Shot during the 2017 Burgundy workshop I organised
2018 workshops & retreats AGENDA
52 events taught in English throughout the world
You know my love for gatherings, for sisterhood, growing together, learning no matter your age, and you guessed it: for workshops or retreats.
I’ve decided to list on this “work in progress” page all the creative, photography and food workshops or retreats I trust will be fabulous this year. They all revolve around these themes: photography, food, improving our self confidence.
So if you, or someone you know, are/is organising something of the sort in 2018 get in touch, I’ll add your events to the list.
** some of these workshops might be booked out by the time your read this article ;)
15-16 | LONDON (United Kingdom) – hosted by Magnum Photos – 2 days (self accomodation) – 450 GBP
Teacher: Matt Black
Photography workshop with a focus on Matt’s approach to editing, coupled with intensive personal editing and mentoring sessions in a group setting.
16 | (near) SYDNEY (Australia) – hosted by Mickey Robertson from Glenmore House – 1 day – 176 AUD (including copy of The Great Dixter Cookbook)
Great Dixter Twilight Supper with Aaron Bertelsen, Vegetable Gardener and Cook at Great Dixter and Barbara Sweeney
17-18 | LONDON (United Kingdom) – hosted by Magnum Photos & British Journal of Photography – 2 days (self accommodation) – 290 GBP
“Practice Series: Editorial Assignments”
Speakers: Lorenzo Meloni Magnum photographer, Sara Rumens features picture editor at The Times, Sarah Tilotta photographer and photo editor CNN International and Max Ferguson director of photography at PORT Magazine.
24 | TASMANIA (Australia) – hosted by Belinda Jeffery – 1 day – 440 AUD
Bake with Belinda at The Agrarian Kitchen: Hands-on baking class. Orchard and garden exploring and cooking.
24 | – MELBOURNE (Australia) hosted by Paula Hagiefremidis from The Mediterranean Wanderer – 1 day – 495 EUR
A workshop to help you regain your confidence and begin taking the next step toward a more fulfilling Writing Practice.
10 | SYDNEY (Australia) – hosted by Georgie Dolling from Prop Co-Op Sydney and Zucchini Photo Productions – 1 day
Food, lifestyle, styling & photography with Joe Filshie.
Book here. (Via Direct Message)
10-11 | TENTERFIELD, New South Wales (Australia) – hosted by Annabelle Hickson from The Dailys – 2 days – 490 AUD (self accommodation)
A Flower Workshop: picking, arranging and painting. Painting with Nikki Malone and garden visit with Mandy at The White Cottage.
11 | (near) MELBOURNE (Australia) – hosted by Paola Bacchia from Italy on my mind – 1 day – 480 AUD
Photography and Writing workshop with Paula Hagifremidis from Mediterranean Wanderer at the Trentham Estate 1 from Melbourne.
11 | PARIS (France) – hosted by Joann Pai from Slice of Pai – 1/2day – 100 EUR
Discover Syrian Food + Photography Workshop. 100% of funds will be donated to help the children of Syria via UNICEF’s Emergency Fund for Syria. More info there.
Teachers: with Chef Elkhaldy & Joann Pai.
15-19 | CASARES, Estepona (Spain) – hosted by Veronica Nilsson from Alfred & Charlott – 5 days – 1600 EUR
“Andalusian Spring Gathering” – Food and flower photography retreat.
Teachers: photographer Diana Lovring, florist Linda Hansson and topchef Marie Skogström
17-18 | TASMANIA (Australia) – hosted by Michelle Crawford and Vanessa Miles from “The Hungry Chook” – 1 day workshops – 275 AUD per session
“Late Summer in the Huan Valley”. Highlight on sharing, learning, cooking and eating.
23-25 | PARIS (France) – hosted by Magnum Photos – 3 days (self accommodation) – 480 to 530 EUR
“Visual Storytelling with Emin Özmen“. Improve your narrative skills with Magnum in Paris
24 | SYDNEY (Australia) – hosted by Angela Palermo from The Village Cook – 1 day – 150 AUD
“Gluten-free Workshop” with signed copy of cookbook included.
