Equine photography and teaching about it with honesty and dedication is very close to my heart. I want to share the knowledge I have gained from many years working professionally in the business and teach others about my way.
I am passionate to inspire others to find who they are in their photography. With several years of hosting photo workshops these personal and very focused coaching sessions is the ultimate addition to help others grow.
Every coaching sessions is tailored after your own specific wishes and needs. Doing so, I am able to help you grow as much as possible with the time we have.
My approach is more of the emotional spectrum and creating equine images as art, however I do have a wide and long experience of horses which also is brought in to the whole experience of working with them during our sessions and my techniques of editing can be used for many different purposes.
In July 2019 I had a one-on-one coaching with Malin Wengdahl in Germany. I have been following her photography for a very long time and admire her natural expressive images. Before the coaching I was worried because the coaching would take place in the English language. I myself do not judge my English as particularly good. But my fear was completely unfounded. Malin speaks the English language very clearly and easily, so that I could understand it very well and it wasn't a problem to ask questions. You also feel very comfortable near Malins. She is a very personable and natural person. My motivation after the coaching increased immeasurably and I also grew mentally. I have the feeling that I can do everything if I really want to.
During coaching I learned many new aspects and techniques from Malin, how I can better capture the character of the horse in my pictures. Not only in the portrait, also in the freedom where no wishes remained open.
I also learned a lot of new things in the editing part, although I already had a lot of coaching, I was able to take a lot with me that I will incorporate into my workflow in the future.
Do you need new knowledge or a fresh perspectives on your way of working? This is a shorter coaching sessions where I will guide you through a photo session of your choice.
- Photo session with full guidance & new photos for your portfolio
Do you want to grow as a photographer and creative? You learn about photo theory before we have a photo session together. This package also includes editing theory in LR/PS.
- General photo theory
- Photo session with full guidance
- Theory session with editing
Do you want complete guidance in your creative process and in who you are as a photographer?
- Review & reflections of your work
- Photo theory & guided photo session
- My own workflow editing -> to client
- Practical session editing your photos
- Extra smaller topic from your request
These are the components in which I can coach you to evolve and take one step closer to who you want to be as an equine photographer. Each coaching session is tailored from your needs, and in every topic is possibilities of different approaches and information depending on what level you are currently on and what knowledge you seek. This is the perfect opportunity to ask those questions you always had in the back of your head.
When photo theory is included in your package we prepare you for our guided photo session. We talk about light, composition, perspective, movements, technical aspects of the camera and how to simply approach and work with the horses during our session in order to get the result you want.
GUIDED PHOTO SESSION
A guided photo session is the golden opportunity for learning. Not only because you get to see how I work, but because I can help you step by step by giving you tips and tricks, and evaluate the result that you get throughout the whole photo session. We can discuss your goal with the session and I can give you the tools to achieve it.
Let me help you find ways to make your images more emotional and alive. Learn basics and/or more advanced editing in Lightroom and Photoshop but also retouching like removing fences and halters etc. Choose what you want to learn depending on your level of experience.
• What is the additional travel costs?
It depends on where you are and how many clients I have in the same area. If you live within Kalmar/Öland, Sweden there is no additional travel cost. If you are in other areas of Sweden or even in another country the travel costs will be my travel expenses. Normally on my photo tours I have several clients in a nearby area and so I will split the travel costs and it will be a lower cost for everyone.
• How does payment work?
30% of the total amount is payed as a booking fee by the time of booking. The booking fee is non-refundable and works as a confirmation of the booked service and holds your date. The rest of the payment should be done not later than 1 week before the coaching starts. Payment can be done via bank transfer or Paypal. You will receive an invoice with all necessary information.
• What about food?
For all personal coachings more than 2 hours I include snacks, fruit and water in order for us to get all the energy required to keep a high focus. For more than 5 hours (when located nearby my home) I additionally will include lunch or dinner.
• Do you book clients outside of Sweden?
Yes I do travel for clients. Just let me know where you are at and we'll make it happen. Sometimes I already have plans on visiting somewhere and sometimes client requests takes me to places.
• Is transportation included?
Transportation from our suggested area is included to and from our photo sessions, and to the place where I hold the theoretical lessons of our personal coaching.
• How can I use the photos taken during the coaching?
Photos taken during the coaching can be used for private purposes like on your website, on social media and in your portfolio. No commercial use is allowed. When photos are published on social media you have to mention that the photo was taken during a coaching with Equine by Wengdahl / Malin Wengdahl. Commercial use can be allowed to an additional fee.