Why attend a photography workshop?
Photography workshops are a great way to work with photographers that have experience shooting in the area. We know the best vantage points and the best times to be at each one. Additionally, we have a “teacher’s heart” and are eager to show you how to photograph these areas and get the most of the scenes and your camera. We’ll spend time talking about photography concepts and how to get the best of the scenes in the workshop. Finally, many workshops include discussions about post-processing. Capturing the image is the first step. However, knowing what to do with that capture is just as important.
What’s the plan in case of an emergency?
Each workshop has an emergency plan in place that includes plans to evacuate for bad weather, locations of nearest medical facilities, etc. While we don’t expect problems, we are prepared for them. During the course of the workshop, we ask that all participants stay with the group. Occasionally, attendees may be compelled to wander off in search of a more interesting composition or vantage point. We certainly encourage creativity. However, it is critical that participants stay with the group or let the workshop leader(s) know of their plans to seek a vantage point that requires them to walk away from the group.
Will I be required to participate in every shoot?
No. Our workshops are very packed with shooting opportunities and you may opt out of any you wish.
Is the workshop dangerous?
There are always potential dangers but we do our best to understand the potential hazards and communicate them to you before and during the workshop. We also plan our workshops so that we are not rushing from one location to the next to reduce risks. Also, there is more safety in numbers so we ask all participants to stay together when we are out in the field.
Do you have business insurance?
Yes, we carry business insurance policy.
Can I bring my spouse, significant other, partner etc.?
Each workshop will have its own restrictions/options for bringing others. Usually, significant others can come along on the workshop but cannot participate in the photography instruction. If they are with us in the field, they are limited to using a camera-phone or simple point & shoot camera. Some workshops require an additional fee to join us in the field. Please refer to your particular workshop details for more information. Spouses, significant others, etc. are responsible for themselves in the field including, but not limited to, transportation, entrance fees, meals, etc.
What gear should I bring with me to the workshop?
“A camera doesn’t make a great picture anymore than a typewriter makes a great novel.” (Peter Adams)
Of course, sometimes gear does help and we want you to be prepared. Please refer to the details within each workshop to get an idea of gear that may be helpful. However, if you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll be glad to discuss in more detail.
How physically demanding will this workshop be?
That depends on the type of workshop. Some require more physical effort than others. Please review the details of each workshop to get a sense of what is required. It is very important to know your limitations.
If any activity is more strenuous than you are comfortable with you are not required to participate. If you have any questions about the degree of difficulty of any workshop, please contact us before registering.
What is the schedule for the workshop?
This depends on the workshop. Please review the agenda in the workshop details.
Do you have necessary permits for doing workshops?
Yes. If we are conducting a workshop in a local, state or federal park, we acquire all necessary permits.
What is your cancellation policy?
We understand that things happen and circumstances occasionally cause change. It’s our hope that our cancellation policy is a fair approach to circumstances that may cause you to miss a workshop or would prevent us from conducting one.
If you should cancel more than 90 days before the start of the workshop, we will refund all but 10% of the workshop fees. Alternatively, you can elect to apply 100% of your fee to a future workshop (on a space available basis). If you elect to apply your funds to a future workshop, you will forfeit the funds after two years from the original workshop date or when we discontinue offering workshops, whichever comes first.
If you cancel between 60 and 90 days before the workshop you will be able to apply 100% of your paid funds to any other workshops (on a space available basis). If these funds are not applied to a workshop, you will forfeit them after two years from the original workshop date or when we discontinue offering workshops, whichever comes first.
If you cancel less than 60 days before the workshop you risk losing all paid workshop fees. We will attempt to fill your spot and, if we are successful, we will refund a partial credit back to you. The amount of the credit is entirely at our discretion and depends on several factors including how much cancellation notice you’ve provided, the amount of effort we’ve undertaken to fill your spot, etc. We will work with you as much as possible to get your spot filled as it does us no good to upset you as one of our potential future workshop clients. However, we expend a great deal of time, energy and money to plan our workshops and once we get this close to a workshop, it is very difficult to fill an empty slot.
I have more questions; how can I get in touch?
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