Intensive Photo Workshop


  • 21-25 March 2022
  • Portugal
  • 1.800
  • 12 places
  • 21-25 March 2022
  • Portugal
  • 12 places
  • 1.800


A picture has the magic to make a moment last forever! Join us and learn how to create timeless memories under the guidance of international equine photographer Malin Wengdahl. This Photo Workshop will explore equine photography from different angles, where one of our biggest goals will be to capture the soul and essence of the Lusitano horse in freedom, portraits, herds and the bond between horse and human. Be prepared to visit exquisite locations and to photograph incredible Lusitanos in typical Portuguese arenas. It will all be a delight to the eye and your photographer heart. This workshop will give you new perspectives, skills and inspiration to grow - find out the main features you can expect:



As a photographer, you’ll often wonder if you got the shot, if you managed to capture that elusive decisive moment. The one that makes people pause and take a look! The ultimate goal of this equine photoworkshop is to give you the right tools for you never to miss the best frames! You will receive tips and tricks on how to bring the best out of our striking models and locations and how to choose the best images to make your vision come alive. Explore your photo intuition and create your art!



Start from the theory and put it in to action! Boost your know-how in our three masterclasses: review of basic photo theory, explore the secrets of equestrian photography and learn how to bring the best out of your photo using the edition tools Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Bring the learning in to practice at the six incredible photo sessions and edition classes, always with full coaching from our leading photographer to help you achieve an amazing end-result!



Not sure this workshop fits you? From amateurs starting their photo journey, to professionals who are looking for living images, this workshop will not disappoint you. Lusitano World will offer you a cultural journey, offer you all theoretical tools to boost your learning curve, and make sure to present you to the most exquisite locations and models – a true dream to accelerate your portfolio building. All ages are welcome – our program has a light activity level.

Image Description

Malin Wengdahl

Leading Photographer

Her photos speak by themselves. Malin is a professional equine photographer from Sweden, who loves inspiring her viewer by discovering and portraying each horse's uniqueness. Passionate about horses and the rich state of emotions they bring us, Malin interprets each horse's spirit and mood, transporting it into her photos. Her work recounts stories about horses, with honesty and passion. 

Malin invites you to join her and... capture the moment: «I’m beyond excited to invite you to the world of Lusitano horses – photographing them is opening up new doors to your own photography and mind. The way they move, the way they are aware of the outside world is something that really touches you. To be able to capture those precious moments and make it a lifetime memory in the form of digital images is something I’m very grateful of – and something I’d love to share with you.»

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Don’t wait any longer – secure your place today and join the fun.
Confirm what is included in our price and select the package that you prefer.

1.800€ (Vat included) Book Now

Basic Package

This package does not allow commercial neither editorial use of the photos taken during the workshop. This starting package is ideal for the person who wants to attend the workshop to learn/improve photographic skills, meet great Lusitano horses, breeders and studs and who wants a personal use of photos only.

+800€ (Vat included) Book Now

Extended Package

The extended package is a suplement that allows you full permission to use photos for any purpose you want. You will be provided with all legal documents by Lusitano World, who will deliver model and property right releases to avoid any restrictions of use. 

INCLUDED in the price

  • Theoretical and practical sessions
  • Accommodation in double room
  • Breakfast included
  • Transportation during workshop
  • Transfer from / to Lisbon airport

EXCLUDED from the price

  • Aircraft tickets
  • Meals: apart from breakfast
  • Single Room Upgrade (extra 200€)
  • Trip cancellation or travel insurance

Workshop locations overview

The magic of the Lusitano captured in one frame.
We invite you to join us in this journey and share precious moments you will never forget!

Be prepared to visit exquisite locations and have incredible horse models posing for you:
playful horses jumping in freedom in colourful arenas; herds of mares in the fields; incredible photo-shoot in the beach with horses running inside Atlatic Ocean; Horses and women in traditional costume in exquisite locations and... a bonus location: Blue Lagoon at Sintra! 

Have a look at the locations in the our teaser video.

Get Inspired

Check out some of the inspiring models and dream locations that are waiting for you to CAPTURE THE MOMENT!

Frequently Asked Questions


Regardless of your experience, you will take home wonderful images. This workshop is built to suit professional and amateurs alike. Yet, if you already understand the basics of your camera – shooting modes, ISO and exposure compensation – you will benefit from a more efficient learning curve. The same goes for editing software - we strongly advise our participants to start exploring editing programs - we recommend Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. We also offer 1:1 online coaching and tutorials - if you are interested in this option let us know.

