Late Fall

Thursday, December 13 to Sunday, December 16, 2018



From misty gray fog to crispy blue sky, the late Fall season centers you more like any other.  You want to be out experiencing the beautiful stillness.  Step out with intention and use nature's seasonal energy to go deeper.  Please pick your clothing accordingly. You want to be warm and dry to focus on your explorations.



  • Early morning warm up and meditation.

  • Breakfast.

  • Hike with photo assignment.

  • Lunch

  • Photo shed: Analyzing and discussing of assignment work.

  • Dinner.

  • Camp fire or Photoshed: Recap of the day's experience


  • Early morning warm up and meditation.

  • Breakfast.

  • Final review of work

  • Closing lunch

Thursday - Afternoon Arrival

  • Welcome dinner around a warm fire.


  • Early morning warm up and meditation.

  • Breakfast.

  • A strenuous but rewarding hike (snowshoeing if weather permits)

  • Lunch at remote lake.

  • Moving meditation.

  • Photo shed: Presenting and analyzing work.

  • Dinner.

  • Campfire or Photoshed: Recap of the days experience and setting goal for next day.








cost $875


The retreat program starts at 6am and ends at 8pm (except first and last day).  All meals are included.  Participants arrange their own accommodation (we can help with local Inns).  However, all are invited to stay in the communal tipis or the private expedition tents at no additional cost.  Please let us know what your plans are.

(50% deposit due at booking)




What to pack

Clothing, etc.

  1. Winter ready hiking boots
  2. Snow pants/gaiters
  3. Wool/fleece sweater(s)
  4. Winter hat, gloves, scarf
  5. 3 pair of wool socks
  6. Under wear/base layer (3 days)
  7. Long under wear/middle layer
  8. Down jacket
  9. Outer Shell jacket
  10. Extra layering items (vest, hoodies)
  11. water bottle
  12. toiletries


  1. camera, extra batteries (limited charging capabilities)
  2. tripod (unless you just don't work with them)
  3. laptop (not required but ok to bring)
  4. photo gear that is specific to your style

Photo Edits

  1.  10 images* that represent your most successful work (by your definition).
  2.  10 images* of strictly personal work that you would put in a time capsule.
  3.  10 images* of other photographers that influence your vision.

*inexpensive 8x10 print outs and digital files on memory stick or dropbox