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2022 Alberta Wild Horse Photography Workshops

February 7-9, 2022 (Alternate date 21-23)

March 7-9, 2022 (Alternate date 14-16)

June 13-15, 2022

September 19-21, 2022

October TBA


February and March workshops will have alternate dates in case travel is restricted by weather conditions. Workshops will be postponed to the alternate date if temperatures are below -20C or if heavy snow prevents safe travel. Winter workshops will focus on photographing horses in snow, so participants are expected to embrace these conditions! Winter workshops will be based in Sundre, all others from Sunset Guiding on Panther Road.

Workshops for 3-4 people cost $650 CAD plus GST. Meals and accommodation extra (see below). Day 1 we meet at noon, go over camera settings, discuss composition and what to look for in a great horse shot. We will spend the rest of the day in the field finding wild horses.

Day 2 Depending on the weather and light we do a 3-hour morning shoot, and a 3 hour afternoon/evening shoot. We generally see between 50 and 100 horses per day, but the emphasis is on getting quality shots with nice backgrounds. Each participant will be given 45 minutes of one-to-one consultation with Debra. You can choose your topic – anything from a portfolio review to editing lessons in PS or LR to review of the days’ images – it’s up to you!

Day 3 Includes a 3 hour morning shoot and wrap up with questions.

I have cabins reserved for the spring, summer, fall dates at Sunset Guiding, but participants will  pay for these bookings with Sunset once they have been accepted into the course. Each participant will be asked to fill out a Covid-19 questionnaire before being accepted into the course. Other restrictions (if any) will be made known closer to the workshop date as per provincial guidelines. 

Payment: because of the small group size a 50% deposit will be required. If the course can not take place due to Covid-19 restrictions a full refund will be made. 

Here is the link to my refund policy

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