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The Devon Photography Experience Retreat - All Inclusive Creative Holiday

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Have a weekend to yourself to be creative, recoup and clear your head without distractions ​with our Devon Photography Experience Retreat. Join us 19th-21st May 2017 for our next retreat and Request a Retreat Brochure at info@summers-photography.co.uk

Introducing Your Perfect Weekend

When was the last time you took a photograph that you were proud of? So pleased with it that you printed it big on a canvas and hung on your wall?

Your last holiday - where did you go? Do your iPhone pictures do the beautiful scenery justice, or is it another smartphone snap that never sees the light of day?

The expensive camera you were given for your birthday, is it being used or starting to gather dust from fear of not knowing how to use all of those buttons?

You do not need to be fearful of your camera anymore! It is there to be used and enjoyed in the every day and especially whilst you are on holiday.

Welcome to the Devon Photography Retreat. An indulgent 3 day event where you can relax and just be with your camera.

We will have several workshops throughout the retreat where you will learn how to use your camera to its full potential and learn new and interesting photography skills.

You will walk away with a whole range of photographs from the retreat that you will be proud of and will want to frame immediately!

We will cover landscape photography, architecture photography, people photography, night time as well as star trails and sunsets - everything you could possibly need to move you from being scared of your camera.

Places are limited to only 6 people for a small intimate group, so please do book and secure your place asap.

Secure your space with £100 booking fee today.

Now imagine all of that for £445!


A whole weekend away, accommodation for two nights, breakfast at the hotel for two mornings, two lunches cooked by a corden bleu chef at the training facility one evening meal on the Saturday at the training facility tea and coffee with plenty of home made biscuits not even to mention the intensive photography training photography handouts opportunity to print your own photos


In Less Than 3 Days, You Will...

Be Able To...

- Set up your camera

- Understand Automatic

- Use the Creative Modes confidently

- Select the required Image Quality

- Move off Automatic in less than 1 hour!

- Choose the correct ISO for your photography

- See what White Balance is needed for each situation

- Talk about and use Aperture & Depth of Field

- Confidently select correct Shutter Speeds

- Put your camera in Full Manual Control

- Take Control of the Camera in any situation

- Read Natural Lighting

- See the benefits of Artificial Lighting

- Explore Composition Rules

- Bring Your Photographs to Life with Edit Techniques


Learn How To...

- Choose EXACTLY the correct camera settings

- See that Automatic isn't the best option

- Tell a photo story of your holiday

- Take natural, fun photographs of friends

- Naturally pose people

- Deal with different lighting situations in a blink of an eye.

- Nail nightime photographs - finally!

- Explore your creativity

- Bring your creativity to life

Still not sure? Read our testimonials ​from previous clients...

I've recently come back from the first weekend retreat in Beer. I had the best time! It was the first time I'd met Steph, Steve and Thor and I wasn't sure what to expect. It was amazing, a perfect, picturesque setting (even with the rain!) and workshops in a relaxed, gorgeous location. I didn't even know I had the settings I found on my camera! I totally enjoyed the weekend and missed my camera the minute I got back and had to get on with 'normal' life. I totally loved it and would highly recommend the courses, Steph has a wealth of knowledge, a great teaching style and eye for making every detail perfect. - Vikki

Can't recommend Steph and her photography course highly enough. It's amazing what you can achieve with your photos with a bit of tweaking. I attended the course and have moved from auto only, onto feeling very comfortable with my camera and all of its functions (including the display light). I look forward to attending another course soon. Thank you again. - Jo

I have just finished the course with Steph, I was a complete novice. It's amazing how much you can learn and the difference it makes using the right settings. Steph's relaxed and friendly manner puts you at ease and creates the perfect learning experience! I can't wait for the next course! I can't recommend Steph highly enough I just wish I had met her before I got married - would have loved to have had her as our photographer! Thanks again for a great course!

Who is this course for?

This course is for those that want to learn photography, develop their skills, meet like minded people, be pampered for a weekend, not need to cook, have everything delivered to them. Sounds bliss!


Why is everything included?

The only thing you need to purchase is alcohol for the weekend, evening meal on the Friday and any photographic equipment.

Everything else is included as we wanted to make this as luxurious as possible for you; so you don't have to think about anything. Just be and create.


I want to stay longer is that possible?

The timescale for the course is to arrive on the Friday evening for welcome drinks and a briefing, work all day on the Saturday and Saturday evening, work on the Sunday and disembark at 4pm. You of course are more than welcome to stay longer, this is not included in the price, but we can recommend cottages and apartments to stay in for longer.


What camera do I need and accessories?

We recommend a SLR camera or CSC - in short a camera where the lens comes off. This is purely for the flexibility in using our lenses and these cameras offer most scope in development. However, if you have a compact or bridge camera, then of course you are more than welcome to still join us - please note there may be a few areas where the camera may be limited. Send us an email if you have any specific questions.


I have zero, less than zero, diddly squat knowledge about photography; am I welcome?

You are so welcome, we love people like you as the development you will see will be phenomenal!

What will I learn?

You will learn a whole range of photographic genres from landscape and macro photography to even portraiture - covering 5 main genres to get you started with photography.


Who are you?

The Devon Photography Retreat Experience is held by Stephanie and Steve Cronin of Summers Photography and the Female Photography Club. Stephanie is the director of the business with 15 years photographic experience spanning journalism, portraiture, studio work, weddings and commercial PR. Within her career, she has worked towards becoming a qualified teacher and has brought the two passions of photography and teaching together to form workshops and retreat experiences.


What goodies will I receive?

Along with plenty of food and drink - you will not go hungry with our in-house corden bleu trained chef - you will walk away with a photography training pack including 100 page workbook, notepad, stationery and of course 1000's of images from your photography weekend!


I feel as if I need a 121, can that be arranged?

One to one mentoring can be arranged either before or after the retreat in Berkshire or Skype. We also offer 121 sessions on the Friday morning and Monday morning in Devon when we are in the same environment. These are priced at £100 per hour and bookable online.

This is your last opportunity to join the Devon Photography Retreat!

​Now imagine all of this for only £445...


All you have to do is pay; we have everything else you could possibly need!
- A whole weekend away
- Two nights accommodation
- Breakfast at the hotel for two mornings
- Two lunches cooked by a corden bleu chef at the training facility
- One evening meal on the Saturday at the training facility
- tea and coffee with plenty of home made biscuits
- Three days intensive photography training
- Photography guides, handouts, notepad and stationery
- Opportunity to print your own photos
- Chance to use a payment plan
- If you are a business, you can claim this as a business expense

Get in touch to book info@summers-photography.co.uk

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