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goa retreat 'maya'

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming 4-day, 3-night Food and Portrait Photography Retreat, taking place from October 19th to October 22nd. This immersive experience will be an opportunity for you to refine your photography skills, indulge in gastronomic delights, and capture stunning portraits in the picturesque setting of Goa.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or a passionate hobbyist, this retreat is designed to cater to all skill levels, offering workshops, practical sessions, and expert guidance to elevate your craft to new heights. From mastering food styling techniques to capturing compelling portraits with professional models and local subjects, we have carefully curated a diverse program to suit your creative interests.

Spaces are limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is recommended to guarantee your participation.

Please fill out the registration form below after making the payments in the link below.


Dates: October 19th - October 22nd Location: Azaya Beach Resorts Goa, Goa


Rs. 79,000 INR (Double Occupancy)

Rs.99,000 INR (Single Occupancy)

(Early Bird price)


1. Food | Product | Portrait Photography (Live Sessions)

- Workshops

- Practical Learning

- Editing in Photoshop & Lightroom 

- Create your own Portfolio

Need to bring along

1. Camera and accessories

2. Laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom installed

3. Any prop you would like to experiment or use during this workshop

Terms & condition

  1. Bookings are non-refundable; however, you have the option to transfer your spot to someone else.

  2. In the event of a statewide Stay-At-Home order issued by the Indian government due to COVID-19, we will promptly notify you. You will have the choice of a full refund or credit applicable to the next workshop/retreat.

  3. After filling out the registration form , please proceed with payments to secure your early bird pricing. we will create a separate group for all attendees close to the retreat date. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us.

We are thrilled to have you join us in exploring the mesmerizing wonders of Goa!

cost includes

1. Stay - 3 nights and 4 days

2. All meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

3. Excursions and Activities 

︎4. Transport for the said Excursions and Activities

Sponsored by

Exciting News! Our Photography Retreat is Co-Sponsored by Nanlite! 

We are thrilled to announce that Nanlite, a leading name in photography lighting and equipment, is joining hands with us to make this retreat an extraordinary experience! Participants will have the exclusive opportunity to try their hands on some of Nanlite's special lights and cutting-edge equipment during the retreat. 

But that's not all! Nanlite is also generously providing giveaways for the best photographers from the retreat! Capture those stunning shots, and you could walk away with fantastic prizes to boost your photography journey.

Not Included

1. Flight

Note for attendees outside India: Arriving via Mumbai is recommended for convenience and cost-effectiveness. Visa application is simple through E-Visa.

2. Transit from Goa Airport to the retreat venue is hassle-free with Uber, or join our reasonably priced group pick-up service.

maya Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival at Azaya Goa, indulge in a warm welcome with refreshing beverages as you check-in to your cozy abode. Take your time to unwind, soak in the magnificent ambience, or take a refreshing dip in the pool to kick off the retreat with a splash of rejuvenation!

Later in the day, we gather for our first workshop, where we'll provide an overview of the exciting schedule ahead. Get ready to meet and connect with our fellow creatives, as we embark on a shared journey of learning, creativity, and camaraderie. 

As the evening winds down, we'll enjoy casual conversations over a delectable dinner. This is the perfect opportunity to exchange ideas, share inspirations, and build lasting friendships with like-minded photography enthusiasts.

Wooden Frame Window
Photo selection

Day 2

As the sun gently rises, casting its ethereal morning light upon us, we will embark on a magical sunrise portrait photography session at a scenic location. Prepare to capture captivating moments and bask in the splendor of the first rays of the day.

Introduction to Photography and Styling Techniques. Led by expert instructors, this session will cover essential aspects such as lighting, layers, camera settings, and composition, empowering you to master the art of storytelling through your lens.


"Find Your Genre" - An Exploration of Creative Vision  This interactive session will help you discover your unique photography genre, allowing your creativity to soar in your chosen niche.  


Engage in a thrilling activity, letting your creativity intertwine with the energy of the surroundings, capturing the essence of the moment through your lens. 

Join us for an evening workshop dedicated to the art of street photography! Whether you're a beginner or seasoned photographer, this hands-on session will guide you through the city's vibrant streets. You'll learn essential techniques from professional photographers, discover how to frame compelling compositions, and capture the unique energy of urban life. Bring your camera and a sense of adventure – we look forward to exploring the streets with you!


With each click, a new chapter unfolds in this photography adventure, capturing not just images but the spirit of the place itself. Join us for a day filled with photography and exploration, embracing every nuance of light, life, and creativity.

Day 3

As the sun gracefully rises, join us for a serene sunrise landscape photography session near the retreat venue. Embrace the golden hours and capture the breathtaking beauty of nature at its finest. 

Editing Techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop. We will guide you through the art of post-processing, elevating your images to new heights.


Constructive Criticism and Portfolio Creation: Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to receive constructive criticism and feedback on your work. Create a portfolio that reflects your artistic journey and showcases your unique vision.


As part of your workshop, we are doing a live project with a model and a fashion designer, allowing you to explore and capture the fusion of urban landscapes with contemporary fashion. Guided by professionals, you'll learn to create stunning images that you can proudly use in your portfolio. Bring your camera and get ready to elevate your skills in this unique and dynamic environment!

Celebrating Our Journey: As the sun sets on this remarkable retreat, we'll gather for a heartfelt closing ceremony and farewell dinner. It's a time to celebrate not just our successful completion, but the friendships forged and the creativity ignited during these unforgettable days.

Clouds Theme Room
Sandy Beach

Day 4

Join us for an exclusive session of networking, constructive feedback, and Q&A with industry experts and experienced photographers.

Share and Connect: It's time to connect with fellow participants, exchange creative ideas, and form lasting friendships with like-minded individuals. Embrace the power of networking and expand your circle within the photography community.


Ask the Experts: Have burning questions about photography techniques, equipment, or industry trends? Our Q&A session allows you to get expert answers and guidance directly from the masters. 

Celebrate Our Journey: As the retreat comes to an end, we'll gather for a heartwarming farewell session. Receive your well-deserved participation certificate as a symbol of completing this enriching experience together.


Showcase Your Talent: The group photo exhibition will be the highlight of our closing ceremony, displaying the participants' best works from the retreat.


Celebrate your achievements and witness the collective brilliance of our photographic journey.


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