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Join us this September 21-26, 2023 in Milos, Greece for the longest EARTH workshop to date— 6 days, 5 nights intentionally designed to unearth your inner artist. Milos will be catered more specifically towards wedding photographers and videographers looking to kickstart their international portfolios and re-ignite their creative spark.

Picture: luxury accommodations with an emphasis on amazing architecture, a full day on a catamaran sailing to remote islands and coves, exploring moon white cliffs and beaches, practicing shooting underwater, a mix of 9 unique shoots and multiple elopement stories, meeting lifelong friends from all around the world, eating all the delicious food, painting at sunrise and mastering color theory with Melissa Kamba, hands-on instruction on the art of details with Stay Co, learning  how to be true to the magic of scene building and conceptualizing moments with Henry Head, and engaging in group discussions and activities designed by Cara Mia to challenge and empower you.
Milos is truly so magical, hope to see you there!

Classes

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50 Ways to Level Up Your Photos

Cara Mia
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Find your Editing Style

Oghalé Alex
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Foraging & Floral Design

Allie Russon
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Dates & Locations

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Milos
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26
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Lake Powell
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October
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This workshop was so live-giving and inspiring. I wish it didn’t have to end.
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Dakota
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Earth
2021
EARTH came just when I needed it the most. Not only did I meet some of the most amazing, creative, hilarious, and kind people, I rekindled the fire that was just about to be out. I’ve come out of this week a whole new person, confident in myself and in my art, craving to be creative and to dream. So thank you, Cara, for everything. I am still tired, but I’m tired of being ordinary, I’m tired of not experimenting, not spicing things up, not doing things the way I see them but the way we’ve been expected to do them.
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Juan
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Earth
MOAB
2021
I woke up feeling so motivated after attending EARTH! This workshop was life-changing and completely opened my eyes to the beauty of turning photographs into a piece of artwork. There are no limits to creating and I am beyond excited to come back to my business this week refreshed and inspired! If you ever have the chance to attend EARTH, I highly recommend it. You’ll come back to your business with a completely new outlook and transform your work!
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Katherine
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Earth
MOAB
2021
EARTH was a breath of fresh air. After months and months of shooting non stop + what felt like losing my creative edge, I finally got to create just to create. And man was it exactly what I needed. EARTH was a place to inspire creative minds to think outside the box. A safe space to try things you’ve never done ,to create just for you. Part of me was missing that. Missing the freedom of being able to try whatever I wanted , to fail, to try again, without all the pressure and stress. Call it burnout: I think I needed to be reunited with the things that I love doing, the creative side of my work, and this past week EARTH workshop with Cara Mia did just that.
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Katie D.
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Earth
MOAB
2021
I can’t put into words how unique of an experience EARTH was. It was uncomfortable, vulnerable, and inspiring all at the same time. It was such a breath of fresh air in an industry that’s overly saturated with ‘trends.’ It was an eye opening experience getting to the root of what sparks my creativity and it was refreshing find that renewed sense of inspiration. Cara is a true visionary and beyond talented. Thank you for your belief in me and for reminding us that our work is something we should be proud of.
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Jenna
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Earth
MOAB
2021
I will be forever grateful fo the thoughtfulness, kindness, openness, and intentionality that Cara poured into us and this entire experience. Thank you, beautiful Cara, for creating a loving space for us to challenge ourselves, learn, and grow. I feel so reconnected to the heart of why I love creating and am so excited about where this new spark of inspiration takes me!
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Shannon Yenn
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Earth
MOAB
2021
EARTH truly exceeded my expectations. I honestly have no other human words to describe how thankful I am for this experience and the amount of knowledge I gained. You created such a safe space for us to grow far beyond what we could have imagined. I’m still in AWE at how much I learned and can’t wait to apply everything to my work. Thank you for challenging us to get outside our comfort zone and to create from the heart.”
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Ivy
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Earth
MOAB
2021
I met so many cool people and learned from the very best in the industry. Feeling so rejuvenated creatively and can’t wait to bring all of it into my upcoming work! Yay for challenging yourself and stepping outside your comfort zone.
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Autumn
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Earth
MOAB
2021
I 100% recommend EARTH workshop! Not only did I discover so much about my own creativity, but I learned so much. I was able to attend alongside so many incredible photographers who became such good friends. I definitely recommend learning from Cara Mia. If you’re in a rut or a burnout I promise you the workshop will help you get out of it! Also all the shoots were incredible! Major bonus!
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Kylie
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Earth
MOAB
2021
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Itinerary

5 NIGHTS, 6 DAYS.

09.21.2023 - 09.26.2023

September
09.21.2023
Check In + Welcome Activities /
Ventus di Milo
September
09.22.2023
Full Day Catamaran Tour + Shoots
September
09.23.2023
Art of Details /
Pool Shoot
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09.24.2023
Color Theory
Sarakiniko Beach Shoots
September
09.25.2023
Magic of Scene Building /
Experimental Shoot

September
09.26.2023
Goodbyes / Checkout

Exact schedule is subject to change and will be emailed to every attendee as we get closer to the date.
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Education

We'll likely add more courses as we get closer to the date, but here's a little about what you can expect to learn in Milos.

Even if you can't attend Greece in person, check out past online courses here.

01. LEVEL UP YOUR PHOTOS

Taught by Cara Mia. Let's deep dive into each of our creative portfolios to identify our creative "comfort zones" and really take a personalized approach to implementing new challenges at each shoot we do.