Teacher: Helen Tzouganatos from Hungry and Fussy.
29-31 | UTTAR PRADESH (India) – hosted by Andrea Gentl & Martin Hyers – 3 day add-on to the above Rajasthan workshop – 2095 USD
Visit of the magical city of Varanasi, the Venice of the East.
13-16 | LIMERICK, Glin Castle (Ireland) – hosted by Lens and Larder – 4 days – 2499 EUR
“Literature & Larder”. Focus on the art of food writing.
Teachers: James Beard Award-Winning authors Diana Henry and Elissa Altman.
10 to 12 participants
14 | SYDNEY (Australia) – hosted by Anisa Sabet of The Macadames – 1 days – 795 AUD
“Dark & Light Food Photography” Intimate food photography and styling workshop.
Teachers: Sal O’Neil of The Fit Foodie and Fit Mixes, author + photographer of Love Move Eat – Anisa Sabet of The Macadames.
14-15 | PARIS (France) – hosted by Carla Coulson – 2 days – 1950 EUR
Does your creative business & brand lack some Va Va Voom? This is the intimate business workshop for you. 6 weeks prior to the workshop date you will receive a welcome package with homework.
Teachers: photographer Carla Coulson and brand strategist Filippo Dell’Osso.
4 participants on application.
15-21 | QUEENSTOWN (New Zealand) – hosted by The Leica Akademie – 7 days – 5300 USD
Teachers: Nick Rains and Stu Robertson
Create great photographs in a magical environment discovering local food and wines.
21-22 | LONDON (United Kingdom) – hosted by Aimee Twigger of Twigg Studios Silvia Bifaro from Salvia and Limone and Isabella from Twome – 1 or 2 days – 299 to 549 GBP
Natural fabric dying and food photography
23-26 | SEMLEY, Wiltshire (England) – hosted by Marte Marie Forsberg – 4 days – 1450 GBP
“Photography and building a business bootcamp”. Cooking, cocktail making, styling, photography and business.
4-7 | SYDNEY (Australia) hosted by Paula Bronstein and David Dare Parker – 2 days – 2950 EUR
Two outstanding, multi-award winning photojournalists with invaluable experience and perspective across all facets of the world of photography will work with you over 2 days (plus another seminar day) to identify and apply what can differentiate you and your work from the crowded world of imagery no matter which area you are in.
4-7 | GRADARA (Italy) hosted by Eva Kosmas Flores – 4 days – 2950 EUR
“Photography and storytelling workshop” in Gradara, a beautiful Italian town nestled at the edge of a cliff against the sea.
Teachers: Eva Kosmas Flores, Valentina Solfrini from Hortus Natural Cooking.
10-15 | CODIPONTE, Tuscany (Italy) – hosted by Sif Orellana from Sisterhood Retreats – 6 days – 2397 to 2597 EUR
“Spring in the Rolling Hills of Tuscany”. Creative Business Development, Photography & Culinary Retreat.
10-11 | AMSTERDAM (The Netherlands) – hosted by Marie Verdenius – 2 x 1 day workshops – 395 EUR
1 day intense food styling + photography. In an intimate setting, Marie shares her thoughts on how to create a minimalistic, natural scene; from prop selection to composition to plating the food, setting a table and photography.
12-13 | PARIS (France) – hosted by Eva Lambooij from Eva in the kitchen – 2 days – 850 EUR (self accommodation)
Teachers: Eva Lambooij, Joann Pai from Slice of Pai, Elise Dumas from The Pineapple Chef and Linda Lomelino from Call me cupcake.
16-18 | SAINT-YZANS-DE-MÉDOC (France) // PAYS BASQUE (France) – hosted by Mimi Thorisson – 3 days – ($ to be precised)
“The Basque workshop”. Sourcing ingredients, cooking, going to the beach.
8 participants minimum
20 | ORANGE, New South Wales (Australia) – hosted by Sophie Hansen from My Open Kitchen – 1 day – 350 AUD
“My open kitchen gathering” – Share, connect and collaborate.
