Workshop Policies and FAQs
Registration to any of our photo workshops acknowledges that you have read, understand and agree our photo workshop polices outlined here.
- Payment for our photo workshops acknowledges reading and understanding our workshop policies listed here.
- Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Payment is due in full at time of registration.
- We have a no tag-along policy. Spouses, family members, friends, etc. who are traveling with you and who have not registered are unable to partake in any group functions. Workshops are also not a location for pets and as such are not allowed with the exception of guide dogs.
- Cancellation Policy:
All workshop tuition fees are non-refundable. We understand, however, that emergencies do come up at the last moment that could effect your participation. Should you need to cancel, I can transfer the fees you paid towards another one of our photo workshops. Note that there is a $150 administrative fee to do this, and you must sign up for one of our workshops that occurs within 1 year of the workshop you cancel. If the workshop you are transferring to is more than your original amount paid, the remaining balance will be due to secure registration. No fees are to be returned if the transferred workshop is less than your original payment. Students transferring from another workshop to this one will be registered in excess of the regular class size listed for this workshop with a maximum of 2 students transferred. Workshop fees can only be transferred towards another workshop and can not be used to purchase artwork or other items for sale.
In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund of tuition fees which the participant(s) acknowledges as full and final settlement. In the event of a workshop cancellation airline tickets, car rentals and hotel reservations associated with participation in this workshop will not be refunded. We strongly recommend you purchase refundable airline tickets and make refundable car and hotel reservations. Things beyond our control such as government shutdowns and weather can effect scheduling. We also recommend you carry travel and camera equipment insurance.
- Liability Limitation:
Christine Hauber and her affiliates aim to provide a safe, educational and enjoyable experience. We assume no liability for any act, error, omission, injury, loss, delay, mishap, or damage to persons or property arising from any cause during the course of the workshop or in transit thereto. We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided. We reserve the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances.
By participating in this workshop you acknowledge that you have read the information concerning responsibility and release Christine Hauber and the guides, instructors and any cooperating agent from any liability. Christine Hauber will assume no liability for injury, illness, or loss of personal property or expenses thereof associated with workshop participation. You also acknowledge that Christine Hauber has the right to refuse service to anyone at any time and that these policies are subject to change at any time.
- Unless otherwise mentioned, tuition does not include any park admission fees. Hotel / lodging, meals, car rental, any needed gear or equipment rentals, etc. are not included and is the student’s responsibility. A list of area accommodations will be emailed to you following your registration.
Q. What sets you apart from other workshops?
A. Christine Hauber Fine Art Photography Workshops are usually conducted by two full-time professional fine art photographers who happen to also love teaching. Christine Hauber and any co-instructors have at least 15 years of experience making our careers with our cameras.
We are detail orientated and put the needs of our students first. We have extensive experience dealing with all types of situations and people and love answering all of our students questions.
With unique photo backgrounds we have experience creating and selling our work in such diverse fields as photojournalism, sports, portrait, wedding, editorial, and commercial photography.
We draw from all of those life experiences to provide you with whatever technical and artistic guidance you need. With our help, you will grow and expand your visual expression as well as your technical skills. In addition, we hope you have a great time in the process, immersing ourselves in photography and sharing in our passion for photography.
Q. Why should I attend a program with Christine Hauber Fine Art Photography Workshops?
A. We will teach you how to create inspiring and amazing fine art quality photographs. You will learn how to see more creatively and how to translate that vision into a final image that has emotional impact.
We make it easy to learn techniques and concepts that you will take with you every time you walk out the door with your camera. We have extensive experience shooting and selling our fine art photography as well as teaching the concepts of photography. We are hands-on learners ourselves and teach using a hands-on approach that will give you the best opportunity to retain information and further your photography skills long after our workshop has concluded.
Lastly we love teaching small groups. Most of our workshops feature small sizes with up to 10 students on average. This allows for extremely low teacher to student ratios and provides many extremely valuable one-on-one opportunities to work with us during the workshop.
Q. Can my spouse, relative, friend, pet, etc. attend any or all of the workshop?
A. We have a no tag-along policy. Spouses, family members, friends, etc. who are traveling with you and who haven’t registered are unable to partake in any group functions. Workshops are also not a location for pets and as such are not allowed with the exception of guide dogs. If a spouse or friend wants to attend they will need to register themselves.
Q. What level of photography experience do I have to have in order to attend one of your workshops?
A. It depends upon the workshop, so please check with the specific workshop you are interested. We especially love teaching beginner and intermediate photographers.
Q. Do the workshop instructors photograph during field workshops?
A. Yes we do on occasion and only when the light is amazing or when we need to photograph certain subjects for later classroom use. When we do photograph along with our students, the goal is to inspire them to learn to see an image the way we do. It can be extremely valuable watching us work a scene. Rest assured however that we are far more concerned that our students get the shot and ALWAYS put their needs first.
Q. What should I bring with me to one of your workshops?
A. You will receive a workshop welcome kit before the start that will contain detailed information regarding bringing the proper gear with you.
Q. Do you provide travel insurance for your workshop participants?
A. We do NOT provide travel insurance as part of our workshop fees but definitely recommend it. We highly recommend trip insurance that also includes travel health insurance. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating (although note I have no personal experience with this company). The cost for travel insurance is typically 4-7% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other variable factors.
Q. What happens in bad weather?
A. We love weather of all sorts. Great photos can be captured under some seemingly dreary skies. We believe “picture perfect days” are those with soft light from overcast skies. Many times, we’ll be out in stormy weather, provided it’s not putting you or your equipment at great risk. Great pictures happen in the moody light of fog, snow, rain and mist. But if it’s too bad, we’ll head inside and have discussions on photography, art, techniques and more.
Q. What’s included in my tuition?
A. Tuition includes all lectures, fieldwork, guiding, classroom instruction and critiques of your digital files during our classroom sessions. Travel costs, lodging, entrance fees, and meals are not included in the cost of admission unless otherwise specified.
Q. Do you provide transportation?
A. We do not supply transportation for our workshops. We encourage participants to carpool once the program has begun, to minimize our impact on the environment and to facilitate parking. Please come expecting to share your car with others or to jump in and share someone else’s.
Q. Are there restrictions on participation?
A. Our workshops do not normally entail strenuous activity unless specified. Nevertheless, participants must be able to complete moderate walks/hikes with their required photo gear sometimes on uneven or slippery surfaces. If you have any health problems or physical limitations, please let us know prior to booking.
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. We accept Paypal, any major credit cards, and checks.