Join me on this intimate 4 day, 5 night women’s photography retreat in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hatteras Island is a picturesque barrier island surrounded on all sides by the Atlantic Ocean offering bountiful photography opportunities. A beautiful oceanfront beach home will serve as our base camp for the duration of the retreat.
We will kick off the retreat on Sunday, October 14th with a welcome happy hour at 4 pm and an evening spent getting to know one another. Over the following 4 days, we will visit 3 fishing piers, one of which was wrecked by storms and stands broken and battered waiting to be torn down by mother nature or the park service. We will visit both the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the Bodie Island Lighthouse. We will spend an afternoon beach combing, seeking out those overlooked details that many people walk right past without photographing. We will have a day trip up the island to a small village called Manteo which is rich is American and native American history. There will be opportunities for shooting seascapes, nature, macro, wildlife, and travel scenes. Throughout the retreat, I will provide individualized guidance and support while you are shooting. With a maximum of 5 attendees, you can expect personalized attention in an intimate setting.Designed for the photographer comfortable with her camera settings, shooting topics will include advanced exposure techniques, creating long exposure photographs, using filters and creative lenses, seeking out details and unnoticed beauty.
Each day we will have an intimate discussion, talking through many of the challenges, fears, and concerns we face as photographers. You can expect intimate discussions on recognizing and facing your fears, overcoming obstacles and slumps, and building a strong, indentifiable collection of images that you are proud of. We will spend time working through editing in Lightroom and all that can be accomplished quickly with such an incredible program. We will discuss blogging, social media, and sharing your images and the business side of fine art photography.
This workshop is framed as an intimate retreat where you are encouraged to not only connect with your fellow attendees but also to find a deeper connection with yourself and the photographs that you long to create. My hope is that you will leave the island feeling revived and inspired, ready to take on your next photography project. My goal is for you to find peace at the beach and enjoy the quiet connection that I find when I’m shooting along t he shores. I believe that saltwater can calm even the most hectic of minds and I hope that you will leave the workshop feeling relaxed, inspired, and connected with yourself and your photography in a way you hadn’t experienced before.
While the retreat will be full of activity, there will be breaks built in throughout the day to offer you some down time to rest, connect with your family back home, sightsee, or catch up on work.