Photographing horses is Lara Joy’s passion and the only thing that excites her more than being out with the horses is to share her passion with other photographers. Join her for this fast-paced and fun two-day workshop.
Day #1 will be on-site at a suburban stable (exact time and location to be announced after registration). LJ will discuss safety around the horses followed by tips on setting up your gear for this type of shoot. You’ll learn about equine behaviors and then practice different shooting techniques, composition, best angles, use of light, etc.
For Day #1 please wear close-toed shoes, preferably boots, and long pants or jeans. You might be sitting on fences, leaning on walls and laying on the ground. Please don’t wear anything you don’t want to get dirty.
Preferred gear is a dSLR (full frame or crop both work) with a 70-200 or 70-300 lens. If all you have is a wide angle, please borrow a longer focal length for the day. You do not need a tripod for this workshop because LJ is a rebel and prefers to handhold her camera.
Day #2 will be at the school. Lara Joy will start with a presentation on photographing the iconic and endangered American mustang following by a discussion on selecting your best images from Day #1’s shoot. You’ll narrow your images down to the top 20, work on editing them in Lightroom and then print your favs. Lara Joy will share her favorite Lightroom editing tools throughout the day.
In addition to being beautiful to photograph, spending time with horses is good for your soul. You’ll end this weekend not only with beautiful prints and a new photography passion but with a full and happy heart.