Monday, July 6, 2015

Photography Retreat with Charles Needle

Photography Retreat with Charles Needle

July 13, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – July 15, 2015 @ 11:30 am
Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills
Landmark Drive
Plymouth, MA 02360
$825 w/o overnights; $1355 single occ / $1870 double occ


With more than 10 years of teaching experience at Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny, Needle will introduce participating guests to the art of expressive and painterly photography using nothing more than a digital camera or smartphone and Mirbeau’s Monet-reminiscent gardens as a color palette. The two-day photography retreat will take place from July 13-15, with a focus on capturing striking images of flowers that compel guests to look beyond shapes and into the essence of each subject. The workshop begins with an orientation and cocktail reception upon arrival on Monday, July 13, and throughout the workshop, participants will enjoy a series of photoshoot sessions with one-on-one instruction, immersive lectures about macro and impressionistic photography, group image evaluations and Q&As.

MONDAY, 7/13:
3p – check-in
5:30-7:00p – cocktail reception and orientation
7:00p – 2-course dinner
Overnight stay

TUESDAY, 7/14:
7:00-9:00a – shooting
9:00-10:00a – breakfast buffet
10:00-10:30a – break
10:30a–12:00p – lecture
12:00-1:30p – lunch
1:30-3:00p – break
3:00-4:30p – lecture
4:30-6:30p – shooting
6:30p – 3-course dinner

8:00-9:00a – breakfast
9:00-11:30a – supportive image evaluations and final Q&A
11:30a – checkout 

This package includes all class activities; a signed copy of Charles Needle’s “Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush”; cocktail reception; dining as noted above; and all taxes, fees and service charges. All skill levels are welcome, and guests are required to bring a digital camera and/or a smartphone to participate. It is recommended that participants bring, if possible: tripod, macro lens, telephoto lens, laptop computer with image-editing software installed.

Stay for our Two Night Package with rates starting at $1,355 for single occupancy and $1,870 for double occupancy, or sign up for our Two Day Program* (no room included) for $825 inclusive per person.*Limited space available. Call reservations to book. Payment due at time of booking. Non–refundable.