Photo Workshop

CAPTURE THE MOMENT

  • 24-29th March 2020
  • Across Portugal
  • 1.800
  • 12 places
  • 24-29th March 2020
  • Across Portugal
  • 12 places
  • 1.800

A focus on the relationship between horse and human

This Photo Workshop will explore equine photography from different angles, focusing on portraying the relationship between horse and human.

Are you looking to improve your portrait skills or sharpen your eye to capture the perfect moment between horse and riders’ silent communication? Are you wondering how to catch that flawless piaffe shot and the magical relationship humans share with their horses? Look no further to revamp your photographic skills and create high impact images. This workshop offers real hands-on tools so you never feel uninspired. Join U.S. equine photographer, Bianca McCarty (English/German) on this one of a kind workshop in Portugal.

«I have created this workshop for those who wish to push the boundaries of their photography and take home real hands-on tools that will jumpstart your creativity.» explains Bianca. «We will be photographing horse and rider combinations under and out of saddle, as well as horses at liberty. Among other authentic locations, two of our highlights will be the equestrian facility of Portugal’s Olympic dressage rider, Daniel Pinto, and the riding school of Mestre Luis Valença, known as the greatest living practitioner of Classical dressage currently alive. Get ready to be inspired by the beautiful Lusitano and Portugal’s expert horsemen and women.»

A focus on the relationship between horse and human

This Photo Workshop will explore equine photography from different angles, focusing on portraying the relationship between horse and human.

Are you looking to improve your portrait skills or sharpen your eye to capture the perfect moment between horse and riders’ silent communication? Are you wondering how to catch that flawless piaffe shot and the magical relationship humans share with their horses? Look no further to revamp your photographic skills and create high impact images. This workshop offers real hands-on tools so you never feel uninspired. Join U.S. equine photographer, Bianca McCarty (English/German) on this one of a kind workshop in Portugal.

«I have created this workshop for those who wish to push the boundaries of their photography and take home real hands-on tools that will jumpstart your creativity.» explains Bianca. «We will be photographing horse and rider combinations under and out of saddle, as well as horses at liberty. Among other authentic locations, two of our highlights will be the equestrian facility of Portugal’s Olympic dressage rider, Daniel Pinto, and the riding school of Mestre Luis Valença, known as the greatest living practitioner of Classical dressage currently alive. Get ready to be inspired by the beautiful Lusitano and Portugal’s expert horsemen and women.»

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TAKE YOUR CLASSROOM OUTDOORS

Theoretical lessons and hands on coaching in authentic locations. The workshop consists of three main components: (i) Photographic Techniques Theory; (ii) Posing and Position of subject and camera, combining theory with practice on location and (iii) Post-Processing in the classroom, using LightRoom (LR) and PhotoShop (PS).

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EXPLORING THE CONNECTION HORSE & RIDER

We will explore the genuine connection between horse and rider from the ground to the saddle. Be prepared for a variety of riding styles from Portuguese tradition, classical equitation and sport dressage. We will share 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. 

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FITS ALL LEVELS OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

From amateurs to professionals looking for striking images - this workshop can be suitable for all photographers who enjoy the incredible Lusitano horse and Portuguese equestrian culture. Join us to increase your knowledge and portfolio - subscribe to the basic package or upgrade to the extended package to have full commercial rights of your photos.

Image Description

Bianca McCarty

Leading Photographer

Bianca McCarty combines her keen eye, magical creativity and deep passion for the horse in her images. Her work is known for the focus on the beauty between humans and their equine partners and the uniqueness of their relationship. Currently residing in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, McCarty works with Iberian horses and is constantly pursuing her quest of capturing the magnificent beauty of these wonderful animals.

A native of Germany, McCarty decided to pursue a degree in photography upon moving to the U.S. Her work has since received numerous awards and graced the covers of magazines worldwide, including Dressage Today, US Equestrian, The Horse and Baroque Horse Magazine.

Get Inspired

Just have a look at some of the photos from previous workshops.
The opportunities to boost your portfolio will be incredible!

Get to Know our workshops

The magic of the relationship of horse and human 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 models posing for you:
Valença Family, known as the greatest living practitioner of Classical dressage currently alive; Modern high performance dressage facility of Portugal’s Olympic dressage rider Daniel Pinto; 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.

Check Prices & Enrollment

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 and/or 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.

2.800€ (Vat included) Book Now

Extended Package

The extended package 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€)
  • Riding Experiences

Frequently Asked Questions

Still having some doubts? Here is all you need to know to get ready to join the fun.

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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.

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 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.

Pickup transfer on the 24th in the morning, around 10am at Lisbon Airport followed by a welcome lunch; on the 29th the drop off at Lisbon Airport is predicted for 5pm. 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 or meals, that are organized by LW but paid separately.

Official workshop language is English – 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 may not be used for commercial or editorial purposes. If this is not enough for you, check our extended package, where you are granted full rights to your photos.

You can upgrade from basic to extended package during or after the workshop. The extended package grants you the right to commercially use the photos you take during the workshop for an extra fee of 1.000€. You will be provided with all legal documents – model and property releases – to avoid any restrictions of use.

September is one of the best seasons to visit Portugal - the hot summer is over 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 this in mind that as we cannot predict the meteorology, so we will photograph and follow the workshop plan regardless of weather conditions. 

Book a Riding
Clinic at LWTC

Take your experience in Portugal to another level. Combine the Photo Workshop with a Riding Clinic at Lusitano World Training Center.

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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Lusitano World Training Center
Leiria, Portugal

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