The Equine Photographers' Network Newsletter

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Clark Farms Workshop
Member News
Call for Entries
Upcoming Workshops
Sponsor Spotlight: ProLab Express
EPNet Trial & Photog Request
Holiday Shop
Winter Solstice Project
Horse Radio

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Announcing the EPNet Holiday Shop:
Do your holiday shopping on line at the EPNet Holiday Shop! Featuring a wonderful variety of work from many of our talented members: Books, Calendars, DVD’s, Fine Art Prints and much more!

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Calling All Photographers!
2008 Winter Solstice Photo Project

On December 20th, 21 & 22 we invite photographers from all over the world to participate in this group photo project. Wherever you may be, on one of these days take a photo of the horse(s) in your part of the world. Go here for complete info:
Winter Solstice Photo Project

Horse Radio Network

Equine Photographers featured on the Horse Radio Network! On the radio program: How to take a better Horse Photo and What is Chimping?
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EPNet General Member Scholarship
Deadline to apply for 6 month General Member Scholarship is December 15, four scholarships will be awarded:

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November 2008

EPNet Clark Farms Workshop

EPNet Members met at Clark Farms in South Central Pennsylvania for three days of fun photographing the Clark Farms cowboys and cowgirls, Quarter Horses and Angus cattle in a variety of great locations. See some of the great photos participants were able to capture on the forum.

Photo by Carien Schippers

From Bernice Yates, NJ: Wow, what a weekend! I can’t remember when I have had a better time with such congenial and talented people. It was a fabulous experience from start to finish. Todd and Tammy could not have done more to make our stay comfortable and memorable. All the friendly, cooperative and good looking models gave us the thrill of a western experience with genuine talent and ease. But mostly I want to thank Betty, our powerhouse of photographic knowledge and Carien for arranging the entire weekend. To all, THANKS for a job well done and many happy trails until we meet again!

From Judy Bosco, Ct: When I saw on EPNet that the fall workshop was going to be at a cattle ranch in PA, I jumped at the chance to "go west without having to go west". I have never been any farther west than 45 minutes east of Pittsburgh, so I was very excited about being able to shoot this type of lifestyle. I was not disappointed. The folks were wonderful and the scenery was beautiful. It was so nice to be able to shoot a skyline without having to remove telephone wires and such in the background after the fact.

I make it a point to try and get to at least one workshop a year. I was a little worried this year about being able to afford to go, but I made sure I put away for it and made it happen. Also, to have Betty Cooper as the instructor for a lot of the shoots we did, was icing on the cake. For me, it does not get any better than that!

From Betty Cooper, Canada: What a tremendous opportunity to work with such professionals. These riders were supreme horsemen. Their talent and desire to do anything possible for a great image was astounding. They constantly kept amazing us. It had rained almost 2/3rds of the day on Saturday. We spent our time working on portraiture and then the storm cleared and we were presented with the most unbelievable light. Strong light with the new front and the sky a magical blue grey with density. Add to this one cowboy and three cowgirls who performed a miracle in my books. They had driven the herd to the crest of the hill with the magical sky as a background. The only problem was that the herd was facing towards the sky. Todd, the ranch foreman told the cowgirls, "To turn the herd toward the photographers". Within three minutes these expert horsewomen turned the entire herd, keeping them exactly against the perfect backdrop and facing the photographers. It was a MIRACLE! I know myself that an opportunity like this with the perfect lighting and location will never occur again in my lifetime.

Photo by Carien Schippers

Special thanks to our workshop sponsors:

Frame Destination
Rangefinder Magazine
Think Tank
Archival Methods

Member News:

Congratulations to the many EPNet members that were juried into the recent “All Things Horses” Show at the Center for Fine Art Photography. Congratulations to EPNet member Rachael Waller for winning the Visitor’s Choice award with her image “Phoenix Rising”

Forgotten Horses by Tony StrombergNew Book: The Forgotten Horses by Tony Stromberg
In Tony Stromberg's newest book, he focuses his lens on the unwanted horses of the country. Instead of doing another book on flashy or exotic breeds, Tony chose to capture the soul of the "working class" equine. Through his gorgeous photography, The Forgotten Horses reveals the profound spirit of these animals, and honors the people and sanctuaries that have offered them a well-deserved home. With a brief foreword by Robert Redford.
Visit Tony's site for more information

New DVD: Our Wild Horses II by Pam Nickoles
This DVD features the music of highly acclaimed, international composer, Bruce Rowland (selections from "The Man From Snowy River" movie soundtrack and more), Jimmy Gelhaar and "Prairie Desert Music." Comes packaged with a small reference booklet about each of the horses in the photos.
Visit Pam's site for more information

New DVD: Journeys and Photo Seminars with Gabriele Boiselle
World renowned equine photographer, Gabriele Boiselle invites horse lovers of all persuasions to join her during her Florida travels. Gabriele shares her unique style of photography and takes you on a personal tour to farms and stables in beautiful central Florida as she journeys to photograph some of the world’s most spectacular horses.
Find out more at the EPNet Bookstore

Call for Entries:
Wings, Tails, Hooves and Scales,
An Art Exhibition Celebrating Animals

Deadline: December 5, 2008

February 19-22, 2009 will mark the fifth art exhibition held in conjunction with the Midwest Veterinary Conference. This annual conference is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and is presented by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. The Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC) draws over 6,000 attendees from every aspect of the veterinary profession. We invite you to join us in this exhibition celebrating animals and their impact on our lives. Proceeds from the Wings,Tails, Hooves & Scales Art Show will be donated to the Ohio Animal Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of animal health.
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Upcoming Workshops

Enchanted Wildlife in New Mexico

Lynne Pomeranz PhotoJoin award-winning photographers Lynne Pomeranz and David Cramer on the trail of the wild horses of Placitas and on the Bordo Atravesado Wild Horse Range. Both of these locations boast rolling hills colored in earthen tones and cedar, with mountain and mesa backgrounds that call forth images of the old west. There will also be photo sessions at the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, world-famous for bird viewing and photographic opportunities.
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Fine Art Photography Workshop with Bobbie Goodrich
at the Hideout Lodge at Flitner Ranch, Shell, Wyoming

Photo by Bobbie GoodrichEmbrace your creative vision and learn to develop a personal style in a week long intensive workshop with award winning fine art photographer Bobbie Goodrich. Spend four exciting days photographing horses, wranglers, ranch life, cattle roping and branding at sunrise and sunset. Our location is a most unique and diverse setting at the Hideout in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.

Visit The Hideout at Flitner Ranch to learn about the location and Bobbie's website and bio for for more information on the event.. Please call Ashley at The Hideout to book your space 1-800-354-8637

Gabriele Boiselle returns to Ocala, Florida

Photo by Carien SchippersBack by popular demand to lead two workshops, one for intermediate photographers and one for advanced photographers. A prolific photographer well known for her books and calendars of horses and other wildlife, Boiselle’s style is easily recognized with her dramatic photos that capture the essence and the spirit of the horse. On location she will share with workshop participants the knowledge, passion and even some of the secrets that have caused her photos to be showcased in publications for the past 25 years.

View some videos from last year’s locations and
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Sponsor Spotlight: ProLab Express

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