With Sara Tasker from Me & Orla, Annabelle Hickson from The Dailys, Country Style Magazine, Barbara Sweeny from Food and Words, Honey Atkinson, Michelle Crawford, Tamsin’s table, Jumbled online, Pip Farquharson, Beth MacDonald, Penny Hanan, Megan Trousdale – from Odgers & McClelland Exchange Stores Nundle, Fiona Walmsley from Buena Vista Farm, Skye Manson from My Open Kitchen Podcast.
3-5 | PARIS (France) – hosted by Sif Orellana from Sisterhood Retreats – 3 days – 1395 EUR
Healthy cooking, Food Styling & Photography
Teachers: Sif Orellana, food French photographer and cookbook author Sandra Mahut.
3-5 | MELGÅRDEN (Norway) – hosted by Live Huse Mykleby, Olivia Rubie, Linda Lomelino, Kati Boden and Krissy O’Shea – 4 days – 2300 to 2600 EUR
Food, photography and styling workshop at the stunning Melgården, a beautiful 17th century house and gardens in the Norwegian countryside.
6-8 | PARIS (France) – hosted by Sif Orellana from Sisterhood Retreats – 3 days – 1395 EUR
How to Create an Award-winning Cookbook
Teachers: Sif Orellana, food French photographer and cookbook author Sandra Mahut.
14-17 | LEXINGTON, Kentucky (United States) – hosted by Lyndsey Eden – 4 days – 1645 to 2295 USD
“Southern charm food photography and styling retreat.
Teachers: Lauren McDyffue from Harvest and Honey and Lyndsey Eden.
15 | ROME (Italy) – hosted by Vanessa Miles from “The Hungry Chook” – 1 day – 110 EUR
Torte & Tarte. Learn pastry. 3 types of crusts: all butter puff, olive oil pastry, almond shortcrust.
20-22 | SAINT-YZANS-DE-MÉDOC (France) – hosted by Mimi Thorisson – 3 days – ($ to be precised)
“The Summer abundance workshop”. Food and French lifestyle with a highlight on meat.
8 participants minimum
28-30 | ARLES (France) – hosted by Mimi Thorisson – 3 days – ($ to be precised)
“The photography workshop in Arles”. Food and French lifestyle with a highlight on food.
8 participants minimum
3-7 | BURGUNDY (France) – hosted by Flore Vallery-Radot from The Flo Show – 5 days – (3100 EUR)
Beauty chasing workshop – Lifestyle, portrait, food and travel photography plus flower arrangement, table styling and videography.
Teachers: Petrina Tinslay (Sydney), Ruby Barber and Olivia from Mary Lennox (Berlin), Annabelle Hickson (Country Australia), Xanthe Berkeley (London) and Lucie Sassiat (Paris).
24-28 | PRESTWICK, Scotland (United Kingdom) – hosted by Aimee Twigger of Twigg Studios – 5 days – 1600 GBP
Food photography and styling workshop plus a trip to the isle of Arran.
7-11 | PAROS ISLAND (Greece) – hosted by Flore Vallery-Radot from The Flo Show and Sandra Choremi – 5 days – (2950 EUR)
Teachers: Lean Timms – editorial photography – Kim Klassen – Teaching photography, styling and beauty seeking in the littlest thing, Xanthe Berkeley – telling us all the secrets to her brillant mini-movies, and Karen Baldry styling up a storm.
8-9 | RISSKOV (Denmark) – hosted by Christina Greve – 2 days – (1299 USD)
Creative Flower Photography & Styling Workshop. The focus will be on editorial styling and creating beautiful fine art images with flowers.
25-30 | TRIESTE (Italy) – hosted by Paola Bacchia from Italy on my mind – 6 day – 2100 to 2250 EUR.
Foodie tour of Trieste. Guest speaker local expert Massimiliano Milič, Trieste resident, film-maker and avid foodie.
26-30 | SERIFOS ISLAND (Greece) – hosted by Béatrice Peltre from La Tartine Gourmande and Saffron Gatherers – 5 days – (2700 EUR)
Food Styling & Photography Retreat staying at Coco-Mat Eco Residences literally on the beach of Vagia Bay.
5-10 | TUSCANY (Italy) – hosted by Lelia Scarfiotti from Cosmos – 6 days – 2500 EUR
For female photographers to grow, learn and explore their craft.
