How to Register

 
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HOW DO I REGISTER?

Call Cindy at 505 . 983 . 2934 to register. Early registration is essential to avoid disappointment. Please telephone to register with a credit card for deposit to ensure enrollment in your choice of workshop.

IS THERE A DEPOSIT?

A $300. deposit per each scheduled photography workshop in New Mexico, except for Faces of the American West workshop - a $500. deposit, or a $500. deposit per scheduled photography workshop outside of New Mexico, is required at the time of your registration. A 50% deposit is required for all private photography workshops and guiding. For mentoring, please call the studio to discuss options.The balance is due 60 or 90 days before your workshop begins, see your invoice for details or call the studio. Deposits and payments can be made via check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover or Paypal. Your deposit is processed on your credit card when you register. The balance due will be processed on your credit card when due. New Mexico sales tax is additional. Reservations for workshops cannot be held without a deposit.

Your attendance is contingent on Eloquent Light Photography Workshops, LLC. receiving your completed Participant Profile and Waiver 65 days before your workshop begins, and payment in full prior to the beginning of any workshop. If final payment and paperwork is not received when due, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation, as per the Withdrawal & Refund Policy below. If you register late, a deadline for return of the completed paperwork and final payment will be mutually agreed upon.

IS THERE A REGISTRATION DEADLINE?

There are no application deadlines, but workshops do fill quickly, so we urge you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please call to check on space availability. We can reserve space in a workshop of your choice via telephone and charge your deposit to your credit card.

IS THERE A WAIT LIST?

If you apply for a workshop that is full, we will place your name on a wait list. With any workshop program, there are usually people who withdraw at the last minute because of work, leaving space for those on a wait list. A $25. Application fee is required at the time of your application and will be refunded if we cannot provide you a space in the workshop you applied for.

WHAT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT WILL I RECEIVE AFTER REGISTERING?

You will receive within three business days of registration, a confirmation email of your reservation and pdfs of your workshop invoice, Participant Profile form and Waiver form. These two forms must be completed, signed and returned to our office 65 days before your workshop begins, so we may best prepare for your workshop participation. If you enroll later, a timeline will be agreed upon for the forms to be completed and returned.

Approximately thirty days before your workshop begins you will receive via email a Welcome Packet that includes recommendations of photo gear and clothing to bring; arrival and departure information; hotel, meeting, and other pertinent information. We welcome your telephone calls or emails regarding photographic, travel and general workshop questions.

DO YOU OFFER ANY PAYMENT PLAN?

We offer easy payment plans. Please call our office for more details.

WHAT IS YOUR WITHDRAWAL & REFUND POLICY?

Enrollment is limited in our workshops, so once you have been accepted your participation is important to us – we are counting on you to attend. If you must withdraw from a workshop, we must receive written notice of your cancellation via USPS mail service, and then apply the following refund policy:

For New Mexico scheduled workshops: Withdraw more than 60 days before the start of your workshop and we will refund all monies paid, less $150. Withdraw 59 days or less before the start of workshop and we regrettably will be unable to offer a refund of your workshop fee.

For scheduled workshops ouside of New Mexico: Withdraw more than 90 days before the start of your workshop and we will refund all monies paid, less $150. Withdraw 89 days or less before the start of workshop and we regrettably will be unable to offer a refund of your workshop fee. 

For Private workshops and Guiding: Withdraw more than 90 days before the start of your workshop and we will refund all monies paid, less $250. Withdraw 89 days or less before the start of workshop and we regrettably will be unable to offer a refund of your workshop fee.

For Lightroom Tutoring and Mentoring: We regrettably are unable to offer a refund of your tutoring or mentoring fee.

No exceptions. We do not make partial refunds for unused portions or services of a workshop for any reason whatsoever. Refunds are not transferable. If you need to transfer to another workshop, there is a transfer fee of $150. No partial refunds are made for unused portions or services of a trip for any reason whatsoever. If payments are not received or cannot be processed when due, we reserve the right to treat your reservation as canceled, as if in writing, as per the cancellation and refunds policy noted above.

SHOULD I PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance for your workshop and travel expenses. We are registered with RoamRight Travel Insurance for your convenience. RoamRight offers products that do more than protect the money you invest in your trip — they protect you in unforeseen circumstances. We suggest a plan which offers coverage for medical and dental emergencies, medical evacuation, lost baggage, missed connections, and trip interruption/cancellation. Eloquent Light Photography Workshops, LLC. is not responsible for cancellations due to medical, employment or home emergencies or for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets or other travel expenses in the event of a workshop cancellation. For more information, please visit the RoamRight website, or call them at 1-866-891-6614.

WHAT HAPPENS IF A WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED?

In the unlikely event that we need to cancel a workshop we will refund all monies paid, in full. Notification of our cancellation will be made via either a telephone call or an e-mail to you at least 14 days prior to the beginning of a workshop. We cannot be responsible for phone messages and e-mails not being received in a timely matter due to your service providers. We cannot be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets unused or other travel arrangements because of a workshop cancellation.

WHAT ARE MY HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING A WORKSHOP?

The photography workshops offered by us are within the abilities of average people in good health. We ask that you please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the activity levels of the workshops. Some workshops require the ability to walk/hike a few miles over varied terrain and/or uneven trails, while also carrying your own photo gear, and some of the workshops are at a high elevation (like Santa Fe). By reserving a space in a workshop with a deposit, and/or paying the balance due, you certify that you do not knowingly have any physical or other conditions of disability that would create a risk for you or other workshop participants or workshop staff. The workshop instructor’s judgment shall provide the final determination of an individual's ability to participate in or continue a workshop. Once a workshop has been confirmed, medical circumstances will not be considered as exceptions to our cancellation policy. We assume no responsibility for medical care or for special dietary requirements.

DO I NEED TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP?

Yep! Our workshops are not revolving door experiences. We need you to plan on being with us from the start and to the end of your workshop program. Each workshop is carefully planned to bring folks together in a common goal and have you work both independently and as a team. Closure with a group is very important to such experiences as well, which is why we request that you plan on being with us for the entire workshop. If your plans are such that you need to leave early, may we suggest attending at another time.