Best equipment to bring is a DSRL camera and a 70-200mm lens or a mirrorless equivalent. If you have other lenses feel free to bring it with you as well. For correctly depicting horses we advise 100mm lenses or over. You will also need a computer with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop installed for the editing masterclass and sessions. 

The workshop starts on Monday, 21st March 2022 - a pickup transfer will pick you at Lisbon Airport at 10.00am and we will have the introduction class still in that morning, followed by a welcome lunch. The workshop ends on Friday, 25th March 2022 - the drop off will be at 5.00pm at Lisbon Airport. If you have an overseas flight, we recommend you arrive the day before - we can help you book the extra night in case you need assistance. As we will be photographing around Portugal, please be prepared for traveling from place to place across Portugal.

In this workshop, all packages include double room accommodation with breakfast, transfers to and from Lisbon airport and transportation to all locations of photo-shoots. We will have bottled water and snacks with us at all time. Price does not include airplane tickets, travel insurance or meals. Lunch and dinner will be organized by Lusitano World but paid separately.

Official workshop language is English – all documentation, masterclasses, editing sessions and explanations on location will be provided in English.

Basic package allows you personal use of photos only: portfolios, social media and exhibitions without selling prints. Photos can not be used for commercial or editorial purposes. If you want to get full permissions, you can upgrade to our extended package, where you are granted all legal documents to have all the rights to your photos.

You can upgrade from basic to extended package any time: before, during or after workshop. The extended package grants you the right to commercially use the photos you take during the workshop for an extra fee of 800€. You will be provided with all legal documents – model and property releases – to avoid any restrictions of use.

We start the workshop in the first day of Spring - this is one of the best seasons to visit Portugal - the hot summer has not started yet and you should expect a lot of sun and temperatures should go from 12ºC (53F) at night up to 30ºC (86F) during the sunny days. You should always keep in mind that as we cannot predict the meteorology, so we will photograph and follow the workshop plan according to the weather conditions. 

Yes, absolutly! Enjoy the peace of mind and comfort that a good travel insurance plan offers and save yourself the potential hassles and expenses of an unexpected illness, injury, or travel delay. The trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurances are NOT included in the Workshop price, so we always recommend our clients to be prepared for the unexpected and insure your travel investment. If you need help on this topic just let us know. Worry less, travel more! 

Go the extra mile: join us for a PORTFOLIO DAY

Sign up for an extra special photography time! If you wish to stay one day longer, we have prepared a special program to boost your portfolio! Be ready for an intensive day dedicated to explore, gain inspiration and new perspectives! Enrich your portfolio!



Before you book, make sure you are fully aware of Lusitano World terms and conditions for this photo-workshop. If you have any doubts get in touch!




To secure your place for this workshop a deposit of 800€ is required. You can pay via bank transfer or PayPal. Once your deposit is paid you will receive an invoice from Lusitano World where you will also find the due date of the final payment.



As we work with horses and in outdoor environment it is possible that we have to deal with some unexpected events: therefore, the itinerary may be subject to change and will always be replaced with similar experiences. No refunds will be given in the event of an itinerary change.




Lusitano World reserves the right to cancel or postpone this Workshop due to force majeur or if the minimum number of 6 participants can not be reached 1,5 months before the starting date – in this event the reservation fees will be fully paid back to each participant.



Lusitano World reserves the right to substitute the leading photographer, always making sure that the training level and program are not affected. In this event, participants can postpone their subscription or cancel it with a reimbursement of 80% of the reservation fee value.




We strongly recommend each participant to buy travel cancellation insurance for the flights and to have a travel medical health insurance. Participants will be asked to sign a Release and Indemnity Form before the workshop starts. Be prepared for the unexpected and insure your travel investment!



Although the participants hold copyright to the photos they take, it is allowed only to publish and post them on social media, websites and portfolios. Participants can expand their right for commercially use of the photos for an extra fee 800€ - this lifetime upgrade can be done any time: before, during or after workshop.


About Us

Lusitano World offers a combination of services dedicated to promote the Lusitano Horse worldwide and to highlight the richness of Portuguese equestrian culture. Visit our website and follow our social media platforms to find out what we can offer.

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