Florida Friesian and Iberian Horse Workshop March 27th- April 1st 2022

2 spots available

Get ready to be amazed. Heavenly horses, beautiful settings and magical moments are yours to be had during this all inclusive horse photography workshop!

For this years workshop I have arranged a couple of surprise photo sessions that will be like no other you've photographed before in hopes of getting your creative juices flowing and firing up your imagination. Unique - you bet. Portfolio worthy - absolutely.

This workshop is open to all levels of photographers. Beginners to professionals.

Warlander Horse photo from Friesian and Iberian Horse photo workshop

Our host facility in the lovely small town of Havana Florida, about 40 minutes from Tallahassee, is home to several beautiful Friesians, Andalusians and Warlander horses. It is located on over 4000 acres of photographer heaven. Here you will capture the extraordinary movement, amazing spirit and spectacular baroque bodies of the Friesian and Iberian horse breeds. You will have 5 days to think, shoot, learn, and experiment while immersing yourself in your photography.

The goal of this workshop is to learn and grow as photographers boldly pushing past your existing boundaries and comfort zones. There is no set agenda as each participant will bring a different skill set to the workshop. You will learn from me, your fellow photographers and your own experiences.

Andalusian Horse in a field of Wildflowers by Tamara Gooch

The workshop begins at sunrise on March 28th. Please plan on arriving the afternoon/evening of March 27th since we are starting at first light the morning of the 28th. (Lodging is not included the night of the 27th.) After your deposit is received I will send out contact information for the resort we will be staying at. Those flying should fly into Tallahassee International Airport, TLH. The workshop finishes after our morning shoot on Friday April 1st.

During our mid-afternoon breaks I will offer post processing for those interested. I can help edit images and show you photoshop methods I use, as well as offer critique of images taken during the workshop and previously shot images. But I try to keep it more about shooting and seeing and less about technology.

What you need to bring: Camera/cameras, one for back up if possible and lenses. I recommend a 70-200 or 100-400mm and a wide angle, such as the 24-120mm etc., and any prime favorites you may have. A more detailed list will be sent to attendees closer to the date of the workshop. A laptop computer, plenty of memory cards and extra batteries.

Cost of the workshop is $3900. USD, A $1900. non-refundable deposit will hold your spot. Deposits can be paid by debit or credit card via PayPal using the link below. Taxes and fees apply. If you prefer to mail a check, please contact me to get my mailing address. The final balance is due 60 days prior to the start date of the workshop. There is a $450. single supplement for those wanting a private room.

Accommodations, except for the night of March 27th.
Catered lunches, dinners and snacks
Beverages-non-alcoholic drinks (coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, etc)
Model releases
Instruction, post processing and critiques

Not Included
Alcoholic beverages

As always I recommend "trip insurance" to all of my workshop participants. Life happens, be prepared. I will be happy to share the names of some insurance providers for those interested.

Terms and Conditions:

Itineraries: are intended as examples only. Actual itineraries may vary depending upon weather, horses, models, contract service providers, logistical decisions and forces beyond my control. Participants must be prepared to be flexible; schedules may vary depending on conditions.

Reservations: To reserve your place on any of my workshops you may use the PayPal link at the bottom of each workshop description.(Fees apply). If you prefer to mail a check please contact me for my mailing address. Some workshops fill early so I suggest booking as early as possible.

Grace Period: I offer a 48-hour grace period on new registrations. If you have second thoughts about participating in your workshop within 48 hours of your registration, I will refund your payment, less a $60 processing fee.

Deposits: Your non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place on any workshop, with the remaining balance due 90 days prior to the start date. (See Insurance section) All monies once received are non-refundable. This is because many arrangements and payments are made prior to the operation of all workshops, regardless of the number of attendees. If you have paid for the workshop in full and you have to cancel at any time, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Insurance: We strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance. Life happens, workshops don't fill, snow storms shut down airports, people get sick. Be prepard. In addition to cancellation insurance some may want to consider medical insurance or medical evacuation insurance for international workshops, as some personal medical insurance policies do not cover your expenses while traveling abroad. You can also purchase "Cancel for Any Reason Coverage", which expands the list of reasons for your canceling to an infinite list, from a sudden work or family obligation to a simple change of mind.

Luggage: Tamara Gooch Photography request that workshop participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one computer bag, one camera bag and tripod. All personal luggage is the responsibility of the owner so please keep the weight to a limit you can handle and be aware of airline weight limitations.

Responsibility: Tamara Gooch Photography does not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause. Tamara Gooch Photography reserves the right to substitute hotels, and other previously outlined arrangements if necessary.

Payment of tour/workshop fees by workshop participants constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein including but not limited to injury, death or other liability incurred during a trip.