WHEN and with WHOM?

From the 10 to 14th May 2018, hone your photography skills and boost your portfolio with Lusitano World's BRAND NEW Photo Workshop. Led by Katya Druz, this intensive four-day program combines an equine photography masterclass with portfolio review, exquisite photo-shoots on location, cultural interaction and lots of fun.


Whether you are a beginner, a hobbyist or a skilled photographer, our team will take you to the most amazing and exclusive photography locations and guide you in developing your creative vision. Take advantage of this experience to maximize your learning and take home the most memorable pictures. Limited to 12 photographers.


Lusitanos in Spotlight Photo Workshop offers amazing opportunities for a super competitive price

*PRICE STARTS from 1.000€ *

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The light of the Lusitano

For Centuries the Lusitano breed has been a a reliable warhorse, an every day companion, a royal escort for Portuguese nobility, and a inspiration for equine artists worldwide. Until today the breed has retained their beauty, charisma, tireless work ethic and most importantly their hearts of gold.

In their homeland of Portugal, strong equestrian traditions are kept alive and nurtured carefully, helping to highlight the uniqueness of the breed.

Delve into Portugal's magical equestrian world, Lusitano Worlds latest equestrian photo workshop takes you on a journey through time, inspiring you to see the Lusitano breed through a new lens.

  • How to use your equipment for equine photography
  • Basic knowledge of composition, light, color and other general photography topics
  • Specifications of shooting horses in different conditions and scenarios
  • Basics of photo post-processing
  • Portfolio review
  • Lusitano horses in freedom
  • How to shoot beautiful portraits
  • Exquisite architecture - horses on location at the baroque centenary monuments in Leiria city
  • Photo-shoot at the beach with the Atlantic waves and white Portuguese sand
  • A range of riding shoots, with riders in classical baroque costumes, traditional and sport dressage outfit
  • Exclusive night photo session, playing with light and smoke
  • City-tour of the picturesque city of Leiria
  • Fantastic traditional dinners, tasting unique Portuguese foods and wine

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Photo Workshop Pricing

Don’t wait any longer! Secure your place now. Get to know what is included in our prices.

Single or Double Room

starting at 1.000€

  • Theoretical and practical sessions
  • Accommodation in shared DOUBLE room
  • Upgrade for single room at 1.200€
  • Breakfast included
  • Transportation during workshop, with transfer from / to Lisbon airport on first / last day

Basic or Extended Package


  • The Basic Package allows you personal use of photos only: portfolios, social media and exhibitions without selling prints. Photos may not be used for commercial or editorial purposes. 
  • The extended package (+1.000€) allows you full permission to use photos for any purpose you want. You will be provided with all legal documents - model and property releases to avoid any restrictions of use.

Riding Lessons Package

+75€ / lesson

  • Book riding lessons with our Lusitano horses: you can enjoy up to 3 lessons during this workshop.
  • Extend your travels for an INTENSIVE TAILORED RIDING HOLIDAY PACKAGE. Contact us for more information. - prices by request. 

Details You Need to Know

What photographic equipment do I need for this workshop?

You need your photo-camera: the best option is DSLR. We advise you to take several type of lenses: zoom 70-200 or fix 200 mm is strongly recommended. Don’t forget extra memory cards and batteries. Laptop is a must to download photos and work with material you will collect. Before the workshop starts we will guide you personally in all details assuring you are ready.

Does my experience matter?

No, it does not! The theory lessons and photo shoots are designed so that both amateur and advanced photographers can improve their skills and knowledge, to capture unique moments in exquisite scenarios. Our team will give personal guidance and time to address individual questions. Want to be prepared in advance? Book online individual lessons with Katya Druz before the workshop and maximize your photographic experience.

How we spend time during workshop?

Each day will have one or two photography sessions, changing location, models and scenarios. Before photo sessions we always have a briefing, which aims to provide you with a solid theoretical base for every shot you will encounter during the session. In the evening we relax after a productive day and analyze photographs we took, discussing strong sides and what can be improved during next photo-shoots.

Who is organizing this photo workshop?

Katya Druz

Katya Druz

Leading Photographer

International Equine Photographer with over 10 years of experience, Katya will share her incredible knowledge, guiding you both theoretically and practically aiming to boost both your skills and portfolio.

Filipa Jácome

Filipa Jácome

Manager & Public Relations

Combining vast experience in event organization and public relations managment with a deep knowledge about the Lusitano breed, Filipa is responsible for logistics, locations and contact for any questions regarding the upcoming workshop.

Lusitano World

Lusitano World


Lusitano World is sponsoring several initiatives on equestrian photography, aiming to promote the Lusitano breed worldwide and to increase the international awareness about these multi-faceted and simply incredible horses.