Any deposit made for a workshop with Jane Palmer Photography is nonrefundable. The workshops are small so that each person can get the help they need. So it isn’t possible to refund a deposit and then be unable to fill a spot.
Should you need to cancel after paying your deposit, I will make every effort to fill your spot. If I am able to fill your spot in that workshop, I will refund 50% of your deposit as a courtesy. Because there are no exceptions to this policy, I would recommend that you consider trip insurance at the time you book your workshop.
In the unlikely event that a workshop is canceled by Jane Palmer Photography, all deposit/tuition monies paid will of course be refunded. Under no circumstances will travel or any other expenses incurred in anticipation of a workshop be refunded. Again, please consider trip insurance.
A deposit will hold your spot in a specific workshop. The remaining balance will be due 90 days before the first day of the workshop. You will be sent an invoice at that time. Failure to pay the balance due within 60 days of the workshop will forfeit your spot and any monies paid up to that point.
You will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to the workshop. Please make sure to return these to me in a timely fashion once they are sent to you. You can’t attend the workshop without having signed this form.
In light of the current Covid pandemic, every effort will be made to ensure the safety of each participant. The situation will be evaluated at the time of the workshop and I will send out information prior to our start date. Because I have no way to know what the CDC guidelines will be at the time of the workshop, I can’t say what to expect. But be assured that we will follow CDC guidelines as they apply to wearing masks, hand sanitizer and reasonable social distancing. I want all of us to be safe.
There will be a Pre Workshop PDF as well as several educational videos sent to you prior to the workshop. I want our time in the field to be valuable, so instead of spending time in a classroom during the day, I’d rather you come armed with information and then you can spend downtime during the workshop processing or resting. Some workshops spend almost all waking hours shooting! There isn’t time to rest or to work on images that you’ve taken so you can identify what to work on during the next shoot. I will try to strike a balance so that we have plenty of time to photograph but also some down time to recharge more than camera batteries!
OK, so now, with all that out of the way, it’s time to get excited about your workshop. I will do everything I can to make this a valuable learning experience and I promise we will have fun along the way. Thank you for signing up and please feel free to contact me at any time prior to your workshop with questions about gear, or general photography questions.