Images of the West: Everything Equine
One of the most popular requests we get for workshops is to add more cowboy and western photography sessions. So this year we have partnered up with a working ranch nestled in some of the prettiest scenery the area has to offer! Â This working cattle ranch sprawls across deep canyons and rolling hills, dotted throughout with creeks, woods and ponds. This is a great opportunity to photograph horses and scenes of the West on a real ranch in a beautiful setting!
In this workshop our focus will be on the art of equine photography; creating captivating portraits and intense action shots ofÂ horses. Â We will start with a roundup of the horses where you will be able to photograph horses running through an open field with the Black Hills in the background. Â After the horses run into the corral, we will have even more action to photograph as they bicker over grain and interact with each other. Â After the roundup, you will have the opportunity to photograph the 20+ horses grazing andÂ running through the open fields with the Black Hills in background. Â This will also give you an opportunity to get up close for some great portraiture images! Â Throughout the workshop your instructor will share tips and techniques to get great horse photos, from settings to composition, as well as explaining horse terminology, breeds, colors, and behavior.
Type: Outdoor Workshop
Activity Level: Low to Moderate
Things to Know: When we say â€śrealâ€ť and â€śauthenticâ€ť just remember this is a working ranch, so youâ€™ll have to watch where you step!
What to Bring: You will want a variety of lenses, from wide angle to moderate telephoto. For action like this, we recommend something like a 70-200mm, so you have a bit of reach and can react as the action moves towards, or away, from you. A tripod is always a good thing but hand-holding is sometimes necessary depending on the subject. Fill flash could be used as well butÂ isÂ not required.