Shoot and Shadow Course – January 2018

Last week I ran the January Shoot and Shadow Course in Buckinghamshire. I met 5 wonderful photographers and had a blast photographing our TOP MODEL Rob Waine Dressage at his lovely yard.

Thank you to Rob for his excellent modeling (along with Cici and Naz) and for your hospitality. It was a super fresh (some might say chilly) morning, but, luckily we had coffee and biscuits on hand.

We had 5 delegates on this course. We started with a quick getting to know you, and finding out who we are, where we have come from and where we would like to go. Next came the location walk around the yard, where I pointed out the locations and back grounds that we would be picking for this portrait shoot.

As will most of my photo shoot we started in the stable.

We moved onto a some punchy backdrops that we had available on this yard, including a container that brings that extra ‘something different’ to these shots:


We spent an hour and half capturing portraits of Rob with a couple of his dressage horses, Cici and Naz. I set up each pose and talked through the settings I was using on my camera, everyone attending took their own position for capturing the connection between Rob and his horses, so although there were 6 of us photographing him we will all have different images.

“I attended the recent Shoot and Shadow course and I thoroughly enjoyed it, it was an fantastic experience from start to finish. I learnt so much and with Hannah’s guidance and support managed to take some amazing photos to be proud of. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone.” – Sue

The next Shoot and Shadow Course is on 22nd February, in Wiltshire. There are a couple of spaces left if you would like to add beautiful images to your portfolio and gather experience of creating successful equine portrait shoots.