Booking, Payment, and Deposit
David Johnston Workshops requires full payment for 1-day workshops at the time of booking. The registration fee includes a holding deposit to guarantee your spot. For multi-day workshops, you have the option of initially paying only the deposit, in which case I 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 I am able to fill your spot before the workshop I 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. Your entire registration fee becomes non-refundable and non-transferable 30 days before the workshop.
If David Johnston 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, I strongly recommend purchasing trip insurance to cover your costs in case of cancellation or withdrawal.
Rainy Day Policy
If it’s stormy or rainy, 9 times out of 10 I will still conduct the workshop. This is due to a number of reasons including the unpredictability of the weather, and the difficulties of rescheduling a large number of individuals. In addition many dramatic landscape and seascape images are captured during stormy weather due to the extra drama.
I will never cancel a workshop based on the forecast and will make a weather assessment the day of the workshop. The only time I will ever not go out is if I determine that conditions are unsafe or absolutely unshootable.
If you have a personal emergency such as a death in the family, please contact me. I am willing to work with you to reschedule or refund your fee on a case-by-case basis.