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Camera Chameleons


Welcome to Camera Chameleons, a photography retreat for creative female photographers who love infusing energy, colour and vibrancy into their work.
Our very first retreat will be Tuesday 30th April - Friday 3rd May 2024 in Brighton, UK.


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

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What's It All About?

Four days, three nights. 

Time for yourself.  Delve into colour.   A space to focus, grow and get creative.


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!


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.


Brighton!  This quirky and colourful city by the sea is the perfect backdrop for our very first retreat and the house we've found is utterly fabulous, with Bex and Natalie as your hosts for this 4 day experience!


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.


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!


You can see the full programme of classes and workshops here.

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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're excitedly writing new content covering the following topics:

  • Fund it - How to diversify your income as a hobbyist, semi or pro photographer and how to develop into new areas (to build your income, fund new lenses or your next retreat 😉).

  • Infusing Creativity -  How to mix creativity into your photography life, into your work and how this can flow through to the essence of your brand.

  • Energy & Elements - Creative photography recipes to give you immediate actionable ideas to make vibrant and energetic work. Everything from working with prisms, double exposures, free-lensing, ICM, macro (with & without a macro lens!), all with an underlying theme of pushing your creative boundaries!

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

Sound good? 


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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.

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What's Included?

It depends what you choose!  We've designed the retreat to make it as accessible as possible, you can choose what works best for you - an immersive 3 night retreat staying in the house or a day ticket to take part in the interactive workshops and classes.

  • 3 nights accommodation in our shared house in the heart of Brighton, just 200 yds from the sea!  (Worth £500)

  • All classes, portfolio reviews, model shoot & shooting time with live demos, photo challenges, watch us edit, ask us anything. (Worth over £1200)

  • Exclusive Facebook group for attendees - get to know our group plus ongoing support from us and each other after the event!  (Worth £120)

  • For those staying in the house - an amazing goody bag packed with colourful swag, exclusive gifts and lots of surprises!  (Worth £163)   Plus amazing discounts from our partners! (Worth over £1000!)

Limited spaces available, from JUST £425!
Secure your place with a £100 or £250 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."


What People Say...

"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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Full Retreat Options 

You have 2 options to choose from.  (See here for more details about bedroom configurations.)

Secure your retreat place with a £250 deposit.

Bedroom 1  

(sleeps 1)

Private room

£1450 - 1 available


Bedroom 2  

(sleeps 4)

Shared room, double bed each

£1150 - 4 available

Bedroom 3  

(sleeps 1)

Private room, double bed

£1450 - 1 available

Day Ticket Options 

You have 3 options to choose from.

Choose to join us on Wednesday or Thursday or save £50 and enjoy the full daytime programme over 2 days.

Secure your day ticket with a £100 deposit.

Day Ticket


All daytime classes & workshops as outlined in Wednesday's  Schedule.

£425 - 4 available


Day Ticket


All daytime classes & workshops as outlined in Thursday's Schedule.

£425 - 4 available

2 Day Ticket

(Both Days - Save £50)

All daytime classes & workshops as outlined in The Schedule for Wednesday & Thursday.

£795 - 2 available

Example Plan:

Bedroom 2 - pay £250 now.

1 lump sum of £900 due 1st March

Example Plan:

Thursday Ticket - pay £100 now.

1 lump sum of £325 due 1st March