Taking place in an idyllic western setting, this hands-on field photography workshop will teach you how to capture the personality and excitement that comes with western horse photography. The ranch venue has big Alberta skies, roaming horses and everything you would expect in this true life working ranch.What to expect:
Through a number of various orchestrated photo opportunities Kyle will show you how to put the horse and rider at ease to create the best horse photos in the west. We will create a studio in an arena with lighting and modifiers to create a beautiful “on black” portrait look, action shots with a galloping rider, epic stills horses in the field, and more.Location:
Ranch - South of Calgary via Highway 2 (Near Okotokes)
Directions will be sent to registered participants before the workshop. Schedule:
Saturday May 27th 10AM-4PM (Hands-On Workshop - Meeting at Ranch Venue)
Sunday May 28th 10AM-2PM (Critique Session at Classroom - Unit 210, 3060 9th Street SE) What to Bring:
Camera Gear (Lenses, Memory Cards, Charged Batteries)
Packed Lunch & Water
Outdoor Clothing and Footwear (We will be inside barns and walking in open fields)About the Instructor:
Kyle Marquardt is a full-time professional photographer and experienced guide. He has traveled the world escorting and teaching his techniques to artists, enthusiasts and photographers from Africa to Antarctica. He believes that there are no secrets and enjoys nurturing a photographers talent. Having a fervid taste for diversity and new challenges, Kyle’s portfolio ranges from nature and wildlife to culinary and commercial photography.To view more of Kyle's work visit: http://www.kylefoto.com Kyle’s Western background:
“I was first introduced to western horseback riding when I was 6 when my mom started riding our family’s first horse. After journeying across pastures and taking me on horseback adventures among the mountains and forest, I realized that my mom was a tough cowgirl. Ever since, I’ve recognized the transforming effect horses can have on your life.
Working with a horse is nothing like working with a dog or a pet. With dogs it’s a constant exchange of unconditional love, but with horses it’s a relationship built of pure trust. The horse will trust you not to lead them to danger and trust you not to abuse them or put them in harm’s way. The rider trusts the horse with their very lives, trusts them to take them safely wherever they ask. In any given moment a horse and rider are communicating by touch, body language, and voice, but mostly by touch. What the horse and rider say to each other on one ride is volumes more than the exchanges between a person and their household pet on any given day. It’s only through these exchanges that a horse will bond with a person and begin to trust them.”
Tickets will not be shipped. Please print your final invoice for entry.
**All Workshops and Seminars are Non-Refundable**