Workshops are scheduled in advance for the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Please check our website or contact CAP for up to date workshop information.

Detailed workshop descriptions and material fees can be found on our website. We recommended that you read through the workshop descriptions carefully before registering and contact CAP for advisement should you have any questions.

*Please note that workshops are for learning a photographic process, not building an artwork portfolio.

Registering in advance is suggested as many of the workshops fill quickly. Please register online at to secure a place. CAP accepts all major credit cards and Paypal. All students must pay in full at the time of registration. CAP does not guarantee placement in a workshop until payment is received in full and if a spot is available.

To sign up after the registration deadline, please call to confirm registration is still open. The standard registration deadline is 7-14 days prior to the start date of the workshop.


If your desired workshop is full, you can contact us and request to be added to the wait-list in the event a spot opens up. Please email your request to and include your contact details (name, phone, and email address) and the title of the workshop you are interested in. Wait-list priority is given on a fist-come, fist-serve basis.


In the event a student must cancel their registration for a workshop, they may do so any time before and up to 14 days prior to the workshop, and will receive a 100% refund of workshop cost plus any material fees.

In the event a student must cancel attendance from a workshop after the registration deadline (14 days prior to the start of the workshop), this will be considered a withdrawal.

The workshop costs and materials fees are not refundable but a 20% discount will be given toward another workshop. To withdraw from a workshop please or call (917) 288-0343.

Please provide us with as much advanced notice as possible for consideration. Beyond this, CAP cannot be held responsible for any cancellations outside of CAP’s control.


There are situations that arise in which a workshop may need to be cancelled. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified as soon as possible. Students are entitled to a full refund for the workshop cost and materials fee up to one week prior to workshop. A credit can also be given in the amount paid for the class to use at a later date.

CAP is not responsible for any non-refundable travel costs (such as airfare, train tickets or accommodation costs). We would advise you to consider purchasing travel insurance.


Any work created by workshop participants that is not taken home at the time of the workshop will be available for pickup on an appointment basis after the time of the workshop.

If you need to retrieve prints from the CAP facilities, please call 917-288-0343 to make an appointment to pick up your images.

Any images left at CAP for over 30 days, may be used by CAP for educational purposes.


Due to the intensive nature of our workshops, we cannot offer makeup sessions outside of workshop time or in future workshops. Instructors are not required to bring students up to date during scheduled workshop time for missed days or lateness.

Refunds will not be given for absences or no shows.

If you have any questions, please give us a call or send an email to


The Penumbra Foundation and Center for Alternative Photography is an educational institution, and violation of this policy in our programs will not be tolerated on the part of the Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Intern, participant, or any third party. Harassment of any kind in Penumbra Foundation and Center for Alternative Photography programs may result in immediate removal from programs without refund of payments rendered. Conduct that will result in removal from Penumbra/CAP programs includes, but is not limited to, harassment based on age, race, color, creed, military status, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, as well as sexual harassment, which includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature including but not limited to sexually-related drawings, pictures, jokes, teasing, e-mails, text messages, uninvited touching, or other sexually-related comments. The conduct prohibited by this policy includes conduct in any form including but not limited to e-mail, voicemail, chat rooms, Internet use or history, text messages, pictures, images, writings, words, or gestures.

If any participant in a Penumbra/CAP program believes they there has been a violation of these policies, they should notify the Instructor or Teaching Assistant of their workshop immediately. If no action is taken, or the action taken is deemed insufficient by the participant, the participant should remove themselves from the situation, and contact the Workshop Coordinator at (917) 288-0343, or in person at 36 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016, and the complaint will be investigated and you will be contacted regarding your complaint.


I understand that by participating in a workshop:

¥ I agree to take on full responsibility for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property that I bring into The Center for Alternative Photography.

¥ I understand that all storage of personal property, either brought in from the outside or created at The Center for Alternative Photography is my exclusive responsibility.

¥ I agree to take on full responsibility for any injuries, risks, damages, known or unknown for bodily and/or personal property that I may sustain as a result of participating in a workshop or use of equipment owned by CAP at The Center for Alternative Photography and its facilities.

¥ I agree I am voluntarily participating in these workshops and assume all risks. I hereby release The Center for Alternative Photography, its employees, staff, instructors, volunteers, owners, and representatives, as well as, all facilities where these activities occur for any claim that I, my heirs, or legal representatives may have for any damage, damages, injuries, known or unknown, incurred bodily and/or/to personal property.