Woman in Field

Enhance Your Creativity in the Beautiful Paradise of the Big Island

I am now offering private 1-3 day Hawaii retreats, limited to 3. If you’re a  photographer who wants to:

• Explore your creativity

• Learn new techniques

• Photograph breathtakingly gorgeous and culturally significant places on the Big Island

…then you are invited to come to Hawaii in your own timing--just you or with fellow photographers--and we can arrange  personalized sessions.

I designed this retreat based on what I would personally love to attend, full of adventure, relaxation and learning—all in one of the most unique and picturesque places on earth.

The Big Island of Hawaii is a photographer’s dream, filled with so many amazing photographic opportunities—from a volcano to spectacular coastlines, rain forests, botanical gardens, Hawaiian temples, a model shoot and more. Every day you will encounter natural beauty to capture with your lens.

The format is fully customized so it’s based on what YOU want to learn so you can take bold new leaps in your own creative journey.

Each day you will receive:

• An unforgettable photo shoot at a stunning island location

• Full customized instruction on photographic & Photoshop techniques, including Topaz & Nik

• Open studio time to work on your own images

• My personal assistance to make sure you are making the most of your experience

These Retreats are limited to just three photographers, so that I can give each one of you the attention and support you’re looking for.

If you haven't studied with me,  please send an email to workshops@kathleencarr.com including a short bio and 8-10 small, low res 72ppi jpeg files, or a URL link to your website or other site. You must have experience with photography and using your camera. You also need to be physically able to do short hikes. Additional information will be sent  once we arrange a time.

Tropical Hideaway offers a beautiful private setting for our retreat. The lovely grounds and gardens include two hot tubs, a pool with waterfall, and wonderful places for creating photographs. Additional photographs can be found at www.tropicalhideawayhawaii.com/house.html.

Tropical Hideaway is five minutes away from spectacular Honaunau Bay and the beautiful and sacred "Place of Refuge" National Park.

Snorkeling, kayaking, diving and dolphin experiences are available at Honaunau Bay (Two Step), and in nearby Kealakekua & Ho'okena Bays, in case you want to come early or stay a few days longer. Massage sessions are also available (additional charge).

The retreat times can be customized to fit your schedule.

Lodging is available at Tropical Hideaway with advance reservations. I offer a 20% discount on the retreat if you stay at Tropical Hideaway. You can also provide your own accommodation.

 The Tropical Hideaway accommodation has a queen bed and a double futon couch with foam topper. There is also a  bedroom the main house. Note: Upstairs bedroom has two twin beds instead of queen bed pictured below.  If you prefer to provide your own accommodation, a list of nearby vacation rentals can be sent.

Comments from previous retreat participants:

"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

"I've been to many photo workshops, and this one has the best blend of shooting excursions, studio time, working with models, and relaxation that I've experienced. The locations were incredible and we were able to go during the best times for shooting. The food was wonderful. The retreat left me feeling revitalized, relaxed and renewed. I look forward to coming back."  -- Carol Schiraldi

"Kathleen's style of teaching is so natural, I never felt inferior or intimidated. She was so helpful to me in showing how much potential I have as a photographer. I have come away with so much more knowledge than I was expecting. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge."   --Linda Taylor

"An amazing week that I will never forget. I feel so creatively replenished, and I'm going home with a whole new body of beautiful work. Every day we were presented with authentic Hawaiian experiences and opportunities to photograph so many magical places on the island. It was so much more than I could have even expected."   ---Alba Wejebe

"Thank you so very much for the best work/retreat experience I have ever had...it was truly wonderful. You created an environment that I felt safe to do what I love doing. For the first time in my life, I left calling myself an artist...I had never referred to myself as an "artist" before last week."   ---Barbara Bond

“Such a wonderful retreat—great space, fabulous food, amazing things to photograph, and a knowledgeable teacher to address any technical or composition questions. The infrared training and Fuji transfers were fun, informative, and total icing on the cake!”  - Nikki Collins

“Kathleen provides the ideal combination of setting, instruction and technical expertise. A truly enjoyable learning experience.”  - Annette Lorek

“An absolutely heavenly environment with a fabulous and patient instructor. Loved the model.Thank you, Kathleen for an experience I will never forget.”  -Sheri Compton

“Thank you Kathleen for a wonderful week chock full of all things photography! From the many photo settings to the afternoon of working with a model, it was a busy time. In addition, all the technical training gave me some great new skills.”  -Libby Kalinowski

“Kathleen Carr’s workshop is the most exquisite opportunity to indulge in creativity in an atmosphere of lush Hawaiian gardens, good food, marvelous models with an inspiring instructor. Mahalo!” - Liza Brown

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