North Texas Equine Photography Workshop

Next Workshop:
Three day workshop:  Tentavtively May 17-29, 2019


This three-day workshop will be held in the North Texas Horse Country.  The location will be based in North Texas in the middle of horse country.  

We will start each day at sunrise and shoot for several hours, Each day we will break late morning  for lunch.  Early to mid afternoon we will be in a classroom setting, in which subject material may include advance camera operations, post productions and marketing. We will have more photo sessions lined up for Friday and Saturday late afternoon/ early evening. shoot.  Sunday .  We will have classroom work until noon and workshop will end.   So everyone can meet each other we will have a Meet & Greet Thursday evening May 16th.

Photo sessions may include horse with human models, horse and rider, mares and foals, liberty, headshots and conformation. Most sessions will be with natural light, but we may have some off camera lighting opportunities.  In case of rain we will practice studio type lighting in a covered area. We will have a good variety of humans and horses together and horse only sessions. I hope to provide subjects that attendees want to photograph. 

There will not be any basic camera instruction at this workshop, so a good working knowledge of your camera is recommended.  I will offer a basic class the day before the workshop as an add on to the workshop. Recommended settings will be suggested throughout the workshop as well as other instruction. If you can shoot in Manual, Aperture or Shutter Priority and know to change white balance and ISO you should be fine.  If you feel you need a basic camera operations you can take the class or private lesson. I will be giving an optional 2 hour basic camera operations on May 16, 2019.  Each attendee will receive a questionnaire when their retainer is received.  It will ask several questions about your  camera knowledge, camera model and photography experience.  This will help me understand what areas you may need help in.  It will ask what subjects you would like to cover and any special request.  

There will be model releases.  You will be able to use the images for self-promotion, portfolio, fine art, media and journalism.  Since this is more of a teaching workshop and I hold nothing back, commercial/stock use must be pre-approved.

A more complete schedule will come out as we come closer to the event.  Usually a week before the workshop.  Due to the nature of the horse business and weather unpredictability, schedule changes, subject matter and location changes maybe necessary.

Workshop will be limited to 12 photographers.  For those who just want to watch and learn there are 5 additional auditor spots. Those auditing may not use any camera equipment during the workshop.

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 Photo credit: Jo H Photography

Photo credit: Jo H Photography

Workshop fee $999 for the Weekend.  It will cover instruction for the day, models, photo assistants (ear-getter-uppers) drinks during the day and lunch  on Friday and Saturday. Also includes an invite to our private facebook group where you can ask questions and get advice year round from me and other members of the group. 
A contract agrrement/waiver is required to attend the workshop.

What is not included: Breakfast, snacks, dinner, lodging, airfare., transportation to and from airport. If you prefer to audit the class, it is there is a $249 flat fee.   

What you need to bring: DSLR Camera, Lenses, I recommend a 70-200 and a wide angle.  Laptop with post processing software.  A more detailed list will be sent to attendees closer to the date of the event. 

You must pay a non-refundable retainer of $199 to hold your spot.  Balance must be paid by May 1, 2019.
Payment plan of four payments of $200 can be arranged. Returning attendees ask about a discounted fee. 

.We will have an AirBNB house in that several attendees will be able to stay in.  Location will be determined. 

 Photo credit : Jo H Photography

Photo credit : Jo H Photography

Images taken by workshop attendees