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Paso Robles

Equine Photography Workshops With the Essence Captured Equine Photography Group

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Equine Photography Workshops  With the Essence Captured Equine Photography Group
Equine Photography Workshops  With the Essence Captured Equine Photography Group

Time & Location

May 20, 2023, 5:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Paso Robles, 6875 Union Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446, USA

About the event

Saturday May 20, 2023 5:45 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.

Calling all Equine Photography enthusiasts!  Come learn from three experienced equine photographers (Lori Sortino, Deb Hofstetter, and Cathy Wallace) who have worked together since 2019 photographing horses.  Together we have produced thousands of horse images, including portraits, action, running, jumping, detail, artistic, technical, competition, and candids.  We will teach you how to capture great horse images under various conditions, and how to work with the real world challenges of backgrounds, lighting, and horse behavior!

Workshop Limited to 8 participants.

Where will the Workshop Take Place?

We will be photographing the horses (and burros if you wish!) at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, located at 6875 Union Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446  The Sanctuary is about 20 minutes from town.

What's included in this workshop?

MORNING WORKSHOP ~ Starting at day break gives us the opportunity to shoot with beautiful early morning light.  We’ll shoot until the light gets challenging (between 9-9:30 a.m.), have a light breakfast, then we’ll show you how to take portraits using the shade of a barn and natural lighting along with post processing edits to perfect the final image.  We’ll wrap up in time to send you off for lunch with friends in town or to head somewhere to do some image review and editing!


SILVER   Early Bird Registration    $250    ~ (ends 30 days prior to workshop)

BRONZE Workshop Registration    $300

GOLD     Workshop Registration     $400    ~ (includes Redwings swag, i.e. t-shirt, hat, stickers)

This is a FUNDRAISER for Redwings, and your generosity is appreciated.  If your budget allows, please select the GOLD registration.  There will be no refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another participant if you are unable to attend after you have registered and paid.  Thank you.

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Redwings’ mission is to eliminate the causes of equine suffering through education and community outreach programs, rescue abused and neglected equines, and provide permanent sanctuary or selected adoptive homes for those equines.

What are people saying about the Redwings Photography Workshop?

"It was a fantastic day at Redwings.  They do such great work!  Thank you Lori Sortino, Deb Hofstetter, and Cathy Wallace and the incredible staff at Redwings for a wonderful experience with those beautiful horses!"  ~ Alane Whitmore

"Redwings is such a beautiful place doing important work.  Great workshop.  People need horses!  ~ Sandy Rakowitz

"I learned a lot today at the workshop!  This was great."  ~ Sharon Jantzen

"I really enjoyed what we learned about editing after photographing portraits in the barn!"  ~ Karen Peterson

"Well organized workshop!" ~ Anonymous Participant

What else is there to do in the area?

If you’re interested in coming from afar and you’ve never been to the area, believe us, it is NOT a wasted trip!!!  There is so much else to do in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo County!!!  We really recommend adding this day into a vacation plan.  Here are some bullet point highlights for ideas.  Feel free to ask us for more info or just Google!

  • Wine tasting (wineries are everywhere)
  • Craft Beer Brewers (check out Tin City)
  • Downtown Paso Robles (shopping and restaurants)
  • Negrente sheeps milk ice cream (highly recommended!)
  • HWY One: visit Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria, Big Sur…
  • San Luis Obispo (stroll/shop downtown) and Cal Poly
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Local hiking or horseback riding (you can even ride Clydesdales in Cambria)
  • Kayaking (rent kayaks in Morro Bay or Pismo/Shell Beach)
  • Local Art Galleries (Deb’s art is featured at Studios on the Park in Paso!)

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