A: Key to our successful instruction is a very low student-to-instructor ratio. All of our beginner-level workshops run with one instructor with a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 10 students. Certain, select beginner-level workshops that can accommodate additional students will have a maximum of 12-15 students, but we add a second instructor in order to have an even lower student-to-instructor ratio!
All of our intermediate- and advanced-level workshops are strictly limited to only five students.
Our travel location workshops do accommodate more than 15 students, however additional instructors and assistants are always added to keep that low student-to-instructor ratio.
A: With few exceptions, our workshops do not include food, lodging or transportation. This is in order to accommodate the wide variety of dietary needs, level of hotel pampering, financial limitations and travel freedom we have found our students prefer. A list of recommended hotels (if applicable) for each workshop is listed on the workshop description page or will be emailed to all registered participants.
Certain location travel workshops do have travel and/or food and/or lodging arrangements and costs included in the workshop fee. These additions are clearly stated in the workshop description.
A: If space is still available, we will leave the workshop registration open up to the last possible minute, at the instructor’s discretion. If the workshop becomes sold out, the option to register automatically switches over to a waiting list. Those on the waiting list are given first-come, first-served option for any open cancellations.
A: In order to ensure availability for those on our waiting list, all workshop cancellations will have the following fees applied:
• Cancellation up to and within 60 calendar days prior to workshop start date:
Full refund of workshop tuition; no cancellation fee (Refund applied within 3 business days of cancellation notice)
• Cancellation up to and within 30 calendar days of workshop start date:
Refund of workshop tuition minus $100 cancellation fee (Refund/fees applied at conclusion of scheduled workshop; waived if workshop seat booked prior to workshop start date)
• Cancellation up to and within 7 calendar days of workshop start date:
No refund of workshop tuition (Waived if workshop seat booked prior to workshop start date with applicable refund applied at conclusion of scheduled workshop)
A: Unless otherwise noted in the workshop description or by academic level (as noted by the prerequisite requirements for intermediate and advanced courses), we don’t require a certain level of photographic background or technical proficiency. Our workshops are designed with the emphasis on the visual component, which is then coupled with a basic technical framework that we provide you.
In other words, we give you simple “tools” to release the technical burden so you can focus on the creative process!
And through our unique approach, it doesn’t matter if you are new to photography or have years of technical experience, as we create a “level playing field”. This eliminates getting wrapped up in the technical part of photography and allows you to freely focus on the visual component.
This method is “tried-and-true” and we are well-known in the workshop industry as having perfected the “Low-impact technical/High-impact visual” model.
Do you have questions that you can't find the answer to here on the General FAQs page? Check the FAQ for your workshop, also, for more detailed questions and answers. If you still can't find an answer to your questions, don't hesitate to send us an email query via our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you!