North Texas Equine Photography Workshop
Three day workshop: April 20-22, 2018
This three-day workshop will be held in the North Texas Horse Country. The location will be based in Denton County and shoots will be in Denton and surrounding counties.
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
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 will 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 April 19, 2017. 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, 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. Due to the nature of the horse business and weather unpredictability, schedule changes and location changes maybe necessary.
Workshop will be limited to 15 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.
Workshop fee $899 for the Weekend. It will cover instruction for the day, limited off camera lighting, models, photo assistants (ear-getter-uppers) hair & make-up for models (if needed), drinks during the day and lunch, Friday,- Sunday.
What is not included: Breakfast, Snacks, Dinner, Lodging, Airfare. Transportation from airport can be arrange if needed if plenty of notice is given. 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 April 10, 2018.
Payment plan of four payments of $175 can be arranged.
Some local hotels: will list soon. If enough are interested in lodging I can look into a AirBNB or VRBO house to rent. This sometimes is a much better bargain if everyone wants to split cost.