Travel into the magical world of Lusitano horse, in the country of its origin – Portugal.

Combining a variety of scenarios in 5 days, photographers will have an opportunity to see and capture all aspects of equestrian life in Portugal, which is thoroughly mixed with strong tradition of true equestrianism. Beautiful Lusitano horses, graceful and powerful, will pose in free movement, perform under the saddle among typical architecture and run in herds in outstanding landscapes of Portugal.

DATES

25th to 30th of April 2017

 

One of the best time in Portugal, when spring days already warm and long, sun is shining and blooming flowers makes Portuguese landscape very colorful.

LOCATION

Portugal

 

Country with strong equestrian tradition, where diversity of natural beauty capturing your imagination. Typical groves of cork trees, striking Portuguese architecture and wonderful ocean beaches are ideal framing for Lusitano beauty.

PARTICIPANTS

Limited to 14 participants.

 

Whether you are an amateur or advanced photographer, this workshop will fit you.

PHOTO WORKSHOP PROGRAM

 

This workshop is not just only recreational, but also educational. Theoretical lessons, combined with diverse practical photo shoots will bring new knowledge and inspiration to both beginners and experienced photographers, and visiting touristic attractions, having riding experiences make participants feel the spirit of the country.

LEARNING 

THE THEORY

 

What will be the main topics of theoretical lessons?

 

  • Choosing cameras and lenses for equine photography
  • Understanding working principles and technical parameters of your camera
  • Basic knowledge of composition, light and colors and other general photography issues
  • Organizing photo shoots with horses
  • Photographing horses in different locations and scenarios: important issues, tips&tricks
  • Understanding horse psychology and applying it to the photographic process
  • Basics of photo post-processing

PRACTICING 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

What we are going to photograph?

 

  • Horses in liberty, playing in traditional bull fighting arenas or paddocks;
  • Herds of Lusitano mares or youngsters in typical Portuguese landscapes, capturing precious moments of horses’ social life
  • Portraits of horses: revealing the personality of the animal and showing him from his best sides.
  • The horse and his rider: capturing the human-equine connection;
  • Lusitano as a traditional breed – horses and riders in traditional Portuguese costumes and equipment.
  • Lusitano in sports. Correctly showing dressage elements and horse’s movements. 

ENJOYING AND 

RELAXING

 

How we can spend time besides photography?

 

  • Having a special touristic day: take the time to visit some of the main attractions of the capital and roam the streets to feel this incredible city.
  • Riding lessons for riders of all levels: whether you are an amateur or experienced rider, take the chance to ride amazing Lusitano schoolmasters.
  • Enjoy a new gastronomic experience: savor the best of traditional Portuguese dishes and take part in wine and cheese tasting.
  • Visiting a Portuguese tack shop and treat yourself and your horse with the best traditional outfits.

PHOTO GALLERY

Want to get inspired and see what is waiting for you in Portugal? Take a look at the gallery of photographs from previous workshops.

FAQ

 

What equipment do I need?

You need your photo-camera; the best option is DSLR one. It will be good if you take several type of lenses with you, but zoom 70-200 or fix 200 mm is strongly recommended. Don’t forget extra memory cards and battery for your camera. Also you will need a laptop to download photos and work with photo material you will take.

Don’t worry if you have doubts or questions, before the workshop start we will set all details and questions with you.

 

Does my experience of photography matters?

No, it is not! Theoretical lessons and photo shoots built in a way, that both amateur and advanced photographers can get something interesting for them. All participants can choose what theory they want to listen to or in what style and from what point they want to photograph. So, there will be enough time and attention for those, who still feel unconfident during photography process and, at the same time, enough space and deep knowledge for those, who already are experienced.

 

How can I use the photos collected on this workshop?

All photos taken during this workshop can be used and shared for personal purposes and professional portfolio only, mentioning the workshop’s tittle when used. Due to legal matters, commercial use of the images will not be allowed in any situation -photos can neither be sold, published or distributed gratuitously to the press.

PRICES

 

DOUBLE ROOM

PACKAGE

 

1300€

 

 

 

 

 

  • Theoretical and practical sessions
  • Accommodation in shared DOUBLE rooms
  • Breakfast included
  • Transportation during workshop
  • Airplane tickets, lunches and dinners are NOT included

 

 

SINGLE ROOM

PACKAGE

 

1500€

 

 

 

 

 

  • Theoretical and practical sessions
  • Accommodation in  SINGLE rooms
  • Breakfast included
  • Transportation during workshop
  • Airplane tickets, lunches and dinners are NOT included

 

LUSITANO EXPERIENCE+

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

 

+75€

  • BOOK RIDING LESSONS WITH OUR LUSITANO SCHOOLMASTERS. You should reserve this experience in advance and you can enjoy up to 3 lesson during this workshop.
  • EXTEND YOUR TRAVELING FOR AN INTENSIVE RIDING HOLIDAYS PACKAGE: ask us how – price is under request.

 

 

MORE INFO

GET INSPIRED 

Check out more photographs of Ekaterina Druz from Portugal: PORTUGAL 2015, WORKSHOP IN PORTUGAL 2015 and PORTUGAL 2016

 

Video about one of the workshops: VIDEO

PARTNERS

Photo workshop is organized with Lusitano World, your doorway to Lusitano breed. Learn more about LW, visiting official WEBSITE