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Commonly asked questions

Do I have to be a PPSNYS or PPA member in order to come to the school? While there are many benefits to belonging to either, you do not have to be a member of either organization in order to come to the workshop. We do suggest that you check them out. www.ppsnys.com or www.ppa.com

Why should I belong to PPSNYS or PPA? For starters you save money by member discounts on your tuition ! For much more information please visit their websites. www.ppsnys.com or www.ppa.com

What are the town houses and rooms where we stay? The town house complex is one step above dorm rooms. There are several rooms upstairs and down in each building along with a common room downstairs for all. There is a shared common bathroom / shower upstairs and down. If you have difficulty with stairs, please let us know when you register. There is a refrigerator and stove in each main building. No eating/cooking utensils, pots, pans or dishes are provided. Your key will open the main building door and your room door inside only.

What's a scholarship and how do I get one? Scholarships are available to Professional Photographer Society of New York State (PPSNYS) members or their employees only.

Can I change to a different class? Yes. Any time prior to the workshop you may change instructors providing there is room in their class for you.

What happens if I have to cancel at the last minute? If for any reason you have to cancel after the refund cut off date, all monies paid will be applied towards next years workshop. The $100.00 retainer is non refundable.

What do I need to bring? For your class, that will depend on the instructor. For yourself we suggest you bring your own toiletries along with an extra bath towel. While the units provide a towel and wash cloth and a single bunk style bed, remember they are still college housing and not a hotel.

How do I get help while I'm at the school? Check with any PPSNYS Workshop Trustee or teachers assistant. They can help you with your needs.

What do I do if I get there late or can't get there until later after check in? If you are not able to make it before the registration cut off you can still check in. If you arrive during the wine and cheese party or dinner or at the Barn on Sunday, ask for Linda Hutchings. She can get your room key, shirt, and anything else you may need. If it's late at night, follow the information in your student manual by contacting security at the college.

Can I use a video camera in class? No video capture of any kind is allowed in any class room even with the instructors permission. This is a rule of the PPSNYS Workshop and will be strictley enforced. Still cameras and audio recording is allowed as long as the instructor has no objections.

Can I bring my spouse, children, others to workshop? Yes, but they will not be allowed to go to the classes with you. Only fully registered paid students are allowed in the class rooms.