2021 Event: WOMEN’S PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico

Facilitated by Rebecca Gregg, this immersive retreat explores your creativity and how it defines you. Daily assignments will help participants grow, learn and explore their craft through new ways of seeing. Set in a remote ranch in Baja’s lush wine region you will photograph ranchers and ranch life, pastoral vineyards, animals, natural landscapes and amazing night skies.  The ranch is off the grid, a perfect setting to unplug and relax while exploring your artistic self.


“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”
 Peter Adams

This immersive retreat will explore your creativity and how it defines you. While technical aspects may come up, our goal is to nurture your artistic self. Through daily assignments participants will grow, learn and explore their craft through new ways of seeing, group learning and one-on-one feed back sessions.  Set in a remote ranch in Baja’s lush wine region the ranch is filled with the sounds and sites of a full working ranch with horses, sheep, cows, free range chickens and assorted other creatures. There are hiking trails, optional horse rides bird watching, amazing night skies and wonderful places to practice the art of photography.

Our home in Baja will be Rancho La Bellota  (http://rancholabellota.com/about.html), a 2800-acre horse ranch located 75 miles south of the San Diego border in Baja California, Mexico. Set in the pristine valley of Baja’s wine region, the ranch will take you back in time to the days when man needed only a good horse, his dog and the simplicities of nature to round out a good day. The quiet seclusion of the ranch is the perfect setting for examining your creative self.  La Belotta is a Certified Land Management Unit for Wildlife Conservation. Our hosts Raul and Caroline have been guiding guests around Baja since 1997. 

The accommodations are on a shared basis in rustic, charming, clean cabins with indoor plumbing. Each cabin will accommodate 2 people.  The food, served family style, is fresh, delicious and eaten by candlelight. 

Price Per Person: $1395.00

Price Includes:

  • • Roundtrip transportation from/to the San Diego airport
  • • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
  • • 5 days/4 night’s accommodations
  • • All activities included in the itinerary
  • • Print nights
  • • One on one time with the facilitator
  • • Donation to Viewpoint Photographic Art Center

Deposit required to secure a reservation: $300.00 

Final Payment Due: March 1, 2021 

Cancellation Penalty: There is a $50.00 administrative fee for a cancelled reservation. 

There is no refund for cancellations after Feb. 28, 2021. We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance through your preferred carrier. 

Group Size: This program is limited to 8 women.  We need 6 participants to operate this workshop. If we don’t meet the required minimum the program will be cancelled.  Reserve your space early. 

Packing list:

  • • To get the most out of this experience we recommend you have either a lap top computer or I pad so you can   show your images for comment and critique. 
  • • Extra camera batteries
  • • Tripod (this is a must for shooting the night sky)
  • • Flashlight and or headlamp
  • • Hiking/good walking shoes
  • • Binoculars for the bird watchers
  • • North American bird and flower guides
  • • Sunscreen
  • • Water bottle 
  • • Tablet for taking notes
  • • Personal toiletries
  • • Medications
  • • Swimwear (there is a small pool for cooling off)
  • • Jeans or similar material if you plan on horse back riding


Not included: Roundtrip airfare to San Diego. Do not make your airline reservation until instructed to do so. 

Note: The ranch is off the grid, therefore electricity is limited. There a charging station for computers, camera batteries etc.

Facilitator Rebecca Gregg is a founding member of the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center. Through her work with the Center she has been instrumental in establishing photography as a viable and creative art form. Her work on the gallery’s curatorial committee has helped to introduce the region to some of the nation’s foremost photographers.  For the past 36 years she has been a beloved photography instructor at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA.

Trip organizer, Diane Tempest has been a full time resident of Baja since 2017. She is currently the owner of the Baja based business, Tempest Trading.   She is a former tour director for American Express and has led tours to over 40 countries and the United States. In recent years she has directed Viewpoint workshops to Baja, Guatemala and San Francisco. 

Questions: contact Diane at dtempest@me.com

May 2 2021 12:00 AM   through   May 6 2021 11:59 PM
Valle de Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico
Phone: 916-441-2341
Initial Deposit $ 300.00

Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers
Meyers Investment Group of Baird

Platinum Sponsor


Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones

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