I am very excited to be teaching alongside Mike Moats, Charles Needle, and Jackie Kramer next summer at the Madeline Island School for the Arts - Madeline Island & Bayfield in Bloom: A Flower and Macro Photography Retreat, June 26-30, 2023.
In this five-day photography retreat, you will learn a wide variety of significant techniques from four master macro and floral photographers utilizing the environs of Madeline Island and the historic port town of Bayfield. Your creative muse will include lupines, wildflowers, boatyard gardens, and woodland plant life. The retreat experience will include a combination of photographing in the field, classroom lectures, post-processing, and image reviews.
The Madeline Island retreat is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the quiet beauty of the island and quaint gardens of Bayfield, and to focus on reawakening your creative spirit. With a small group and four inspiring and supportive instructors to guide you, this retreat is the perfect opportunity to explore many ways to capture the beauty of peaceful surroundings. I look forward to sharing my ideas about developing a more mindful and creative workflow in the field - a workflow that encourages you to connect more deeply with your subject, create photographs that reflect your heart, and reveal the unique stories and emotions that might present themselves in the process. From your initial choice of subject to bringing your images to life with post-processing, each step of the creative process is vital to creating the image that reflects your heart. We’ll explore how to use aperture, control and enhance light, make pleasing and impactful compositions, and create beautiful backgrounds in the camera. I love sharing my passion for Lensbaby lenses and how to use them effectively to bring more emotion and impact to your images.
With only 40 participants, you have lots of time to get to know and learn from instructors, form new friendships and experience the beauty of this amazing setting. I enjoyed teaching at this retreat this past summer and can't wait to go back next summer. The facilities of the school are beautiful and the staff is warm and welcoming. Did I mention how amazing the food is?! This is truly a special place to spend 5 days immersed in photography!
To learn more about MISA and this wonderful retreat visit the website. Come join us for what promises to be a wonderful learning adventure in a beautiful place!
Below are some of the lupine images I photographed before and after this summer's retreat.