In 2007 we met in Colorado in the spring and Connecticut/New York in the Fall. From cowboys to top level dressage horses and six horse hitches of gleaming black Percherons, going to a workshop gets you outside your comfort zone and immerses you in a world of potential and possibilities and new horizons with the chance to meet people that love horses and photography. In Colorado we enjoyed the hospitality of the Sombrero Ranch and a hard working but fun loving group of cowboys and cowgirls, learned from EPNet member leaders Scott Trees and Melanie Levy and sponsors Paul Peregrine of Lightware, Mark Lukes of Fine Print Imaging and had access to a Sony SnapLab photo printer for printing out photos for our models. This was followed up with the three day Horse Drive, an experience like no other! If you missed this event in 2007 don’t despair as we are doing it again this year!
"Carien Schippers had set up so many great opportunities for us to shoot. Everything from Olympic hopeful Courtney King, who is an absolute natural in front of the camera, the finer points of dressage were pointed out to us by dressage trainer and coach Lendon Gray and we had many opportunities to photograph some outstanding horses and riders in beautiful locations. And what can anyone say about Pinnacle Farm and the experience of photographing there except that it was one of the most memorable experiences of my horse life. I can still hear and feel those horses whenever I look at the photos.
The workshop was a place to learn to see and capture the stories of the horses you get to shoot. A time to see the work of other photographers and learn from the critiques of their work and yours." Cynthia Fleishman
" I made some great friends and was amazed at how totally addicted they all are to what they do. Anytime you can get a group of women together who prefer to skip a fancy dinner to order a pizza and work well into the night editing and sharing what they had captured that day, you know you're in the right place!"
What’s in store for 2008?
Winter Workshop in Florida
Gabriele Boiselle will be leading two workshops in Ocala, Florida in February. Here is your chance to work closely with one of the world’s leading equine photographers whose passion and love for horses and photography shines through in her work. This workshop is coming soon and almost full. Read more about it on our Events site and register soon. The registration deadline is fast approaching!
Back by Popular Demand!
We are repeating our on line course: Marketing and Promotion with Peter DeMott. Many members asked if they could take it in the winter when it was less hectic. This was a great course to learn how to promote your business. Read more about Peter's course and register soon - the course begins February 1st.
Here is what Shelley Paulson had to say about the first Marketing and Promotion course: "I am very excited about your class. The funny thing is, I wasn't sure I needed it at first (ugh - pride!) because I work in a similar field, but now my whole life is in an uproar (a good uproar) because of it! I realized quickly I haven't been setting goals and I need to get things in better order."
Back to the Future
We will be back in Colorado for more great photo ops at the Sombrero Ranch and the Horse Drive. Scott Trees will lead the shoots and Lightware and Fine Print Imaging will be joining us again with demos and workshops. Don't miss this mix of fun and education and the chance to shoot some truly amazing photo. Read more about the Spring Workshop and register now!