Workshops

Inspire Cabin Sessions: Styling and Photography Retreat

When Hanke Arkenbout asked me to join her in creating a series of workshops in my home based around styling and photography, we both didn’t realise how much fun and rewarding they would turn out to be. After an overwhelming response to our Inspire Sessions afternoon workshops, we have decided to offer a full day retreat to be held in a beautiful old cabin in the East of the Netherlands that is the perfect place to inspire those wanting to refine their photography skills, practise styling, play with gorgeous props and food, network with creative people who love to photograph and basically just have an awesome time. Plus we are thrilled to announce that we will be working with food stylist Ajda Mehmet for this event, an Amsterdam based foodie who is wonderfully talented, deeply passionate about food and styling and has her work published in several top magazines including Jamie Magazine NL, Delicious and Libelle. Sound good? Keep reading.

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Inspire Cabins Sessions, as we are calling this one-day creative retreat, will be held on Saturday, 16 April. The programme will include food styling and photography, prop and table top styling, a garden soiree where we will feast together on home made deliciousness from Ajda, Hanke and my own kitchen, a nature walk in the beautiful surrounding forest and farmland and a visit to the beautiful and hugely inspiring By Mölle linen atelier. There will be lots of time to network, ask questions to me and Hanke at a round table discussion, share and receive tips and tricks, shoot gorgeous stuff, have fun and be silly and we promise you will leave feeling hugely motivated and deeply inspired. 

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What do you guys think? Does this look like the kind of place you’d like to spend the day? Trust me, it is every bit as charming as the images above suggest, and then some. Here’s a little more info:

When || Saturday, 16 April 2016 | 09:00 – 17:00

Where || Buitenplaats De Horte, Zwolle, The Netherlands (beautifully designed by By Mölle)

Cost || 295,- per person, which includes food and drinks, and an awesome programme crafted by professional photographers and stylists

You do not have to be a photographer by profession, but for these workshops you must know how your camera works as there will be no technical assistance or explanations on photography technique. Whether you are capturing analog, digital or with your phone you are welcome to participate.

Spaces are very limited as this is a small and intimate venue and we want to keep this workshop as personal as possible. If you would like to reserve a spot, send an email to holly@avenuelifestyle.com, we’d be delighted to hear from you!

Holly x

Photography: Hanke Arkenbout | Avenue Lifestyle

 

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Inspire Sessions: Styling and Photography Workshops

In collaboration with the talented photographer Hanke Arkenbout, Avenue Lifestyle is now offering a series of creative sessions designed for and by photographers to gather, shoot, network and create a little bit of magic together. If you are proficient with your camera but might be feeling a little uninspired or longing for a breath of fresh air in your work, then our Inspire Sessions might be just what you needed. During an inspiring afternoon, we will offer you fresh perspective in the photography field, answer all of your burning questions about working in the industry and welcome you to be apart of a growing platform that aims to assist and inspire each other through creative photography.

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These afternoon workshops are designed to inspire you to go back to basics, explore texture, light, colour and composition, celebrating the art of simplicity. In a small circle of creatives we will gather to chat, exchange ideas and inspiration, play around with our cameras and expand our horizons with simplicity the key component.

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The workshops are based in my home and studio in Delft, The Netherlands. Attendees will have the freedom to shoot whatever they want, wherever, with the idea that you don’t need a lot to make a beautiful photograph, as Hanke so beautifully demonstrates with these images.

While you will leave with beautiful photographs, we want you to go home with a fresh perspective, inspiration, a network of creatives to support you in your work and the courage to create without inhibitions.

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WANT TO KNOW MORE?

When:

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 (FULL) 

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 (FULL)

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 | 13:00 – 17:00

Saturday, 12 March 2016 | 13:00 – 17:00

Where:

Delft, The Netherlands

Price:

€ 125,- which includes snacks and beverages

Requirements:

You do not have to be a photographer by profession, but for these workshops you must know how your camera works as there will be no technical assistance or explanations on photography technique. Whether you are capturing analog, digital or with your phone you are welcome to participate.

There are a very limited number of places available because we want to keep the group intimate and personal.

More information and reservations:

Please send an email to dearhanke@gmail.com or holly@avenuelifestyle.com, we would be delighted to hear from you!

Holly x

Photography: Hanke Arkenbout | Styling: Avenue Lifestyle