Workshop Policies


Payment in full is required at time of registration.  Snail-mail registration is by check only, download our registration form and snail-mail to RayKo Photo Center c/o Workshop Registration, 428 3rd Street, SF, CA 94107.  If the class is full, we will call with alternatives or, if no alternative is available, return your check and place you on a wait list for the next open section.


Most 5-week courses include lab passes giving you out-of-class access to our state-of-the-art facility. Type of access depends on the specific class and may include our B&W or Color Group Darkrooms, or group workstations in our Digital Lab. Passes for 5-week courses are valid starting the date of your first course to the date of your last course.  Passes for 2-day weekend courses are valid 1-week after the class end date.  These passes are a valuable part of RayKo courses, offering an incredible opportunity to enhance your learning experience. 24-hour notice is required for cancellation of any lab rental time. If 24-hour notice is not given, late arrivals, or early checkouts, the following fees apply: $20/1st time – $30/2nd time – $40/3rd time & warning – $50/4th time & pass terminated. Up to 15-minute breaks are accommodated, without checking out. Passes allow use of one enlarger, scanner, or workstation. Customers using more than one station are charged full hourly rates.


If your desired class is full, call or email to be added to the wait-list in case a spot opens up.  If a wait-list gets long enough, we’ll try our hardest to open new sections, but if this is not possible, people on the wait-list receive priority notification when the next semester’s schedule is finalized.


Email info (at) raykophoto (dot) com with “email list” in the subject line to be the first to receive the Classes & Workshops schedule for the upcoming semester.  RayKo offers three semesters a year:  Spring (Jan-May), Summer (Jun-Aug), and Fall (Sep-Dec).


Refunds are gladly given for withdrawals or class changes one week or more prior to the class start date, minus a $10 administration fee. No refunds or credit for withdrawals less than one week before the first session or for no-shows.  Sorry, there are no exceptions to this policy. Full refunds are given if a class is cancelled.  Refunds can only be paid to person who purchased class/workshop.


We strongly encourage you to purchase airline, car, hotel, or other type of insurance for travel expenses.  If a class or workshop is cancelled, we will refund only the class tuition.  RayKo Photo Center is not responsible for and will not refund any non-tuition expenses for any reason.


On rare occasions, instructors may be unable to fulfill their commitment to teach a course.  We will do our best to find a replacement instructor of equal caliber to take over.  In very rare circumstances, a course may have to be canceled.


RayKo, RayKo staff, or RayKo affiliated instructors are not responsible for any damage or theft of personal belongings, photography or computer equipment.