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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.

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

August 13-16, 2019 in Sunriver, Oregon, USA

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.

Double Occupancy: $2,199

Single Occupancy: $2,499

  • Three nights all-inclusive room & board in Sunriver, OR. 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 while on site

  • Opportunity to meet the Sony Digital Imaging 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!

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.

Yes, you will have the freedom to arrange the best travel for your needs. The arrival airport for Kando Trip is Redmond/Bend - RDM.

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!

Pets are not allowed with the exception of certified support dogs.

And while we love children, we're not able to host them at Kando Trip either. Participant age must be 21+.