Wild Horses - Special 3-Part Workshop - Park Meadows
Take advantage of this exciting and unique opportunity to photograph wild mustangs, both au naturel and hard at work with a cowboy. Course includes a two-hour lecture, a special session photographing at the Great Escape Sanctuary in Deer Trail Colorado, and critique/in-store gallery showing. What You’ll Learn Composition at long focal lengths Exposure and focusing for action sequences Animal portraiture techniques Working with unpredictable subjects Workshop Dates, Times, Locations Evening Lecture: Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 6:30 PM–8:30 PM Mike’s Camera (Park Meadows) Photo Session: Saturday July 27, 2019 from 3:00 PM–8:30 PM Great Escape Sanctuary Critique & Gallery Showing: Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 6:30 PM–8:30 PM Mike’s Camera (Park Meadows) Tuition includes evening lecture, hands-on photography session, follow up critique/gallery showing, a beautifully matted 12"x18" print, and dinner and snacks the day of the workshop. $100 of the tuition will be donated to the Great Escape Sanctuary. Due to the uniqueness of this event it is limited to 12 total participants. More Info The Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary provides training, adoption, and education about mustangs and burros, while offering a sanctuary for those in need. They foster a connection with children and adults through community outreach, tours, field trips, overnight retreat programs, therapeutic programs, and clinics in order to increase public awareness and education. Evening Lecture: Our lecture will cover techniques for making great action photographs from near and far as well as preparatory details for the photo shoot. We will discuss working with unpredictable and erratic subjects, wildlife, & general portraiture techniques. Photo Session: This session will be something truly special! We will start with a look at the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary and their work. Then we’ll begin our shoot with an up-close view of staff training the mustangs. From there we'll move on to photographing a horse galloping through a course. After a break, we will go looking for wildlife on the sanctuary, in particular the wild turkeys. Come early evening, we’ll drive out to an open pasture where the mustangs regularly congregate and we’ll photograph them at ease before they ride off into the sunset. A delicious barbeque wraps up the evening. Snacks & refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Critique & Gallery Showing: For our final session we’ll meet back up at Mike’s Camera in Park Meadows to wrap up the workshop with a fun and rewarding critique or your photographs. As a group we will review images from the Saturday shoot and share techniques that really worked (and try to learn from those that were not as useful). You’ll be astonished by the immense variety of images that will have been captured and spend some time giving and receiving informative feedback. You’ll see your favorite image enlarged to 12"x18" and hung for a small in-store showing, too! What to bring Lenses: Wide angle, 300mm+ telephoto During the lecture we’ll cover other items you should have with you at the sanctuary. Make a weekend getaway out of it! The Mustang Sanctuary is providing a unique opportunity for our participants that would like to spend the night in a cabin on their property. This exclusive invitation includes breakfast and the opportunity to photograph the horses in the morning. The cost for the cabin is $200. Call them to make your reservation: 303-621-7752 Sign up today! Click to see our full listing of classes for at all locations Subscribe to our Newsletter to stay informed about new Mike's School programs!
8401 Park Meadows Center
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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