Abruzzo, Italy, Food and Photography Retreat


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Where: Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Abruzzo, Italy

When: 27-31st of May 2019

What: Food and Photography retreat

We´ll explore the local food scene, baking and cheese-making sessions, style and photograph food scenes working on composition and the use of light.
We will work on post editing, and how to use social media to reach potential clients, further our work, and to be able to make a living from our passion for food and photography.

Each day we´ll begin with an introduction to the day over a warm cup of Italian coffee, working on recognising the use of light, composition and visual storytelling. We´ll analyse the work of great artists and photographers and work on the use of light and composition in our still-life and photography.

Food & Drink: The Abruzzo region of Italy has rich food traditions and our in-house cooks will lead l us in regional food making sessions as well as cooking for us. Towards the end of the day we will gather for evening cocktail sessions led by mixologist, Theo Maxfield. You will learn a thing or two about drinks made with local botanicals and traditions.

Each day begins with freshly made breakfast in front of the fireplace.
We'll cook, style and photograph focusing on becoming better at visual storytelling, creating a business, honing in on our creative dreams, and learning the ropes of the game.

Photography: As a core, and a red thread through this workshop is visual storytelling through photography, both on and offline, in building our photography skills, challenging our eye and slowing down. We´ll have hands on styling and photography sessions, as well as post production in Lightroom, and learning about the use of the traditional dark room.

Accommodation: We´ll all be lodging in a medieval village on top of a hill with views of the surrounding landscape.
Each room with open fireplaces to keep you all snug and warm during this Spring retreat.
This will also be our home base for our cooking sessions, food styling and photography.

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Hosts: Marte Marie Forsberg, Theo Maxfield and Yvonne Forsberg
Guest instructor: Surprise to be revealed shortly.

Fee: 2550.00 GBP

- Four nights stay in the luxury Santo Stefano di Sessanio
- Freshly made breakfast each morning
- Cooking classes, tools and everything needed to participate
- Food and drinks during your stay.
- Cocktail sessions

The price excludes any transportation fees to and from the retreat location, everything else is included.

The nearest airports are Pescara (1 hour away) and Rome (1 and a half hour drive).
As for the connection, you can take a bus/train to L’Aquila and then arrange a 15 minutes taxi ride through the hotel Sextantio, Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Please do contact us for more detailed travel info should you need more help in planning your trip.

When you have reserved your spot by purchasing a place through the buttons below, you will receive a confirmation email and a more detailed schedule will arrive in your mailbox closer to the retreat date.

Cancellation policy: Due to logistics, the people involved and hotel cancellation policies, this is a non refundable retreat. We encourage you to have a valid travel insurance before embarking on the trip.

Feel free to email us at: marie@mmforsberg.com should you have any further questions, and or need more info in regards to transportation to the retreat destination.

All photos belong to the Hotel and is provided by the hotel and their photographers. I can't wait for us to take our own photos of this magical place!

See you in Italy in May 2019!


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