Firefly Institute Photography Camps for Women

FIREFLY PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP FOR WOMEN IS... Part High-Caliber Photography Institute

Firefly Institute features 5 core teachers each outstanding, generous, kind and successful.


One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries during her illustrious career and has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for National Geographic. Griffiths’ work has also appeared in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Fortune, and Stern, among other publications. Annie is founder of Ripple Effect Images.


Laurie Klein is an award-winning fine art, commercial wedding and portrait photographer and educator. Her books include Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared, and Hand Coloring Black and White Photography. Laurie's work embodies a soft passionate style that most often depicts the feminine experience, relationships and landscapes. Laurie studied with Ansel Adams, his mentorship influences how she photographs nature and how she mentors her young students.


Named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Julieanne Kost is a Principal Evangelist at Adobe Systems, responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard Digital Imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating and educational training sessions, sharing original techniques and tutorials worldwide.


Brooke began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait fine art photographer. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she places herself within environments she wishes to explore, where secrets are exposed, impossibilities are tested, and life is questioned in eras beyond our own. Brooke works to capture fantastic realities within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements.

Pei Ketron

Pei Ketron is a photographer, educator, and traveler based in San Francisco. She specializes in commercial, travel, and humanitarian work worldwide. In addition to her experience with DSLR and medium-format film photography, Pei is also an accomplished mobile photographer and has amassed a following of nearly a million users on Instagram. She also teaches photography workshops and private lessons.

FIREFLY PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP FOR WOMEN IS... Part summer camp, Part community

time to be silly

time to drink wine

to enjoy camp snacks

and warm your feet by the fire


50 Women participate in the main camps. Ages range from 18 to 75, the average camper is in her mid 40s to 50s. Their photography skills range from amateur to professional. Some women have photography businesses, others are daily lifestyle photographers, others simply love making and sharing photographs.


All-camp Sponsor $15,000 (available)

Camp Sponsor Includes: Social sharing during and before event, in-person representative showing your product/service, in-person reception introduction, verbal announcements, company signage/banners, clickable company logo on website, company logo on printed materials. Named usage rights on photo release for related images. (photographer credit required)

Keynote speaker Sponsorship: ADOBE

Onsite Print Lab Sponsorship: Cannon

Fine Art Printing: SF Photoworks

Fine Art Paper Class & Product: Hahnemühle

Opening Reception $3,000 (available)

Dinner $4,000 (1 available)

Camper Scholarship: $1,895 (2 available)

Evening Entertainment $1,000 (1 available)

Class Sponsor $1,000 (limited availability)

Promotional Materials - One Item Per 50 Campers (multiple)

All sponsors are promoted, thanked and demonstrated in an intimate manner and setting. The camp includes a small, high-powered and very connected group of women teachers and campers. Customized sponsorships are available. Contact Camp Director Pam Sogge, pam@fireflyinstitute.com

Created By
Firefly Institute


Kelly Ishmael (Principal image), Monica Baumgartner, Kelly Buss, Leanne Hansen, Chrissy Jensen, Julieanne Kost Suzanne O'Brien, Kristina Rust, Pam Sogge, Kim Thompson Steel

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.