Most frequent questions and answers

A GREAT question! As a professional landscape, travel and humanitarian photographer for the past 13 years, I have been very fortunate to have worked all over the globe, documenting various aspects of this beautiful planet that we live on. I have extensive experience shooting in nearly every climate you can imagine and even some you can’t 🙂 On top of this, I absolutely love teaching. I have worked for National Geographic as a photography instructor in South America and currently, I average around 10-15 workshops year after year. I am a firm believer in the organic approach I take to teaching photography, which involves a mixture of technical, philosophical and hands-on learning that gives you the best opportunity for not only furthering your photography skills but retaining that information as you progress as an artist well after our time together has ended.

My payment policy is as follows…

  • You are required to make a minimum deposit to hold your spot (typically $1000)
  • Full payment of the workshop tuition is required within 90 days of your workshop beginning, otherwise, you risk forfeiting your deposit and opening your space to another individual. Invoices will be set out the week prior to your final payment is due.

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You will receive a workshop welcome kit within 90 days of the start of the workshop you are registered for that will contain detailed information regarding bringing the proper gear with you.

Absolutely! You are always free to bring a significant other with you on any of my workshops. But please note that there is no discount for this extra individual as they are still taking up room in our vehicles as well as our accommodations. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!

As a general rule of thumb, your safety is always my top concern. That being said…when weather starts to turn, that is when you typically have the best chance at capturing dramatic skies. Needless to say, we have no “rain delays” or cancelations in photography…that is only in baseball 🙂

I currently accept Paypal or Wire Transfer

No one wants to miss out on a trip of a lifetime…but things do happen. In those situations, the following applies…

All cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge. In addition, if you cancel and your spot is otherwise filled, you will be refunded the full amount you have paid (minus the $150 service charge). However, if you cancel and your spot is not filled, the following fee schedule applies:
  • 120 days or more: full refund minus $150 fee
  • 90 days or more: 50% refund
  • Less than 90 days: no refund

On every workshop page you will find a breakdown of what is covered and what is not. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask if you need clarification!

As a matter of fact, you do! Typically I receive discount codes for up to 15% off various products from the companies that sponsor my photography work. Those are typically given out both before and after the workshop has concluded. Occasionally I have free stuff to hand out on location as well. Who doesn’t like free stuff?

I currently do NOT provide travel insurance as part of my workshop fees. I highly recommend that you purchase your own, mostly for the catastrophic medical coverage. It is not cheap to be airlifted out of a national park or put on a care flight from a third world country in order to receive quality medical attention in case of an emergency. I highly recommend World Nomads!

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