Newsletter - Kathleen T. Carr
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Thank you for your  interest in my photography and workshops. Here is an update for my  retreats  in 2017. If you'd like an email version of the newsletter, please send  your email address to

I invite you to come to one of my retreats or photo tours on the Big Island of Hawaii. If you are female, check out the upcoming 7-day Hawaii Women's Photography Retreat, from October 28-November 4.

I also offer customized private sessions and photo tours for everyone, plus I have a wonderful vacation rental on the Kona side of the Big Island. When you book accommodation with me at my vacation rental, Tropical Hideaway and bundle it with a private session or photo tour, I offer a package deal that will save you money. Check out and the Tropical Hideaway page on this website. Inquire for details. You can book through VRBO, Airbnb, TripAdvisor, or Flipkey.

Whale Journey: Connecting with the Humpback Whales my DVD on the humpback whales, is available on Amazon and through me. I also have a recent dolphin book, Dolphins: Kindred Spirits.  My work is now represented by several galleries and shops on the Big Island of Hawaii, including the Kailua Village Artists Gallery in Kailua-Kona (a cooperative gallery with 11 artists), Gallery of Great Things in Waimea, Harbor Gallery in Kawaihae,, and Paleaku Peace Gardens in Honaunau. Details are below.

Retreats, Private Sessions & Photo Tours

Each year I offer a week long Women's Photography Retreat. These retreats are for women who want to explore their creativity, learn new techniques, and photograph special places on the Big Island in a small and very supportive group setting. The next Women's Retreat is October 28-November 4 in Captain Cook, HI. Please contact me if you are interested, or want to be on a mailing list for future Women's Retreats. Details are below.

A participant review from a recent Retreat: "I would highly recommend the retreat to others. It will take you places you never imagined. I came with doubts about my abilities and left with a renewed respect for myself as a photographer, and now as an artist. Kathleen leads and teaches with no judgment, and you are able to create your own dream and vision. Having the retreat in the beautiful land of Hawaii is a plus, not only for the beautiful location, but for the restorative time as well." --Jill King

7-DAY WOMEN'S PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT--PHOTOGRAPHING SPECIAL PLACES & CREATIVE EXPRESSION Includes Photography techniques, Digital Infrared, Photoshop tips, techniques, Handcoloring, Model in nature, optional Fuji Transfers

October 28-November 4,  Saturday dinner - Saturday brunch

7 Days, 7 nights Limited to 6

Cost: $1795 (includes double occupancy accommodation, excursions, and most meals) $1345 if you provide your own accommodation

A $100 discount available for registration by July 1.

For more information, see the Women's retreat Also see the studio accommodations at (808) 328-2162 Hawaii Time Zone

Private sessions and Photo tours

In addition to the workshops I teach, I offer customized private sessions and photo tours. We can create a custom format so that you can choose exactly what you want to learn--digital infrared photography, Photoshop techniques, basic photography, using digital cameras, Fuji transfers, hand coloring, etc.

Photo tours of Hawaii are from 1/2 day to 3 days (Big Island) with instruction and critiques or just the tour. Please call or e-mail for availability at (808) 328-2162, or When you book accommodation with me at Tropical Hideaway and bundle it with a private session or photo tour, I offer a package deal that will save you money. Check out and inquire for details.

Topaz Filters

Topaz filters are extraordinary. From basic corrections on your photographs to creating special effects, the range of what you can do is truly amazing. There are many different creative options for each filter.  You can buy individual filters or the entire bundle. I highly recommend them. If you want to try out any of the filters, you can download a 30-day trial. Please use the link below for any trials or purchases, as I am an affiliate.

SOKO (South Kona Artists Collective) offering annual Artists Open Studio Tours, Big Island Hawaii

I am part of the SOKO Artists Open Studio Tours, which will be the last weekend in February every year, 10-4 each day. If you are on the Big Island then, please join the studio tour. Everyone loves going around to the studios to see great art and meet the artists. The 4th annual SOKO Open Studio Tour will be February 24 & 25, 2018. South Kona Artisans will be presenting their fine art in their studios, homes and other venues from Keauhou to Honaunau, showcasing local photography, oil paintings, watercolors, giclee prints,cards, blown glass, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, woodworking and quilts for sale. Maps and brochures will be available online at, the SOKO Facebook page at, at the studios and at various venues.

Dolphins: Kindred Spirits - new book with 37 color photographs

My recent book, Dolphins: Kindred Spirits has 37 color photographs of my best Hawaiian spinner dolphin images. It is a real treasure if you like dolphins, including large pods of dolphins, interactions between dolphins, moms and babies, and various behaviors like jumping, spinning and making love, plus individual close-ups. You can order it from me for $35 plus shipping/handling.

Whale Journey Film & DVD - available on Amazon!

Available now on Amazon for purchase or download, and my estore, Whale Journey: Connecting with the Humpback Whales is a 28 minute experiential and evocative film about humpback whales, with stunning underwater footage from Tonga that includes whales initiating contact with people. It sheds light on who these magnificent beings are--their vast intelligence, and their importance in the planet's ecosystem. It contains informative quotes from scientists about the whales, plus a memorable sound track of originally composed music. Please visit the Whale Journey website, see the trailer, and read more about whales at To help spread the word, visit the Facebook page,, like it and recommend to friends. The trailer is also on You Tube, at Thank you!

Facebook pages

Please visit my Facebook pages: I invite you to visit the pages, post comments, give it a "like," and share the link with your friends who might be interested in my photography, workshops, whales, and a charming vacation rental. Any help in spreading the word would be very much appreciated.

Gallery Representation

For anyone visiting or living on the Big Island, my work is now in several galleries and some shops. Please come visit these wonderful galleries, and ask to see my work, which is available for purchase.

Kailua Village Artists Gallery,Fine Art by Local Artists Open 9:30am – 5:30pm Daily

75-5729 Alii Dr., Suite C-110 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

(808) 329-6653

Gallery of Great Things,Art of Hawaii & the Pacific Open 9am - 5pm daily

Parker Square, 65-1279 Kawaihae Rd., Kamuela (Waimea), HI 96743

(808) 885-7706

Harbor Gallery, Representing over 150 Big Island Artists Open 11:30 am - 8:30 pm daily

Kawaihae Shopping Center, Kawaihae, next to Cafe' Pesto Restaurant

(808) 882-1510  Toll-free: (800) 865-0824

Paleaku Peace Gardens (Botanical Garden and Galaxy Garden) Open 9am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday

83-5401 Painted Church Rd.,  Captain Cook, HI 96704

(808) 328-8084

Blue Ginger Gallery Open 10am-5pm, Monday - Saturday

79-7391 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kealakekua, HI 96750

(808) 322-3898

Waipio Valley Artworks

48-5416 Kukuihaele Rd., Kukuihaele, HI 96727

(800) 492-4746

Infrared Camera Conversions

If you are interested in converting a camera for infrared use, or in purchasing an already converted camera, the company I recommend is LifePixel. Just use this link to browse the website and to place an order. I appreciate you ordering through my affiliate account.

Tropical Hideaway Vacation Rental

When visiting Hawaii, consider staying at my charming vacation rental, Tropical Hideaway on the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii. I can offer a discounted package deal with a tour or private session. Please call or e-mail for availability (with or without the tour or session) at (808) 328-2162, or email me at Check out, also at, and Inquire for details.

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