Workshop F.A.Q. 1. What should I expect? All workshops are designed to help you learn how to take better photographs and offer a complete immersion into digital landscape photography. You will learn important photography techniques such as how to properly expose a composition, when to use a filter for best effect, and how to understand and adjust camera settings for optimum results. Class sizes are kept small (typically no more than 10 students) to afford each student one-on-one instruction and to maximize individual attention. The Instructor ratio is usually 5 to 1. Also be prepared, as these workshops involve being outdoors in the elements, which can include rather severe or challenging weather conditions. All trips require walking, and usually some hiking, on uneven terrain. You will want to wear the right clothing, footwear, and keep in mind you could get a bit of a workout! 2. Why only Digital? Digital photography offers unique opportunities for in-field photography workshops. By reviewing captured images as soon as they happen, we can examine exposure, composition and histograms, and instantly learn what works--and what doesn't. 3. What should I bring? What is required? All workshops require a Digital SLR camera and a tripod. (Note: Filters (Graduated ND and Polarizer) and a shutter release cord are not required, but highly recommended.) Bring a laptop if possible, as we will spend time, when not in the field, reviewing and critiquing images. It is advised for you to dress in layers, as all workshops are held on location and often temperatures and conditions can change rapidly. Food and beverages will not be provided, so please bring plenty of water and nourishment. All students are expected to arrive on-time and to work together as a group to learn, not only from instructors, but also from each other. 4. What kind, and how much, equipment should I bring? Bring it all if you can! You never know what you might see. On many workshops we focus on landscape photos, but you never know when wildlife might enter the scene and provide the perfect opportunity to photograph them in their natural habitat. It's always better to go into the field with too much gear, rather than miss an opportunity because of not enough equipment. 5. Is transportation provided? Each student is responsible for their own transportation to the workshop location. However, car-pooling during the workshop is encouraged both to minimize the number of vehicles at shooting locations and to get to know one another. 6. Can a non-photographer friend or spouse attend the workshop? Non-photographer friends and/or spouses are welcome to attend, but will be subject to the full tuition fee based due to transportation availability. 7. Does weather ever alter or cancel events? Only if conditions pose a safety risk. Often, poor weather can make for dramatic photographic opportunities, so if rain is forecasted, pack a light jacket or rain poncho and bring something to keep your camera dry. 8 .What happens if I have to cancel? Because of the limited number of workshops and availability of one-on-one instruction sessions, once we schedule a spot, it won't be available for anyone else, therefore we can not offer a refund unless the cancellation is 90 days before the workshop date. This policy is necessary to assure us that those who sign up are serious about the adventure and will not back out, ruining the opportunity for someone else. However, there is an exception to every rule. If, for some reason a workshop or one-on-one is cancelled by its instructor, you will be entitled to a refund, or may choose a credit for a different date. Be prepared to take better photographs! These workshops will help you develop skills, learn techniques and get to know your camera and equipment like never before. As a bonus, you will have a fun time and build friendships while learning to improve your photography technically.