Deposit & Tuition
Enrolling in a workshop is a commitment from you that you will be joining a workshop. You reserve your space in the workshop by putting down a deposit. Your non-refundable deposit is used to cover the initial expenses of setting up the workshop.
Roughly 90 days before your workshop begins, you are billed for the remaining tuition. For the remaining tuition payment, cancellations are handled as follows:
More than 60 days before departure: Your workshop deposit is forfeited. The remainder of your tuition is refunded, minus a $50 administration fee. If I am able to backfill your space quickly, the administration fee is waived.
Less than 60 days before departure: No refunds will be given and your deposit and tuition is forfeited. If I can backfill your space quickly, the remainder of your tuition is refunded minus a $100 administration fee.
Again, workshop deposits are non-refundable.
All workshops require a minimum number of students. In the event I don't reach the minimum, I'll likely still make the workshop happen. However, I do reserve the right to cancel the workshop in this situation. In this case, your tuition will be transferred to another workshop or a full refund will be given.
Scott Davenport Photography, LLC is not responsible for refunding any costs associated with travel, lodging or incidental losses incurred in the event of a workshop cancellation, or if you withdraw from the workshop for any reason. While I don't require you purchase travel insurance, it is recommended. World Nomads is one outfit where you can get an insurance quote.
If you have a personal emergency such as a death in the family, please contact me immediately. I'm willing to work with you to reschedule you or refund your fee on a case-by-case basis.
If for any reason I am forced to cancel a workshop, your entire tuition will be applied to another workshop. Or, you can have it refunded to you in full.
It takes a lot for me to cancel a workshop, an event of cosmic proportion, really. To date, I have never cancelled a workshop. If there's rain, snow or storms in the forecast, the workshop is still held. Such weather can make for some dramatic photographs. Also, I am aware that many students have made travel arrangements, purchased plane tickets, have hotel reservations, rented cars and perhaps rented camera gear. Cancellations are a big hassle, with or without travel insurance.
A workshop is only ever cancelled if weather conditions are absolutely guaranteed to produce un-shootable scenes or an unrelentingly miserable environment. Or, there's a family emergency for me that can't be ignored. If something like this happens, I'll work with you to move your registration to a future workshop or get you a full refund.