Eileen Muldoon + Olaf WilloughbyTranscendent Photography: Ignite Your Creative Spirit

June 5 - 9, 2022 Go back
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This photography retreat will help you reexamine the furthest reaches of your artistic vision and connect with a refreshing new sense of depth and surprise in your photography. Students interiority will move to generosity as they share their authentic work.

All levels of photographers welcome.

Check In: Sunday, June 5, 2022
Check Out: Thursday, June 9, 2022

Tuition + Meals: $1,075
With RicePod Lodging Package: $2,123
With Nest Lodging Package: $2,403
With TreeHaus Lodging Package: $1,723

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Class description

This retreat will help you reexamine the furthest reaches of your artistic vision and connect with a refreshing new sense of depth and surprise in your photography.

Transcendent means, “going beyond, surpassing or exceeding ordinary limits.” And that’s exactly what this retreat aims to do for you.

It begins by reviewing your past work, unlocking your inner voice and understanding how you seek to share your stories in ways which are distinctively yours.

We’ll review techniques used by contemporary and old masters in pushing their work to ‘go beyond’. But as we switch from Mindfulness to Minor White our emphasis is always on your work, and giving you practical tools you can use to expand the richness of your vision.

The creation of transcendent work is divided into Intent, Emotion and Risk. Each of these is the subject of separate daily assignments and group discussions including both writing & shooting. Together we will build a map of your creative explorations throughout the retreat. As you challenge yourself, expect to learn from both failure and success. But above all, expect your creative spirit to soar.


  • An increased sense of self confidence in experimenting with their creative artistic talents.
  • Satisfaction of reviewing and culling from their work to create a cohesive portfolio.
  • Achieving a sense of self revelation through creating a distinctively personal body of work.
  • Realizing the joy of sharing their authentic work.


Olaf Willoughby is a photographer, writer, and educator living in London, UK. He teaches at the Leica Akademie, runs workshops in the UK & USA and is a founder member of The Leica Meet a Facebook group with over 18,000

His work has been featured in fine art/photo magazines, exhibited in the UK, the US and Europe. It has also been used by The World Wildlife Fund who distributed 5,000 ebook copies of Olafs’ book, ‘Antarctica, A Sense of Place’ to help raise money for environmental causes.

Olaf’s teaching emphasises creativity and en courage’s students to push beyond their boundaries.

Eileen Muldoon is a fine arts photographer and photo instructor. Her career began 30 years ago by opening a portrait studio and she continued as portrait photographer until 10 years ago when she and another photographer founded a photographic tour company.

Eileen currently leads international photo tours and creative photographic workshops in both the UK and USA. Her work has been exhibited at Newport Art Museum, The Providence Art Club, Mystic Museum of Art and numerous galleries throughout New England and New York. She has had solo exhibitions at Leica Soho, New York, Leica Boston, Gibara Cuba, Jamestown RI and various galleries in the New England region.

Over the past six years Eileen has worked with Leica Camera Company and the Leica Meet on many projects and has been honored to be a Leica Ambassador. Additionally, Eileen has had two books published and is currently working on her third.

Contact: Website: Follow:

Eileen: mmimageloft@gmail.com
Olaf: olafw@hey.com


Eileen:Instagram | Facebook
Olaf:Instagram | Facebook

Supply List

  • Camera kit plus accessories (smartphones welcomed)
  • laptop or iPad
  • USB sticks or portable hard drives
  • Notebooks
  • Sense of humor and an open mind