Can I bring my spouse?
The beach house has a strict limit on occupancy so we are not able to accommodate additional guests. With that said, this retreat is the perfect time for you to give your undivided attention to yourself and your photography business.
Do I have to be a pet photographer to attend?
Photographers from all specialties are welcome. Whether you specialize in pet photography or want to incorporate pets into your current business, you'll learn tips & tricks (and dos & donts) for working with animals and guiding owners. Everything you learn about workflow, marketing, pricing, etc can be applied to any photography niche with a boutique business model.
What airport do I fly into?
Portland International Airport in Oregon (PDX). If you are driving instead of flying, you can meet us at PDX at 4pm on Thursday August 1st OR you can drive directly to the beach house in Long Beach, WA and meet us at 7pm.
Do I need to rent a car?
No. Transportation is provided from Portland International Airport (PDX). I will have 2 large vehicles picking students up at PDX at 4pm on Thursday August 1st. Fly in shortly before 4pm or fly in early and spend some time in Portland. I can share student contact info if early students want to meet up before the 4pm pickup time.
What time will we return to PDX on Monday August 5th?
At the end of the retreat on Monday August 5th, you will be dropped off at PDX at 11am. Take a flight back home in the early afternoon or spend some time in Portland and fly out in the late afternoon or evening.
What should my skill level be?
You should be able to operate your camera on manual mode and be comfortable with adjusting your shutter speed, aperture and ISO. If you want to follow along with the Photoshop retouching, you should be familiar with editing tools such as cloning and layer masks.
Can you accommodate my dietary restrictions?
Absolutely! All meals will be plant-based and prepared by fabulous Chef Steven. Check out the sample menu below! If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, let us know ahead of time and we'll be sure to accommodate your needs.