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Fall 2015 Workshops Newsletter


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Focus on Horses:
3-Day Horse Photography & Business Workshop

September 18-20, 2015
Castro Valley, California (SF Bay Area)


This 3-day, small group workshop is a mix of classroom time and photo shoots. It is suitable for serious amateurs looking to build a new business, new professionals, or professionals looking to expand their business to include equine photography or learn more about the business side of equine portrait photography. We will cover business identity, branding, marketing, pricing, and best practices, plus the fundamentals of how to photograph equine portraits in real-world settings, as well as useful editing skills. Our photo shoots will provide portfolio building opportunities (all legal releases for horses and models are provided), and will include challenges faced in real-world scenarios. There will be a maximum of 6 attendees, so each participant will receive lots of individual attention from the 2 instructors, Eden Halbert of Sierra Luna Photography, and Suzon Murray of Fuzzywunkle.

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Creative Photoshop Techniques That Add Impact
Online Course with Sherron Sheppard

Three Week Course starts September 21st

New this year . . . the addition of VIDEO tutorials


Image by Sherron SheppardThis three week course is geared to the beginner/intermediate through advanced Photoshop user that wants to add impact to their images, increase their creativity, expand their Photoshop skills and develop an "art" look. The course is for both Photoshop and Elements users and includes an extra Element Supplement and Element videos along with the Photoshop course material and videos.

This digital "art" course explores over 40 topics that take your work beyond an ordinary photographic look into a more artistic style. Each technique is designed to elevate your work beyond where it is now and into the fine art level. This is a hands-on, work at your own pace, class. In addition to the download course material, there will be links to videos to help visually explain each of the art tutorial steps that are included in this course.

Each participant will be given individual feedback to help them analyze their images with more of an artistic eye. In addition, students are encouraged to post "Before and After" images, along with a brief description of their creative process, so students are exposed to a variety of creative and artistic ideas and learn from each other. Students will also gain compositional design knowledge and Photoshop skills that can be applied to any other photographic style.

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Fundamentals of Equine Photography
and Videography
with Scott Trees

September 26 & 27
Tulsa, Oklahoma


In these classroom based workshops, one day for Photography, the second for Video production, Scott Trees openly shares his vast international experience in both mediums. Scott discusses many variables of both mediums including (but not limited to) equipment considerations, lighting, exposure, posing, pre- and post-production considerations, output of the final product and much more. Starting at 9:00 and finishing at 5:00, throughout the entire presentation Scott will use Power Point and video to illustrate the concepts he shares. Students receive a take home workbook with information of the areas he discusses. Take one or both classes. For additional information contact: Scott@treesmedia.com or call 817-933-0204 or register at the link below.
Use Code EPN for a 5% discount.

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EPNet Autumn Splendor Workshop in the Catskills
October 9th - 12th, 2015
Andes, New York


Photo by Carien SchippersJoin Betty Cooper and Carien Schippers on Columbus Day weekend in the western Catskills in all its autumn glory. This area is known for its unspoiled country of rolling hills, wide and swiftly running rivers and spectacular fall colors.

Planned shoots will include Icelandic and Morgan horses at liberty, headshots and portraits with people, trail riders and carriage horses on the beautiful back roads, open fields and forest trails of Delaware County. For an extra special grand finale shoot on Monday morning we will be joined by Laura Schumacher and her raptors. Depending on weather we will photograph raptors in flight and offer some costumed themed sessions which will include models in authentic renaissance garb, fantasy and barbarian themes with raptors, horses, Great Dane and Mastiff dogs.

A variety of breeds will be present during this workshop including Morgans, Appaloosas, Icelandics among others. This will be the perfect opportunity for you to explore new techniques and expand your creative horizons against the backdrop of the brilliant reds and golds of a Catskill autumn.

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Chincoteague Meet Up
Photo by Joan DavisDecember 4 - 6, 2015
Chincoteague, Virginia


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 will be offered.

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Winter Horse Photography Tour
January 29 - February 4, 2016
Ten Sleep, Wyoming


Photo by Guy de GalardJoin Judi Hagen and Phyllis Burchett for an exceptional opportunity to photograph horses during winter, in the glistening snow, at the Red Reflet Ranch. Located in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, the Red Reflet is a working Cattle Ranch, not a rustic or traditional Dude Ranch, located on over 27,000 acres in Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains. Trip Advisor reviews; "Absolute Perfection, Beyond Belief, Truly Unique, Top Notch, Absolutely Amazing, Over The Top, Opportunity of A Lifetime, Hidden Gem", just to quote a few . . .

Staff want their guests to feel like part of the ranch family and their hope is they experience life as it exists on a real working ranch, a Western lifestyle unique to Wyoming. The landscapes vary from red rim rock to rolling foot hills to aspen forests and limestone canyons. You will feel like you are on at a luxurious resort, while at Red Reflet Ranch. They strive to offer guests high-end pampering, excellent food and wine, fabulous cowboys and horses!! Each guest will have his/her own private room.

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Colorado Cowboys and Great American
Horse Drive

April 24 - May 1, 2016
Craig, Colorado

Photo by Joan Davis

Imagine a place where the wild west still lives . . . hundreds of horses running with power, grace and freedom, golden light and dust, real working cowboys and cowgirls, big open spaces and wood corrals. Beautiful open blue skies and long days to live it and photograph it . . . if this sounds like heaven to you then join us in a special part of western America where the real west is still alive and our participants have special access to document it with our cameras and share it with a group of like minded photographers and horse lovers. There is no other place or event like it on earth!
See site for an Early Bird offer until December 31. 2015.

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Real Wild Horses in New Mexico

If you'd like to go on an adventure tracking and photographing real wild horses this is your chance. These horses are not rescues lounging in a sanctuary, or randomly collected horses in a pasture. These are real wild horses out on 5,000+ acres of land. They will have to be tracked, scouted and approached from a distance to be photographed. As we watch the horses we will discuss herd dynamics, photographic techniques and equipment, lighting, herd size techniques, and the current wild horse situation in the United States.

Your guide, Steve Simmons, has studied how to approach these horses from horseback, by vehicle, and on foot. He knows how to approach them so as to keep them quiet and calm, yet be able to study and photograph their herd dynamics. Steve has also written articles about tracking and photographing wild horses from horseback. If you would like a copy of this article send an e-mail to riosandiamorgans@aol.com.

If you are an advanced horseman it is possible to do this tour on horseback. If not, we will go out by vehicle and walking. These are all custom trips, arranged at your convenience. They can be 1, 2 or 3 day adventures. Call 505-301-0917 or email riosandiamorgans@aol.com and visit our Facebook page.

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