La Verriére | Photography Seminar
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Photography Seminar

OK, let me get this straight.
You’ve done photography workshops.They were all fine, but you’re still hungry for something… more.

You’re itching to connect your photographic technique with the artistic, expressive voice inside.
You want that something “extra” to shine through.
A heart & soul connection that can be seen, heard and felt in your work.
In any work. Photography & beyond. (After all… life is art!)

 It’s eluded you so far.
But it’s there. You know it in your bones. It’s why you keep searching.

You want to find your one, true voice.

You want to photograph, create art, LIVE from there.

I get it. On every level.

Know what?

WE CAN DO THIS.

Find your photographic voice.

With me.

In France.

This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to be with me in The French Riviera in the glorious month of October. 

Where you’ll be treated to daily photo walks in medieval villages, in a famous town by the sea and in a village nestled in the hills above the Mediterranean, home-cooked meals and delicious wines.

You’ll experience the land, the people and the food of the South of France…
while diving deep to discover your photographic “voice”.

ALL THIS, WHILE STAYING AT THE BEAUTIFUL LA VERRIÉRE IN CANNES.

Life is your art.
An open, aware heart is your camera.
A oneness with your world is your film.
— Ansel Adams
This is for people who want to have more connection and 1:1 time with me,
to get feedback and learn time-tested tools to help you expand the way you see,
create and experience the world around you.
You’ll have plenty of time to TAKE your time and let it all sink in.

You don’t have to be pro or super experienced. 
This is not about the gear! It’s about what you DO with it.
It’s about being able to “see” the image before pressing the shutter.

It’s about tapping into the voice inside; your muse,
the one that will sing itself into everything you create; your photography, art, business and life.

It’s about letting a place itself weave its magic on you; helping you create results that surprise even you.

Yeah. We go there. 

Know my other fave Ansel Adams quote?
“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!”
Word.

In the end: you’ll have a set of photographs that tells YOUR story, using your unique, artistic voice.

You’ll walk away with a system to approach any new photographic situation with confidence,

knowing exactly how to hone in on the money shot that’ll make your inner muse want to high-five herself.

Nourished by home-cooked meals, in a safe place to try out new ideas you’ll experience the sights, sounds and smells of local life. Sinking into a quieter pace and rhythm allows our Muse to be heard clearly… and our “Artist’s Voice” effortlessly evolves and emerges through our images. We’ll turn your muse loose amidst the inspiration of local French culture at its best!

 

What’s more, each participant will receive an hour long, 1:1 session with business strategist Makenna Johnston so that you can expand your vision of what is possible with your art, your career, your dreams. 
 FINDING YOUR VOICE IS A GAME-CHANGER. SO IS THIS PLACE.

WHEN I FIRST BROUGHT MY VOICE HERE, SOMETHING AMAZING HAPPENED.

MY WORK CHANGED, MY BEING CHANGED, MY BELIEFS ABOUT WHAT IS POSSIBLE CHANGED.

I WANT TO OFFER YOU THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SAME.

 THERE ARE ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!

If you’re interested, you’ll need to CONTACT ME ASAP: this retreat will fill up.

Yes, I want to go!

DETAILS: 
– We have space for 6 participants at La Verriére. NOTE: Rooms are good-sized, with 2 double beds each; and are shared. If you’d require more privacy, we can provide you with local hotel and AirBnB suggestions.

– Photography instruction will be in a small group setting with me, while exploring local French culture and learning to tell the story of your experience visually through the lens, with emotion and in YOUR unique artistic voice.
– Classroom sessions & daily photo walks with time for feedback, photo critiques, rest, relaxation and to visit, ask questions and photograph.

– 1:1 business strategy session with Makenna Johnston. (can be schedule for during or after the workshop.)

– Time for shopping and exploring on your own.

– Two meals daily. We will have meals in local towns and villages, for a local culinary experience of regional fare. Delicious food, yummy wines!

This retreat is designed for all levels; the only requirement is that you have a working knowledge of the camera you bring. Mobile phone cameras are welcome! It’s not about the gear… it’s about the vision and the voice behind the lens.

GETTING THERE:

Closest international airport: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. Then take a taxi or Uber (simplest – just 30 min.) or take the train (40 mins). Exact address will be provided to registered participants.

THE BONUSES

We’re so lucky to have Lieke open the doors of the exquisite La Verriére for us! But here’s the extra added bonus that Lieke brings… she prepares foods that are not only swoonably delicious, but deeply nourishing as well. With 35 years experience as a Nutritionist, Lieke will not only make sure that the food we eat is fresh and absolutely luscious… but that it’s also deeply nourishing and life-sustaining.

This journey is about nurturing your art, body, mind and soul.

There is nothing like the food in France. And there is nothing like feeling loved and energized by the foods prepared for you along the way. That’s just ONE of the reasons why I’m so excited about Lieke and La Verriére!

Beyond fabulous food: got aches and pain after traveling and carrying cameras around all day? Massage therapy with the wonderful Alison Prideaux can be arranged (in advance).  Lieke can also offer Theragem therapy and even give you a nutritional and health consultation to carry you home and beyond.

These options (massages and nutritional consultations) are in addition to what’s included in the retreat and will incur an additional cost.

Part of finding your voice is being mindful and taking care of yourself on all levels.

Lieke Kay and La Verriére provide a perfect springboard.

 Makenna is a life, creativity and business strategist with over a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, service based businesses, coaches, organizations, artists & writers.

As the new owner of La Pitchoune, she has been featured in Boston Magazine, Today.com,Eater.com, NYTimes.com and Vogue.com.

I know Makenna as a sheer force of nature! Her gift: helping people create life & business driven by joy & purpose. Her unique ability to see What’s Possible will expand your photographic voice & storytelling abilities &  give you new ideas on what the heck you can DO with those mad skills!

Her normal rate is $800 per session, if booked separately.
For you: a 1:1 Skype strategy session with Makenna is included in the cost of this retreat!

Let yourself be silently drawn by what you really love.
It will not lead you astray — Rumi
You in? Got questions?
Send me a message and I’ll be in touch to answer questions,  explain the juicy details and help you register.First come, first dibs!

SIGN ME UP

The Cost:

$3999 with accommodation  at La Verriére, in Cannes, France

Included

5 Nights shared accommodation, double beds, spacious rooms.

2 meals a day… a mix between delicious home cooked meals at La Verriére and local town fare.

Small intimate group, and 1:1 photography instruction, 6 days of guided (yet flexible) photo walks, feedback, photo critiques, rest & relaxation. (Including valuable downtime for shopping and exploring.)

One-hour 1:1 business or life strategy session with Makenna Johnston via Skype.

NOTE: Rooms are good-sized, with 2 double beds each and are shared accommodations.
If you require more privacy, we can provide you with local hotel and AirBnB suggestions.

This retreat WILL fill up, so reserve your spot now! 




Click the button, send me a message and I’ll be in touch.

Yes YES YES! TELL ME MORE!

Click here or on the image below to check out the story & images from our last retreat!