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2014 Fall Workshops Newsletter

Beyond a Photograph . . . into a Painting
with Sherron Sheppard

Online Course starts September 14th
(late registrations until September 19th)

Image by Sherron SheppardTake your photography in a new direction with Sherron's Corel Painter Workshop for Photographers. Giving your images an artistic spin can open up new markets for your work. Learn to transform your photographs into paintings and develop your own unique style. This course will cover Corel Painter digital painting techniques with tutorials, step-by-step instructions and online discussions of each other's work. Sherron will show you her tricks for automating workflow and saving time through shortcuts.

This on-line, work at your own pace, workshop is held in a forum concept. Students are encouraged to post "Before and After" images, along with a brief description of their creative process and the Painter brushes used. Each student will receive individual feedback on their posted images from Sherron. Posting images on the forum also exposes students to a variety of creative ideas to help them learn from each other.

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The Art of Seeing Light with Scott Trees
A Video on Demand and Interactive Online Course

Begins October 6th, 2014

Photo by Scott TreesLight is the photographer's paintbrush, a critical element in creating a good photograph. Learning how to "see" light is a tool essential for anyone trying to succeed as a photographer. Good lighting can make the difference between a mediocre and an outstanding image.

This four week course, presented as video lectures and online discussion, covers the fundamentals of light and lighting. It challenges students to see light differently and to change their approach in seeing and using light in their work.

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The Horses That Dreams Are Made Of
Women's Only Photography Workshop

October 17th - 19th, 2014

Photo by Tamara Gooch
Join world renowned photographer Tamara Gooch for 3 incredible days photographing what some consider two of the most beautiful breeds of horses in the world, the Andalusian and Friesian horse. With their long lush manes and tails, incredible presence and dynamic personalities, they embody the equine spirit.

Here you will be encouraged to break the rules, get out of your comfort zone all while learning new skills and having fun.

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UK Autumn Discover Dartmoor Workshop
October 24th - 26th, 2014

Photo by Malcom SnelgroveThe Discover Dartmoor workshop gives you the chance to explore the equestrian world of this breathtaking landscape during Autumn when the light, colour and scenery is at its most stunning. You will visit the home of Adventure Clydesdales, a unique company which offers memorable riding experiences across Dartmoor. You will photograph these majestic animals at liberty in the field with Dartmoor as the backdrop and also out riding across the open landscape.

You will also spend time out on Dartmoor taking photographs of Dartmoor ponies in their native moorland environment. You'll go close to the herds capturing the characters of the ponies with the distinct Dartmoor landscape as the backdrop. The schedule will be flexible to accommodate the light and weather and the unique photo opportunities Dartmoor brings. You can count on a wonderful weekend with new photography friendships made and diverse photo opportunities explored during this wonderful season on Dartmoor.

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California Dreamin: Beyond the Ordinary
Equine Photography Workshop with Scott Trees

Thousand Oaks, California
October 30th - November 2nd, 2014

Photo by Scott TreesThere is a lot more to creating unique and beautiful horse images than most people think. It is a combination of talent and skill. Photographers need to develop a thorough understanding of both their equipment and the equine subject. Without knowledge of the intricacies of exposure and lighting and a complete understanding of equine behavior, your images will not have maximum impact.

Join us at beautiful Tilleywood Andalusians in Thousand Oaks, California for an intensive and educational workshop with Scott Trees. Scott has been teaching photography workshops around the world, with the goal of helping students improve their photographic efforts in general and specifically with horses.

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Jicarilla Wild Horse Workshop with Lynne Pomeranz
Carson National Forest, New Mexico
October 31st - November 2nd, 2014

Photo by Lynne PomeranzThis 76,000-acre wild horse territory is home to over 300 wild horses of mixed ancestry. Some bands seem to invite us closer while others flee across the landscape offering a variety of photographic opportunities. The landscape varies from open range, to pinon and juniper dotted woodlands, to tall ponderosa pines as it approaches the Colorado border. In addition to the horses, many wildlife species including elk, deer, bears, turkeys, mountain lions, golden eagles, and others call this home. Tracking and photographing these horses is a true adventure. Workshop is limited to six people to ensure individual attention in the field and an optimal photographic experience.

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Photo by Scott Trees
Chincoteague, Virginia Meet up
December 5th - 7th, 2014

Photographers are invited to enjoy the wildlife, migratory birds, waterfowl and of course the well known Chincoteague ponies of this famous barrier island. Chincoteague is a photographer's paradise and always a delight to photographers and wildlife lovers.

A boat tour and a refuge tour will be offered.

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Marwari Horse Discovery with Ryan Courson
Rajasthan, India
January 24th - February 4th, 2015

Photo by Ryan CoursonIndigenous to India, the Marwari horse is a rare breed that is seldom found in the galleries and portfolios of most equine photographers. Due to strict government laws, Marwaris are not allowed to be exported out of the country with minor exceptions, making this an incredible opportunity to add this intriguing animal to your visual collection.

We will be photographing the Marwari horse at one of the top stables in Rajasthan as well as at the Nagaur Cattle Festival. This event is a lesser-known version of the Pushkar Camel Fair and, since it is relatively unspoilt, will be a great opportunity to get up close to livestock of various kinds and their handlers amidst the bustle of market goers. The breeding stable will provide a more quiet and private opportunity to capture their beauty and unique features in a 1:1 and herd setting.

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Winter Horse Photography Workshop
Shell, Wyoming
February 8th - 14th, 2015

Photo by Phyllis BurchettJoin us for an exceptional opportunity to photograph horses in winter in the snow at the luxurious Hideout Ranch in Shell, Wyoming. Spend five days, with two shoots each day, photographing cowboys working horses in the glistening snow with the stunning Big Horn Mountains as a backdrop.

