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Spring 2017 Workshops Newsletter


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The Horses of Kings Workshop 2017
with Tamara Gooch

Baja Mexico: April 7 - 10, 2017

Photo by Tamara GoochWe are going south of the border to beautiful Puerto Nuevo in Baja Mexico again this year for this all inclusive workshop, where our focus will be the PRE/Andalusian horses of Yuguada Ernesto Jimenez. The ranch is located on a hillside sitting above the beautiful coast line with over 40 mares, foals and stallions at our disposal.

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Colorado Cowboys and
the Great American Horse Drive

Craig, Colorado: April 30 - May 7, 2017

Imagine 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!

Photo by Carien Schippers

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Wild Mustang Photo Safari in Northern California
Elk Creek, CA: May 4 - 7, 2017

Photo by Tara ArrowoodPlease join us for our annual spring photography safari, observing and forever capturing the essence of MCR's iconic wild horses and its majestic landscape. The workshop will take place at MCR's 2000 acre wild horse sanctuary and wildlife preserve located near Elk Creek, nestled in the hills of Northern CA. Over 200 stunning mustangs run free in a landscape of long valleys, rolling hills of chaparral, steep ridges dotted with digger pines embraced by the Spring light. This four-day workshop will include guided tours of this beautiful ranch by MCR founder Ellie Phipps Price and photographer Tara Arrowood. The workshop will cover the entire creative process from observing light, shooting, editing and post production workflow.

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Wild Mustangs of the Adobe Valley
Near Bishop, CA: May 12th - 15th, 2017

Track and photograph wild horses on foot and horseback through a stunningly picturesque setting! Join Ken Lee for four exciting days this spring as we hike and ride through the seldom visited Adobe Valley seeking opportunities to observe and photograph the wild mustangs that call this rugged territory home. Situated between the snow-clad slopes of two major mountain ranges and blessed with a thriving equine population, the Adobe Valley is rich with opportunities to make memorable wildlife and landscape images.

Photo by Ken Lee

Our skilled tracker/guides will help us find the horses and educate us on the natural history of these icons of the American West. Ken uses a combination of lectures, demonstrations and individual in-the-field coaching to help you build your arsenal of technical and creative skills for successful wildlife and nature photography. This workshop is a co-production of The Art of Seeing Photography Adventures and Rock Creek Pack Station.

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High Sierra on Horseback
Near Bishop, CA: July 24th -28th, 2017

Elevate your photography in the John Muir Wilderness! Let the horses do the heavy lifting. Follow in the footsteps of Ansel Adams and John Muir on this unique equine-based photography workshop. Experience 5 days of intensive photography education in the heart of the spectacular Sierra Nevada. Our destination is truly a photographer's paradise, but not easy to access. Fortunately, we will have our four legged friends to help us haul the gear as we ride through this magnificent alpine environment.

Photo by Ken LeeAlpenglow, Golden Hour, Blue Hour … these are the conditions that produce portfolio images. Therefore, our days will start early and end late but there will also be time to explore or just soak in your surroundings and appreciate the quiet magnificence of true wilderness. Your level of photography experience is not as important as your desire to advance your image making abilities.

Ken Lee will serve as your photography instructor for this unique adventure offered by Rock Creek Pack Station. RCPS' veteran guides are equipped with expert knowledge of the natural history of the Sierra as well the ability to wrangle up some amazing mountain meals.

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Powderhorn Ranch Women's Retreat
Douglas, Wyoming: August 2 - August 7, 2017

Photo by Carien SchippersA women's camaraderie event. 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, experimental and night photography and so much more! Space is limited, only a few spots available.

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Mongolia Photography Workshop
Mongolia: September 23 - October 2, 2017

Photo by Debra GarsideThis 10 day workshop is of utmost interest to equine photographers. Co-led by Kevin Pepper (veteran of many trips to Mongolia) and Debra Garside, horsewoman, Sable Island specialist and leader of wild horse workshops, the itinerary is designed specifically around horse culture, wild horses, feral horses and so much more! From monks and shamans to mountains and sand dunes, the opportunities are endless. Join us September 23rd - October 2nd and see the land of the Eagle Hunters!

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Carol Walker Equine Photography Workshop
Johnson, Vermont: October 7 - 8, 2017

Photo by Carol WalkerCome to Vermont and photograph the beauty of one of the largest herds of rare Spanish mustangs in the eastern United States during the magnificent fall foliage. The Center for America's First Horse is located on seventy scenic acres with the Green Mountains as a stunning backdrop. Carol Walker, award-winning equine and wildlife photographer, will be teaching a two day photography workshop at The Center for America's First Horse in Johnson, Vermont. The workshop is a unique opportunity for amateur or professional photographers, and artists who want to raise the standards of their photography skills by working with one of the most notable equine photographers worldwide. This is Carol's only east coast workshop of the year. Limited to 12 participants.

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Tamara Gooch Photo Workshops

Tamara's photographic workshops are about capturing the soul and essence of the horse, its spirit, and bond with its human companions. Tamara will share her passion and photographic knowledge with workshop participants while focusing on the technical basics of creating successful equine photography by teaching you to really see the light and how to best utilize it. You will learn composition, the rule of thirds, and the best part . . . how to break the rules and get those fabulous one-of-a-kind shots. Photo reviews, conducted while shooting and during post processing, help insure participants are provided with skills for consistently good images.

Photo by Tamara GoochAll workshops touch on business and marketing techniques for equine and portrait photographers covering the challenges we face today, from Social Media to pricing. Tamara's workshops are open to all levels of photographers and beginners are encouraged to attend. Tamara's passion for horses, portrait, and lifestyle photography are sure to captivate, entertain and inspire. You will leave her workshops feeling energized and motivated to make new and better images. "When we see with our hearts as well as with our eyes, we have the potential to make powerful images."

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