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Refocus Retreat -For women in the business of photography

You can still remember the first photo you took.

The shutter clicked, and something awoke deep inside. There was no thought of composition, lighting or focus – just a feeling like your soul had stretched out its wings, ready to fly. Though you couldn’t quite put your finger on it, you knew – could feel – that true photography is more than a way to preserve memories. Every photograph pulses with a life of its own; there is a kind of magic imbedded in each masterful image that connects hearts, generations and worlds.

Refocus Retreat invites you to recharge your creativity and rediscover the passion that first set you on your photographic journey. Nestled in a serene pocket of the Dandenong Ranges, you will find rest for body and soul; a sisterhood of talented and professional photographers from all walks of life; and a wealth of expert advice and mentoring. Let the gorgeous natural surrounds spark a renewed sense of connection with the earth while you connect with the beautiful women you are sojourning with. Discover gems of wisdom that will help you take your photography business to the next level – we have all bases covered, from workshops and keynote speakers to nature walks and candid conversations.

After the farewell hugs and that last glass of champagne, you will leave with a renewed sense of clarity and focus that will breathe new life and inspiration into your work. And more than that, you will leave with new friendships and industry connections that will continue to invigorate your creative and professional endeavours well beyond the Refocus Retreat.

Hands On Workshops

Get inspired and up your skill set, with an amazing selection of hands on workshops! Don't forget your camera!

Inspiring Presentations

Sit back and absorb presentations and keynotes, from experienced industry photographers designed to inspire you to the next level.

Relax and Recharge

With lots of optional activities provided, such as Mini Massages, Morning Landscape walks, Social activities and more!

Fantastic Venue

Award Winning Conference Centre in the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges, with Catering to match

Refocus Retreat

Pre Register 2019

Click here to pre register for June 2019
Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

High in the Dandenong Ranges, situated at Kalorama in the Olinda State Forest, overlooking Silvan Dam and right down the Yarra Valley. Surrounded by towering Mountain Ash trees and green, ferny gullies the bird and animal wildlife is something to behold. Wake to the sounds of warbling magpies and laughing Kookaburras. Take an early morning walk along bush tracks and don’t be surprised to come across a wallaby, wombat or even an elusive lyrebird.

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Country Place Conference Centre

CountryPlace is a popular residential conference, function and accommodation venue located in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges just east of Melbourne. The business has operated in this location for almost 25 years. The property sits on high-ground overlooking the Silvan Dam and right down the picturesque Yarra Valley. But best of all the venue is just 40 minutes from the CBD.

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Comfortable Twin share or Single accommodation

Choose shared accommodation and we'll partner you up with a room buddy ( or request a friend!) Or easily choose to upgrade to your own room when booking. All accommodation includes wi fi access, bedding ( single bed for twin share, queen or king for own room), TV, desk & ensuite.

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