4 days Workshop February & March 2018 - Wellington - FL

4 days Workshop February & March 2018 - Wellington - FL

from 1,000.00

*Full price of this Workshop is $ 2,000.00 you can pay in Full or 50% to confirm your participation and the other 50% one month before the Workshop start day.

Equine Photography Workshop by Raphael Macek

  • February - 08/09/10/11 - 2018
  • WEF  - Wellington - FL - USA
  • Limited to 12 participants

This special 4-day workshop developed by Raphael Macek all the participants will have the opportunity to join Raphael Macek in February 08/09/10/11 - 2018  for a unique experience at his side. The Workshop was structured for those who have photography as a hobby and are passionate about horses and for those who want to deepen and develop the profession in this area.

These 4 days will be divided in a theoretical part where Raphael Macek will share his experiences and knowledge of a career of more than 15 years, and 3 practical days where students will have several situations to develop a creative look, always allied to the technical part of photography, with the supervision of Raphael Macek and his team. On the last day of this workshop all the participants will have the opportunity to photograph a real equestrian competition to experience and put in practical all the techniques learned on the workshop.

The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) is considered the most recognizable equestrian sporting venue in America today. It is a 160-acre “Equestrian Lifestyle Destination” nestled in the heart of an 8,000-acre equestrian paradise in Wellington. There are 12 competition rings throughout the equestrian show complex suited for show jumping, hunter, dressage, western/trail riding, driving and polo. The surface of the competition arenas, also known as footing, has been upgraded to Olympic quality, drainage was rebuilt through the facility, and a new vendor village has been added. Classes are also held at The Stadium, which features a grass derby field and a refreshing change of pace for exhibitors and spectators. International and Olympic equestrians join to compete and thrill spectators with their pageantry and athleticism.  Thousands of passionate equestrians and tens of thousands of enthusiastic spectators visit the venue annually. The “Saturday Night Lights” offers a fun way to enjoy a Saturday night out with the entire family with a Kid’s Fair every week, vendor shopping, and a variety of dining choices.

The workshop is limited to 12 participants and they will be able to know the techniques used by Raphael Macek in horse photography, to learn how to compose a good image, lighting techniques (natural and artificial), the horse photography market, main techniques and adjustments, morphology, characteristics of several horse breeds and the practice of photography from the preparation of the animals to the finalization of the images (post production in Photoshop).

During the Workshop all the participants will have the opportunity to explore the local area of Wellington and Palm Beach and have a great time with Raphael and his team having the best experience from this beautiful city in Florida.  

Raphael Macek is considered one of the best photographers in the world and a specialist in horse photography, with publications of his images on several covers and articles of the most important magazines worldwide, artworks exhibited in the main galleries and art fairs, and has more Of 30 international awards in photography contests, graduated from the Masters of Fine Art program in New York and produces works in several countries such as United States, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Africa, United Arab Emirates, India, Portugal, Spain, Argentina and Brazil.

Workshops Schedule:

Thursday, February 08th

  • 12:30pm - Meeting with Raphael Macek at the Hotel

  • 01:00pm - Presentation of Raphael Macek

  • 02:00pm - Theoretical part of the Workshop (Composition/Morphology/Adjustments/Equipment) 

  • 03:00pm - Natural light vs Artificial Light

  • 04:00pm - Marketing for Photographer and Portfolio reviews

  • 05:00pm - Advanced techniques

  • 06:30pm - Questions

  • 08:00pm - Dinner

Friday, February 09th

  • 7:30am - Show Jumping Horses in Wellington (Natural light)
  • 10:00am - Breakfast
  • 11:00am - Post Production in Photoshop/Lightroom
  • 01:00pm - Lunch
  • 02:00pm - Free time
  • 04:00pm - Show Jumping Horses Portraits (Mixing Natural light and Flash Light).
  • 08:00pm - Dinner

Saturday, February 10th

  • 07:00am - Horses running at the Beach (Natural Light)

  • 10:00am - Breakfast

  • 11:30am - Photoshop adjustments
  • 01:00pm - Lunch
  • 02:00pm - Free time
  • 04:00pm - Dressage Horses (Close-ups / Portraits / Sport / Stable architecture with Horses) Flash Light.
  • 08:00pm - Dinner

Sunday, February 11th

  • 08:00am - All participants will have the experience to photography a real competition in Wellington with Raphael Macek.
  • 01:00pm - Lunch
  • 02:30pm - Review of the best images from the Workshop
  • 04:30pm - Questions
  • 06:00pm - END


  • Semi professional or professional digital cameras.
  • Lenses of preference with zoom up to 100mm or more.
  • Monopods and Tripods are optional.
  • Laptops to follow the post production techniques and to download images taken in the course.
  • Participants who own their own portfolios Raphael Macek will do an analysis giving tips and exchanging experiences.


Hotel: Raphael Macek choose Hampton Inn & Suites Wellington (http://hamptoninn3.hilton.comthe Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in Wellington, FL. Stroll along to The Mall at Wellington Green or take a short drive to downtown West Palm Beach. Spend lazy days at Palm Beach or explore downtown’s lively Clematis Street District. Play a round of golf at Palm Beach Polo Golf & Country Club or try horse riding at the Palm Beach Equestrian Club. Stay in touch with family and friends with free high-speed internet access in all guest rooms and suites. Start your day right Hampton’s free hot breakfast or grab one of our free Hampton’s On the Run™ Breakfast Bags, available Monday to Friday. Keep fit at the fitness center and outdoor pool or catch up on work at the business center.

The price starts at $150,00 each night. (The Hotel price is not included on the Workshop) do your reservation soon.

Hotel Address: 2155 Wellington Green Drive Wellington, Florida, 33414, USA Phone: +1 (561) 472 9696


Transport: Throughout of the 4 days Workshop will be available the Shuttle service between the Hampton Inn & Suites Wellington and the stables in the morning, lunch time and the evening. Schedule with Raphael team on workshop@raphaelmacek.com if you'll need this service. 


Investment: The total cost of this workshop is $2,000.00 per person. Limited to 12 people.
Non-refundable deposit is $1,000.00


Thanks and I hope to see all you there in February

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