Payments and Deposits
Rick Saez Photography requires full payment for 1-day workshops and personal instruction at the time of booking. The registration fee includes a deposit of 50% to guarantee your spot. For multi-day workshops, you have the option of initially paying only the 50% deposit, in which case we will bill you the remaining balance 60 days before the workshop start date. If you cancel at any time, this holding deposit is non-refundable; however if we are able to fill your spot before the workshop we will refund your holding deposit. Refunds made more than 60 days after payment are subject to a 3% processing fee. Up to 30 days before a workshop you can reschedule and apply your deposit to a future workshop (180 days for international workshops). Your entire registration fee becomes non-refundable and non-transferable 30 days before the workshop (120 days for international workshops). If Rick Saez Photography cancels a workshop for any reason, your entire registration fee will be transferred to another workshop or refunded to you at your discretion. For photographers who are traveling for workshops, we recommend purchasing trip insurance to cover your costs in case of cancellation or withdrawal.
In bad weather, 9.9 times out of 10 we will still run the workshop. The main reason we run the workshops are the weather generally isn’t that bad, there are challenges rescheduling for participants and many dramatic images are captured during stormy weather. We will never cancel a workshop based on the forecast and will make a weather assessment the day of the workshop. The only time we will not go out is if Rick Saez Photography determines that conditions are unsafe. Personal Emergencies If you have a personal emergency such as a death in the family, please contact us. We are willing to work with you to reschedule or refund your fee on a case-by-case basis.
Not enough participants
Our workshops require a minimum of 4 participants. In the case of under-enrollment we reserve the right to cancel the workshop, in which case your registration will be transferred to another workshop of your choosing. Or we may conduct the workshop with a single instructor.