upland retreat

Go to the top of a mountain.
Center yourself in nature.
Challenge yourself to look inside and out.
Retreat calmly and explore with courage.
Find your photographic vision and purpose.

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Upcoming Retreats
 

 
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LATE Summer Retreat
September, 2018*

Shorter days and cooler nights.  Summer’s energy is coming to a head, and you want to push yourself to see how far you can take your creativity.

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FALL Retreat
November, 2018*

Harvest time.  You’re having a productive year, still in the midst of shooting and editing.  Take a step back and gather your energy, while tightening your focus and processing all you've accomplished.

 

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Early Winter Retreat
December 2018*

Stillness, reflection, meditation.  This is a magical time of year to pause and examine core strengths, interests and new directions.

 

*Please get in-touch about dates and participating.

 
 

the PLACE

Surroundings TO calm YOUR mind
and energize YOUR creATIVITY.

 

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The Program

PRACTICE: LANDSCAPE AND PORTRAIT ASSIGNMENTS

NATURE: HIKES FOR MIND & BODY

REVIEW: CRITIQUES TO CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE

COMMUNITY: EXCHANGE IDEAS & INSPIRATION

 

 


 
 

Holger Thoss

Knowing very little, and a willingness to learn, seems to be an acceptable state of mind. 

 

 
 
 
 
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The Details: Tipis, Photo Shed, Taconic Hikes

We start the day early with warm-up exercises and meditation, before a morning hike.  After a hearty lunch, we discuss images and take photographs to practice our intention and commitment.  At the end of the day, we gather to cook dinner over open fire, then finish under the stars with a review of the day’s work.

 

 
 

 

The Taconic Mountains

The Upland Retreat is held about 100 miles north of New York City, in the southern part of the Taconic Mountains.

You can travel by train or car from New York City.  The closest airport is Albany, NY, about one hour away by car.

 
 
 
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I will post dates as they become available.  Please contact me to request specific dates that are not listed.  If you are interested in participating please send me a message.

 

Summer 2018

July
Sunday, 7/22 to Wednesday, 7/25


Mid to Late-September

 

 

Fall 2018

Early or Mid-November

 

Early Winter 2018

Mid-December
 

Spring 2019

Mid-May
 

 

 

 

 

Be Part Of It

This is a unique experience.  Meet peers that share a common path.  Learn, teach, inspire, excite.

 
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