Cancellation Policy

Booking, Payment, and Deposit

Sea to Summit Workshops requires full payment for our 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 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 Sea to Summit Workshops 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 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 we 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.

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 ever not go out is if Sea to Summit Workshops determines that conditions are unsafe or absolutely unshootable.

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.


Our workshops require a minimum of 5 participants. In the case of under-subscription we reserve the right to cancel the workshop, in which case your registration will be transferred to another workshop of your choosing or you may request a refund. Or we may conduct the workshop with a single instructor.