Give your business a great start to 2018 by joining us on this retreat. Designed exclusively for professional photographers to provide space to focus your business and re-energise your passion. We love our photography, that’s why we became pro photographers, but running a business can take the edge off our passion meaning our photography suffers, our business and potentially our health. Give yourself and your business a flying start and increased resilience this year by enjoying some time just for you.
Exclusively for professional photographers to re-energise your passion & refocus your business for 2018
Friday 23rd to Monday 26th February 2018
I’m teaming up with Damian & Joanne (also a pro photographer) for my next retreat using their amazing house St Mark Stays (click for more info). Peacefully located in Cumbria in the Yorkshire Dales National Park access is easy being 8 miles from the M6 & close to Oxenholme Station on the London mainline. We’ll be sleeping in shared twin rooms (bring a friend or partner to guarantee your roommate). It’s full board, arriving for dinner on Friday and leaving after breakfast on Monday.
Everything is optional but the structure I’ll provide sees Saturday morning kicking off with some yoga (don’t worry, Steve isn’t very flexible but it’s a great way to relax), then after breakfast we’ll have some input on seeing beauty and using our cameras for contemplation all mixed in with some mindfulness activities. After lunch there is space to get out and do what you love doing – photographing either in the art studio, in the garden or you may want to wander farther into the fells – it’s up to you. After dinner we share our images (with a bit of input from Steve), but for this weekend all technical critique is banned – this is about having fun and just enjoying creating images with no expectations attached.
Sunday, no yoga, we can have a lie in, then some input from Steve on light and story all mixed in with some mindfulness activities before getting out and about to have fun with our cameras, then in the evening we’ll be sharing our pics with each other.
Steve has military and civilian qualifications in business and leadership as well as pastoral supervision and counselling qualifications. You can ask for a 30 minute individual session with Steve to talk about your business which can help you identify solutions or new directions to challenges you may be facing.
We are limiting this retreat to 8 professional photographers (by professional we mean earning part or all of your income from photography) and if you’re a member of the Guild of Photographers you’ll get 10% off our already amazing price of £325 full board.
Contact Steve to book your place