By now it’s no secret that photography and horses are two of my great passions in life, but another lesser known passion of mine is teaching others. On April 11th, 2021 I will be teaching an Equine Photography Clinic for those interested in taking their equine photography to the next level. Sound like something you might be interested in? Well, read on to learn more.
Get ready for an immersive day of learning on how to better use your camera to produce images you are proud to show off. Master new techniques and practice them in real world situations on a working cattle ranch in Elm City, North Carolina where we will have access to beautiful pastures, a huge arena, and the perfect barn- all of which we will utilize to create beautiful portraits. Limited to ten participants, my goal is to have you walking away with the confidence needed to photograph horses and their riders in just about any lighting situation.
In this course I will be teaching the fundamentals of photography to give you a solid foundation on which to build your skill set. We will implement those skills in three different scenarios throughout the course of the day to drive home what was taught:
Horse and People Portraits
Black Background Portraits
Horses in Motion
By keeping the class size small I will be able to devote plenty of individual hands on instruction to each participant to help guide you through the settings on your camera to achieve beautiful, well composed and properly exposed images. While this class is designed with a complete beginner in mind, I am certain that even those photographers with a little more experience will benefit from the instruction.
Worried about the type of camera you have? Don’t be. As long as your camera has the ability to control the settings it will work perfectly. Just remember that at one time each camera that was produced was once the latest and greatest piece of technology and is still capable of creating images that will delight. There are plenty of photographers out there who are still working with 15 year old camera bodies and publishing their work in magazines. If you wonder if your camera will fit the bill, or want guidance on purchasing a camera, don’t hesitate to reach out to me via my contact form!
The clinic doesn’t end when the day is done, however. When you register for the course you will also be invited to join the Equine Photography Clinic VIP group on Facebook where you will be able share your work with the other participants, receive help with basic editing, learn tricks to optimize your images for social media uploading, and have guidance with setting up your own online gallery website.
While I would like for all participants to have access to at least basic editing programs, it will not be required to attend as we are going to do as much work as we possibly can in camera! If you are so inclined to get some editing software (which I highly recommend) Adobe has a great package for photographers that only costs $9.99 a month! You can learn more about Adobe’s great programs which post professionals use at the following link:
The cost for this day long clinic is only $275 and will include a hot lunch and learning materials to take home with you to look over whenever you may need them. All you will need to bring is your camera with batteries and memory cards, a chair, and a willingness to learn. A $50 non-refundable retainer is required to hold your spot, with the remaining $225 due no later than April 1st.
I am so excited about this clinic and the opportunities it will provide for participants. I always have people ask if I gave lessons on photography, and this just seemed like the perfect way to help as many people as I can at once. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there on April 11th!
Click The following link to register for the Equine Photography Clinic! https://forms.gle/U311J3A1PvCTdsst7
Facebook Equine Photography Clinic VIP group can be found here, but admission to the group only comes with registration to the clinic!