Here is your chance to build your western winter stock portfolio in a unique and exclusive setting.

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Sombrero Ranch Photo Workshop and
Great American Horse Drive

EPNet's most popular events!

Photo by Carien Schippers

Save the dates for our annual Sombrero Ranch Photo Workshop and Great American Horse Drive:
• Photo Workshop: April 26th - 30th
• Horse Drive: April 30th - May 3rd

More details available soon on the EPnet events calendar.

True Grit: Canyonlands
May 1st - 5th, 2015

Photo by Norm ClasenThere is no more unique and stunning setting in the west than the Canyonlands region of eastern Utah.

This workshop will be hosted by one of the toughest, most dynamic, and colorful cowgirls we've ever known. There are few matriarchs of big ranches left in the world and you will not regret getting to know this one. We spend the week on her ranch, which is a part of Canyonlands National Park, home to many Marlboro shoots, the City Slicker movies, and more. We have the opportunity to run horses with the magnificent canyon scenery, utilize their fabulous riverbeds and study natural light portraiture amongst the fabulous and historic log outbuildings of this historic ranch, and the cowboys that run it. We also time this workshop to coincide with branding season, an incredible visual treat and challenge. This workshop is ideal for advanced-amateurs, semi-professionals and professionals.

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White Horses of the Camargue
May 11th - 17th, 2015

Photo by Bobbie GoodrichDue to the popularity of her 2014 tour, Bobbie Goodrich workshops is again offering an exceptional itinerary in 2015 for her Camargue photo tour. This exciting itinerary includes 9 photo shoots in addition to post processing instruction to assure that everyone leaves filled with new ideas and techniques for bringing their images from RAW to WOW.

This workshop fills fast … For more details, registration to reserve your space in this upcoming tour and to request that your name be added to Bobbie's newsletter list visit

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Wild Horse Photography Workshops
With Tamara Gooch and Jess Lee

Colorado's Sand Wash Basin
May 8th - 11th, 2015

Wyoming's McCullough Peaks
July 18th - 21st and 24th - 27th, 2015

Photo by Jess LeeJoin Jess Lee, National Geographic Cover Photographer and widely acclaimed equine photographer Tamara Gooch for an incredible time of great wild horse photography!

Jess and Tamara will share a lifetime of experience and insights; specific techniques and animal behavior they have learned throughout their lives, along with their unique philosophy about what goes into creating images that are far more than just a snap shot. From the raw power of the stallions, to the fragility of a newborn foal, it's hard not to be inspired by our wild horses. Come and immerse yourself in their spirit with us.

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True Grit: Polson, Montana
June 23rd - 27th, 2015

Photo by Norm ClasenThis workshop needs very little introduction. It takes place in the heart of cowboy country with the magnificent Mission Mountain Range and Glacier National Park as a backdrop. Many famous Marlboro as and billboards have been shot at this location and we have the unique pleasure to work with some of Norm's long-time Marlboro wranglers, stock providers, their ranches, and their families.

This workshop is traditionally for professional shooters, where we really push each other to a new level of seeing and inspiration. It is a week of real immersive assignment type work. We'll document the entire dynamic of the lives of the cowboys and their families, and push our skills in a variety of challenging but visually stunning situations. We'll have the opportunity to run larges herds of mares and their new foals across the incredible terrain, and the workshop concludes with the rare opportunity of shooting behind the chutes of a Professional NRA (National Rodeo Association) rodeo, or as Norm likes to call it, to capture "testosterone at its max." Don't miss joining us on this extraordinary week.

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Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Workshop with Lynne Pomeranz
Montana & Lovell, Wyoming
June 29th - July 1st and July 7th - 9th, 2015

Photo by Lynne PomeranzThe Pryor Mountain Wild Horses, known for their beautiful Spanish characteristics and colors, offer a unique opportunity to intimately observe and photograph wild horse behavior and social dynamics. Capture the colorful dynamics of this herd, new foals, and stallions vying for mares in the peak of wildflower season. Workshop leader, Lynne Pomeranz, is the author of Among Wild Horses: A Portrait of The Pryor Mountain Wild Mustangs. From the red rock, high desert landscape of Wyoming to the semi-alpine slopes of Montana, there are beautiful views and photographs to be had along the way. The magnificent Pryor horses and breathtaking landscape make for an unforgettable workshop experience. Limited spaces available for each workshop.

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Wyoming High Country Cowboy and Wild Horse Photo Workshop
July 12th - 17th, 2015

Photo by Jess LeeThis cowboy and wild horse workshop brings you to one of the best working ranch location around. The cowboys and their ranch are authentic and the horses are truly wild. This workshop will take place near Yellowstone National Park in some of the most scenic country in the west. The beautiful country near the historic town of Cody Wyoming. You will photograph working cowboys on several ranches riding broncs, roping, working cattle and going about their daily chores with a backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains along the Wyoming/Montana line.

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Exclusive Photographic Tours at
Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary

Photo by Carien Schippers

Photographers! Join us for an individualized Photographic Tour of the Ranch and Wild Horses. Capture those special shots of our wonderful wild horses amid the beauty that is Deerwood Ranch. Move about at your pace and with your direction. Photographic Tours will be done on a "time available" basis, so schedule and reserve early. These tours are 2 hours in duration and are $200/photographer. Additional, non-photographer companions on the same tour are $40/adult (18 and over), $20/person (age 7-17), Kids (6 and under are FREE). Call Jana today at (307)399-9956 to set up your outing.

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