EQUINE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR IN SHETLAND
12th - 14th July 2019
Would you like to accompany me during my next photography tour?
I am inviting you and other photographers from all over the world for a great weekend adventure - an Equine Photography Tour in Shetland!
ABOUT OUR TOUR - Shetland ponies are well know world wide as one of the smallest horse breeds. Thanks to their size and cute temperament they make it easy to became a big fan of this lovely breed.
The main purpose of this event is to give photographers the chance to capture Shetland ponies in their natural environment and country of origin.
Participating in this tour is a great opportunity to build your own portfolio and to improve your photography skills through the opportunities which I hope to provide you with! During this exceptional weekend I will share with you several of selected places to photograph ponies on Shetland Island. I want to give you the privilege to capture a variety of breathtaking images.
PHOTO SESSIONS - Please bring with you a DSLR camera. Conditions mostly allow for shooting with a lens such as 70-200mm, 300mm, 200-400mm and sometimes wider (around 35mm or 50mm). Don’t forget to also bring a laptop or other device to safely store your photos from your memory cards. Each day of our Tour will be focused on making new photographs. Most days will include 2 unique sessions. To capture the best photos, we will photograph mostly during the mornings and afternoons. It is possible that some of the sessions might take place during the day, depending on weather conditions and the working hours of studs or horse owners. Respecting the work of ourselves and fellow photographers, please be careful during the sessions to do not get into each other’s frames. Please note that this Tour is not a Workshop. The hosting photographer is not obligated to coach participants; I only lead the sessions and organise the models and locations. Everyone works toward their own photography goals, and I encourage ideas and suggestions during the sessions.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE - Our first photo session will be scheduled for the afternoon of the 12th of July. Please plan your arrival to Sumburgh airport in early hours the same day or the day before if needed. Your pick-up will be arranged from Sumburgh airport. Our last session will be scheduled for the evening of the 14th of July. Please book your departure from Sumburgh airport for the day 15th of July. Your transport to the airport will be arranged for this day. If you need to come earlier or stay longer, or would like to come by ferry, please do not hesitate to ask me for a help to arrange accommodation or transport directions.
ACCOMMODATION - The price for this tour includes 3 nights starting from night of the 12th of July and finishing on night of the 14th of July. Participants will be accommodated in double rooms in at least three stars hotel, however, such conditions are not guaranteed and request for individual room might requier additional payment.
MEALS - Please note that the price of the tour does not include alimentation/meal expenses. We will visit restaurants or bistro bars for our lunch, and will enjoy breakfast and supper at our hotel, or at a nearby restaurant. Average prices for meals starts from 10£ for small meal, to 20£ for a big meal. Every participant must pay for their own meals - we do not split the bills.
TRAVELING - Your travel between hotel and shooting locations will be arranged. Because of limited space in our van, please limit your luggage to one small carry-on luggage while travelling to photo session locations (big luggage will stay at your room).
WEATHER - Summer on Shetland Islands is the best time time to photograph horses. The average temperature in July during the day is 20*C and 10*C during the nights. Over the past few years, the weather across Europe has been very strange, which makes it difficult to predict. For this reason, please be prepared for rainy days as much as for hot and sunny. This region is famous for its constant winds. We will photograph regardless of weather conditions. Remember also to bring waterproof protection for your equipment!
FREE TIME - Our photo sessions will be scheduled for sunrises and sunsets hours. While some may decide to rest during the day, I encourage you to get out to discover some of the local beautiful sites. You can always sleep when you get back home!!.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - The currency in Shetlands is the Pound Sterling £. Electric voltage is 230V, 50 Hz, the electric plug is type G, so participants from other continents might need a converter/adapter. I recommend purchasing travel insurance. In case of any health issue, please inform me before booking the tour.