For the third time in my life, I had the pleasure of participating in a photographic-Workshop with professional photographer Linda Peinemann. Since this class was intended to be the continuation of the Workshop of May 24th 2014 we were a relatively small group.
This time – after a short repetition on aperture and shutter- the theoretical part of the class focused on the special requirements of animal-photography. Linda emphasized the necessity to bare in mind that animals always have their own wishes and needs that a photographer always has to respect and has to allow been taken care of. The safety and well-being of humans and animals should never be at risk for that “one shot”. Thank you, Linda for that much caution and far-sightness.
With that in mind, we started our first practical part of the day: dog –photography and we had a marvelous surprise: one of our four-legged-models was a puppy. Photographing puppies requires knowledge of your camera and patience more than everything else, but if you get good photos, they are really eye-catchers. Some – in my opinion- good results you will find in the picture-gallery below.
After the lunch-break we headed off to our second photo-session of the day: Horse photography and the location for the session was once more the Verdener Schleppjagdverein. Three different models allowed us to take portraits of owners and horses, horses in movement and – for me the unexpected highlight of the day – jumping horses. Jumping photos really are a timing challenge, but if they work out, they are really spectacular.
Once again, I spent a wonderful day with all of you, new (photographic) dreams arose and, Linda, may be you can take a little part in fulfilling some of them. With the three classes at the German Horse Museum, three dreams already became true.