The Foundations of Equine Photography

Two Day Course – Group Training

Now that you have made the monumental decision to include Equine Photography in your business plan, this course will ensure you come away with the knowledge and skills to start this journey. WARNING: This course is not for the fainthearted.

We can promise you it will be hard work, it will be intense, but most of all it will be the most rewarding two days you will spend developing the skills you need to successfully compete in the Equine Photography market.



18th & 19th June 2019


Do I need to be an advanced photographer to do this course?

You do not have to be an advanced photographer to benefit from this course, however you do need the aspiration to be an equine photographer and want to be making money from your photography some time soon.  Emily and Hannah will go at a pace that suits the group and will make sure the time spent is maximised so everyone gets the most out of the course. This 2 day course is about walking you through the process that Emily and Hannah have found to prove most successful when dealing with horses and their owners.

You can be the amazing photographer you have always wanted to be if you dare to be brave!


  • A creative early morning photo shoot with horse and owner
  • A step by step equine portrait shoot with horse and owner
  • Comprehensive instruction on technique
  • How to structure a shoot
  • Learning how to spot the great locations
  • Learning how to use light
  • Posing techniques for horse and human
  • Tips and tricks on the unpredictable
  • The foundations for a successful equine photography business
  • Building the right portfolio
  • Understanding who your target market will be
  • How to attract your target client
  • Introduction to marketing and promotion
  • How to choose the right product selection
  • Pricing strategies
  • Refreshments and lunch available throughout
  • Maximum eight delegates per course
  • Online access to hand outs
  • Last but not least all the inspiration, motivation and enthusiasm you could ask for!!!

If you are looking for a course to help you start an equine photography business or add equine images to your photography portfolio then look no further! I can absolutely highly recommend this course for you. Emily and Hannah work so well together, providing a lot of information, help and guidance added with fun and laughter.

I haven’t looked back only forward since being a part of The Training Barn family. I look forward to signing up to more courses as I move forward with my Equine Photography business.

– Karen Bennett

What Kit do I need?

Bring all the camera gear you have (no lighting needed)

Ideally you will have a wide-angle and zoom lenses

Lots of card space, at least 30GB

Fully charged batteries and spares

Laptop and card reader

Wellies or good solid boots

Warm outdoor clothing

Pocket notepad and pen (for on location)

A packet of Polo mints (optional but will make you very popular with the horses)

What will I learn from this course?

You will be armed with the skills and knowledge to confidently set up and direct an equine shoot of one or more horses. You will learn a step-by-step formula to produce outstanding images, together with most efficient and effective process to present your work to your client ready to view and purchase.

You will learn how to set up and run a successful equine photography business and how to fit in to a niche market.

You have finally stumbled across the course you’ve been looking for. The investment will be worth it.

You are right for this course if:

You have a keen interest in photographing horses and want to stand out against the crowd. You think you want to expand your business to include equine photography.

If you feel now is your time and you want to reach your full potential fill in the form below to apply for a space on this highly sought after course. Remember we only have 6 spaces on these courses and they sell out quickly! Don’t be shy we are here to help you succeed.

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