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!
5 NIGHTS, 6 DAYS.
09.21.2023 - 09.26.2023
Check In + Welcome Activities /
Ventus di Milo
Full Day Catamaran Tour + Shoots
Art of Details /
Sarakiniko Beach Shoots
Magic of Scene Building /
Goodbyes / Checkout
Exact schedule is subject to change and will be emailed to every attendee as we get closer to the date.
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.
01. Cost of attending Milos
Without a payment plan
With a payment plan
$1000 USD retainer required
02. Cost options + payment plans:
Attendees have multiple payment options, due in full by August 1, 2023.
4 payment options:
1 - ALL INCLUSIVE: $6500
All luxury accommodation, food, transportation in Greece, all 9 shoots, classes, activities included for all 6 days
2 - BOOK ON YOUR OWN: $5500
You cover your own stay, food, and transportation, but still attend all 9 shoots, classes, and activities for all 6 days.
3 - SHOOTS ONLY (2 DAYS): $4000
Attend 6 of the 9 shoots across 2 days, skip the classes and activities and cover your own stay, transportation, and food.
4 - SHOOTS ONLY (1 DAY): $2000
Attend 3 of the 9 shoots on one day, skip the classes and activities and cover your own stay, transportation, and food.
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.
Meet the stylists, team members, + creative directors
September 21-16, 2023
01. Cara Mia/
02. Stay Co/
03. Henry Head/
04. Melissa Kamba/
05. Jodi Davis/
06. Samantha Surganovich/
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.
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.
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.
04. If I can no longer come, can I get a refund?
Tickets are nonrefundable, but they are transferable.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
11. Is there a Facebook Group?
Yes! You’ll get the link to join when you officially sign up.
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.
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.
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.