Door County Retreat

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Landscape Workshop: private session


Pick two days to visit Door County and I’ll do the rest.

$155 per day / per person with a two day minimum


See the best of Door County... effortlessly.


Open for private bookings during all four seasons.



Best Practice PDF


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iPhoneography: a portable workflow

June 22, 2017


A member's event @ Paine Art Center & Gardens

Oshkosh, Wisconsin



There is nothing more liberating to a photographer then having your entire camera bag and darkroom in the palm of your hand.


But this small device has delivered much more: creative mindfulness. Merging immediate awareness with immediate action. Open to the novice to the super-savvy, let me guide you through her process and workflow on this amazing little digital device.


Discover how to capture the best images mindfully, edit skillfully and app stack to unlock your personal vision.


Paine Art Center & Gardens Registration link




Poetic Pixels: heart and soul of digital landscape photography

August 24 – 27, 2017


Thursday 4pm - 7pm meet & greet

Friday all day field trip to Washington Island

Saturday all day visiting sites in Door County

Sunday 8:30am to 2pm Editing & Printing intensive


@Glas Coffee House Classroom

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

tuition: $475

Please note: There will be additional out-of-pocket fees for ferry rides to & from Washington & Rock Islands.


Come and immerse yourself into a photographic intensive in beautiful Door County.


On Thursday evening we will kick off the workshop with viewing student's work, a presentation of an artful approach to making mindful photographs and a discussion of a creative mindset.


The visual treasures of Door County are vast and varied. Over two days of shooting, the sites will be ″curated″ so the best photographs can be had. Friday will be concentrated on Washington Island and on Saturday we will turn our lens to the best of Door County. We will visit open landscapes, wooded wonders, rural architecture, preserved places and iconic maritime sites.


On the final day of the workshop, we will be in the classroom where I will share the key elements of post-processing, color management and printmaking. The art & craft of a solid, fine art workflow will be presented on a big screen then ease into productive studio time to work through your files and print on my Epson printer with Epson paper.


A supply list and workshop details will be sent upon registration.




Establishing a Fine Art Workflow PDF


Writable Registration Form




Autumn Landscape Workshop

October 5 – 7, 2017


@Peninsula School of Art

Fish Creek, Wisconsin


Tuition: $ 330 / Non-Members: $ 365

Please note: There will be additional out-of-pocket fees for ferry rides to & from Washington & Rock Islands.


The transition from green foliage to an explosion of color never ceases to be an amazing event. Come celebrate the season photographically in Door County's preserved natural spaces and wild places in juxtaposition with agrarian and iconic architecture.


Daily field trips, starting early, to take advantage of the natural elements in soft light - from artfully seeing color reflected on water to majestic stands of noble maples displaying their glorious golds, oranges and reds. In the diverse landscape of the county - from endless shoreline, open farmland to dense woods - all will be explored so each participant can celebrate the grand vista as much as study the details. We will visit my favorite sites from Sturgeon bay all the way up to Washington & Rock Islands.


Classroom time will be a part of this workshop - discussing the power of intention and purpose through mindful composition techniques to post-processing and printing.


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Winter Landscape Workshop

December 2017 thru February 2018


email link to be placed on the call list

$155 per day / per person - two day minimum



Winter has become an ephemeral event here in Northeast Wisconsin but when winter takes hold, the icy delights are sublime. Add your name to a call list to be notified when a shooting party is being planned.





Master Class Retreat for Fine Art Photographers: Mindful Monochrome

February 12 – 16, 2018


@ Bjorklunden - Lawrence University's Door County Campus

Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin

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5 day/4 night Retreat − $1,155

5 day Commuter − $795


Monday - Noon to 5pm

Tuesday & Wednesday - 9 to 5

Thursday - 9 to 6pm

Friday - 9 to Noon




To many, black & white images are the very definition of fine art photography.


Through an intensive five-day study, please join me on a timeless journey into my personal photographic workflow making museum quality prints. From capture to conversion, discover the modern skills in making a beautiful monochrome photograph that can rival a darkroom-generated silver gelatin print.


Key elements of RAW conversion, color management, a multitude of black & white conversion methods and printmaking will be demystified. The art & craft of a solid workflow will be presented on a big screen daily then the class will ease into productive studio time to work through your files and print. An open evening studio will be offered to dive deeper into your work for one-on-one time to trouble-shoot, target special issues and prepare files to print.


In the classroom, partake in a disciplined post-processing workflow that will take RAW color captures to mindful monochrome. This concentrated study will wrap color in a monochromatic blanket of emotional intent so that only mood, metaphor and poetry remain.


Processing and printing high quality images will be the goal of this workshop. Print on a choice of Epson's UltraSmooth Fine Art, Velvet Fine Art, Hot Press Bright or Exhibition Fiber papers with an Epson printer using the Advanced Black & White print driver developed by Epson to bring out the deepest blacks for monochrome prints.


The exceptionally low student-to-teacher ratio provides the perfect setting to dive into a productive and fulfilling experience with loads of individual attention every step of the way.


Who should attend:

Open to all levels of photographic experience but best suited to photographers that have RAW captures and have solidly honed basic to intermediate skills in Photoshop & Lightroom.


Required Equipment:

A laptop, a print box to transport 13" x 19" prints and a panel of actions to be purchased from an outside source for $35.


Workshop Details and Logistics:

Please arrive with a laptop with Lightroom 6 or CC and Photoshop CS6 or CC, TK V4 or V5 panel plugin, NIK collection plugin, 3 to 5 workable files (RAW) and 8 to 10 images to introduce yourself photographically (prints or digital files on own device.) A complete supply list with links for software and workshop details will be sent upon registration.



A prep package will be sent via email in advance to refresh basic skills in Photoshop that are needed to successfully navigate the digital terrain and a fine art workflow. My special Photoshop actions will be included with the 100+ page handbook provided on the first day of the workshop. These six complex actions are custom designed to expedite a fine art workflow making the following almost effortless: color management, upsampleing, sharpening and preparing a professional quality print file.




Establishing a Fine Art Workflow PDF




5 day/4 night Retreat − $1,155

Fee includes private room, continental breakfast - Tuesday thru Friday mornings, free parking, full access to campus, chapel & trails, hot beverages 24/7, workshop tuition, 100+ page handbook and up to 4 - 13" x 19" prints.



5 day Commuter − $795

Fee includes workshop tuition, 100+ page handbook, full access to campus, chapel & trails, hot beverages, free parking and up to 4 - 13" x 19" prints. Continental breakfast additional. Please note: Two Commuter Spaces Only.






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Suzanne Rose Mentorship Programs


For the photographer ready to take the next step in pursuit of a higher level of skill and understanding in the art and craft of fine art photography. Six month or Year-long mentorships that focus on artistic endeavors to advanced technical training and everything else in between.



Please call or email to discuss customizing a mentorship program that will meet your expectations and budget.












Please make tuition checks payable to:


Suzanne Rose Fine Art Photography


Mailing Address:


Suzanne Rose Fine Art Photography

8693 County Road D

Forestville, Wisconsin 54213