Monday, January 5, 2009

Horses, Friends, Beautiful Light & Models!

Every year, and sometimes twice, v18c member extraordinaire, April Visel, hosts a grand photography workshop with Sherron Sheppard.

The dates are set, the hotel is reserved, the models are in the works and art is in the air!

This year we set the dates for the DIGITAL ARTISTRY IN MOTION “Equine Photography Workshop” in Santa Ynez Ca for May 15-20, 2009.

This Photoshop and photography workshop will provide numerous carefully planned horse photography shoots with riders in authentic costumes featuring some of the most beautiful and majestic equine photography subjects in the world, on location in once in a lifetime settings. This year the plan is to have more naked horses doing liberty and to add a little “couture” into the mix with great fashion and beautiful models.

I have been working hard on a using a ranch that raises broncs (bucking horses) for the rodeo. These horses live in large herds together, relatively untouched. The idea is to have some (good looking) cowboys move them around for us, allowing for a more authentic AND DUSTY wild herd feeling!

We often have Andalusians, Arabians, Luistanos, Paso Finos, Peruvian Pasos, Morgans, Welsh Ponies, Quarter horses and more. This year will be no different!

When we are not on location we will have a full schedule of hands-on Photoshop creative art training with Master photographer, and friend, Sherron Sheppard at the amazing 4 star Royal Scandanavian Inn in Solvang Ca.

Expanding on the basic knowledge you already posses. Our unique creative art approach will help you learn to merge the reality of a photograph with the artistic expression of traditional art mediums producing an entirely new creative style. Several styles of fine art will be explored in Photoshop as time allows.

To see more images from these workshops over the years click here. To register for the workshop click here. See work by April Visel or Sherron Sheppard.

Come enjoy the Santa Ynez Valley, good friends and, best of all, amazing horses! See ya soon, April