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Spring 2016 Workshops Newsletter


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The Horses of Kings Workshop
Baja, Mexico April 8th -11th, 2016

Four fabulous days of unbelievable equine photography and fun, as we get up close and personal with the PRE horses of Yeguada Ernesto Jimenez on the coast of Baja Mexico. Soon you will find yourself surrounded by some of the world's most beautiful Andalusian horses giving you unparalleled opportunities to photograph them in the surf and at the facility. The farm has several stallions and up to 50 mares and foals. This is an all inclusive workshop from San Diego CA.


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EPNet Meet Up and Workshop
Lexington, Kentucky April 11th - 18th, 2016

Photo by Carien Schippers

Join us in the heart of Thoroughbred horse country, Lexington, Kentucky this spring! Tours, shoots, and educational sessions with Scott Trees will be offered.

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Because of Horses, Lessons Learned,
Lessons Lived

Lexington, Kentucky April 16th, 7:00 PM

At the USHJA Building, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky. Join us for the presentation: Because of Horses, Lessons Learned, Lessons Lived with Scott Trees. Free, Open to the Public.

Based upon his experience and interaction with horses and the diverse cultures he encountered, Scott Trees will present an entertaining and informative program entitled Because of Horses, Lessons Learned Lessons Lived. Sharing perceptive, anecdotal stories about his observations and the lessons he learned in his travels and associations with horses, Scott offers unique and thought provoking insights to the challenges of life. Often humorous, yet motivational and inspirational, Because of Horses is a presentation in which Scott shares many insightful stories about the experiences that impacted his life. While speaking, he enthralls his audience by showing his incredible images in support of the anecdotes he shares.

Join us Saturday evening for this free program! Refreshments will be served.


Colorado Cowboys and
Great American Horse Drive

Craig, Colorado April 24th - May 1st

Photo by Carien SchippersImagine a place where the wild west still lives . . . hundreds of horses running with power and freedom, beautiful 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 EPNet members 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!

This event will begin with a Photoshop Class session led by Sherron Sheppard, followed by two days of exclusive access to the Sombrero Ranch horses, cowboys and cowgirls with sessions led by Scott Trees and Carien Schippers and Nikon gear available to try for all participants with Nikon Rep Mark Kettenhofen present. The workshop session will wind up with a second Photoshop session with Sherron Sheppard, photo and portfolio reviews and a wrap up slide show party with all out Sombrero friends.

Part two of the event will start with a trip into the vast Sombrero Ranch outback followed by two days of the Great American Horse Drive, an event like no other. So many horses you cannot imagine the feeling!

View a video of some of the photo ops!

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White Horses of the Camargue, France
May 3rd – 8th, 2016

Photo by Carol WalkerHave you dreamed of photographing groups of horses running, horses in water, and horses at liberty? Do you want to learn in a small group how to improve your photographs of horses with hands on instruction? Then this workshop is for you. Location: Camargue, France, with five full days of shooting and in the field instruction by Carol Walker, author of Horse Photography: The Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers.

Ten morning and afternoon shoots that will include horses in the sea, horses running through the marsh, horses running on the beach, portraits of mares and foals at liberty, stallions playing in the marsh, a stallion in the sea.

You do not need to be an expert or professional to participate in this workshop, simply someone who loves horses and photography. It is suitable for amateur photographers who want to learn while photographing spectacular subjects as well as artists who want to improve their reference photographs.

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Wild Horses of the Adobe Valley
Photography Workshop

Near Bishop, California May 13th - 16th

Track and photograph wild mustangs in a stunningly picturesque setting! Join Ken Lee for four exciting days this spring as we hike and ride through the seldom visited Adobe Valley area of the Inyo National Forest seeking opportunities to observe and photograph the wild mustangs that call this rugged territory home. Nestled between two major mountain ranges, the Sierra Nevada and the White Mountains, the Adobe Valley is a unique haven for these magnificent creatures. With such stunning backdrops, the opportunities to make memorable images should be abundant.

Photo by Ken Lee

Our expert tracker/guides will educate us in the natural history and behavior of these icons of the American west. Photography instruction will be a combination of lecture/demonstrations, image critiques and in the field coaching. With any luck, our cameras will capture galloping mustangs, battling stallions and mares with their newborn foals!

