Rain and Weather
Sometimes on workshops rain and inclement weather can spoil shooting conditions. The time of year we visit these locations are specifically chosen to minimize this possibility and give us the best possible shooting conditions. If we do have uncontrollable circumstances that force us to change plans, I will do everything in my power to deliver a quality learning experience with the conditions we are faced. There is always a way to improve your photographic technique. If these unfortunate events do happen, I cannot refund any part of your payment.
Cancellations and Refunds of Payments
If I have to cancel a program – If for some reason I have to cancel a workshop, you will receive a 100% refund of your payment received within 30 days of the cancellation of the program (including deposits). This cancellation would happen no later than 2 weeks before the start of the program. I can not be responsible for airfare, accommodations, rental cars or any other cost that may be incurred by the cancellation. I would strongly recommend travel insurance to help if this event should happen. Depending on your policy, it could also protect your camera gear in the event of an accident. When I travel I use World Nomads travel insurance.
If you have to cancel – If you have to cancel for any reason after a payment is made, the deposit is non-refundable, but the remaining amount paid will be refunded in whole if your cancellation in outside of 45 days of the start of the program. Unfortunately if you cancel within 45 days or if you are a no show, I can not refund any of your payment. I am not out to take anyone’s money here without giving them something in return, but after a commitment has been made, the motions behind the scenes to accommodate you have already started. If the workshop you had to leave ends up filling, I will gladly refund your whole deposited amount provided it is within the 45 day limitation (minus any processing fees incurred by me).
The workshops located within National Parks have no affiliation with the parks. They are all properly permitted to operate within them, but have no ties to the park system itself.