Equine Photography Workshops with Essence Captured Equine Photography • Paso Robles Press

Benefit at the Redwings Horse Sanctuary

PASO ROBLES — Calling all equine photography enthusiasts! Come learn from three experienced equine photographers (Lori Sortino, Deb Hofstetter and Cathy Wallace) who have been working together since 2019 photographing horses. Together with Redwings they have produced thousands of horse images including portraits, action, running, jumping, detailing, art, technique, competition and candids. They’ll teach you how to capture great images of horses in a variety of conditions and how to work with the real-world challenges of backgrounds, lighting, and horse behavior. Workshop limited to 8 participants.


Thursday, May 19, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where will the workshop take place?

They will photograph the horses (and donkeys if you wish!) at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, located at 6875 Union Road. Paso Robles. The shrine is about 20 minutes from town.

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What is the point of this workshop?

Starting in the afternoon, they will show you how to take portraits using barn shadow and natural lighting, as well as post-processing edits to perfect the final image. Then they go out and shoot in the pastures when the light drops in the sky and end the day with some shots in the fields using that wonderful golden light.


After April 30 — $250

This is a fundraiser for Redwings, and your generosity is appreciated. There will be no refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another participant if you cannot participate after registering and paying.

The mission of the Red Wings is to eliminate the causes of equine suffering through education and community awareness programs, to rescue abused and neglected equines, and to provide permanent sanctuary or selected adoptive homes for these equines.

Register here: forms.gle/kFTG4Gc7i8ax4tGq9

Stewart C. Hartline