Photographers Retreat 2023



8 Award winning photographers/presenters
Meet your presenters

RETREAT FEE – $580 pp
Early Bird Pricing $520 pp
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The Photography Zone
89 McCarthy Rd, Maleny

Maximum 40 attendees

Join us in Maleny for this very special two day Photographers Retreat. Session numbers are limited, so book early!

This 2 Day Retreat is held in Maleny, nestled in the heart of the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland. 8 highly qualified and experience presenters have been gathered to share award winning skills and real world experience with you.

  • 8 Award winning photographers/presenters
  • 2 days of workshops and location shoots
  •  Sessions are held on location or in our custom built studio and wedding chapel
  • Gourmet dinner, lunch, morning and afternoon tea included
  • Stay in beautiful Maleny/Montville
  • We are here to assist you in finding local accommodation
  • Custom built studio and chapel on 2.5 acres

Ready to book? Click here to jump to the online booking form.

8:00am – Retreat Registration

9:00am – Keynote Speaker – Ben Clark, Studio Story

10:30am – Morning Tea

11:00am – Breakout Sessions (choose one of the 3 session options below)
> Session 1 – Ben Clark, Web and Social Media
> Session 2 – Leesa Perry, Newborn Photography Shoot
> Session 3 -Rich + Cath – 10 Steps to Sales Success

12:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Breakout Sessions (choose one of the 3 session options below)
> Session 1 – Rich + Cath – 10 Steps to Sales Success
> Session 2 – Leesa Perry, Child Portrait Photography Shoot
> Session 3 – Ben Clark, Web and Social Media

3:00pm – Afternoon Tea

3:30pm – Keynote Speaker – Rob Heyman

5:00pm – Breakout Sessions (choose one of the 2 session options below)

> Session 1 – Astro Photography shoot with Jannick Clausen
> Session 2 – Rob Heyman shooting portraits

6:30pm – Dinner

4:30am – Sunrise shoot with Jannick Clausen

9:00am – Keynote Speaker – Jannick Clausen- Landscape photography

10:30am – Morning Tea

11:00am – Breakout Sessions (choose one of the 3 session options below)
> Session 1 – Kim Herringe, Facebook and Instagram
> Session 2 – Jannick Clausen – Post production
> Session 3 – Richard Muldoon – TBA

12:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Breakout Sessions (choose one of the 3 session options below)
> Session 1 – Cam Attree – Studio Portraiture
> Session 2 – Kim Herringe, Facebook and Instagram
> Session 3 – Jannick – Post production

3:00pm – Afternoon Tea

3:30pm – Keynote Speaker – Cameron Attree, Inspire

5:00pm – Breakout Sessions (choose one of the 2 session options below)
> Session 1 -Nude in the Landscape with Cam Attree
> Session 2 -Rob Heyman – shooting portraits

6:00pm – Finish + Farewell

“Our aim with each 2 day Retreat and Workshop is to inspire you with a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, but also a feeling of inspiration and regeneration. We are dedicated to ensuring you have all the fundamentals in place to ensure you are the best photographer you can be in business.”

On arrival at The Zone for our Photographers Retreat you will receive your welcome pack full of goodies to help you make it through a full weekend of learning, socialising and refreshing your love for photography. We also include all meals during the weekend with any special dietary requirements catered for.

Don’t forget your camera gear and laptop and your creative passion.

We have everything else covered!!!

Pack all your camera gear and a tripod if you have one. Bring your your laptop and charger and best to also bring your wet weather gear and a jacket just in case. There will be a notebook and pen in your welcome pack all ready for you.

To book your place at The Photographers Retreat please scroll down to the booking form and fill in the details and choose your speakers where applicable.

Once we receive your form we will send through an invoice for payment.

50% Deposit is required to secure your booking. Balance is due 3rd October 2020.

We do have payment arrangements available, please send us a message for details or call Cath on 0413 150 003

If you cancel your workshop booking you may incur fees. Please read my cancellation policy here.

If a workshop does not reach the minimum numbers required, it may have to be cancelled. If this happens you will receive a full refund or an option to reschedule.

Meet Your Retreat Presenters


Rob Heyman

Rob Heyman Photography Retreat Presenter

Recognised as one of Australia’s Master Photographers, Rob Heyman has been a successful portrait photographer for over 40 years. Rob is the Queensland photography industry’s go to for the pinnacle of natural lighting and portrait posing. His imagery depicting families living and working the land are highly regarded and sought after.

