The Photographers’ Diary

Equine Photography Workshop

Outdoor Portraiture and Black Backgrounds in Equine Photography

Workshop led by Guild Member Philip Yale and one of our popular events, an Equine Experience Day! Very Limited Tickets Available!  –  [Get your Ticket Here] Members of The Guild of Photographers, don’t forget to use your discount code and save ££s! The day will start with a cuppa to get us going, followed by a briefing on the day’s schedule. During this, we will touch on safety and horse behaviour for those completely new to the genre. We’ll then move on to a practical demonstration and workshop based on taking “black background” portraits. These are very popular with clients and there are a few techniques to explore which will get you the best results available at the time, leaving less work to do when editing. We’ll cover these techniques and you can practise them for yourselves. After a light lunch*, we’ll move outdoors to the beautiful scenery to be found at EKW Equestrian. The afternoon session will be all about Outdoor Location Portraiture and will cover such things as:

  • Location choice;
  • Use of available light;
  • Clothing choice;
  • Posing and so much more…

There will be a variety of horses and models available throughout the day.

Event Details

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 10:00am – Arrival and coffee, along with introductions – who is who? Why are we here? 10:30am – Day briefing including a run-through on the day’s schedule, what to do in an emergency, facilities, etc. 11:00am –  Horse behaviour and safety for the animals and for delegates. 11:30am –  Black Background session in main stable block (horse positioning/exposure, etc.) 13:00pm –  Lunch* 13:45pm – Outdoor portraiture – location selection, posing options, clothing choices, exposure options, etc. 16:00pm –  Finish! * Immediately after booking please provide any notes on special dietary requirements that you may have over to info@photohubs.co.uk THE WORKSHOP WILL BE LED BY PHILIP YALE: “I’ve been photographing things for most of my life since my Father taught me how to develop and print film when I was about seven years old.  After many years and various cameras, I finally started specialising in Equine Photography in 2015 and since then it has become a passion.  Since joining The Guild of Photographers in 2019 I have found many new ways to develop my own photography and one of the things I get the most pleasure from is sharing my knowledge with others and helping them to become better at what they do.”  – Philip Yale www.pypimages.co.uk   *Immediately after booking please provide any notes on special dietary requirements that you may have over to info@photohubs.co.uk ** An alternative date has been booked into the diary should this experience day need to be postponed should any bad weather be deemed too poor for the safety of all involved; Saturday 17th September 2022. If you will not be able to make the alternative date please let us know immediately after booking along with the above point. (And let’s keep our fingers crossed for the best weather!) ***There will be optional 1:1 Zoom sessions available after the shoot date where Phil will walk through editing some of your images with you. These are priced at £25/hour and are to be arranged directly through Phil following the experience day if you would like to partake!

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