What does EPNet do for members?
- We promote our members through the searchable Directory and Profiles, image portfolios of their best work and the opportunity to have their work shown on featured areas of our site.
- We help and support photographers at all levels of expertise to learn the best techniques for photographing horses.
- We offer online courses, webinars and workshops teaching lighting and portraiture skills, Photoshop and more, all concentrating on the equine subject.
- Our online community supports photographers on business issues and camera techniques.
- We encourage professional standards for our Professional members. Read our Mission and Code of Ethics . . .
- We are the virtual home for anyone who loves horses and loves taking and sharing images of these magical beasts.
What courses and workshops are currently offered?
Sombrero Ranch Photo Workshop and Great American Horse Drive: This unique event offers amazing opportunities for photographers of all levels. Enjoy exclusive and intensive photographic access to the Sombrero Ranch with herds of horses, pole corrals, water and dust and much more with a great group of real life cowboys and cowgirls, followed by three days documenting the Great American Horse Drive. More information . . .
The Basics of Equine Videography with Scott Trees: Video skills are important for equine photographers, a new market segment that you can take advantage of by learning core skills. Scott Trees shares his wisdom and experience in this new on demand class. More information . . .
Social Media for Equine Photographers with Terri Cage: Social media is a critical tool for marketing. There are so many choices - which platform will help you get the best exposure and gain customers? More information . . .
Black Backgrounds Tips & Techniques: Learn how to create those black background images that are so popular with clients with Terri Cage. Techniques for editing images in Lightroom and Photoshop will be taught via recorded demos plus additional videos. More information . . .
Horses and Humans: Techniques for creating portraits of horses with people are markedly different than photographing horses alone - these tips and tricks of posing horses and humans together will help. Classes will cover equipment, safety, posing and marketing as well as working with models. More information . . .
Powderhorn Ranch Women's Retreat
This popular annual retreat is a unique opportunity to live for five days at a true working ranch, in fact it is so popular we have added a second date. Both of these retreats are now full and we are maintaining waiting lists. More information . . .
What if I am seeking more personalized mentorship?
EPNet offers private portfolio reviews and critiques with a reviewer of your choice. This is a great opportunity to get valuable constructive feedback from an established, seasoned professional equine photographer of your choice.
Read more about Portfolio Reviews . . .
Do you have more resources for photographers?
We are continually updating our resource pages with interesting and relevant links. We have these sites sorted by Copyright, Photo Licensing, Releases, Stock Photography, Gear, and Photo Labs in our resource section. Take a look . . .
How about resources for horse owners?
Are you thinking of hiring a pro to photograph your horses? Our article Preparing for the Photo Shoot has some great tips to make the most of your photo session. From suggestions about what to discuss with the photographer in advance to preparing your horse and choosing a location. You can use our Member Directory to help you find photographers in your area.
If you would like to take better photos of your own horses, we welcome horse owners and enthusiasts and photographers of all skill levels who would like to get a better understanding of their gear. As a General or Basic member you will have access to a wealth of resources as well as the opportunity to network and learn from our members in our online communities and classes. All are invited to attend our courses.
How can we help horses?
EPNet photographers around the world are available as volunteers to help horses in need by donating their time and talent to help promote rescue organizations and operations. Members may join this effort by selecting Volunteer for Rescue in their Profile Account Personal Details. If your rescue organization is in need of a photographer, please search our Member Directory for volunteers by checking the Rescue Photos box.
Why is Copyright important?
Most photographers and other artists, from painters to musicians, enjoy creating their art. They count on their art to help them make a living. Photographers can have tens of thousands of dollars tied up in equipment and may have spent years refining their techniques. Photographs are particularly easy to copy. It might seem an innocent act, but it hurts the ability of photographers to continue to work and make great photos. It is also a federal crime. You need permission from the artist to copy their work. Please read our statement on Copyright.