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Our first Retouching Retreat of 2020 is here!
It’s in glorious Cape Town, South Africa.

This time, I’m co-hosting with my great friend, Felix Kunze!

Felix is not only someone who I work with, but he’s an amazing human being and so much fun to be around! He exemplifies everything I love about the community and doing a retreat with him in South Africa made perfect sense. Felix often frequents Cape Town and being able to see the beautiful city with him at the helm is a perfect backdrop to this event. This will be our first international Retouching Retreat and we are so excited to spend it with you!

Photo by  Aaron Jay Young


What is a Retouching Retreat? It's not just retouching!

Video by Max Chesnut

Here’s a video encompassing what Retouching Retreats are really like!

Imagine a beautiful place somewhere around the world for a hand-picked group of like minded creatives to share a space for four days. A place to get away, and still stay productive so we don't miss a beat in our busy lives. We'll unwind and still get ahead.  We'll work together, have fun together, explore, shoot, and inspire each other. We usually end up bonding so closely as lifelong friends over a course of the week, and each experience is unforgettable. We all bring something unique to the table, so this is not just a getaway, but an opportunity to advance ourselves as creatives as well. 

We'll work and enjoy ourselves till late in the evening and it will basically be a glorified work party! So come, learn, unwind, get ahead, and grow with us!

That is what retouching retreats are. As a retoucher, being able to work with friends and explore with them is a dream. On this trip, we’ll also be joined by fine-art photographer and wonderful wife Bella Kotak. We really look forward to spending time with you!

 
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The Space

Here's a look at where we'll be staying. It's the coolest house, nestled right at the base of Table Top Mountain!

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What To Expect

Just like the description mentioned, this is an open ended event where our main focus is working and exploring together. Bring your laptop, your files, and your camera. The space is catered to be a perfect place to unwind yet still foster creativity and productivity. Our table is the heart of it all, where we'll work and share memories together. In between and throughout the day, we'll also take epic breaks and explore some of the sights of Cape Town! The balance of working and exploring is completely up to the group, and if you so choose to do more of one than the other, you have the full flexibility to explore at your heart’s content or stay inside and work together as a group or individual.

This retreat is what you make of it and it will serve whatever purpose you wish to be there for. We just can’t wait to spend time with you!

Below are some of Felix's favorite locations that we hope to explore. There is no set schedule for each day, but as you can see the open-ended nature of retouching retreats provides a lot of flexibility based on what we all want to do.

Locations

If you’re curious about some of the locations we have on deck to potentially check out, here are a few reasons why Cape Town is our destination of choice. We haven’t even begun to mention the culinary options and variety of food and drink available!

The Roundhouse, Boulders beach (penguins!), Cape point vineyard, Kirstenbosch, Clifton beach, Sunset on the Rocks, West coast Nationalpark, Langebaan Beach, Fransshoek wine country, La petite ferme, Kloofneck hike, Table mountain hike , Signal hill Sunset, and photoshoots on the beach (seals!)


Cost

We have 6 spots available for this retreat

Spots 1 and 2  - This one bedroom has two separate single beds and a private bathroom. You’ll be rooming with a fellow colleague with these spots, but will be introduced to each other prior to to ensure you know your roomate.    Cost - $1,200 each    * Breaks down to $240 per night

Spots 1 and 2 - This one bedroom has two separate single beds and a private bathroom. You’ll be rooming with a fellow colleague with these spots, but will be introduced to each other prior to to ensure you know your roomate.


Cost - $1,200 each
* Breaks down to $240 per night

Spots 3 - This is the main suite of the house. It has a terrace view, a king bed and a stunning private bathroom. The ultimate way to escape with an uncompromising experience.

Cost - $2,400
* Breaks down to $480 per night


Spot 4 -  A beautiful room fitted with a queen bed, en-suite bathroom, and open terrace views. Wake up to stunning views from your bed in this stunning space.   Cost - $1,850   * Breaks down to $370

Spot 4 - A beautiful room fitted with a queen bed, en-suite bathroom, and open terrace views. Wake up to stunning views from your bed in this stunning space.

Cost - $1,850
* Breaks down to $370

Spots 5 and 6 - Off Site -  As our house is limited in number of rooms, we provide an option to take part in all the fun during the day and night, and stay off-site at the accommodation of your choice nearby. This provides a lower priced option for people who want to join in on the fun, or for people who already live in CapeTown! (You will be responsible for securing an accommodation)   Cost - $850   * Breaks down to $170 per night

Spots 5 and 6 - Off Site - As our house is limited in number of rooms, we provide an option to take part in all the fun during the day and night, and stay off-site at the accommodation of your choice nearby. This provides a lower priced option for people who want to join in on the fun, or for people who already live in CapeTown! (You will be responsible for securing an accommodation)

Cost - $850
* Breaks down to $170 per night

*The cost includes stay for the full length of the trip, but does not include food or transportation.


Submit Your Interest For One Of The Spots!

If you’re interested in reserving a spot, please fill out the form below. We’re always looking for the right mix of people who are passionate about this event. Tell us more about yourself and we’d love to hear from you!

Once you fill out the form is filled out, we’ll give it time before deciding who gets the spots.
We’d like to give everyone an equal opportunity to show their interest as to not leave anyone out.

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Want to see a retreat somewhere else? 

Submit where you'd like to see a future Retouching Retreat here. It could be somewhere close to you, or somewhere where you'd like to travel to! This way you can get a vacation while working in a place of your choice.