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Fall, 2009 Workshop Newsletter 

Wild Horse Workshops                      

with Lynne Pomeranz
2009 Late Summer/Fall Schedule

New Mexico One-Day Wild Horse Workshop September 25, September 20, October 18
Monero Mustang Sanctuary and/or Wild Horses of Placitas

New Mexico Three-Day Wild Horse Workshop
September 11-13
Jicarilla Wild Horse Territory (Carson National Forest)
Monero Mustang Sanctuary

New Mexico Four-day Wild Horse Workshop
September 10-13, October 9-12, October 22-25
Wild Horses of Placitas
Jicarilla Wild Horse Territory (Carson National Forest)
Monero Mustang Sanctuary

New Mexico Five-Day Workshops
September 27 – October 1
Wild Horses of Placitas, Monero Mustang Sanctuary, Jicarilla Wild Horse Territory, Aspens in the high country of New Mexico

November 4 – 8
Wild Horses of Placitas, Bordo Atravesdo Horse Range, Birds of Bosque Del Apache

Join us for an unforgettable photo and wildlife expedition into the natural habitat of America's last wild horses. Experience all the beauty, serenity, exuberance, and nobility of the last remaining symbols of the American West. Photo instruction and digital darkroom included. Groups are purposefully kept small to ensure an intimate experience with personal attention.

“Simple words cannot express the feeling in my heart. There is something so primal being out in 76,000 acres with the wild ones. A feeling that brings us all down to what is real in this world.” Rachael Waller, EPNet member.

Flitner Ranch, Shell, Wyoming
Sep 27–Oct 3, 2009
Unparalleled opportunities to photograph horses thundering through clouds of dust and sagebrush, splashing through shallow river beds, and silhouetted against the setting sun are just a fraction of the exceptional photographic potential in our 5-day photo shoot. In addition to the horses, we’ll have outstanding chances to photograph all aspects of cowboy life including model-released cowboys working herds of horses and cattle, during hard-charging action, with backdrops of dramatic red cliffs and golden autumn aspen—and even cowboy portrait sessions! Horses and cowboys will keep us busy all day long—it’s the equivalent of two shoots in one! Each day there will be an extraordinary range of subjects to please beginners and amateurs as well as stock and fine arts photographers.

Join photo leaders Darrell Gulin and Jeff Vanuga on this exclusive shoot to capture the power and majesty of horses, striking images of Wild West buckaroos, and to chronicle the uniquely American flavor of the "Cowboy Way."

“The Heart of the Horse”
with Instructors Kimerlee Curyl and Shelley Paulson
St. Cloud Minnesota
October 2-4 2009

You are invited to join us for a unique workshop, focused on exploring the relationship between horses and people through the medium of photography. The “Heart of the Horse” workshop is geared toward experienced photographers wanting to take their equine photography to a deeper level of connectedness to the horse, and who want to learn more about capturing the deep bond between horses and those that love them.
This is not a “how-to” equine photography workshop as our goal is to empower people to move beyond the basics and technical issues into photographing horses from the heart. There will be four exciting experiential photography sessions throughout the workshop, with a Saturday afternoon lecture by Nita Jo Rush, a three star Parelli trainer. Sunday’s shoots will be a variety of breeds and locations, including liberty shoots with a beautiful Gypsy Vanner stallion, mares and babies. We will also have lots of group discussion and discovery time. 

The Hideout Ranch, Wyoming
October 4 – 10, 2009

Embrace your creative vision and learn to develop a personal style in a weeklong intensive workshop with award winning fine art photographer Bobbie Goodrich.

Join us for four exciting days photographing horses, wranglers, ranch life, scenery, cattle roping, old barns, wildlife, cowboys and cowgirls, lodges, etc. at sunrise and sunset.

Our location at The Hideout Guest Ranch in Shell, Wyoming (population 50), The Flitner Ranch, The Trapper Creek Lodge, the secluded Trapper and White Creek Canyons, including the dramatic Shell Canyon is as unique as it is dramatic and beautiful. This area with its many formations hides a rarely seen variety of landscapes, beautiful colors and scenery all within driving distance of The Hideout Guest Ranch.

The American Cowboy - Symbol of the American West Photography Workshop
Belle Fourche, South Dakota
October 8th – October 13th, 2009
Join us where the open prairie meets the Black Hills in western South Dakota for an amazing six day workshop photographing working cowboys on a sprawling cattle ranch.

For this workshop, we will be on a working cattle ranch, photographing genuine folks who live the life, and are cowboy to the core. These are not professional models, just honest hard working cowboys and girls. In other words, this is as authentic as it gets, and we promise you will not see a rhinestone anywhere on this workshop.

We'll photograph a huge variety of action, scenery, and subjects, including cowboy portraits, riding, roping, running horses, close-ups of cowboy gear and tack, horse pushes, cattle pushes, farrier work, and more. Led by award winning professional photographers, this will be your best opportunity to photograph authentic working cowboys and cowgirls on a real ranch setting in the Dakotas.

EPNet Members Only Fall Workshop
Lexington, Kentucky
October 15-18, 2009
This workshop is full, a waiting list is being maintained at this time! Plan to join us in Lexington on June, 2010. 
EPNet members are invited to spend a long weekend in the heart of Thoroughbred blue grass country this October. We will have a private guided tour of the area and photographic access to some of the top Thoroughbred facilities in the world.

Scottsdale, Arizona
November 5-8, 2009    

Join three professional photographers for a most unique experience in the gorgeous Sonoran Desert, photographing horses and wranglers in action, with the dramatic desert landscape as your backdrop.
Working with you will be award-winning equine photographer, Bobbie Goodrich, acclaimed nature photographer Richard Buchbinder, and accomplished equestrian/fine art photographer, Rose Erato.
Bobbie, Rose and Richard will offer guidance for obtaining creative images in camera during on location field shoots. You will leave the workshop with terrific images and sharpened techniques. The emphasis of the workshop is to enhance your creative vision from initial raw capture to final fine art print.

with David H Wells
February 21-24, 2010

Join award-winning photographer David H Wells for three intense days photographing the excitement of rodeo at the Tucson Rodeo in February of 2010. The instructor, a veteran photojournalist, will guide students through the challenges and rewards of photographing one of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America. 

Triple “D” Offers Western Horse Photography Sessions
Established in 1972, the Triple “D” was one of the first to offer trained animals for wildlife photography and cinematography. During the past 35 years, the Triple “D” has provided animals to many movie companies and still photographers. Their business maintains over thirty species to include the endangered snow leopard and the Siberian tiger. 

Because of their passion for wilderness pack trips, the Triple “D” decided to expand their photographic workshops to include western horse sessions. Here, photographers are provided with opportunities to film the natural beauty of running herds of horses and colorful western dressed wranglers in the beautiful mountain valleys of western Montana and the Sierra foothills of California.

The Montana western photo events are referred to as the “Horse Roundup” which normally are scheduled for two consecutive days and planned to capture the unique beauty of spring, summer, winter and fall. The filming locations are selected to highlight a particular season and include running horses in snow, through water, fields of wild flowers or creating dust as they run.

The California session is called the “Day on the Ranch” and is offered several times during the month of April (alternate years) when the Sierra foothills are lush with new green foliage and abundant with wild flowers.

Coming up in 2010:
May 4-9: Colorado Cowboys Workshop and Horse Drive
Photos from the 2009 workshop and drive may be seen here.
June 20-24: Lexington, Kentucky