Join our 5-day equine photo workshop to have the chance to dive into the world of the Lusitano Horse and explore the Portuguese culture, this time - in the Lisbon area from 19 to 24 of April, 2016.

During our journey we will focus on showcasing the Lusitano Breed and introduce you to some of the most emblematic aspects of the Portuguese Equestrian Culture.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop, discuss and improve their photographic skills through photo master classes combined with practical photo-shoots in incredible locations - from century old historical buildings, to traditional riding arenas and blooming spring pastures at renowned stud farms.

  • Theoretical and practical lessons - photo shootings including century old historical buildings, colorful and  traditional      riding arenas and blooming spring pastures in renowned stud farms;
  • Riding Experiences – if you are a rider and wish to enrich your experience, you can book riding lessons at the same places where we are going to shoot, with Lusitano World’s partners;
  • Special Touristic Day around Lisbon City – you will have the opportunity not only to visit some of the most emblematic places of Lisbon but also to visit to the new arena of the Portuguese Riding School in Belem.


During these days we will have the opportunity to photograph a variety of scenarios and contexts:
  • Horses in liberty, playing in traditional bull fighting arenas or paddocks;
  • Herds of Lusitano mares or young stock running free in typical Portuguese cork tree landscapes;
  • Portraits of horses: correct posture and framing; composition in unique architectural or natural scenarios;
  • The horse and its rider: capturing the human-equine connection;
  • Lusitano as a traditional breed – horses and riders in full-traditional Portuguese tack, costume and equitation.
  • Lusitano as a modern sport horse – full-dressage look and performance of exercises. 


During theoretical lessons we will approach the following topics:
  • Choosing equipment for equine photography;
  • Understanding principles and technical aspects of how your equipment works;
  • Basic knowledge of composition, light and colors and other general photography issues;
  • Organizing photo-shootings with horses;
  • Specifications of shooting horses in different conditions and scenarios;
  • Understanding horse psychology and applying it to the photographic process;
  • Basics of photo post-processing.


Price includes theoretical and practical photo classes, access to all photo-shoots, accommodation (breakfast included) and transportation from hotel to locations. The visit to the Portuguese Riding School is also included in the workshop package.  
This price is based on shared double/twin room with private bathroom in minimum 3-stars hotel.


Remember that this exclusive workshop is limited to 12 participants. Reservations are done through a non-refundable deposit of 600€. You should pay the remaining 600€ by bank transfer 1 week before the workshop or in money in the day of your arrival.

CONTACT us to recieve special detailed brochure about workshop or to book a place.

What to see examples of photographs you can make during workshop?
Check photographs from previous trips of Ekaterina to Portugal in PORTUGAL 2015 album.