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I invite you to come to one of my workshops, retreats or photo tours. I've included an update for my workshops, retreats and courses in 2016. If you are female, check out the next 7-day Hawaii Women's Photography Retreat, from November 5-12, and for everyone, the 2-day Digital Infrared Workshop on July 16-17. I also offer customized private sessions and photo tours, plus I have a wonderful vacation rental on the Kona side of the Big Island. 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 www.tropicalhideawayhawaii.com. More info is below in the newsletter.

SOKO-South Kona Artists Collective
, a group of professsional artists, started an annual Artists Open Studios Tour in South Kona, HI in 2015. The first tour was quite successful. The next tour will be February 27 & 28, 2016. Come see us. Info is on www.sokoartists.com.

For anyone visiting or living on the Big Island, I have just joined an artist coop gallery in Kailua-Kona, Hi, the Kailua Village Artists Gallery. My work is also in several galleries, shops and exhibitions. Please come visit these wonderful galleries, and ask to see my work, which is available for purchase through the various venues, or from me directly. Prints are available on watercolor paper, canvas and aluminum, from sizes 6x8" to 30x40."


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

Waipio Valley Artworks
Fine Art by Big Island Artists
Open 10:30am - 5:30pm daily
48-5416 Kukuihaele Rd.
Kukuihaele, HI 96727
(808) 896-5509

Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

Fine Art by Big Island Artists
Open 10:00am - 4pm Tues.-Sat.
83-5401 Painted Church Rd.
Captain Cook, HI 96704
(808) 328-8084


Through January 2016; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays
Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu, HI
(808) 586-0300

Through September 19, 2015, Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Lyman Museum
76 Haili St.
Hilo, Hawai’i 96720
Phone 808-935-5021

The East Hawaii Cultural Council administers the Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art.
Through June 25, 2015, Tues. - Sat., 10am - 4pm
141 Kalakaua St. Hilo, HI 96720

Check out my newest (and different work). It's on my newer website, www.kathleentcarr.com. Let me know what you think! I plan to update this website in the near future. I'll send an email update when it's up.

I'm excited to say that this year I created a new dolphin book featuring 37 of my best dolphin photographs. It is called Dolphins: Kindred Spirits. I also now have 8 note cards of dolphins, whales and turtles. You can purchase them through me. In 2014 I completed a film about humpback whales, Whale Journey: Connecting with the Humpback Whales. Please visit the website and enjoy the revised trailer at www.whalejourneyfilm.com, plus a Facebook page. DVDs are available, and you can order them through my estore or Amazon.

And visit my Facebook Photography page, Kathleen T. Carr Photography. I invite you to, post comments, give it a "like." and share the link with your friends who might be interested in my work or workshops. I'll be posting to this page more frequently than my website updates. I also have Facebook pages for Tropical Hideaway Vacation Rental and Whale Journey. Any help you can give in spreading the word would be greatly appreciated.

See the latest information about the reinvention of Polaroid instant films and cameras from The Impossible Project at  www.the-impossible-project.com and www.polapremium.com.

Additional details about these topics and more are below.

Workshops, Retreats, Courses, Private Sessions & Photo Tours

Each fall 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 November 5-12, 2016 in Captain Cook, HI. For more info, go to www.kathleencarr.com/workshops/retreat.html.

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, businesswoman, Houston, TX

During the year I offer a weekend Digital Infrared Workshop at my studio in Captain Cook, HI. Explore the fascinating, ethereal, and otherworldly realm of digital infrared photography. Infrared is a wavelength above the visible spectrum that we can’t see, but your digital camera can. The next workshop is July 16-17, 2016 (you can come to one or both days). Limited accommodation is avaliable at Tropical Hideaway

In addition to the workshops I teach, private sessions are available in my studio. We can create a custom format so that you can choose exactly what you want to learn--digital infrared photography, Photoshop, Polaroid/Fuji transfers, handcoloring, basic photography, using digital cameras, etc. Rates are $95 per hour, or $650 per day, plus materials used. Sharing a private session is also possible for the same rate.

I also offer photo tours of Hawaii from 1/2 day to 3 days (Big Island) with instruction and critiques for $450/day, or just the tour for $300 a day (tours can be shared as well). Please call or e-mail for availability at (808) 328-2162, or workshops@kathleencarr.com

If you also stay at my vacation rental, www.tropicalhideawayhawaii.com, I can offer a discounted package deal with a tour or private session. Please call or e-mail for availability at (808) 328-2162, or email me at workshops@kathleencarr.com.

Whale Journey: Connecting with the Humpback Whales Film & DVD

I have finished a 28 minute DVD about humpback whales, which is available now. Whale Journey: Connecting with the Humpback Whales is an 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, interspersed with video footage and slides, plus a memorable sound track of originally composed music.

See the trailer and read more about whales at www.whalejourneyfilm.com. Also visit the new Facebook page for Whale Journey. To help spread the word, visit the Facebook page, like it and recommend to friends. The trailer is also on You Tube, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRc213xrvkI. Thank you!

