North Texas Equine Photography Spring Workshop
One day workshop tentative date October 22, 2017
Three day workshop tenative date April 27-29, 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. In the past most of the sessions have been humans and horses together, I hope to add more horse only sessions. I hope to be able 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. 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 a class or private lesson. I offer them or I can recommend a location. 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.
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 $799 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 $199 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 $149 to hold your spot. Balance must be paid by May 5, 2017. Payment plan can be arranged.
Some local hotels: will list soon