NOVEMBER 4-12, 2023
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE SOUL
An 8 day retreat with Jack Davis and
Guest Teachers Dewitt Jones and Rik Cooke
For the full invitation download the PDF here:
To register for the retreat email: JackDavisWorkshops@gmail.com
This retreat is dedicated to sharpening our photographic vision, expanding our creative options and opening ourselves up to the breathtaking beauty of Polynesia and its Spirit of Aloha – as we give ourselves permission to fall in love with photography all over again! Recapturing that eagerness and enthusiasm of a child, we will explore the endless ways we can integrate creativity into our lives! Renowned teacher, author and Photoshop Hall-of-Famer Jack Davis, with National Geographic alumni and Hawai’i “Kama’ainas” (locals) Dewitt Jones and Rikki Cooke, will once again teach this 8 day all-inclusive creative photography and digital imagery retreat.
Whether you are a professional photographer, an addicted amateur or someone just giddy about your smartphone camera (as we all are ;), this week is for you! And while we explore all corners of Moloka’i – from flower-filled rain forest valleys, to Hawaii’s longest (and emptiest) white sand beach, to the world’s tallest sea cliffs, to palm-fringed lagoons with hired hula dancers – you’ll find new ways to shoot and shape your photography in ways you never thought possible. Learn new methods to craft that visual “story” you’ve always wanted to tell but may never have had the time, opportunity, skills or inner permission to before. Learn steps to optimize, enhance and creatively interpret your images using everything from the latest Lightroom and Photoshop, to the plethora of mobile and desktop apps that are daily introducing new ways to expand the photographic process. Join us for an amazingly fun and inspirational 8 days that will change your photography and your creative life forever!
Jack Davis is one of the world’s leading experts on Photoshop, Lightroom and Mobile Photography and is himself an award-winning photographer. He is coauthor of a dozen books on digital imagery including two of the bestselling guides to Photoshop: The Photoshop Wow! Book and How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography, with over a million and a half copies sold in 12 languages. For over 30 years Jack has been an internationally renowned spokesperson on digital imagery, and routinely teaches at conferences and workshops around the world, including for the National Geographic / Lindblad Expeditions. Davis is designated a “Master Teacher” by Adobe and was one of the first inductees into the Photoshop Hall of Fame for his lifetime contributions to the industry. He has an AA and BA in Graphic Design, and an MA and MFA in Digital Imagery.
Rikki Cooke worked for National Geographic for sixteen years; his latest article on Hawaii is in the December 2002 edition of National Geographic Magazine. His assignments included shooting two books: America’s Ancient Cities and The Blue Ridge Range as well as work in other National Geographic publications. His experience touches the full spectrum of photography, from lighting pyramids to photographing polar bears in the Arctic as well as national advertising campaigns for commercial clients. He and his wife Bronwyn are the authors of the award-winning book, Molokai, an Island in Time. And yes… he is an iPhoneaholic!
Dewitt Jones is a National Geographic photographer of many years. He and Rikki have taught together for 17 years. Dewitt has done five books, which include, What the Road passes By, Canyon Country and Visions of Wilderness. He is also known for his commercial photographs for Dewar’s Scotch, United Airlines and Canon Cameras. In recent years he is most noted for his talks on creativity that have inspired many corporations and large audiences. He brings the gifts of humor, insight and celebration of being alive to our time together. And yes… he (and his wife, Lynette Sheppard) is also an award-winning and published iPhoneaholic!
And for sample images from previous retreats (click on an image for a full-sized slide show): https://tinyurl.com/cp4tssampler