Workshop info/policies - Tony Sweet

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Workshop policies and general information

This page applies to our Visual Artistry Workshops only (not incl Cuba and Iceland Tours)

***** COVID PROTOCOL 2022 *****

Until further notice, we will be requiring face masks in the class room. Consider bringing a COVID self test with you to the workshop. We have been using BinaxNOW by Abbot which you can get at most drug stores and only takes 15 minutes. 2 tests per package and can detect the Delta variant. We (Tony and Sue) have been vaccinated, but will still be testing ourselves a couple of times during the workshop. 

Location and software training workshops

Participants should have a working knowledge of exposure (f/stop and shutter speed) and know how to operate their equipment. Please bring a laptop computer with image editing software to prepare your images for critique.

General itinerary
Each day’s schedule varies according to which location we visit that day, how long we shoot and what the weather conditions are. We could photograph all day if conditions are right and then have more class time the following day. Questions and problems will be addressed in the field whenever possible, which is the most effective way to learn nature and landscape photography. 

First night at 5 pm
Opening night presentation, Q&A’s, orientation (it would be a good idea to have dinner on your own before the opening meeting)* except Acadia (begins Wednesday and ends Sunday) and Eastern State Penitentiary (a weekend workshop)

Days 2, 3, and 4 Monday
Photograph sunrise and/or early morning and late afternoon and/or sunset – and whenever the light is right. There will be presentations and critiques during the day.

Final morning
Photograph in the morning or have class time; discussion and final thoughts over breakfast. We should be finished by checkout time. 

Personal critique service
To continue your learning beyond the workshop, all participants may add three months of Tony’s personal photo critiques, via email, for just $600. With this service, you’ll receive helpful, informative critiques of 20 of images per month, as well as liberal email support for questions and advice.

Frequent attendee discount
If you take more than one of our workshops in the same workshop year, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your second workshop and 15% off on three or more workshops.

Payment policy
The workshop fee is for instruction only. All other expenses, including transportation, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participant. A $250 deposit is required to confirm your registration after receiving your registration forms. The full balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.

Cancellation policy
Deposit and balance paid will be fully refunded if cancellation is made prior to 60 days before the workshop start date. No refunds will be given if cancellation is made less than 60 days before the workshop start date. It is advised to get trip insurance.

Rain refund policy
Presentations and critiques will continue as usual if it should rain. NO discount for one rain day. Two rain days = 10% discount on next workshop. Three rain days = 15% discount on next workshop. Only applies if rained in for the full workshop day, not including the opening night presentation or the final morning of the workshop.

NOTE: Only ONE discount may be applied per workshop

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