Teachers: Alessandra Santini from Fluida design, Polina Ceastuhina from Flothemes, Cristina Nunez and Lelia Scarfiotti.
Thank you to all of you workshop organisers who got in contact with me. The list is getting longer!!
Don’t forget this page is a “work-in-progress”. Feel free to write me a message to add your event or one you’ve heard of. Also, please note that this list is only the reflection of my tastes and the type of workshops I love to attend. It’s in no case a list of all workshops going on in the world ;) I didn’t list a e-courses which is another list I’m working on, and soon to be published!
Keep an eye on these workshop wizards:
David Alan Harvey (USA) is one of America’s most famous photographer and also an Instagram sensation. His Instagram stories make you enter his workshops, the Magnum or National Geographic conferences nearly as if you were there. Next workshop session in June 2018, not date yet. Keep an eye here. He also does mentorship over many years.
Ashleigh Amoroso (USA) offers private workshops and mentorship. Check it out here.
Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo (Portugal+Bosnia) aka Little Upside Down Cake hosts Food styling and photography workshops- IG
Marte Marie Forsberg (UK + Norway) also does private workshops (1 to 3 days) – 1350 to 3480 GBP
Holly Wulff Petersen (UK) from Rye London regularly organises 1 days photo and styling sessions – Currently sold out – Keep an eye here.
Jo Anderson (Australia) from The Luminous Kitchen offers 1 to 1 mentoring workshops in Casuarina, Northern NSW (Australia) – 4 hours – 499 AUD – Book here.
Alan Schaller (UK) is a brilliant London black & white street photographer. He does 1 on 1 sessions – 600 GBP – Book Here.
The School (Australia) in Sydney is a learning hub which offers occasional photography and styling classes and also creative excursions all around the world. Keep an eye here.
Anna Seassau (Worldwide) organises 1 day workshops with brilliant photographers all around the world – I attended her fascinating “Photojournalism and war photography” one in Bondi with @andrewquilty and @davidmauricesmith. Keep an eye here.
Eva Lambooij (France + The Netherlands) from Eva in the kitchen organises very successful food photography workshops in dreamy Parisian apartments. She just had a baby, let’s give her some space but when she’s ready we’ll be too :) Check here (scroll down).
Simone Hawlisch (Germany) from By Fraeulein Sonntag takes part/organises of really beautiful photography workshops, keep an eye on her blog and feed.
The Agrarian Kitchen (Australia) is a fantastic place in Tasmania for cooking classes and workshops – 385 to 990 AUD.
The Cook’s atelier in Beaune (France) is a mother-daughter duo from the US who organise gatherings and workshops.
Paola Bacchia (Australia + Italy) from Italy on my mind runs Italian cooking classes in Melbourne – 125 AUD – Book here.
Vanessa Miles (Australia + Italy) from “The Hungry Chook” teaches regular cooking classes in Sydney and all over the world – Book here.
Belinda Jeffery (Australia) is the most charming cooking teacher in Australia, check out her classes regularly here.
The Mad Feed (International) is a global cooking community with a social conscience, a sense of curiosity, and an appetite for change. The organise conferences, symposiums and classes with the most dynamic actors of the market. Book here.
Kitchen to Table (Australia) based in Yamba (NSW – Australia) organises World Food Tours. Check it out here.
Angela Palermo from The Village Cook (Sydney – Australia) hosts country Italy cooking classes in her house in Southern Sydney. She found the best Nonnas and super specialists to teach to small groups. Check out her 2018 program here.
BUSINESS and SELF CONFIDENCE
Sas Petherick (UK) is a crusader against self-doubt based in England (originally from New Zealand). She organises “Write yourself home” 1 day workshops – 249 BGP – Book here. And regular retreats helping a group of 12 women knowing who they are and where they’re going. Keep an eye here.
A REALLY big thank you to Jenny Scholle (Hamburg – Germany) @jen-scholle who took a lot of her free time to help me find many of these workshops. And while you’re here, go subscribe to her absolutely gorgeous Instagram. Thanks Jen. You’re a legend!!!