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Bill Curry

A Photography & Wellness Retreat

Quinta Refugio Estate - Santa Barbara CA

Santa Ynez Wine Country)

Looking through the Lens, Seeing from the Heart      

An Intimate Retreat for your Body, Creativity, and Inner Being      

July 10th-15th

Bill Curry is a professional working photographer as well as one of the most photographed models in world, working with such masters as Richard Avedon, Arthur Elgort, Bruce Weber, Francesco Scavullo, Steven Meisel, Jean Pagliuso, and Patrick Demarchelier.


Bill brings to us his experience and knowledge of being behind, and in front, of the camera in his unique workshop that explores the technical and the holistic approach to creating a photograph that tells a story beautifully and emotionally.


Laurie Pettigrew, Founder of Kurorte Retreats, shares her unique approach to wellness and wellbeing through meditative modalities and inner process work, fitness, connection to nature, and a healthy food plan.            


Please Join Bill and Laurie on this 5 night, 6 day  on location in Santa Barbara California  to refine your craft and take you deeper within yourself.

Course Description:


This is a photography retreat where you are encouraged to honor your own inner vision and learn to translate that into a digital format.


Bill offers a photo journalistic approach to his program by giving daily assignments that will help to develop and enhance each photographer’s unique vision.


The week's workshop will be treated as a magazine submission that will be presented at the end of the week.

We will investigate documentary photography, environmental portraiture, landscapes, and candid lifestyle on location.


Bill explores the many possibilities of managing natural light, and its relationship to form, texture, and content. He will explore varied techniques on location as well as the infinite palette of photo shop post production.


You will be able to explore your own genre of style and encouraged to try different techniques and new approaches to your work.


During the week, Bill will be taking individual environmental portraits of each of you for your take away via thumb drive or drop box to use as you wish.

By the end of the week, we will have snapped as many photos as our heart desires, shared our photographs in group discussions, sat in ceremony together and spoken our hearts.


Bring camera and/or cameras and as many lenses as you’d like.


Henri Cartier-Bresson once said, “One has to feel oneself involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis.”


Bill Curry embraces this philosophy every time he picks up his camera.  

All Inclusive: Photography  & Wellness Retreat


Single- King size bed, private bath with Jacuzzi  -  $3,500.

Couples- King size bed with private bath with Jacuzzi-  $6,000

Double occupancy with single beds with private bath- $3,200

  Single occupancy , Luxury Safari Tents- linens and lanterns, queen size bed with easy access to bathroom  $3,000.  

 For registration and more information, please contact  or call at 323 896 8386


                                                                                                                          Bill Curry Photographer

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