Catherine Anderson: Seeing with Quiet Eyes: Photography as Contemplative Practice | August 18-22, 2019

Catherine Anderson: Seeing with Quiet Eyes: Photography as Contemplative Practice | August 18-22, 2019

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Explore the connection between meditation and photography in this workshop for photographers of all levels.

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Check In: Sunday, August 18th, 2019 | Check Out: Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Tuition: $650 per person
Tuition + Meals: $975 per person
With Shared Lodging Package: $1,475 per person

Private cottages are now full. Wild Rice Retreat is happy to help coordinate lodging for guests interested in private lodging in downtown Bayfield. Email or call (715) 779-0178 for details.

A 5.5% tax on tuition/meals and 12% tax on lodging packages will be added to any full payments made online. Deposits will not include tax and will be applied to overall retreat registration. Communication shall follow all online deposits showing applicable remaining fees, including taxes.

Companion Rates are available for one companion over the age of 18 and one per registered retreat participant.


Photography is the language of light and reflection. Seeing through a camera encourages us to slow down and become more mindful of the beauty around us. 

In this retreat we will explore the connection between meditation and photography.  You will learn techniques to bring mindfulness and awareness into your photography practice, as well as ways to more fully express yourself, your senses and your feelings in the images you make.

Reflective focus practices using your eye and your camera will build your image-making skills, while showing you the value of “seeing through quiet eyes.”  

We will also explore how to add your unique creative spirit to your images by enhancing them on your iPhone, iPad or Android device with Photo Apps that are easy to use. 

In addition, you will learn to create a simple, zen-like book as a container for the “Meditative Moments” you experience in your image-making.

Suitable for all levels and all cameras, including phone cameras.



  • Any camera - DSLR or iPhone, Android phone camera

  • iPad if you have one

  • Memory cards if you are using a DSLR

  • Power cords for devices

  • A list of Photo Apps to be downloaded will be sent to you two weeks before the retreat


Catherine Anderson is author of "The Creative Photographer" and "Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth" in addition to a number of photo imagery books, and is working on her second photography book "Slow Photography: Seeing with Your Senses and Your Soul". She leads retreats and workshops in beautiful places around the world including South Africa, Portugal, France and Italy. 

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Lodging and Meal Rates & Info

All lodging costs listed are per person/per night costs. Due to the format of retreats, meal plans are required of all participants to maximize time with other students and instructors, while still providing time to explore Bayfield and the surrounding community. Please reference the cancellation policy as needed.