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

July 9-14, 2023 Go back
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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 9, 2023
Check Out: July 14, 2023

Tuition + Meals: $1,875
With TreeHaus Lodging Package: $2,870
With RicePod Lodging Package: $3,370
With Nest Lodging Package: $3,820

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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 Cove

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 identify and develop 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.

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.
Nicole studied photography under Laurie Klein and has been assisting & modeling for Laurie's workshops for over ten years.

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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