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Photo by Tamara GoochThe Black Pearls Friesian Workshop
Ridgefield, Washington June 11th - 12th

Their silky midnight colored manes flow from thick necks and strong bodies. The horse of adult and childhood fantasies, the Friesian, trots into the arena while you anxiously wait, camera in hand. Welcome to "The Black Pearl" workshop. These breathtaking horses will be your subject for this exciting photography workshop. As you photograph these amazing horses you will find yourself stepping back in time, capturing one of the greatest war horses in action.

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Photo by Tamara GoochGypsy Vanner Workshop
Bellingham, Washington June 25th - 27th

The Gypsy Vanner Workshop is back! These incredible horses with their fairy tale good looks and long flowing manes and tails are everyone's dream horse and for these 3 days only, will be your photographic subjects at one of Western Washington's premier equine facilities located on 150 acres at the base of Mt. Baker National Park.

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Powderhorn Ranch Women's Retreat
Douglas, Wyoming July 27th - August 1st **wait list only**

Photo by Carien Schippers

Ladies: Join us for five nights at the beautiful Powderhorn Ranch in Wyoming as we enjoy the hospitality and horsemanship of the wonderful True family. This is a truly special place where you can leave the world behind for a little while and enjoy the essence of the western landscape and lifestyle. Shoots will include herd drives, working cattle, cowgirl and cowboy portraits, dramatic landscape scenes, magical barn light, headshots, action and so much more!

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Stoecklein Photography Workshop: A True Western Experience
Mackay, Idaho August 19th - 21st

Photo by David Stoecklein Join Drew Stoecklein at one of the most iconic outdoor studios in Mackay, Idaho. Some of the biggest brands in the United States have used this ranch including Marlboro, Copenhagen, Stetson and many more. During this 3 day workshop students capture images of real cowboys and cowgirls as they work the land from sunrise to sunset on their horses. Drew Stoecklein, son of world famous western Photographer David R. Stoecklein, will teach you the tricks of the pros. Walk away with stunning imagery for your portfolio, knowledge of how to maximize your cameras capabilities, along with the skills to take your imagery to the next level on your computer. All levels of photographers are welcome. Limited to 9 students.

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Believe in your Dreams
Equine Photography Workshop

Alberta, Canada September 16th - 18th

Here it is! A workshop that will focus on shooting equine portraiture like no other workshop has. Join Nicole Templeton on the Alberta Prairies for 2 full days and one amazing portfolio review dinner where you will be immersed in teaching, sharing, shooting and laughing! And it's all for YOU! Learn about marketing, branding, SEO, Website design and editing. Portfolio building opportunities include three lavishly styled shoots with horses and models plus a UNICORN!

Photo by Nicole Templeton

I want YOU to join me! I can promise you that this weekend in Alberta will change your business for good. You will leave inspired, renewed, and with a ton of new friends. Still not convinced? Visit the workshop page for more details!

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Vermont Photography Workshop
with Carol Walker
Spanish Mustangs in the Green Mountains

Johnson, Vermont September 24th - 25th

Photo by Carol WalkerJoin us for a unique two-day photography workshop at The Center for America's First Horse in Johnson, Vermont. Photograph the beauty of rare Spanish mustangs during the magnificent fall foliage of Vermont. Located on seventy scenic acres with the Green Mountains as a stunning backdrop, this workshop is for amateur or professional photographers and includes two days of coaching during morning and evening shooting sessions.

Photograph horse portraits, portraits of people with horses, action under saddle, conformation, details, horses moving at liberty, alone and in groups in the pasture. Carol will cover technical details such as camera and lens selection, background, lighting and more. Two classroom sessions include review of photos, editing, use of Photoshop, portfolios, selling and marketing, printing. Workshop is limited to 12 participants. This is Carol's only 2016 east coast workshop.

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On-Line VIDEO Training - with Emily Hancock
Download the video NOW and start learning.

Photo by Emily HancockIn this on-location training, Emily takes you behind the scenes of a recent shoot to show you how to master everything from selecting perfect locations and making the best use of lighting to posing your model and horse. This is a great opportunity to work with and learn from one of the most skilled equine photographers in the industry. Creating the perfect equine photo-shoot can be difficult as the entire experience hinges on your ability to set the scene, interact with clients and shoot great shots, all at the same time. It takes some photographers years to master, but time is a luxury not many people have. That's why we have created this video for you.

For just £97, use PayPal to purchase in your currency. Download and start learning now!
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