2019 Dates TBA. This 2-day intensive workshop is designed for both ‘horse people’ and ‘non-horse people’ alike. Photographing horses in a way that is creative and artistic as well as having broad appeal to horsemen is a real challenge. Participants will learn the ins and outs of how to correctly photograph horses for portrait, scenic and action shots. They will learn how to be safe around horses (both wild and domestic) and learn about horse ‘language’ as the key to getting those special shots. Workshop will be open to 6 participants. $499.00 pp
Requirements: participants should have a basic understanding of camera settings (shutter speed, ISO, f-stop, exposure compensation) and their own laptop for image review and individual help with editing. Recommended to bring 2 lenses, one for portrait (i.e. 24-70mm or similar) and one for action (70-200mm, 80-400mm or similar). Boots (cowboy or hiking) suitable for working around horses will be required.
Day 1: 9am at the Garside Gallery in Longview, Alberta starts with a video presentation on horse photography and composition. We will discuss camera settings for different situations that we will encounter. Please bring a pack lunch to eat at the gallery (there is also a local coffee shop). After lunch we will take our first practice session with my horses (3 Alberta Wild Horses), learning correct portrait settings, how to set up conformation shots, scenic images and horses in action with a beautiful Rocky Mountain background. We will return to the class room for image review and critique. Finish at 5pm
Day 2: 8am at the Garside Gallery we will gather here before heading off on our morning shoot to a local ranch in the Longview area. We will take lunch at the Longview Twin Cities Saloon and then have an afternoon photoshoot at John Scott Productions movie sets, with a horse and rider. Itinerary may be adjusted according to weather. Finish at 4pm.
Participants may want to consider the option of staying overnight in the Longview area and getting a reservation at one of our outstanding restaurants – the Longview Steakhouse & Inn or the Little New York Bistro.