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Camera Chameleons

A PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT FOR COLOURFUL CREATIVES WHO WANT TO HAVE FUN!

The Chameleon Retreat is for female photographers who love infusing colour and energy into their work, who want to be part of a close community and are keen to actively invest in developing their creativity and eat lots of yummy food!
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SAVE THE DATE: Friday 6th - Monday 9th May 2025

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THE REVIEWS ARE STARTING TO COME IN FROM THE VERY FIRST RETREAT...

"What a dynamic duo! Bex and Natalie exceeded all my expectations with their new Camera Chameleons photography retreat. Their energy and enthusiasm were infectious, creating an atmosphere of positivity and camaraderie. Watching Bex in action on a brand shoot was inspiring; her ability to creatively capture the essence of a scene and relax her subjects was truly remarkable.

Through thought-provoking discussions and engaging activities, Bex and Natalie encouraged us to challenge ourselves and adopt a growth mindset. I came away with a newfound confidence and belief in my abilities. More things seem possible, and I feel empowered to pursue my passion with renewed vigour.

It was wonderful to meet Instagram friends IRL and to reconnect with old photography friends. The sense of community and support was invaluable, and I left the retreat feeling inspired and energised. Bex and Natalie offered valuable tips on how to cut out social media noise and focus on what truly matters in our photography journey. Their insights were eye-opening and left me feeling motivated to streamline my approach and prioritise what is most important to me. A huge thank you to them both."

Kate Ainger

"Hi Bex and Natalie,

 

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for a great few days in Brighton!

 

I'm so glad I booked the full retreat to completely immerse myself in the whole experience. I wouldn't have wanted to miss any of it! I loved the community feel of staying together in our shared house. Thank you for making me feel welcome.

 

It was so great to be able to connect with other photographers in real life and take photos together - something I never get to do usually. It was really inspiring and also so much fun! Especially on the photo walk around Brighton.

 

I've come home from the experience feeling refreshed, inspired and keen to try new things and break away a little from what I usually do. My Lensbaby Sol 45 is on order!

 

Thank you for pushing me out of my comfort zone and believing in me.

 

I hope we get to do it all over again!"

 

Love from Louise. x 

What's It All About?

Four days, three nights. 

Time for yourself.  Delve into colour.  

A space to focus, grow and get creative with brand new exclusive content from your instructors!

Who?

Learn from two international award-winning photographers, self-confessed queens of colour, Bex Maini & Natalie Robinson.  

For enthusiastic photographers, whether you're in business or not, the programme is designed to help you grow, introduce new ideas and boost your creativity to get you fired up and excited about your work!

What?

The Chameleon Retreat is a colourful photography workshop for female photographers who love infusing colour and energy into their work, who want to connect with likeminded women and who are keen to actively invest in developing their creativity in a short, intense period of time.

Where?

To be decided, our last retreat was in the vibrant city of Brighton but we're going somewhere new next time, we have some ideas, but keep an eye on our Instagram for your turn to vote when we start polling for ideas ;)

When?

Friday 6th - Monday 9th June 2025

How?

We will guide you through a mixture of photography sessions that can be used to build your portfolio, question and expand your patterns of creative thought, pull out more of your creative voice and fill you with ideas to take home to use in your business and/or personal photography life.

Why?

The aim is to leave you with an action plan full of ideas for pushing your own creative boundaries, confident in your photographic voice and to feel revived and re-energised in your own work with a whole host of new photography besties to boot!

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Can You Imagine?

Delving into a dream few days of colour, excitement, connection and creativity with people who just get you!

Learning new skills and techniques, exploring a fun location, playing with gadgets and gizmos and coming away with not only new friends but a fabulous portfolio AND some gorgeous shots of yourself taken by your hosts?

We will also have fun 'shoot out' photo challenges....with prizes!

Sound good? 

 

Sign up to the waiting list now to get early access when we release tickets!!!

Meet Your Instructors

Hi!  I'm Bex, an excitable soul, obsessed with colour, creativity, books and movies.

I've been a photographer for over 15 years, developing my skills in nature and landscape photography where I grew up in Scotland to now running a successful brand photography business on the south east coast of England.

 

My popular online course, Storytelling For Brands received rave reviews at Click Photo School and I've written various articles for magazines and blogs.

 

In 2020, I founded This Detailed Life, an international photography magazine.  As Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director, with my team, I cultivated a wonderful and inspiring community of photographers and look forward to spreading that welcoming vibe into Camera Chameleons with Natalie.

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Hi!  I'm Natalie, I'm originally from the UK and living in Dubai since 2010.  

 

I've built a successful Dubai-based family photography business as well as running my course ‘Fused: a guide to double exposures’ and as one half of The Photo Club UAE, designing, developing and delivering photography workshops and photo walks.  

 

I don't sit still for long and invest a lot of time in working towards diversifying my photography business.  I am super excited to be launching a retreat - something that has been on my bucket list for years! 

 

I'm Mama to kids aged 15, 12 and 10 who keep me super-busy when I'm not shooting, editing or mentoring other photographers. I love my beagles, breakfast of any kind and my happy places are the mountains and the beach at sunset.  I regularly get itchy feet for traveling somewhere new. 

We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and skills to empower fellow photographers and business owners.

What's Included?

  • 3 nights accommodation in our beautiful house for the weekend

  • Workshops with a  learning programme designed to inspire, grow and get you fired up to create whether you're in business or a hobbyist.

  • Creative shoot outs & challenges

  • Everyone also gets access to our exclusive Facebook group for attendees - get to know our group and ongoing support after the event!

Spaces are limited!
Secure your place with a small deposit.
(Payment plans are available.)

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"I am excited to start the new year with so many ideas and tips I’ve picked up in Bex’s class.

I love her energy and how she doesn’t hesitate to share her own journey and how she does business."

Nella 

What People Say...

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"Natalie's teaching style is warm, open and honest.

I feel as if I have finally discovered the secret to depth, feeling, magic and motion in my work.  Thank you for sharing your incredible talent, Natalie."

Kate Ainger

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