Colorado Cowboys & Horses Retreat
Join us in Craig, Colorado later this month and attend these exciting seminars:
Last minute sign ups welcome! Why stay home when you could be attending these exciting events? Attend the whole Conference or join us for one of our speaker sessions. Each of the speaker sessions below is only $85 including lunch and/or dinner.
April 28, Monday, 1PM
Kate Dardine, Fine Print Imaging
"Creating a Fine Art Identity"
How do you break away from the herd? Come find out the most important steps in creating an art identity that will put you – and your work – on the radar screen of those who can make a difference in your photography career. Having a consistent body of work is only the start. In this workshop you will learn what works – and what doesn’t – as you create an identity that is uniquely you. Come prepared to think, to learn and to grow!
A professional artist herself, Kate Dardine has 20 years experience with Fine Print helping artists and photographers market their work Kate’s work is represented by galleries in Colorado and Oklahoma. You can view Kate’s paintings on her website, www.katedardine.com
April 30, Wednesday, 9AM
"The Business of Equine Photography"
Get your business on the right track with a session geared specifically towards the equine photographer. Come prepared to ask questions as they relate to your business. Topics to be covered: What you need to get started in business, Equipment, Paperwork, Work Flow, Licensing and Pricing, Income Sources, Marketing and Advertising, Insurance, Record Keeping, and much more!
Scott Trees has been a working equine and commercial professional photographer/videographer for 38 years. Recognized internationally for his talent, he will be the first to tell you that skill alone is not enough to succeed: “After all these years, I know succeeding in photography is a two fold venue. First is the talent side, and second is the business side. In many ways the business side is more important. Without that, a talented photographer will not last as an ongoing business.”
“Today’s digital photography world has changed a lot of things. One is that more and more people want to make a living from their images. Photography is a difficult and expensive business to maintain. With all my years of work for a variety of equine and commercial clients, I have had great success and failure. My goal for this class is to take the business lessons I have learned and share them with people wanting to take their hobby one step further and try to make it a business.”
April 30, Wednesday, 1PM
Larry Padgett, The Center for Fine Art Photography "Internet Marketing for Photographers"
• What Works, What Doesn’t • How to Make the Internet work for you • Examples of great web sites and why they are great • A few examples of what not to do • New tools: Blogs, Widgets, RSS Feeds • Plus how to tie it all in with your printed pieces
Larry Padgett is the Executive Director for The Center for Fine Art Photography, located in Fort Collins, CO. Prior to starting the Center he was a commercial photographer for six years. Before that he spent 25 years in sales and marketing, and as a small business development consultant. His last five years, before going over to the dark slide of life was focused on internet marketing consulting for small and mid size companies.
A full overview of the event is available at: http://events.equinephotographers.net/col08/index.htm
To sign up for a session, please email us with your name and address and session to:
Visit our Image Showcases to see what members have photographed for our recent assignments and projects:
The Equinox in Black and White http://equinephotographers.org/4um/viewtopic.php?t=8910
Basic Photography On Line Course: Back by popular demand! Join Carien Schippers in this intensive on line course that will focus on photographing the horse and how to consistently get good, usable photos. Participants will be encouraged to go out and shoot applying what they have learned in each tutorial and then uploading their best images to the forum photo albums for feedback. This course is meant to be a hands on class and participants will be encouraged to shoot each week or, if possible, every day, posting their work, asking questions and helping classmates. All skill levels are encouraged to take this course and participants will receive individual attention with personal feedback that addresses their own goals and skills. The course begins June 11th. http://www.equinephotographers.org/courses
American Horse Publication's Annual Conference
Join EPNet in Saratoga Springs, New York this June at the American Horse Publication's Annual Conference. All members of the Equine Photographers Network are eligible and encouraged to attend the American Horse Publications Conference, June 19-21 and then stay June 22 and 23 for a special photo seminar with internationally recognized photographer Gabriele Boiselle. http://events.equinephotographers.net/ahp08/