Photography Retreats

Seeing with New Eyes:  Photography Retreats 

What have you done recently to nurture your artist within?

Imagine spending two days in a place of beauty and peace, away from the noise of the world, in community with five other photographers.

“Seeing with New Eyes” is the theme of a series of photography retreats that I am leading for both advanced and beginning photographers.

Intermediate to Advanced: Dates TBA : click here

Beginner to Intermediate: May 4 – 7, 2017 : click here

Scroll down to read what past retreat participants said about their experience.

Photography retreats held at New Skete Monastery by Gail S. Haile

New Skete Monastery meditation garden

Reviews from past retreat participants:

Intermediate to Advanced:

“For me it was about shooting for the sake of shooting without having to do any processing of the photos. I could be completely in the present moment. I loved creating in community and as a community! The monastery was phenomenal match for our purpose! I loved the relaxed atmosphere you created. I always further my skills when I am with you! Heartfelt gratitude!”  Nancy Zumpano

“I was able to reconnect to the joy I used to feel when I was out shooting. I hadn’t felt that in a long time and this retreat brought back that long lost feeling of exhilaration when you know you made a beautiful image….The grounds were absolutely beautiful and provided unlimited photography subjects for a 2 day retreat.”  Claudette Ferrone

Beginner to Intermediate:

“Gail’s wealth of knowledge and ability to discern which information was relevant for the participants made this class very relaxing and enjoyable – not overwhelming.  The way that the various elements of the workshop were woven together – education, Q&A, picture taking and critique sessions – were a perfect balance.”  Barb Trevvett

“Summarizing retreat…. “A Whole New World!”  Has put a spark and a desire to practice, practice, and more practice what was taught.  Have ALWAYS wanted to be able to photograph what my eyes are seeing around me, and now I have a starting point.  The retreat gave not only knowledge about photography, but the TIME to be able to implement that new knowledge.  Cannot wait for the next one!!!”  Sheri Osborne

“I think what I’d say about the retreat besides that it was such an eclectically great experience and that you and the other women were wonderful to get to know, as were the monks & their home, Is that your instruction and influence enabled my confidence with my camera and with seeing. It definitely sent me off well into my journey with a big girl camera. ”    Ginny Teed