Policies

This Business Serves Everyone

This business serves everyoneThe School of Creative Photography is open to all–no exceptions. We support the Open For Service campaign and oppose discrimination based on race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or other reasons. We also support other businesses that are committed to this same ideal–a market place free of discrimination.

Registration

You must register for a class to attend the class. Online registration will remain open until 6:00 pm ET the night before the workshop, field trip, or class is scheduled to begin.

Payment

Payment for a workshop, field trip, or class must be made at the time of registration or, if paying by check, within ten days of registering for a class. To register for a class that you want to pay for by check, please send an e-mail to Brian Zwit at brian@creative-pix.com with your name, telephone number, and the name of the class and then send your payment to: Brian Zwit, School of Creative Photography, PO Box 22046, Alexandria, VA 22304. If payment is not received within ten days of registration, i.e., receipt of your e-mail requesting that you be registered for a workshop, field trip, or class, your registration will be cancelled automatically.

Cancellation by the School of Creative Photography

The School of Creative Photography reserves the right to cancel a workshop, field trip, or class if an insufficient number of students sign up for an event or other circumstances beyond our control make it impossible to hold an event. We will not lightly cancel an event for any reason. Regardless of the reason, we will notify you immediately if an event must be cancelled and you will receive a full refund. SCP is not responsible for any non-refundable fees or prepaid expenses charged by others, including but not limited to airline tickets and guaranteed hotel reservations.

Cancellation by a Student

The School of Creative Photography works hard to keep the tuition for our workshops, field trips, and classes as low as possible. However, we incur costs even if a student cancels their reservation weeks in advance and, as the first day of the event gets closer, these costs increase.  The cost of a workshop, field trip, or class is based on instructor fees, cost of housing instructors, in the field staff expenses, fuel, etc. and, most importantly, on a certain number of students for the workshop, field trip or class.

To help us keep the cost of our events as affordable as possible, we have the following cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel  31 days or more before the first day of a workshop or the day of a field trip or class, we will refund your tuition less a $25.00 administrative fee to cover banking fees.
  • If you cancel between 30 days to 15 days before the first day of a workshop or the day of a field trip or class, we will refund 50% of your tuition.
  • If you cancel 14 days or less  before the first day of a workshop or the day of a field trip or class, no refund will be given.

As an alternative to canceling your registration, we will substitute a family or friend for you and not charge a handling fee. However, you will need to seek reimbursement from your replacement.

Questions

If you have any questions, please e-mail Brian Zwit at brian@creative-pix.com or call him at (703) 795-1790.