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This is photography on a whole new level.
How to "SEE" photographically in new and unique ways...
Techniques for working with - not fighting - both outer conditions and your own expectations...
A tried 'n true process to FOCUS yourself when everything conspires to distract you...
How to TELL THE STORY of your entire experience, from the intimate to the grand landscape...
all based upon your own unique artistic voice. Your SOUL'S VOICE.
It knows what it loves,
what makes it’s heart sing,
it’s where your true vision lies,
it has no doubt.
It’s what you’ve been longing to connect with, but had no idea how to go about it.
Now you will.
You don’t need to be a pro or super experienced.
You DO need an open heart, mind and the camera/tripod you’re most comfortable with.
This is not about learning your gear;
it's about learning what your heart can create with it!
Is this event right for me? Am I right for it?
This retreat is for you if…
I'll be in touch soon to schedule a pre-signup chat!
This retreat is designed for all levels!
REQUIRED: you must have a working knowledge of the camera you bring.
This event is not about learning new gear. It's about learning what you can create with it.
Tripods are highly recommended.
The Artists Voice Package Includes:
5 Nights' Accommodation at Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, CA.
Welcome orientation and wine/cheese reception the first evening
Breakfasts and picnic lunches each day
One group dinner, where you'll enjoy the fresh-sourced foods that Truckee has become known for.
1:1 time with Karen Hutton in a small, intimate group setting
Daily photo walks in a new location each day with feedback, photo critiques, and guidance from Karen.
One hike: a short loop of the Pacific Crest Trail. It's a moderate 1.6 mile hike that starts at about 7200 ft, with a 531 ft. of elevation gain. We'll be photographing along the way, thus will take it slow.
Transportation to and from the hotel to our photo locations during the retreat.
(Full location details available to participants.)
Shared room cost per person: $3395
Private room cost per person: $3895
The Artists Voice Package DOES NOT Include:
Transportation to/from airport
Meals/food beyond what is described
Beverages or personal expenses
Love for "The Artists' Voice'"...
"I feel like I'm coming back a different photographer... A serious introspective look into the soul,
and how you bring that out in your photography.." -- Mike Roberts
"Usually when I get back from a trip I feel stressed, tired, need to recoup and get back to reality. This time I was completely relaxed and it was easy; no stress and no post trip depression. Just amazing memories, photographs, new tools and a renewed outlook on life. Thank you!" — Lauri Novak
"On a personal level, I needed something positive to force a turnabout in my life.
My artistic goal was to channel my vulnerabilities into a new way of seeing and creating with my camera.
The retreat accomplished both goals and I gained some valuable friends in the process and so much more.
My favorite images all had something in common: a memorizing feeling that captivated me when I set sight on it. Those images were truly special (my best). It was as if my personal feelings were somehow imbedded into the metadata of those images. Karen gave me the tools to learn to use find 'my voice’ and to create with that voice.
I have always loved Karen's art and to get to learn from her, was the best." -- Barb Cochran
"Having met Karen and knowing who she drew me in first. I love what Karen speaks about in her own work. I like that her work comes from a place of centered knowing. The best part: I absolutely found the next level of my artistic voice!"
— Elle Bruce
"I spent 8 glorious days on the French Riviera with Karen Hutton.
'Finding Your Artistic Voice' is more then what the title suggests. It is learning who you really are,
what speaks to you as an artist, learning to articulate it as your voice. The inner radiant fire.
I made some amazing friends, danced along the boardwalk in Cannes,
laughed until I cried and found myself in so many ways." -- Jennifer Walton
Playing during the Retreat included: trying to capture what I felt and what I love through my lens, learning photo blurring, doing a little dance, singing a little song, drinking a little Prosecco ;)
Through all of this, I reclaimed parts of me and found pure joy and freedom in just being me again. This was all possible because each of you were willing to fully show up and be vulnerable and open as well...and together we created connection...a connection, I believe, that inspires us to step more fully into ourselves.
I can't think of a better way to foster creativity than through the beauty of connection--with one's self, one's environment, and others.
These moments will stay with me forever. ❤️ --Robin Rolley