For the last decade I hosted worldwide over 60 photography events including workshops, tours and portfolio days, where hundreds of other photographers have trusted my knowledge and experience. For those who did not have the opportunity to join my classes, or for those who want to refresh and expand their skills, today I want to offer an alternative masterclass method and invite you to my new and exclusive Online Equine Photography Academy!
Previous editions of this Academy were assessed wonderfully by its participants from all over the world. Following their progress since Academy, I know that it turned out to be great success. Therefore, it is with great joy that I am opening the recruitment for the third edition! However, it will be the last edition held in this form. Don't miss the opportunity as the number of places is strictly limited!
"Katarzyna is one of our leading Equine Photographers in the World and if you know her work you will agree with me. Having completed a workshop, tour and academy with Katarzyna I have learned that she is generous with her time in teaching her techniques, which will have you questioning everything you know, in a good way. She is incredibly talented and I have valued our time together. She teaches in such a way that leaves me enthused with pursuing my own goals. I highly recommend you don't miss the opportunity."
Samantha Dawn Ebeling
"Lesson plan was so well planned out beginners, hobbyists, pro-amateur, and professionals can ALL benefit from this. Her own style showed me little things I was potentially missing along with learning new things I never thought of! Kataryzna was incredibly forthcoming and open with everything she taught and answered from us. She truly wants to help and teach others. This lesson plan was designed to set people up for success and give more confidence. Opening my eyes to things I have missed or not have thought of before."
"By choosing Katarzyna Okrzesik-Mikołajek, I know I have chosen the only person I could trust. The only person who would talk about personal development while we would talk about developing a photo business. The only one who would say what I need to hear 150x a day: trust yourself, try, make mistakes, prepare, experience, you can create amazing shots with inexpensive equipment and most importantly, do what you want with your images [...] I wish I had 111 lectures with her."
What will participation in this academy give you?
Your camera takes great photos!
About the real importance of the equipment and its right choice.
Which equipment to start with? What is worth investing in? Will the best camera always take the best photos? We will focus on the selection of the right equipment for our skills, needs and budget. We will talk not only about cameras and lenses, but also about the rest of the equipment, which will make our work easier!
How to avoid misunderstandings?
About drafting a contract.
What are the benefits for both parties of signing the contract? How to make such an agreement and what should it contain? What are the rights of the photographer and our client? We will focus on the issues of creating a contract in situations such as: TFP session, commisioned photo session , sale of photos and others. I will tell you what you need to pay attention to, what to observe and how to avoid later misunderstandings and claims.
How much should we be paid?
How to price your services.
How to price an individual photo session? What price should I present for a full working day? How much should a single photo cost?
During this lesson we will focus on the real costs incurred by each equine photographer. I will also present you my own evaluation module for my work.
How to get customers?
About promoting your work.
How to reach new customers? What's the best way to promote your photography? Where is it worth showing your photographs?
At this lesson we will focus on effective online and offline promotion methods.
Have I forgotten anything?
About proper preparation for the photo session.
How to prepare for a photo shoot with horses? How to plan a session scenario? What accessories can be irreplaceable?
I will present you best ways of proper preparation for various sessions, weather conditions and trips.
About the correct setting of horse model and shooting in movement.
How to set up our horse model so that it turns out best? Which photo in motion is the best? How to select photos for the client and the portfolio?
During this lesson we will focus on the appropriate (and unfavorable) positioning of models during portraits, catalog photos and shots in motion.
How to frame?
About building a composition in the image.
How to frame in order not to make mistakes? When can we go beyond the accepted rules?
I will share with you my ways of building a composition that will bring your photos on a different level.
How can I mAnage?
About work in various lighting conditions.
How to shoot in midday sunlight? How to cope with sessions in a dark arena? Focus problems when shooting against backlight?
During this lesson e will focus on understanding light and setting issues.
Where do the colors live?
How to understand color in art.
Does color matter? What is the best white balance? What is the best way to compose our horse model with the surroundings? Color or black and white?
Understanding colors, brightness and saturation can be challenging. Let me help you to take control over it!
Are you chasing a deadline?
About WORKFLOW optimization.
How to efficiently select photos? How can I control files mess? How can I improve my photo search?
During this lesson we will focus on ways to work effectively with your photos.
Where do I get my motivation from?
How to fight creative pits.
Where to find motivation? How to fight creative impotence? Why I don't feel like it?
During this meeting I will share with you my methods of seeking inspiration.
based on your portfolio review.
In addition to scheduled 11 lessons, each student of this academy will get a chance to meet me for one-to-one consultations based on their portfolio review.
Each lesson will take the form of a life webinar - lecture duration is 60 minutes. After completing the presentation of the topic, the students will have a chance to ask questions for the next 30 minutes, to which I would like to answer. Students unable to attend the live meetings or who wish to refresh some topics will have access to all recorded lesson.
If you feel that this Academy is something you were missing, something that will provide you with necessary answers, something that will help you increase your own experience, do not hesitate and sign in today, or contact me in case of any questions you may have.
EARLY BIRD Price 950 USD includes
- 11 exclusive webinar lessons
- access to unpublished materials
- individual consultation and portfolio review
- access to recorded lessons for next 12 months
- certificate of participation and completion of Online Equine Photography Academy
- Installments plan available - ask for details.
LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 30
A strongly limited number of 30 students per Academy is a guarantee of exclusivity.
Being part of this intimate group, you will join a unique community with gain the knowledge that I have accumulated for many years!
experience & Difficulty level
Whether you are a beginner, a hobbyist or a skilled photographer, you are more than welcome to join us - this Academy will help you find answers to your questions, guide you in developing your own creative vision and will help boost your experience.
If you are ready to join this adventure, my website will guide you to the next step, where conditions of participation can be found. Only by accepting all the terms, your application for participation in this event will get on the waiting list. After accepting your application of participation, you will receive an email with confirmation and further instructions for spot reservation.
If you have any other questions regarding this event, please don't hesitate to reach me via contact page.