action and more

  • Welcome kit packed full of goodies from Sony and partner brands


  • Access to test and try the latest cameras and lenses from Sony’s Digital Imaging lineup

  • Access to gear from industry-leading partner brands
  • Opportunity to meet the Sony Digital Imaging Pro Support, marketing and executive team

  • Give direct feedback to Sony’s product planning and engineering teams from Tokyo

  • Many other surprises and chances to win Sony gear and other amazing prizes!

Yes! If you and a friend would like to attend together, please indicate this as part of your application. We will confirm this with you once more at registration time. If you're attending on your own, you're welcome to join our Kando Trip 4.0 group on Facebook and scout for a roommate, or we will assign one for you.

Yes, you will have the freedom to arrange the best travel for your needs. The arrival airport for Kando Trip is SUN (Friedman Memorial Airport in Sun Valley, Idaho). Shuttles will be available for pickup at arrival and drop-off at departure. You're also welcome to drive: the next nearest airport is Boise, ID, approximately three hours away.

We will accept cancellations for two weeks after your payment is processed. No refunds will be provided afterward, with the exception of emergency-based events.

While the main social activities and technical classes will take place indoors, many activities and classes will be outside. Check the weather and pack appropriate and comfortable outdoor clothing. Bring any photography and editing gear you’ll need to participate in the interactive classes and extensive shooting opportunities. You might also want to leave extra room in your bag for the swag you’ll be taking home! We'll follow up closer to the date with lots of pertinent details.

Sun Valley Resort is a dog-friendly resort, so you're welcome to bring your dog friend if you'd like, but you will need to be booked in a single room. And while we love children, we're not able to host them at Kando Trip either. Participant age must be 21+.

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