We are honestly so excited about this retreat and the program we put together for ya!
This’s a creative project we had in mind for months, we invested all our energies into it, and we genuinely love the program we have created for you.
We produced a 3 days storytelling and branding masterclass series in Tuscany, open only to a small group, and designed to help you to disconnect from the noise of everyday life and to reconnect to your creativity, and focus on your professional growth!
The retreat will be an inspirational creative space for you to grow your skills, with solid practical and actionable foundations for your styling, food photography storytelling and Instagram feed.
We'll stay in a country house in the beautiful historical village of Vagli Sotto in the Garfagnana region of Tuscany.
There we'll design for you an intensive weekend filled with creative lessons in food styling & food photography blended with actionable strategies and precise techniques to create a solid foundation for your creative business.
You'll acquire the knowledge to create inspirational food stories, learning how to design your unique style that genuinely connects and engage the audience from the heart.
You'll learn actionable techniques that can change your food photography on Instagram for good.
Beginner photographers will understand practical techniques and the advanced students will learn how to upgrade from good to outstanding images.
With the choices of indoors and outdoors shooting spaces and the selection of rustic props to create the scenes, we will have plenty of inspiration thanks to the incredible light and stylish interiors of Catia's studio.
Along with inspirational photography will be the branding and social media strategies. Again with actionable step to step approach, you'll receive all the tools you need to get your great work out in the online world.
From brick and mortar to communicating with your heart we will cover all the fundamentals that you need to start or up-level your social media presence!
Your creativity will be nurtured, your inspiration fuelled. You will receive all the practicable fundamentals to build or up-level your photography and social media presence!
We will connect together, throughout the retreat, learn and exchange ideas to support each other growth with honest and supportive feedback. This will allow everyone to evolve their creative process and find inspiration from one other in a nurturing welcoming environment.
And talking about being nurtured! If you like good food (and if you are here I bet you do) Catia and I will be cooking you delicious meals from scratch inspired by the bounty of late summer.
From Catia's homemade pasta to my Vegan cakes you'll also have treats throughout the retreat ( vegan and vegetarian-friendly).
ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE
Arrivals time is set between 1.00 and 2.30 pm on Friday 20th September 2019. However, you are welcome to arrive earlier depending on your travel schedule.
We will launch the retreat at 2.30 pm. Farewell is on Sunday 22nd September after lunch approximately at 2.00 pm.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Retreat covers 6 masterclasses.
Branding, social media strategies, food styling composition actionable techniques ( we also tap into camera settings), storytelling strategies and techniques, editing actionable techniques in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.
Resources in the form of cheat sheets and actionable strategies will be given and PDF document to help you create a solid foundation for your creative business.
Accommodation and all meals (3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners, tea/coffee/ bites available throughout) are included in the retreat's duration.
We will also have a guest teacher (to be disclosed in July) who will hold a session to deepen your learning and creative experience.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Your travel and transportation (Flight/train/cab) to/from the location is not included. Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is the closest town should you decide to get there by train from Pisa Airport or Florence Airport. From Castelnuovo di Garfagnana you are advised to take a cab ( price £30). We will, however, look at everyone's arrival times and try to connect people so you can travel together.
WHAT SHALL I BRING?
Please bring your DSLR camera, lens (es), memory cards, batteries, and battery charger, your laptop or iPhone with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC installed to get the most out of our editing workshop. Plus a notebook, if you are still about paper like me.
ACCOMMODATION and STAY
While we will spend most of the time in Catia's home/studio, you will sleep in a charming Tuscan house. The rooms and terraces offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and you’ll be at 2 minutes walking distance from the retreat location.
WHAT IS THE COST & HOW DO I RESERVE MY SPACE?
The cost of the whole 3 days retreat, all lessons, your accomodation and all the meals is only £1100 pp.
There is an EARLY BIRD OFFER 15% OFF price £935 IF YOU BOOK BEFORE 10th of MAY 2019.
You can also pay in 2 instalments of 565£. Last instalment shall be paid by August 30th, 2019.
THE CURATED TABLE - PROGRAMME
September 20th/22th 2019 - 3 Days / 2 Nights
Vagli Sotto, Tuscany, Italy
Join us on this inspirational and also actionable journey of photography, storytelling, and branding with social media strategies and techniques fully explained!
OPEN TO 6 STUDENTS ONLY
Friday 27th September :
2.00- 2.30 pm ARRIVALS / WELCOME & Afternoon Tea
2.30 – 3.30 pm INTRODUCTIONS
3.30 – 5.00 pm BRANDING: the story of your brand, core values, your ideal client. (Individual and group work)
7.00 pm WELCOME SUPPER
Saturday 28th September :
8.30 – 9.15 am BREAKFAST
9.15- 10.00 am PHOTOGRAPHY FUNDAMENTALS
10.00 -10.45 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION Actionable techniques for learning to truly understand composition, find your voice and create your unique stylings
10-45-11.00 am Tea Break
11.00 – 12.30 pm STYLING & PROPS: how to create an authentic mood which reflects your brand identity
1.00 -2.00 pm LUNCH with creative discussion
2.00 – 3.30 pm LIGHTROOM DEMONSTRATION
3.45 – 5.00 pm SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLBOX
5.00 – 5.30 pm WORKFLOW with tailored guidance ( personal cheat sheets are given)
7.00 pm SUPPER with creative discussion
Sunday 29th September :
8.30 – 9.15 am BREAKFAST
9.15 am - 12.15 pm VISUAL STORYTELLING
12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH
We will work in Catia's home/studio is a humble yet curated space located in a rural area of the Garfagnana area in Tuscany. She designed and restored it intending to simplify her life and live lightly. The atmosphere is naturally relaxed and ideal for introspection and nurturing creativity.
The retreat is open to 6 students only, with 3 teachers available.
To pay in 2 separate instalments, or if you have any question contact us here.
* EARLY BIRD OFFER * £935 IF YOU BOOK BEFORE 10TH MAY 2019,