Bahama Burgundy presents
Photography Workshop Retreat
9-11 JUNE 2023 • YZERFONTEIN • CAPE TOWN
LUMINA - "the light"
AN IMMERSIVE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
YOU'RE HERE BECAUSE YOU HAVE SOMETHING INSIDE YOU THAT SETS YOU APART. A RARE GIFT, ENERGY AND VISION, WAITING TO BE UNCOVERED.
LET'S BRING IT TO LIGHT.
WHAT YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO
Our first aim is to create an environment in which you are able to discover and mould your identity and artistic voice. We will explore what sets you apart as a creative, the unique driving forces behind your art and how that can help you envision exactly what your
ideal client looks like.
The Beach House Collection, Yzerfontein
A WINTER BREAK-AWAY
BY THE SEA
Our first ever retreat will take place at the awe-inspiring White Sands villa in Yzerfontein, just 100km outside of Cape Town.
This 5-bedroom house boasts wrap-around views of the ocean and is a literal stone's throw away from the beach. This dreamy landscape will also form the backdrop to two exquisite content shoots.
In between Q&A's and shooting, you will get to enjoy morning coffee on the deck, sunrise yoga, hammock naps and heart-to-hearts by the fireplace over pasta and red wine.
Are your bags packed yet?
THE GOOD STUFF
Included in the retreat
Two-night stay in a luxury beach villa
Breakfast, lunch and dinner for the
Coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day
In-depth educational sessions with Bahama Burgundy Photography
Bridal editorial with a real couple
Conceptual portrait session with a professional model
Editing session and image critique
Professional portraits of you to use on your website and socials
Stationery and goodie bag
New friendships and valuable connections with like-minded creatives
What makes a powerful brand?
You could be the most gifted visual storyteller in the world, but it means absolutely for your business if you don't know how to effectively reach the people who could be investing in your services.
Are you waving your brand in people's faces, begging them to pay attention? OR are you creating a magnetic field of irresistible value around your brand, and attracting your dream clients as a result?
WE WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
Rediscovering your 'why'
Establishing who your ideal client is and how that directly affects your messaging
Website analysis and review
Harnessing your super powers for social media
Building a personable, recognisable brand that leaves a lasting impression
Solving problems instead of making excuses (highly underrated!)
What makes a compelling image?
It's easy to produce a technically good image. Elements like composition, lighting, shape and texture are all aspects that can be applied, almost mathematically, to create a sense of visual interest.
However, as photographers we want to go beyond just producing technically good images.
What we're after is telling a story, drawing the viewer in and stirring up feelings that linger.
Photographs that have an ethereal effect on the observer are oftentimes created through brave and bold choices and by colouring outside the lines.
We will focus on topics like posing, camera awareness, shooting intuitively as well as different tools and techniques to add that emotive and artistic flair to your images without coming across overly stylized.
Lumina Photography Retreat
Photography started out as a way to channel my seemingly insatiable curiosity and desire to observe into some form of art. Since then it has grown into a way of preserving memories and treating them as sacred commodities, packaged beautifully and kept safe from the destructive qualites of time.
Every person who books a session with me deserves a photographer who never stops learning and growing, who is always drawing inspiration from people, nature and art and is constantly pushing the boundaries of creative expression. The day I lose my curiosity is the day I stop serving my clients and may as well put down my camera for good.
“Wow, where to begin? I would most definitely recommend doing a mentor session with Charné! From the moment we met I could see and feel that she really wants to help and make sure I receive the best mentoring session. She taught me things that I have never thought about in photography. If you want to get started in photography, invest in proper education - invest in Bahama Burgundy!
Charné, you are amazing. Keep doing what you're doing."
Ihanda, Ihanda Photography
LUMINA is an immersive educational experience in service of bringing to light what sets you apart as an artist, both in vision and voice.
From the slightest nuances in creative expression to the more distinctive characteristics of your art, let's uncover your greatest superpowers and how you can harness them to attract dream clients and shoot work that continually allows you to delight in your craft.
Investing in your education not only means investing in yourself, but also in your business, which will ultimately lead to serving your clients better.
It's an undisputable win-win.
ARE YOU READY TO FLOURISH?