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Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the questions that you may have regarding our classes and website. If you are unable to find the answer to your question, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
How do I learn about new contests, updates in photography technology, creative and unique shoots from photographers, DIY photo projects and stay updated on the Local Photo Classes Community?
Sign up for our newsletter HERE or follow us on Facebook for regular updates on all of the above and more! Find us on Facebook HERE!
How do I redeem a voucher from any deal site and/or photography store?
Your voucher should have with it a coupon code that can be used when registering for a class on to redeem your voucher. If your voucher did not have a coupon code with it or you are experiencing issues redeeming your voucher, please contact us for further assistance. Please Note: If you have a voucher for more than one person, each person will have to register and use the coupon code individually.
Can I use my voucher for another class and pay the difference?

*George’s Camera: The voucher you receive from George’s camera is solely for Photography 101 and cannot be substituted or used as partial payment for any other classes.

*Deal site Vouchers: The voucher you purchase from the deal site can solely be used for the class it for. Vouchers cannot be substituted or used as partial payment for any other class.

*Gift Certificate: A gift certificate amount can be used for another class that is the same price or can be used as partial payment (the remainder being paid) for a more expensive class. There is no cash value to the gift certificates.

Do I have to take Photography 101 before taking Photography 102?
Photography 101 is not necessary to take before Photography 102. However, we strongly encourage taking both - even if it is for a refresher. People commonly take both classes on the same day and leave feeling confident and comfortable with photography and their cameras. Please Note: Photography 102 is recommended before taking any of our other classes as it goes over the important settings including aperture, ISO, shutter speed and more!
What do I bring to the classes?
For all beginning and intermediate classes, we ask that you please bring your camera fully charged, the camera manual (if camera is not a Canon or Nikon), memory cards and a pen and paper. For Night & Low Light Photography and beyond in skill level, please bring what is specified in the class description. If you have the equipment needed for these classes it will be greatly appreciated and may make transition between hands on time quicker, but everyone is not required to have all equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, tri-pods, pocket wizards, and off-camera flashes.
Where are the classes? How to I find these locations?

Rob Andrew Photography:

Input address into Google maps, Mapquest, etc.

Address: 7960 Silverton Ave Suite 125
San Diego, CA 92126

Turn into the driveway of the building marked 7960 and look for Suite 125 with a "Rob Andrew Photography" decal on the door.

Oceanside Photographics:

Input address into Google maps, Mapquest, etc.

Address: 711 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA

Head west on Mission Ave and make a left on to S. Nevada Street and make an immediate right into the alley where you will find parking. The studio entrance is in the alley.

For on-location classes, please reference the details and address that is presented in the class description.

Is there a way to avoid paying online, but attend the classes?
We do have other payment options for those of you who do not have a PayPal account or prefer to not pay online with a credit card. You have the option to e-mail with the class name, date, time, payment type (cash, check, or credit card) you are interested in using, and we will make sure to add you to the roster with a note that we have yet to receive payment from you. Please be prepared to present payment to instructor before class begins by arriving 5-10 minutes early.
How do I add my photos to the class album after I take the class?
We love to see students post images taken in class! You may upload them to the class description page by clicking HERE, finding the class you took and choosing it, and then uploading your images at the bottom of the page.
Where can I purchase gift certificates?
Everyone loves the gift of photography education! Click HERE to choose and purchase the gift certificate that meets your needs.
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds given for missed classes, but credit is given if cancel or change your reservation or if you notify that you will not make a class 24 hours ahead of the class time. You will be recorded as a member with credit and when you see the same class or another of the same price in the future you are interested in just e-mail with the following information:

-Class Missed: Date & Name
-New Class Interested: Date & Name

We will be happy to add you to an upcoming class using your credit!

For classes cancelled by Local Photo Classes, students will be given a choice of credit toward a future class or a full refund.

How do I redeem a gift certificate?
To redeem a gift certificate, contact with the value of your gift certificate and the class you'd like to take. We'll respond with a custom coupon code just for you to be used at to redeem your gift certificate. We also ask that you bring your printed gift certificate to class for the instructor's records.
Do gift certificates expire?
Nope! Local Photo Classes gift certificates never expire.
How do I receive the weekly newsletter with updates, photograph of the week, photography tips and blog post?
To receive our weekly newsletter with photo tips, contest info, event and class news, special offers, and more, click HERE to sign up!
How do I cancel a reservation?
Login to your account by visiting our homepage, and clicking the "My Account" option in the Community menu at the top of the page. From your account dashboard, choose the booking you wish to cancel and select cancel. We will have record of your cancellation. Please see "What is the refund policy?" for answers on class credit for cancellations.
How do I reschedule a reservation?
To reschedule a reservation, first cancel your existing reservation (see: "How do I cancel a reservation?") and then contact when you are ready to reschedule to another class with the original class you were registered for, your first name, last name, username, and email address, and the new class (of equal value) that you'd like to be signed up for. Please see "What is the refund policy?" regarding what cancellations are eligible for credit toward future classes.
How do I cancel a membership?
Just send an email to with your request to cancel or give us a call.

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