In this equine photography workshop you will learn from my way of working - starting with my philosophy around how I work and why and ending with the finished images after editing. My main intention when you leave is you being closer to knowing what you want and that you feel inspired with a new perspective and new knowledge to start working towards your goal.
This workshop is an intensive 3 day and 2 night program where we will explore the nearby surroundings of the beautiful region Mänttä-Vilppula/Jämsä in Finland. We will photograph different breeds of horses that is perfect for you portfolio. One of the breeds being from Finland - the Finn horse. Mainly focusing on freedom sessions but also including beautiful portraits at stunning locations. Locations will for example be typical Finnish forest and a quarry. It will be a great opportunity to learn and develop your equine photography skills so that you can start to create images with higher quality and stronger presence.
Learn my way of Equine Photography
Information about the workshop
Region of Mänttä-Vilppula/Jämsä in Finland
Where is the workshop held?
The workshop is held June 9-11, 2023
What are the dates?
Amateurs to professional. You should know about your settings and camera. International participant – workshop will be held in english language. Finnish translator is available for those who do not feel 100% comfortable in the English language.
Who can attend the workshop?
About our accommodation?
We will stay in a hotel in shared rooms during the weekend. Single room might be available per request and to extra charge.
Which meals are included?
Breakfast is included in the workshop price. Lunch and dinner is not included and is payed individually by the participants for every occasion. We will eat at restaurants close by or cook at our house.
What will our schedule look like?
First day will start with a theoretical masterclass in which I talk about my experience, way of working and thoughts about equine photography. In the evening we will have our first photo session until the late sunset. Second day will start with our second masterclass, this time the topic is editing. I will show before and after photos, my way of working in Lightroom and Photoshop with photos taken during the workshops first photo session. After this we will edit together and I'm there to support and help you in the editing of your own photos. In the afternoon and evening we will have our second and third photo session on two different locations, until the sun goes down. Third and last day will start with photo editing in the morning, and with the chance of a portfolio review and private talk. We end the workshop with our fourth and last photo session in the early afternoon.
What will you learn?
I will share my thoughts on equine photography, talk about basic photo theory such as light, composition, contrast, color theory and perspective and share the thoughts I have about how to create equine images that evoke emotions in the observer. I will also share image examples of how my mind goes about posing the horse during the photo session and what kind of movement I am looking for.
guided organized photo sessions
During the workshop we are organising several photo sessions with something unique at every occasion. We will mix different breeds, locations and scenarios to bring you a wide range of possibilities. Mostly focusing on horses in freedom, we will also take the opportunity to create living portraits. During the whole process I will share how I work with the horses, how I think about light situations, composition etc. and I am continuously supporting each participants during the process.
editing classes & my own creative process
I will share my workflow and way of editing in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop from the selection of unedited images taken during the workshop to the finished image that I post on social media. I will share photos before & after editing to give you a better understanding of my creative process and how I see my images both during the photo session and in the editing. We will also have editing sessions where I can help you while you edit images taken during the workshop to further learn techniques in the editing that I use.
I offer a portfolio review at the end of the workshop for everyone who feels like they would benefit or if you just need some words of advices. I will give you my perspective as an observer of your work and I offer constructive feedback and tips for the future adapted after your own personal situation and goals.
How many participants?
What's the price?
Maximum numbers of participants: 10
Available spots: 10
Important! This workshop requires a minimum of 6 participants or it will be cancelled.
3 day workshop - 2 nights of accommodation - Transportation to/from Tampere, Transportation during the workshop - Breakfast - Commercial use for photos - Theoretical lessons & discussions - PDF & video material - Coaching - Guided photo sessions - Portfolio review
Total price is 12 500 SEK. Booking deposit is 6000 SEK, non-refundable and holds your spot. When you book your spot an invoice will be sent to your email and it can be payed with bank transfer or Paypal.
How many photo sessions are there?
In total there will be 4 photo sessions. The photo sessions will be organised for mainly afternoon and evenings. The sun goes down very late and rise very early, so during this workshop we will focus on photographing in both more complicated strong light and beautiful, soft evening light. On every occasion we will plan for a longer photo session and always include more than 1 horse to be able to create as many different images and scenarios as possible.
How does booking and payment work?
How can I use the photos from the workshop?
You can book your spot by emailing me or filling in the form below. Send me all your information (name, address, phone, if you have a EU-VAT number etc) and I'll help you with the booking process. An invoice for the booking fee will be sent to your email and it needs to be payed within 10 days for your spot to be secured. The invoice for the rest of the workshop fee will be sent out 2 months before the workshop and it has to be payed in full 4 weeks before the workshop starts. The invoices can be payed with international bank transfer or through PayPal (send money as friend or I have to charge an extra fee).
There is no limitations in how you can use the images you photograph during the workshop. You can sell the images for personal and commercial use and distribute it to sell prints etc. However, since I am the leading and organising photographer and the images mainly comes from my ideas I want you to always mention that the photos are photographed during this workshop with me. It should be mentioned when posted on social media, webpage etc (whenever possible) but I do understand it's not possible for all purposes.
What material will I recieve?
After the workshop you will get access to the PDF presentations held during the masterclasses. You will also receive the video material of when I edit my images during our editing masterclass. Remembering everything at location can be hard even when you write things down. This material is complementary to the workshop experience so if there is something you don't remember you can go back and watch me do it again/read about it again.