MEETMURGESEHORSES together with Christiane Slawik!
A very special occasion with the rare and oldest baroque horsebreed in natural, historical and extraordinary enviroment.
The italian Murgese Breeding Association in Puglia asked for help to promote their four legged Black Beauties and especially how to photograph them. I agreed to make two different kind of workshops in southern Italy:
First day (7th of May) for absolute beginners, even with a mobilephone-camera. I will anser all questions, give informations about advantages and limits of non-pro equipment being used for black horses.
The other days will be filled with various shoots among Studfarms and typical historical sites. On this tour, more experienced photographers are wellcome to accompany me and learn during the shoots. Breeders, Horse lovers, Photographers- everybody is invited!
At the moment, we have the following informations from Italy: 7.-11. of May, Price will be 750 Euro per person with meals and accomodation.
Just some possible points we can and will discuss – besides all YOUR personal questions and photography-problems:
What is a good horsephoto?
What is the difference between my mobile, a small digital camera an a expensive DSLR-camera with changeble lenses.
What photos can I take with my Mobile or with a small digital camera?
What motives cannot be taken with this equipment (to avoid dissappointment)
What tricks will help me to get the very best out of a mobile or a small camera?
What can a camera do, what does not work at all?
What lenses are the best?
Why are the horsesnoses on my photos always too big?
What do I have to know about photography? Christiane will explain and teach some basics to understand
How do I prepare and set up a horse correctly
What can I do to make it easier for me to get a good shot?
How do I influence a horse to make it look alert and pretty?
How and where can I take the best picture of a black horse?
How can I „cheat“ a little bit with the exterieur to make a young horse look better?
How do I get the right movement?
Do you need to do a lot of computerwork?
How can I make nice photos without lots of computerwork afterwards?
Why are lots of my photos not sharp?
What is a good location and how do I find it?
What can I do with bad weather?
Why are black horses often grey on my images?
What is important if you take photos of horses with riders.
Everything will be organized by well known italian Murgese rider Roberta Imana and my good friend Jessica Morton, who already helped us with workshops in Tuscany. Workshops will be in English and translated into Italian if necessary.
If you are interested to join us, just let me know! Prizing is not out, yet. I will keep you informed!
Murgese Breeding Association, Puglia. Jessica Morton