Soko Artists Annual Open Studio Tour & Sale, February 27-28, 2016

I'm part of an artist group, SOKO – South Kona Artists Collective, a group of professional artists who have come together to host annual Open Studios Tours in South Kona, Hawaii. The first tour was in 2015. Our next tour is February 27-28, 2016 from 10am-4pm each day. Artists will open their studios and homes to show and sell their work. A brochure has a catalog of artists work and a map with each artists’ location. Stay tuned for exhibits and other SOKO events by checking out the SOKO website www.sokoartists.com and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SOKOSouthKonaArtistsCollective.

www.kathleentcarr.com website has more new photographs

I have another website that showcases more of my photography galleries and images, including underwater whales and dolphins and new and different infrared work. For a while now I've been photographing black and white infrared with my digital cameras (after using infrared film for years as well). I have many additional images, five of which were chosen for fine art posters and prints by Editions Limited, www.editionslimited.com. I am offering archival pigment prints on watercolor paper and as canvas wraps in sizes up to 20x30. The URL is www.kathleentcarr.com.

Check out the new, lower prices on my photography images. And on my new website at  www.kathleentcarr.com a shopping cart is set up to make it easier to purchase images or books with your credit card through PayPal.

I plan to have an expanded gallery section on this site (technical challenges!), and will let you know when it is launched.

Topaz Filters

I've really been enjoying using the Topaz filters, and I highly recommend them. They often have specials for different filters, so if you are interested, check out their products on their website. You can download trial versions. You can also get the entire collection. I am an affiliate, so please use this url http://www2.topazlabs.com/672.html when going to their site.

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 http://www.lifepixel.com/affiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=227 to browse the website and to place an order. I appreciate you ordering through my affiliate account.

New Polaroid SX-70 film and camera available!

The Impossible Project is marketing their new instant, manipulable film for SX-70 cameras! It is black and white, called PX 600 FF Silver Shade, and Polaroid is manufacturing a modern version of the OneStep instant film camera. Check out this article at www.dailyfinance.com/story/crazy-magic-impossible-polaroid-film-is-back/19410129/, which gives the whole story. You can also find more information and products available at www.the-impossible-project.com and www.polapremium.com (now a Polaroid website).

Hawaii Vacation Rental

In 2001 I bought a wonderful vacation rental property and home on the Big Island of Hawaii, "Tropical Hideaway." It is located about 20 miles south of Kona, close to the best snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and bays for swimming with dolphins on the island. I have been renting out the very charming, Hawaii styple studio apartment (recently upgraded). If you're interested, please check out the website at www.tropicalhideawayhawaii.com for pictures and information. For bookings, please communicate directly with me at info@tropicalhideawayhawaii.com. Or visit the VRBO listing at www.vrbo.com/135657. Tropical Hideaway is also listed through Trip Advisor, Flipkey, and Airbnb. This property is a dream come true for me, and now you can share the experience! Also visit the Facebook page, Tropical Hideaway Vacation Rental, and spread the word among your friends, especially if you have stayed here.

Used and New Polaroid & Photo Equipment & Supplies

Sometimes students or others wish to sell used Polaroid equipment and ask if I can post the info in my next newsletter. You can also post a request if you are looking for equipment. Just email me with your information, at workshops@kathleencarr.com.



Good News about Using Fuji Instant Films for Image Transfers & Emulsion Lifts

Polaroid discontinued making the Polaroid instant films, however the Fuji FP100c peel-apart films work well for making image and emulsion transfers.

This is the information I have from Daylab, www.daylab.com:

"We have been making Fuji transfers and they are relatively easy to do. The
result is a transfer with much better and truer colors. The only
difference is the peel apart in a darkened room. Everything else is done like a Polaroid dry transfer in the light.
I am getting reports of successful emulsion lifts. The biggest
difference is that the image will not to stick to a surface so a binding
agent must be used.
We now know that Fuji works. I am working with Fuji to make it easier.

Fuji is overwhelmed and excited by the response.

We need to push for several things. The first is a more and more people
using Fuji so we can explore all its ranges. The second is to convince
people to convert to Fuji for other uses so the supply of 669 lasts that
much longer. It is estimated that 70% of 669 is being used for non

artistic purposes. These other users (such as id and medical) could easily
switch to Fuji now. The film is cheaper with much better colors.

The more Fuji we use, the bigger argument we can make for Japan to tweak
their formulas for a truly artistic film."

Online Interview on Craftcast.com

The August 4, 2008 program on Craftcast includes a half hour interview with me by Alison Lee on photography and creative expression. You can listen on the www.craftcast.com website, or download it as a podcast through iTunes. Podcast?id=132610597. It's number #85, and the interview starts after the song, about 13 minutes into the program.

BetterPhoto Radio Show Interview January 19, 2007

BetterPhoto has an internet radio show every Friday at 1 pm PST. There is an interview with one of the BetterPhoto Instructors each week. On Friday, Jan. 19th, Jim Miotke interviewed me on Polaroid and Digital Transfers, Digital Infrared, Handcoloring & Photoshop. To listen to the show, and other archived shows, go to: www.betterphoto.com/radio/betterphoto-radio.asp.    

Tune into the live shows by browsing on your computer to www.WSRadio.com on Fridays at 1pm Pacific. Click on the "Listen Live" link to hear the show on your computer. You can call in and ask questions by dialing 1-877-474-3302.