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Director's Circle Trip to Carmel

Join us for a Center for Creative Photography curated Carmel experience. Carmel, California has long been a popular destination among photographers because of its iconic landscapes and rich history. This trip will feature exclusive experiences at the private family homes of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, discussions with gallerists and photographers while enjoying the charming sights and cuisine of Carmel-by-the-Sea. This trip also provides ample opportunities to photograph classic Carmel locations, such as Point Lobos and Carmel Mission Basilica.

This trip will take place August 2-4, 2019. We recommend arriving before the 2nd and leaving after the 4th, as we are planning a full three days of programming.

Tickets are $500 for an individual ticket ($187 tax deductible) or $900 for a pair of tickets ($237 tax deductible). Attendees will be responsible for their own airfare and accommodations. You register for the trip and pay for your tickets by clicking here, filling out the attached ticket form, and mailing to:

Deanna Dillard
Center for Creative Photography
PO Box 210103
Tucson, AZ 85721

We will close ticket sales for the trip on July 1, 2019. If we do not have the required 6 members committed to travelling by this date, the Center will cancel the trip and refund your full contribution. We encourage you to continue with planning as normal as more than enough people have expressed verbal interest.

Center staff will be staying at the Tradewinds Carmel, and the hotel is currently holding five additional rooms for us under ‘Center for Creative Photography.’ We recommend booking your hotel room as soon as you can, as it is a very popular time of year to visit Carmel. You can book a room at Tradewinds Carmel by calling (831) 624-2776 and asking for Berit Keeble.

Below is a list of additional hotels/inns nearby if you do not wish to stay at Tradewinds, or are unable to secure one of the rooms there:

Carmel Lodge (.2 mi from Tradewinds)
Vagabond’s House Inn (.2 mi from Tradewinds)
Pine Inn (.5 mi from Tradewinds)
L’Auberge Carmel (.6 mi from Tradewinds)

You will find a preliminary schedule for the trip provided below. The schedule is still a work in progress as we work with our partners in Carmel to finalize details such as times and locations.

August 2, Friday
9:00 - 9:40pm: Morning Welcome Toast at Tradewinds Carmel patio
10:00am-12:00pm: Guided tour of Carmel Mission Basilica
*Break for lunch
3:00 – 5:00pm: Center for Photographic Art and conversation with Barbara Bullock-Wilson about the photography of Wynn and Edna Bullock
6:30 – 8:30pm: Hosted dinner at Anton & Michel

August 3, Saturday
10:30am – 12:30pm: Tour of Edward Weston family home, visit with Kim and Gina Weston
5:00 – 8:00pm: Tour of Ansel Adams family home, visit with Michael and Jeanne Adam, including hosted cocktail reception

August 4, Sunday
8:00 – 10:00am: Optional guided walk at Point Lobos State Natural Preserve
11:00am – 1:00pm: Hosted brunch at Hyatt Highlands, California Market at Pacific’s Edge
2:00 – 5:00pm: Visit with Salon Jane
6:30 – 8:30pm: Closing dinner (not hosted)


If you are interested in attending or interested in learning more, please contact Deanna Dillard at 520-621-7970 or