FAQ’s

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What to Expect at the Workshop
All of my on-location workshops adhere to the same formula for success: Depending on the location our day could start as early as a half-hour before sunrise, making certain that we have arrived at a given location for the best possible light and the best possible picture taking opportunities, whether that location be the beach, the countryside, or the city itself.

After spending the morning out on location, from roughly 11AM to 2PM, you are free to download your images, take a nap, sight-see, eat etc. By no later than 3PM we will pick up the cameras again for some afternoon/evening shooting, and you will once again see and shoot some amazing imagery-promise up to about 30 minutes after sunset. This is a typical day!

On the last afternoon of your workshop, we will all sit down and do some editing, learn some valuable PS skills and have some equally valuable critiques. I know you will be brimming with confidence as you reflect on the great imagery you shot over the course of our time together!

What Will We Cover
Emphasis in the workshop will be placed on the Art of Seeing as well as ‘difficult exposures’ and compositional fundamentals: filling the frame, horizontal versus vertical, size and scale, color, pattern, line and texture and their symbolism, freezing action and implying motion opportunities, the importance of lens choice and point of view, macro work, and the proper use of the polarizing and graduated neutral density filters as well as reflectors and extension tubes.
What Is The Cost
All of my workshops adhere to the same formula for success; no student will go home without an abundance of amazing images-promise! The workshop fee varies depending on location (see schedule for cost).

All of my workshops adhere to the same formula for success; no student will go home without an abundance of amazing images-promise! The workshop fee varies depending on location (see schedule for cost).

In addition to your travel expenses to the workshops location, (by air or car) you are also responsible for your hotel and food costs. For those coming by air, perhaps you don’t need to be reminded, but check out Expedia.com or Travelocity.com. In addition, in those workshops where we travel by metro i.e. New York and Paris, each student is responsible for securing a two or four day metro pass which one can purchase on the first day of the workshop at that workshops given location.

In other workshops, such as Provence, Santorini, Germany, Oregon and Dubai, ground transportation is provided at no additional charge as we travel from one location to the next in large rental vans.

What You Will Need
Digital SLR, tripod, wide-angle to telephoto zoom or prime lenses, macro lens (or extension tubes), filters including polarizer, neutral density, graduated neutral density or any other filters you may have, and as an option, a portable flash with a coiled cord to allow for off camera shooting, and of course appropriate clothing for the weather and location
Payment

A deposit of $200 is required for each workshop, and you can pay by Visa, Mastercard or American Express or PayPal. The balance is due within 90 days of the start of the workshop.

Refund Policy

 

All deposits and any other monies paid are 100% refundable if you choose to cancel a workshop 90 days or more before the start date of the workshop.

If you need to cancel inside the 90-day window, you will have two options:

1)  Every effort will be made to register you in a different workshop of your choosing within 12 months of the start date of your workshop. We will apply 100% of your deposit and any other monies paid toward the new workshop.  

2)  If you do not want to apply your deposit and other monies paid toward another workshop in the next 12 months, you may request a refund.  Refunds will be provided within 30 days and will be subject to a 25% handling fee to cover our costs. 

Please understand that we are not in the business of taking your money and not delivering workshops.  We want you in the workshops, learning and growing as a photographer and expanding your creativity, because we know that in all likelihood you will keep coming back for more workshops.  This new refund policy is necessary to cover the increased fees that we have to pay when providing refunds. 

 We hope you will understand.  Thank you for your continued loyalty. 

 

How Do I Sign Up?
It’s easy! Just select the workshop you want to attend, send an email to Lisa Phillips at [email protected], and make your deposit within 72 hours.  We will email you a confirmation and a PDF file that covers all you will need to know.
I'm Interested in Taking an online course of Bryan's!
Bryan offers two options for online learning!

  1. The Bryan Peterson School of Photography (or BPSOP) – a fully interactive online photography school where students have the opportunity to submit assignments each week and receive instructor critiques and feedback from fellow classmates.
  2. You Keep Shooting – a worldwide community of photographers who all share a passion for image-making! You Keep Shooting is a membership-based website where you are given the opportunity to follow Bryan on his creative journey around the world without ever leaving your living room!