Join Rob as he reveals to us his techniques, inspirations, and his incredible relationships he has with his subjects, earning their trust and respect. Rob’s workshops will be on location looking at natural light portraiture.

Nude in landscape/Studio Lighting

Cam Attree

Cameron Attree Photography Retreat Presenter

With an incredible portfolio built up over the last 15 years, Cam Attree is simply THE best studio portrait photographer in Queensland. Choosing to work in the Boudior/Glamour/Pinup genre, his work is in high demand due to his incredibly high quality and professionalism. Cam has won many awards for his Nude Lanscape work, and is regarded as a leader in this field.

Cam’s keynote will be an inspirational journey through his process, and how he approaches his nude landscape work. His workshop will be an insight into his studio lighting techniques and his late afternoon session will be demonstrating nude in landscape shoot.

Award Winning Landscape/Post Production

Jannick Clausen

Jannick Clausen Photography Retreat Presenter

Awarded the AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2016, Jannick Clausen’s work is exquisite in it’s eye for detail. Jannick’s landscape photography work pushes the boundaries of traditional landscape whilst retaining tradition and exceptionally high quality print making. He is a Capture One affiliate and is highly regarded in the photographic industry.

Jannick will share with us his methodology during his keynote, and what he looks for in the field. He will also be teaching post production with Capture One in his two workshops, an invaluable insight into his techniques.

Newborn/Childrens Portraits

Leesa Perry

Leesa Perry Photography Retreat Presenter

Leesa Perry is Brisbane’s best kept portrait photography secret. Working from her home Leesa creates stunning works of art inspired by the painters of the rennaissance. With a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photography degree and years of experience refining her skills, Leesa’s work is regarded as being of the highest quality. Her favourite subjects are children and babies, however it is her aesthetic she employs in her work that attracts her clients.

In Leesa’s 2 workshops, she will demonstrate a newborn photography session and a child portrait session and talk about how she creates her beautiful images, exploring the technical as well as the inspirational.

Wedding/Social Media/Web

Ben Clark

Ben Clark Photography Retreat Presenter

Still the busiest wedding photographer in Queensland Ben Clark has defied the downward trend in the industry. When most other wedding photography studios have declined, Ben’s outgoing and always up personality has ensured he remains at the top of his game. His concerted efforts in marketing through social media and web optimisation has helped him stay in the game.

Ben is happy to share with us his secrets to his success, as well as talk about some of the tricks and tips he believes will improve your business.

Social Media/Website/Workshops

Kim Herringe

Kim Herringe Photography Retreat Presenter

Kim Herringe is an artist living and working in Maleny Queensland, and her artwork is primarily in the genre of printmaking. In her past life Kim was a web developer and designer, and is an expert in the field of web marketing. Using what she has learnt, Kim’s website is a prime example shining in a crowded market, and her workshops are sold out months in advance.

Kim’s workshops will be invaluable for anyone wanting to enhance and explore web marketing, including social media, website design, and search engine optimisation.

Studio Business

Cath & Rich Muldoon

Rich and Cath Muldoon Photography Retreat Presenters

Cath & Rich Muldoon are here to prove running a wedding/portrait photography business in 2020 is a viable full time profession. For over 25 years they have been refining both their photographic and business skills, and their business Vivid Photography has survived through recessions, digital photography, and recently a pandemic.

In this workshop we will give you all the information you need to take on wedding and portrait photography as a full time profession, and secure your career for many years to come.

Your Hosts

Cath & Rich Muldoon

Rich and Cath Muldoon, You Photography Retreat Hosts

Cath & Rich Muldoon have been professional photographers for 30 years, winning many awards including 2015 AIPP Queensland Professional Photographer of the Year. 4 years ago they purchased a wedding chapel and relocated to beautiful Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

“Our aim with this 2 day Retreat is to inspire you with a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, but also a feeling of inspiration and regeneration. We are dedicated to ensuring you have all the fundamentals in place to ensure you are the best photographer you can be in business.”

The Photographers Retreat 2023

Retreat Booking Form

  • Your Details

  • Retreat Breakout Sessions

    Please select one Breakout Session option from each morning, afternoon or evening session below.

  • Other Information

  • We require 50% deposit to secure your booking. Once we receive your booking form we will send you an invoice for payment. Any questions please call Cath on 0413 150 003.
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