ONE DAY COURSE 10:00AM – 4:30PM
If you want to take better, more creative pictures of horses then the Equine Photography Course is the course for you. The Equine Photography Course is suitable for photographers keen to learn how to create impactful images of horses.
Learn how to create beautiful images of horses and develop a better understanding of how to use natural light to best effect. Enjoy an equine portrait shoot with top event horses. Be inspired to take your new knowledge away and create some great images.
To get the most out of the Equine Photography Course, it is recommended that students are able to control depth of field, capture motion and have an understanding of how to use ISO. These skills are taught on our Beginners Digital Photography Course.
The Equine Photography Course will be delivered as a morning classroom/workshop session followed, after lunch, by a photo-shoot with two or three selected horses at Reybridge Eventing – stables of International Eventing Rider David Doel and trainer Maggie Doel.
The horses will be presented for portraits – by staff members from Reybridge Eventing and the photoshoot will be directed by the tutor Kate Lloyd. On retuning to Lacock Photography, there will be opportunity to review student images and to discuss the practical application of the techniques taught.
The Equine Photography Course will cover the following subjects:
• Equine Photography Requirements
• Equine Photography
– Camera settings
– Portraiture concepts
• Equine portrait shoot
• Image downloading, share, review, feedback and Q&A
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We run this course several times each year, mainly at weekends and Fridays.
We get booked up pretty quickly as we have a maximum number of 6 students on each course. The small class size is important to us as we know how much individual support is required!
The dates we currently have places available for booking are shown above. Just choose the date you would like to come and add to cart. Payment may be made on our secure website by credit or debit card or by calling 01249 730571 to book and pay by card over the the phone.
If you would like to book but none of the available dates is suitable then maybe a one to one or one to two session could be arranged, please use the contact form to let us know.
We aim to start at 10:00 am so ask you to arrive from 9:45 am for a welcome tea or coffee. The day ends at around 4:30 pm.
Kate trained as a doctor and spent years in a variety of medical roles, which she thoroughly enjoyed. However the creative part of her brain was finally able to rule when she found a moment to change career completely and become a professional photographer.
In 2004 Kate began taking portraits of people who interested her, and building on that expanded the menu of subjects gradually to people of all ages. Initially, to differentiate herself from the amateur photographer she had been, she aimed to achieve entry level qualifications in photography, LRPS, LSWPP and LBIPP through the various professional bodies.
A telephone call in 2013 made the difference when a woman called asking for photographs of her horse before it had to be put down. The mare was very old and had been the love of Melanie’s life. She was in tears on the phone and begged for a photo shoot to record her beautiful mare before the vet took her away.
The photo shoot duly took place and Kate had a sudden ‘light bulb moment’. Having always loved horses it wasn’t clear why the combination of horses and photography hadn’t occurred to her earlier. So in 2014 she fulfilled a lifelong ambition to visit the Camargue and see the white horses. And so it began…
An absolutely emotional journey has started, with trips to different locations round the world to photograph a variety of horses.
Camargues in the South of France, Mustangs in California, Lusitanos in Portugal and Friesians in Holland have just been the start of the unexpected fulfilment of a childhood dream.
She will use examples from her own portfolio of horse images from these visits during the workshop.
In 2016 Kate achieved an award of Associateship of the British Institute of Professional Photography (ABIPP). Kate’s passion for horses allows her to convey the enthusiasm for equine photography in a very personal and practical manner. She will share all her mistakes and successes, including the vital elements of equipment for a photo shoot with a horse, with or without their owner.
Some of Kate’s work can be seen at:
Once you arrive we look after you for the whole day. You won’t have to go out to find somewhere to get lunch or bring sandwiches!
Included in the price is:
● Photoshoot with international eventing horses
● Refreshments (coffee, tea etc)
● Buffet lunch
● Training Notes
You just have to bring your camera with memory card, fully charged battery and USB lead if you have one.