Laurie Klein & Nicole CudziloTRAN·SCEND·ENCE: The Female Form in The Lake Superior Landscape with Laurie Klein & Nicole Cudzilo

July 10 - 15, 2022 Go back
two ladies taking a photo in the nature at day time

Photographing in the Lake Superior Landscape: perfect for infrared, B&W or color capture. Incredible models and beautiful surreal landscapes, immerse yourself in your creativity and a spirit of adventure.

Check In: July 10, 2022
Check Out: July 15, 2022

Tuition + Meals: $1,875
With TreeHaus Lodging Package: $2,870
With RicePod Lodging Package: $3,295
With Nest Lodging Package: $3,620

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Class description

“She picked up the pieces of her life and created something beautiful. From that day forth, she shone like the sun and changed the definition of broken.”
-Randall M. Core

Picture this: you with your camera in the Lake Superior Landscape: perfect for infrared, B&W or color capture. Incredible models in beautiful surreal landscapes, immerse yourself in your creativity and a spirit of adventure. New locations and models will be featured during this workshop.

World renowned photographer and educator Laurie Klein, along with Nicole Cudzilo, will lead you through the art and techniques of photographing the female form in the natural landscape. Each day as we photograph in a variety of landscapes, we will concentrate on pre-visualizing, posing, and relationship building between you and your models. Laurie and Nicole will concentrate on helping you identifying and developing your authentic personal style. There will also be critiques and one on one time with Laurie with Nicole assisting. Post-production and workflow will be covered.

Part of the week will include a special afternoon excursion by boat to Sand Island to photograph with our models in the heart of the Apostle Islands.

The Apostle Islands are renowned for their stunning natural scenery, windswept beaches, historic lighthouses, nature-carved rock formations, marine wildlife, and intricate sea caves.


  • Experience working with models in a safe and supported environment.
  • Creating a series of new images featuring the female form in the Lake Superior Landscape
  • Development and growth of your personal style and visual voice as a photographer


Renowned photographer and educator, Laurie Klein, is regarded as one of the most influential infrared photographers in the world. Laurie holds a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA from Ohio University.

Early in her career, Laurie studied with Ansel Adams. She is the author of Infrared Photography: Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images and Photographing The Female Form with Digital Infrared both published by Amherst Media, Hand Coloring Black and White Photography published by Quarry Publishers, and is published in numerous magazines.
Her images have been exhibited globally. Laurie teaches regularly at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Maine Media, and presents her own boutique workshops.

Nicole Cudzilo has been producing images since first discovering photography in 2008. Primarily a self portrait photographer, she is drawn to color palette and form, frequently placing herself within a landscape and using her body’s relationship with the environment to create a narrative.

With a process that is slow and methodical, she often hikes into her locations ladened with backpacks full of costuming and wigs which she then selects based on the landscape. She uses a tripod and self timer to fire a set of images, allowing her to fluidly move through slightly different positions to find the best pose for the environment.

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Laurie: Instagram | Facebook
Nicole: Instagram

Supply List

A $200 model fee is included in Retreat tuition

  • Cameras, long lenses and wide-angle lens
  • Extra batteries, a lot of memory
  • Waterproof bags
  • Laptops
  • Luminar or Nik filters downloaded on laptop
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit or clothes that can get wet
  • Water shoes
  • Hats