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 North Texas Equine Photography Workshop

I am currently updating this page so info may be from last year.


Next Workshop:
Three day workshop:  April 23-26, 2020

Will have guest speakers for 2020!

Marketing For Equine Photographers

Presented by Kirstie Marie Photography.
Lightroom - Lightroom Ecosystem
Presented by Guy Phillips 

LAST YEARS WORKSHOP FILLED SO SIGN UP EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

$100 off to returning attendees!

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.  There will be an optional meet & greet the night before the workshop.

Tentative Schedule
4/23-Thursday
3:30pm DFW Airport Pickup
5:30 to 7:30pm Optional Meet & Greet Dinner/Drinks place TBD
4.24-Friday
Sunrise to 9:30am- Photo session - TBD
10-1:30pm Break/Lunch
1:30-4pm Classroom work
5pm-Photo Session TBD
5/18-Saturday
Sunrise to 10am Photo Session
11am-12:30pm Break/lunch
1pm to 4pm- Classroom work
4:30pm to sunset - Photoshoot
5/19-Sunday
Sunrise -9am Photoshoot
9:30 am Check out time
10:00 Brunch & Q&A time
12:30 DFW airport dropoff.

This is a tentative schedule. Due to spring weather and with the horse business all shoots are subject to change. Dates will not change due to weather.

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 you are welcome to bring your own lighting equipment.  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. 

Location & Lodging: Most of the photoshoots will be near Whitesboro, TX and surrounding towns. Our classroom work will be at TBD. I highly recommend lodging here and booking early. Recommended airports are DFW and Dallas Love Field. I prefer DFW.

Photography Experience: 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 the class or private lesson.   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.  

Model Releases.  You will be able to use the images for self-promotion, portfolio, fine art, media and journalism. 

Details: 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 8-12 photographers. I base the attendance cut off on the amount of less experienced photographers that signup.  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.

Photo credit: Jo H Photography

Photo credit: Jo H Photography

Workshop fee $1350 for the workshop.  Discount for repeat attendees! It will cover instruction for the day, park fee, 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 agreement/waiver is required to attend the workshop.

What is NOT included: Breakfast, snacks, dinner, lodging, airfare, other activities, transportation to and from airport other than designated times, tips for assistants. If you prefer to audit the class, it is there is a $349 flat fee.   

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

You must pay a non-refundable retainer of $299 to hold your spot.  Balance must be paid by April 1, 2020.
Payment plan of four or more payments can be arranged. Returning attendees ask about a discounted fee. 

Other activities In previous workshops, spouses have traveled and have needed some fun things to do.

Photo credit : Jo H Photography

Photo credit : Jo H Photography

Images taken by workshop attendees