Hawaii Photography Retreat 2017 

*enrollment ends February 15th

I am so excited to announce that I will be teaching my first ever food photography retreat. It is now open for enrollment. This will be an 8 day retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii, as well as a food photography workshop and class. The location of the retreat is owned by my friend Laura Dawn, where she provides beautiful and comfortable housing, her gorgeous private land, and an abundance of beautiful food to photograph and eat. All you need to do is reserve your spot, pack a suitcase, and show up. We'll cover everything else.  

One of the best aspects of this retreat is that it will be held in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Hawaii. And because the retreat is 7 nights and 8 days, we will have the time to truly work as photographers, creating content and learning as we go.  A typical workshop length is usually 3 to 4 days, so this extra time will ensure a calm and fun environment to learn and grow.  We have also decided to keep the number of attendees down to only 10 students, which will give myself and Laura plenty of time to focus on each of you individually.

As an attendee, you will learn new skills and techniques in regards to food styling, still life photography,  and nature photography. Most importantly, we will have homework assignments and group critiques. I find that this is the best way to learn and grow as a student. Coming from a studio art background, this is how I learned photography and I feel that it is very impactful. The concept of a critique is to individually shoot with an assignment. Examples would be while taking a walk or hike, shooting a still life, or after a food styling assignment. Once finished, everyone will sit together and Laura and I will go through the top selected images from each student, discussing strength and weaknesses of each image (i.e. composition, light, color balance). Do note that this retreat is open to beginners and seasoned photographers alike. The curriculum is designed to be enriching for all levels, and even for myself as a teacher. 

The menu will feature local and fresh ingredients while focusing on a healthy and whole food based diet. Of course, the entire menu will be vegan and will also highlight the abundance of fresh produce available to us on the island. Other adventures on the agenda will be exploring the island, swimming in the ocean, and immersing yourself in the tropics.

This retreat will offer tools that can immediately be implemented into your business or personal creative life. Laura and I have created a fun and immersive curriculum to teach and inspire you. She will delve into her expertise on growing and branding a business and I will personally be meeting with each student privately to discuss and give advice on how to utilize their creativity to the fullest. The event will be held March 15th to 22nd. The price for the retreat does not include airfare. For more information about the retreat center, an overview of the classes, and to reserve your spot, tap on the button below. Feel free to reach out to me personally with any questions you may have. You can reach me here

Do nota that airfare is not included in the price of the retreat. Due to the nature of an event like this, we do require that a minimum amount of students sign up by the date of February 15th to make the event feasible for Laura and myself.  Upon your deposit, we will follow up with an email confirming your reservation and once the date of the February 15th arrives, we will confirm whether you should proceed with booking your flight. If the minimum is met before that date, we will contact you immediately. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.