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Elizabeth and Eileen provided a truly one of a kind experience for me. The possibilities, exposure to materials and processes along with their guidance and expertise along the way made this one of the most significant and impactful workshops I’ve taken in years. It’s a must for the photographer who wants to share images in a creative way.
I loved this class! Elizabeth and Eileen really got my creative juices going. The sky really is the limit. Like something? Print on it! Thanks, ladies.
Eileen and Elizabeth are wonderful nurturing artists/instructors. I came away with a renewed interest in creating art – not just picture taking. I will definitely take this workshop again as it was equal parts education and retreat.
This was more than a workshop, this was a life experience! I gained the knowledge and confidence to push my work to a new level. Thank you for reinforcing in me the need to make art! The workshop was empowering and transformative.
The E/L Ranch is a perfect hideaway to explore new creative techniques and ideas away from daily concerns. Elizabeth and Eileen are kind, compassionate, talented, helpful artists and teachers. You couldn’t ask for better guides along the creative path.
The Creativity for Women workshop was more than I expected. I was able to try new ways of seeing in a very comfortable and supportive environment. Both Eileen and Elizabeth are so supportive and at the same time, create challenging creative exercises which are enlightening and thought provoking. I hope to do this workshop again. It was truly an experience I will treasure for a long time.
My week with Eileen and Elizabeth has been incredible. Every day I was challenged and inspired while being reminded of technical aspects, aesthetics and equally important my passion for photography. This dynamic duo have masterfully created a program designed by creative women to inspire, motivate and educate women about their photography and artistic journey. One of the most valuable weeks in my personal photographic journey.
Elizabeth and Eileen’s workshops presentations and exercises have inspired me to see photography in an entirely new light.
Amazing, wonderful, touching, transformative, life changing…There is no end to the adjectives that I could us to describe this experience. Elizabeth and Eileen create the most incredible environment for personal, creative growth and all of the women who participate help further create this magical environment. This is a safe place, full of love and support and guidance and the occasional (and much needed) kick in the butt!
It’s not just a photographic experience but also a journey in discovering creativity.
Before working with Eileen, I tried to advance my artistic goals through short workshops and seminars. I felt that my progress was slowed by instruction that was designed for a broader audience. My hope was that developing an ongoing relationship with a mentor could spur my growth. Over the course of our long term consulting, Eileen has provided expert advice that’s tailored to my needs. Her years of teaching experience have provided me with richer, tightly focused guidance. Thanks in part to her help, I’ve met my original goals and am now poised to take advantage of opportunities I never could have imagined before.
I most appreciated Elizabeth and Eileen’s insights into my fears and concerns about making more artistic photos. They brought a new perspective that helped me understand myself better and reframed my ‘problems’ as part of the creative process. Thanks for leading me towards making more personal images.
Eileen and Elizabeth provide their expertise and professional guidance throughout the week in ways that reconnect us to things we know as well as things we need to know to continue our creative journey. They lay out an amazing road map for each participant that gets each and every one of us heading in the right direction. Thank you for all that you do and all that you give. I so greatly appreciate you both personally and professionally.
The opportunity to work with Eileen Rafferty came to me at a perfect time. I was at the point with my photography where I was ready to hang up my camera . . . not because the passion was gone but because I was frustrated by my lack of direction and progress. I couldn’t have asked for a better motivator, teacher and encourager. Eileen has an uncanny grasp of the creative process and firsthand experience with the intricacies and unpredictability of the artistic journey. She is unfailingly generous in sharing her wealth of knowledge. She is a gifted artist, but more than that, she lives her craft. Not just passion or vocation, photography and art are a lifestyle for Eileen. I feel very fortunate to be able to work with her and look forward to seeing where the path leads me.
When I went to Eileen for help, I felt that my website was 90% complete. Her immeasurable help with editing, sequencing, and categorizing my images got that last 10% done. My website is so much better than it would have been without her consultations. I wouldn’t want to attend a portfolio review event without first consulting Eileen. She helps me to take an abstract idea of what I want to present and make it into a tangible body of work. Eileen’s knowledge of art history and current trends, as well as her keen eye for editing, sequencing, and getting the overall picture have helped my photography considerably.
As a photographer, I needed an artist statement to enter my work into certain venues, but I struggled with the wording. I can’t say enough about the excellent work that Eileen has done on my statement. She took a below average statement and transformed it into an appealing and informative artist statement. She listened to my thoughts and suggestions, then worked her magic, and far surpassed my expectations.
Eileen Rafferty's Creative for Women workshop is amazing.