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Capturing Kyoto: Photography retreat for women in Japan


The story about how this retreat came about starts back in January of 2017. I was in the middle of the first retreat I had ever organised. A very small affair with 3 people who I invited to join me on a weekend away in Kyoto. Never would I have imagined that 9 months later I would be back in the amazing city of Kyoto with 6 women for the first innaugural Capture Kyoto Retreat 2017.

In January, I sat down with Helen Iwata, Jacqui Miyabayashi and Amanda O'Brien in a mastermind. I came away with the idea to do a photographic retreat in Kyoto, with a professional photographer for women who wanted to improve their photography skills and have a relaxing and energising weekend away with other like-minded women.

Tia from Toptia Photography agreed to be our expert and we were not disappointed. She took everyone's ability into consideration and set about helping all of us improve our skills with the camera's we had.