Florida Friesian and Iberian Horse Workshop October 30th - Nov. 3rd 2023

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

This workshop is open to all levels of photographers.

Warlander Horse photo from Friesian and Iberian Horse photo workshop

Our host facility is located in the lovely small town of Havana Florida, about 40 minutes from Tallahassee. It is home to several beautiful Friesians, Andalusians and Warlander horses. It is located on over 4000+ acres of pure 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 and to push past any existing boundaries you may feel you have. 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 the evening of October 29th at approximately 6:00pm with a meet and greet dinner at our beautiful lodging location The Havana Springs Resort. Here we will go over the the weeks photo sessions and get to know one another. Please plan on arriving the afternoon of October 29th. We will begin photographing at first light the morning of October 30th. (Lodging is not included the night of October 29th.) Those flying should fly into Tallahassee International Airport, TLH. The workshop finishes after our morning photo shoot on Friday November 3rd.

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 $4400. USD, A $2000. 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.

Accommodations, except for the night of October 29th.
Catered lunches, dinners and snacks
Beverages-non-alcoholic drinks (coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, etc) Wine, beer and mixed drinks will be available at meals at an additional cost.
Model releases
Instruction, post processing and critiques

Not Included

Breakfast - as we are on our way early purchasing breakfast bars, yogurt, etc is recommended. Refrigerators and microwaves in all rooms.
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

Tamara Gooch and Tamara Gooch Photography reserves the right to cancel or change a workshop at any time due to lack of required number of participants, or reasons beyond our control that might create unsafe or undesirable travel conditions for the participants.

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.

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 and all monies received:
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. 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. In the rare case I decide to cancel a workshop, I do not and cannot promise refunds, credits, or re-scheduling to another workshop at a later time. Trip insurance is always highly recommended. It is possible that I may decide to issue you a refund, minus any non-refundable deposits and/or administrative fees. This decision is entirely at our discretion. Under no circumstances will Tamara Gooch or Tamara Gooch Photography be liable for any costs incurred by a participant in relation to a workshop.

I 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. Do note that many plans require that you purchase your travel insurance within 14 days of signing up for the workshop.

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.

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.

Your health and safety is important and I am continuing to follow the most up to date CDC travel protocols. Anytime we choose to travel, we acknowledge the risk of Covid-19 and each person shall be completely responsible for themselves at all times and will adhere to all measures of safety being implemented by me during a workshop.

Payment of tour 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.