Get ready to capture breathtaking equine images and elevate your portfolio at this action-packed photography weekend in Portugal! Presented by Lusitano World and guided by the international photographer Ekaterina Druz, this immersive photo-weekend offers exclusive opportunities to capture the captivating beauty of Lusitano horses, with a special focus on showcasing their majestic power and grace in freedom. Whether you're a hobbyist photographer or a seasoned professional in search of the ideal model and setting, this weekend is tailor-made for you. It's not just a photography experience - this is a chance to connect, exchange ideas and revel in our shared passion for horses and photography.
Why wait? Dive in and become part of this thrilling adventure!
Ekaterina DruzLeading Photographer
Get ready for a fantastic opportunity to team up with Ekaterina Druz in an immersive and hands-on equine photo weekend. Witness firsthand Katya's unique approach to preparing and conducting a photo session, offering you the chance to exchange ideas, perspectives and be inspired by this one-of-a-kind artist with 15 years dedicated to capturing the essence of the horse!
Now based in Portugal, Katya is a valued partner for Lusitano World's equine programs. With regular features in international magazines, including National Geographic, she has carved a special niche in her heart for the Lusitanos, a passion vividly reflected in her artistic work. Join Ekaterina Druz and Lusitano World on this journey to explore the incredible emotions that the Lusitano breed can evoke in your heart and capture them through the lens of your camera. It's not just a weekend of photography: it's a chance to connect, learn and create lasting memories with fellow horse enthusiasts and a true master of equine photography.
Don’t wait any longer – secure your place and join the fun.
Confirm what is included and excluded on the price before you book.
INCLUDED in the price
- Fully organized photo sessions
- Guidance from Ekaterina Druz on location
- Transportation to and from locations
- Morning & afternoon snacks
EXCLUDED from the price
- Aircraft tickets
- Trip cancellation or travel insurance
- Other Personal expenses
- Commercial rights for the photos (+375€)
Before you book please read carefully the terms and conditions for this photo-weekend. If you have any doubts get in touch!
EXPERIENCE & EQUIPMENT
The weekend is perfect for photographers of all levels who have an interest in equine photography. Whether you're using a DSLR, mirrorless, or bridge camera, it's essential that you're familiar with the camera settings. To make the most of the experience, we recommend having a 70-200mm lens for DSLRs or its equivalent for mirrorless cameras. For accurately capturing the beauty of horses, lenses with a focal length of 100mm or more are advised. Don't forget to bring extra batteries and memory cards to ensure you don't miss any of the action.
START & END OF PHOTO WEEKEND
The Photo Weekend is scheduled for October 12th and 13th, 2024. Our meeting point will be Sintra at 7:30 am, and the first photo session is set to begin between 8 and 8:30 am. The last photo-shoot is expected to conclude around 7:30 pm, after sunset. We anticipate returning to the same meeting point around 8:30 pm. An optional group dinner will be organized, and everyone is welcome to join, even if it is not included in the price or the program of the day!
ONLINE INTRODUCTION MEETING
To ensure everyone is well-prepared for the upcoming Photo Weekend, we have organized an introduction online meeting. This session, scheduled in advance, will allow participants to get to know each other and receive a detailed briefing. The link and instructions for joining will be provided in a timely manner.
To secure your spot for the Photo Weekend, a reservation fee of 500€ must be paid via bank transfer. The remaining balance will be due one week before the program begins. This payment confirms your enrollment for the day. The Lusitano World team will request your invoice details.
As we work with horses in an outdoor environment, it is possible that we may need to handle unexpected events. Therefore, the location of this photo weekend may be subject to change, always ensuring a replacement with similar experiences. Please note that no refunds will be given in the event of a location change.
PHOTO WEEKEND CANCELLATION
Lusitano World reserves the right to cancel or postpone this Photo Weekend due to force majeure or if the minimum number of 6 participants cannot be reached 2 months before the starting date. In this event, the reservation fees will be fully refunded to each participant.
INSURANCE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY
We strongly recommend that each participant purchase travel cancellation insurance for their flights and obtain travel medical health insurance. Participants will be required to sign a Release and Indemnity Form before the weekend starts. Be prepared for the unexpected and ensure your travel investment!
This weekend is dedicated to building your portfolio as an equine photographer! Consequently, all photos captured during this tour can be utilized for your portfolio, website, social media and private use. You can obtain all the necessary legal documents to secure the commercial rights of all photo sessions by subscribing to the 'License for Commercial Use of Photos' for an extra fee of 375€.
One image is worth more than a thousand words... Let the anticipation build as you imagine the stunning photos waiting to be captured during this unforgettable photo weekend.
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book 1:1 online coaching sessions
Ready to maximize your learning curve? Elevate your photography game with personalised online coaching sessions from the amazing Ekaterina Druz! Whether you're looking to sharpen your skills before the weekend, seeking extra insights on editing your photos, or aiming for overall improvement, this is your golden opportunity. Let's turn your passion into expertise together!Ask us more
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