On Location

Equine: Capture to Print

with Helen K. Garber

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Course Description

Since the 16th century when Spanish conquistadors brought them to North America, horses have been at the center of Western culture, and this workshop with fine-art photographer Helen K. Garber represents a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in equine energy. Members of Santa Fe’s equestrian community have invited us to photograph their animals at their ranches, and each one offers a different artistic challenge.

We begin our time together by looking at images from each participant; then Helen delivers a lecture on the history of the horse in photography, painting, and sculpture. After lunch we head to Helen’s ranch to photograph her four Tennessee Walking Horses against the expansive backdrop of three mountain ranges.

Mornings we meet in the classroom, where we edit and process our assignments, while afternoons are earmarked for trips to the aforementioned local ranches. Mid-week, Helen introduces the subject of printmaking, and we develop our skills over the next few days.

Sunday evening we gather for a group dinner at a celebrated Southwestern restaurant. Monday is devoted to finessing our final prints in The Workshops state-of-the-art digital lab.

Come surround yourself with the autumnal beauty of northern New Mexico as you capture the inner spirit of the horse and transfer that expression onto paper.

Additional Information

Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download, select, and transfer images to their own jump drive for class each day.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Digital Printing, One-of-a-Kind
Helen K. Garber

Helen K. Garber began her career as an editorial portrait photographer, with images published in numerous books and journals, including The New York Times. Her work can be found in the Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the George Eastman Museum, the archives of the Venice Biennale, and IMMA Dublin. She has taught night photography workshops at Otis College of Art and Design, Photo LA, and the Skirball Center. Helen is currently collaborating with author Anna Sochocky on the book Magical Horse.

Instagram: @helenkgarber

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