Photo Retreat VisionOur retreat is not a workshop, there are no classes. It is for professional, advanced amateurs and hobbyists with good portfolios and even better references. We plan a gathering of models and photographers and we go on an artist vacation to create, make friends, and see old friends. Being a photographer or a model can be a lonely profession, we aim to bring you all together so that models can get to know other models and photographers other photographers. It is an event that you help create, we are all a part of the planning process.
THIS IS HOW IT WORKSYou book your own photo shoots and go out by yourself. We do not organize your trip, you do. That way you get to go where you want to go, when you want to go there. The only thing we do is organize a community of like minded individuals to share a space in time together for 10 days. And the only thing it costs this year is $300.00. $150 goes towards housing the models. $150 goes towards a donation for our time and energy organizing it. All you have to do is get yourself there.Currently as of May 2, 2017 we have 18 people signed up. 9 photographers and 9 models. We have 6 models on a waiting list and as soon as we get 6 more photographers they can start planning their trip.
DESTINATIONThis year we've rented a tropical rainforest compound in Far North Queensland, Australia for our group dinners, BBQ's, photography slide show nights, swimming parties and to house all the models attending. If you would like to come and have fun creating with us please fill out the application to attend Zoe Fest. You must have a portfolio to show us and a really awesome smile, or at least know how to. 🙂 Knowing how to work the BBQ isn't a bad attribute either. A laid back but professional attitude is all we ask.
ATTENDEESAll attendees are kept private until we all arrive, but if you are interested to find out and then make up your mind all you have to do is sign up to FIGUREMODELS.ORG after filling out the application to attend the fest. We have a private discussion board there where all the planning is happening. Once you are in you are free to have a chat with us about everything.
You really can only do that in Australia. Join us in Far North Queensland, October 22-November 1, 2017!! This will be our 14th year organizing festivals that enable the creation of solo gallery exhibitions, books, published work... but most importantly good vibes and wonderful friendships. Come and create with us!