Are Photo Weekends for digital or film shooters?
Photo Weekends are appropriate for both digital and film shooters.
Do I need to bring a camera? What should I bring?
If you plan to take Photo Basics I or Photo Basics II, it may be helpful to have
your camera to refer to during these classes. You do not need your camera for any
of the other classes. Please bring your own note-taking materials as most people
take lots of notes during the Weekend.
Will there be time for shooting?
No. Shooting is not part of the Photo Weekend. All Photo Weekends are lecture style.
Do I have to register ahead of time for the classes I want to take?
You do not need to decide which classes you want to attend until you are at the
event. You can decide as you go, however, we suggest you take a look at the
before the Weekend so you can consider the topics that will be covered in each class.
How many people attend Photo Weekends?
Attendance ranges from 150 to 200 people per Weekend. This group is split in two
groups for the majority of the weekend.
How early should I register to ensure a seat at a Photo Weekend?
Registrations often come in spurts, so even though there may be plenty of spots
left for an event today, there may not be space tomorrow. Seating is limited to
200 at most events. We encourage you to sign up early to ensure a seat at the Weekend
of your choice. In the past, some events have sold out as early as five weeks before
What happens when an event sells out?
After an event sells out we stop processing registrations and start a waiting list
for that Photo Weekend. There are always cancellations so we suggest that you put
your name on the waiting list even if an event has sold out before you have registered.
How can I add my name to the waiting list?
To add your name to the waiting list, call or email our office and provide us with
your name, phone number(s) and the event you would like to attend. You may call
(800) 394-7677, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be notified by phone if a spot opens up.
What are my chances of getting registered for a Photo Weekend if I’m on a waiting
Your chances depend on where you are on the list and how many cancellations we have
for that particular Photo Weekend. The number of cancellations we receive for each
Weekend varies. We will continue to contact people on the waiting list up until
5 p.m. (Mountain Time) the Friday before the event.
When is the deadline to sign up?
There is no deadline to sign up, however, seating is limited to 200 people at most
events and all registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage
participants to sign up early in order to guarantee a seat.
What is your cancellation policy?
Tuition is refunded in full minus a $25 processing fee (per participant) if you
notify RMSP at least five days before the event. If your cancellation is received
fewer than five days prior to the Photo Weekend, full tuition is retained by RMSP.
No refunds are given for cancellations or no-shows after the Weekend is in progress.
Refunds will be processed within 30 days after our office receives notice of cancellation.
Do I have to pay for the Photo Weekend now?
Yes, tuition is due at the time of registration. If registering by phone, you can
pay with a credit card. You may pay with a check by printing a
Photo Weekends Registration Form
, filling it out and mailing it in with
your payment. When registering online you will not have the option of sending in
a check. Mailed or faxed registrations must be received in our office before an
event has sold out. If we receive your registration after an event has sold out
we will notify you and place your name on the waiting list.
If I am part of a group, do I save on registration?
If you are part of a group of five or more people attending a Photo Weekend you
can save $20 on the tuition for two-day registration and $10 for one-day registration.
Early bird and online savings have already been included in the group savings.
What do I do to set up my group and get a group code?
Let the person you speak with know that you would like to set up a group and receive
a group code for Photo Weekend registration. You will be asked for your group or
camera club name and we will give you a code to distribute to your group members.
Once the members of your group have the code, they may call in or register online
using the code to receive the group savings. You may also fax or email the list
of names and contact information of those in your group. Remember to submit name,
address, telephone number, email address and payment information for each person
How do I know what our group code is?
If you don’t know your group’s code, or don’t know if one has been assigned to your
group, call our office and we can give you a code. If your group had a code that
was assigned in previous years, it will no longer be valid. New group codes are
assigned each year.
If I have a group code can I register after a Photo Weekend event has sold out?
No. Obtaining a group code does not ensure your seat at an event until you have
registered for the Weekend. We suggest you register early.
Can I get a discount if I attend two Photo Weekend events?
No, but you can save $5 for early registration (30 days in advance) and $5 for registering
How do I sign up more than one person? How do I sign up someone else?
If you are registering online, at step one of the registration process you can choose
to register someone other than yourself. After you have registered that person you
will have the option to register another person. Whether calling in to register
or registering online you will need to have the name, address, telephone number,
payment information and email address for each person you would like to register.
Confirmations and additional information will automatically be sent to each registration
via email so please enter the email address for each person you register.
I received a gift certificate from my camera club for the Photo Weekend event. What
do I need to do?
Please call our office to register, free of charge, for the Photo Weekend you wish
to attend. Have the gift certificate handy when you call because you will be asked
to provide the certificate code located in the upper right corner of the certificate.
Please keep in mind that even though you have a gift card, you must still register
for the Weekend you wish to attend before it is sold out to guarantee your seat.
I received a $50 coupon after attending a Photo Weekend last year. Can I use it
on a Weekend event this year?
Any coupon or gift card you received at a previous Photo Weekend is good toward
any RMSP Workshop
or Career Training
course. The savings cannot be applied toward another Weekend.
I have taken RMSP Workshops and Photo Weekends in the past and am now a “Friend”
of RMSP (which means I save $50 when registering for Workshops). Can I use this
discount toward my Weekend tuition?
No. The “Friends” savings may only be applied to RMSP Workshops
Will I receive confirmation after I register?
If we have an email address on file for you, you will receive an immediate message
confirming your registration. The email will include a link to access event information
specific to the Photo Weekend you’ve registered for, including a weekend schedule
and venue information. If we do not have an email address for you, you will not
receive a confirmation message but you may call our office at (800) 394- 7677 to
confirm your registration.
Will I receive any information ahead of time?
Three weeks prior to each event, RMSP emails the link to your event information.
This is the same link you received in your confirmation email immediately after
registering for the Photo Weekend and includes information such as directions to
the venue, parking information and a schedule. If you did not provide an email address
when registering, please call the office and provide an email address that we can
email the information to. The event information is also available on the
page for the Photo Weekend you are attending.
Can my spouse and I share the Photo Weekend – each go one day and pay the $189?
No. Tuition cannot be shared. The cost to attend one day is $139 per person.
I will not be able to stay for the whole Weekend. Can I just pay for the sessions
I am able to attend?
No. The cost for the event is the same regardless of how much of it you are able
I would like to buy this as a gift for my spouse. Can you send me something that
I can wrap and give to him or her?
Certainly. We will send a packet with a customized gift letter and our latest catalog.
Follow the instructions online to purchase a Photo Weekend as a gift or call our
Can I bring an audio recorder for the lectures?
Yes, you may bring an audio recording device to record lectures. Visual recording
of the lectures is not allowed. Please ask individual instructors for permission
before photographing their presentation slides. Presentations are the intellectual
property of each instructor.
Is lunch included?
Lunch is on your own. We try to suggest convenient lunch options near the hotel.
You are welcome to bring your own lunch.
Do you have special rates at the hotel?
Yes. At each event, we have blocked a limited number of rooms for Friday and Saturday
nights at a special group rate. On our website see the
link under the event you are attending for rates and reservation information. There
is usually a cutoff date of approximately 30 days so we encourage you to make your