02. COLOR THEORY

Taught by Melissa Kamba. We'll spend a morning painting together and learning the ins and outs of color theory and how to harness it to create more artistic, visually impactful work.

03. THE ART OF DETAILS

Taught by stylist "Stay Co," Erica Kopp. We'll slow it down and learn the art of storytelling through details—how to style and come up with concepts, how to compose a scene, and how to artfully capture the essence of simple, beautiful details for both couples and brands.

04. THE MAGIC OF SCENE BUILDING

Taught by Henry Head. How can we get to know our couples, the real relationships, the real memories that give real insight into their personalities, so that we can build scenes to shoot them that actually has a connection to who they are?

We’ll take a hands-on approach and use the power of imagination to conceptualize and build scenes in multiple locations across Milos to learn how to be true the magic of a scene in a story to ditch a fragmented social media view and give a more holistic approach to photography.

05. SUPER 8, 16 MM, 120MM, 35MM FILM Q&A

Taught by Henry Head. Been wanting to get more into Super 8, 16mm, or 120mm or 35mm film? Bring your vintage cameras with you and we’ll carve out space to practice with them and go over any questions you might have.

06. PRACTICINIG SHOOTING UNDERWATER

We'll experiment with some underwater shooting both at our Catamaran shoot and private pool.

We'll have a number of hands-on activities, discussions, and creative challenges that correspond with each shoot day to really get you out of your comfort zone.

This is the longest workshop we've had to date for a reason. Past workshops have either been too short or too rushed to really have the time that creativity and learning demands. Yes, I want you to walk away with beautiful photos for your portfolio, but I want this workshop to be so much more than that. Each shoot and class will be specifically and intentionally designed to for your to put into practice what we are working on learning together.

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Cost

01. Cost of attending Milos

Without a payment plan
$7500 USD
With a payment plan
$8000 USD/
$1000 USD retainer required

02. Cost options + payment plans:

Attendees have multiple payment options, due in full by August 1, 2023.

A $1000 USD retainer is required to reserve your spot. After that, you can split your payment up to 12 times.

If you are paying with a credit card, you will also be charged the 3% processing fee.

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TEAM

Meet the stylists, team members, + creative directors

MILOS, GREECE
September 21-16, 2023
01. Cara Mia/
@caramia
02. Stay Co/
@stay__co
03. Henry Head/
@henryohead
04. Melissa Kamba/
@tshikamba
05. Jodi Davis/
@jodilldavis
06. Samantha Surganovich/
@makeupbysamanthaj

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FAQ

01. Will lodging, food, and transportation be included?

Yes! From the moment we pick you up from the Milos airport, everything will be included. You just have to fly yourself there.

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02. Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! You can indicate your preference for a custom payment plan and split your payment up to 12 times. See the “cost and payment” plan section for more details.

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03. How do I get to Milos?

Milos is a small remote island in Greece. I'd recommend flying in to Athens, Greece first, and then either getting a connecting flight to Milos (MLO airport) or taking a ferry (the closest ferry port is in Piraeus, which is a 40 minute taxi drive from the airport). Check out https://www.ferryhopper.com/en/#search for more info.

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04. If I can no longer come, can I get a refund?

Tickets are nonrefundable, but they are transferable.

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05. If I can no longer come, can I transfer my ticket?

Yes, absolutely. If you can no longer attend, it will be fully your responsibility to both sell your ticket and handle all financial transactions with whoever takes your spot.

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06. Why Milos?

Milos is my favorite Greek island. It's a hidden gem—moonlike rocky beaches, hidden coves and cliffs, wonderful people, delicious food, cerulean water. You'll fall in love with it, I promise.

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07. How many shoots will there be?

There will be at least 9 shoots. I like to have multiple shoots going at once so no one is stuck waiting around. T

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08. What kinds of shoots are they?

We’re pulling out all the stops to make each shoot unique and magical! We'll have a mix of multiple full elopement stories (couples shoots, getting ready shoots, catamaran shoots, sarakiniko beach shoots, some solo bridal shoots, and a few more experimental). If you are a wedding photographer or videographer you'll get plenty of content to build your international portfolio, as well as some shoots designed to help yourself grow as an artist.

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09. Will there be any elopement shoots?

Yes! We're hiring 2-3 couples and will be doing a mix of elopement/bridal shoots with whoever we fly in.

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10. What if it rains/what if the weather is bad?

I think we'll get lucky with Greece, but you never know! My advice? Plan for the worst. Weatherproof yourself and all your gear, if it rains we will shoot through it. We won’t reschedule or cancel unless for any reason it becomes unsafe to shoot.
 We'll be there for 6 days so if we have to switch around a few things in our schedule, we'll have the flexibility to do so.

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11. Is there a Facebook Group?

Yes! You’ll get the link to join when you officially sign up.


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12. What will I need to pack?

We will send you a packing list a month before you leave. But I'd recommend you bring at least two camera bodies and lenses, swimsuits, layers for the evening, nice dinner clothes, and everything you need a for a relaxing Greece vacation.

13. Can photographers and videographers attend?

Absolutely! Everyone is welcome.

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14. Who are the teachers?

We'll have Stay Co (Erica Kopp) teaching art of Details, Melissa Kamba teaching color theory, and Henry Head is our newest teacher! He's a film/super 8/16mm expert and creative genius, you'll have plenty of chances to pick his brain and learn from him.

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15. Can I stay in my own room?

If you would like the option to stay in your own room, you can pay an additional $1000 to do so. You will need to let us know upon signing up though, otherwise it might not be an option down the road.