• Photographing special
places on the island (involves some hiking)
• Choice of photographic or alternative techniques to learn--digital, digital infrared, Photoshop, Fuji transfers,
handcoloring (or just basic photography tecniques) and more
• Open studio time to work on your images
• Pool and garden
photography session with model at Tropical
• Optional snorkeling/swimming with dolphins
- 5 minutes away
• Delicious catered meals--organic, gourmet
vegetarian and fish
• All in a beautiful tropical paradise garden
setting with panoramic ocean views
Each day will have a photographic excursion,
studio time to work with your creative process,
free time, discussions/information/demonstrations,
and private assistance. The Retreat is customized to cover what each participant wants to learn. Please bring 10-12
images to share, which can be small prints
(a fancy portfolio isn't necessary) or on your laptop.
Bring or ship what you want to work with--digital
or film camera(s), film (35mm, Fuji) and
equipment (laptop, cables, printing paper, watercolor paper, etc.). Provided is a scanner,
an Epson printier, some Epson Enhanced
Matte paper for proofs, a Daylab Copy System Pro (for Fuji
transfers from 4x6 prints), a Daylab 35+ (for transfers from slides), and an image and emulsion transfer
setup to be shared.
If you'd like to learn digital infrared, you
can try a camera here, or bring a camera that
can take infrared images and a tripod. Please email me if you want
more information on digital infrared photography.
Cost: $1695 (see registration form)
Includes double occupancy
room, excursions, and most meals)
$1245 if you provide your own accommodation. Kama'aina discount available.
A $350 deposit is required to
reserve your space, with the balance due 60
days before the Retreat begins. Additional
information will be sent upon registration.
If you want a single room, you may need to stay at nearby accommodations, depending on enrollment.
See the Tropical Hideaway website for accommodation
information and pictures at www.tropicalhideawayhawaii.com, and www.tropicalhideawayhawaii.com/house.html.
For info & registration:
Kathleen T. Carr
PO Box 335, Honaunau, HI 96726
Use the registration
form to register by mail, or register
"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
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
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
T. Carr, a professional and fine
art photographer, teacher and author, views
photography as a mirror for inner and outer
growth. She was a Polaroid Creative Uses Consultant for many years,
Her work has been exhibited internationally, and has
appeared in numerous books and periodicals,
including her books, Polaroid
Transfers: A Complete Visual Guide for Creating
Image and Emulsion Transfers,
Manipulations: A Complete Visual Guide to
Creating SX-70, Transfer, and Digital Prints (Amphoto
To Honor the Earth: Reflections on Living
in Harmony with Nature (HarperSanFrancisco).