Equine Photo Workshop with Tamara Gooch

"India - the land of Wonders, Tigers and the legendary Marwari horse"


Join us at our first equine photo workshop with Tamara Gooch from March 2nd - March 16th, 2020!

The Indian state of Rajasthan is a beautiful fusion of old and new; the ancient and the modern. Historically Rajasthan is one of India´s richest regions littered with magnificent forts and palaces that were once home, and in many cases still are, to royal princes. Some of these are now hotels where we will stay during this amazing photography workshop. India has so many wonderous sights and magical places it would be a crime to just focus on horses, so we are giving you the best of the best!

Mixed thoughout the workshop, we will explore the legendary land of the Marwari horse and this exoctic horse breed, only found in India. Their strong spirit and persevering character will capture your heart and take your breathe away. Many people believe Marwari horses are descendents from the gods. An equine breed of incredible beauty and grace, that was strong enough to hold its own against the fiercest of attacks and to survive the harsh unforgiving conditions of its land. Yet it was endowed with a grace that can only be compared to poetry in motion. Its courage and loyalty have been immortalized and along with its legendary masters, it has come to be worshipped by the people of India.

 

As a group we will travel around India to photograph the Marwari horse in spectacular places; beautiful palaces and traditional architecture, mysterious Banyan trees, in water and varied desert landscapes, with and without traditional jewelry.

We will have two days safari into Ranthambore National park- the most renowned national park in northern India. We will also visit a Leopard sanctuary, famous forts and palaces, shop traditional spice and textile markets all while learning to see and capture natural light in unimaginable ways to give your images depth and emotion.

 

We will immerse ourselves in the pulse, sounds and colors of Holi Festival. Holi Festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to celerate unity and togetherness. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

Accomodation & Food

We will stay in the finest heritage hotels in Jaipur, Bikaner, Ranthambore and Jodhpur.

During the workshop we will have delicious traditonal and  continental dishes to complete our cultural dining experience. Meals will accomodate vegetarian and vegan diets.

About Tamara

"Photography is a love affair with life"

A quick history

 

A master of her craft Tamara has been voted one of the top 3 equine photographers in the world. Tamara was one of the first celebrated women to be included in the Desert Caballeros Museum's esteemed 2012 exhibit, "Cowgirls with a Camera". Ranch & Reata magazine named Tamara one of the top 5 photographers they have ever published. Her images have won numerous awards and have been published extensively in numerous US and international publications.

 

"Without compare she is one of the most celebrated and talented photographer´s of our time"  ~ Linda Lockerz, Los Angeles CA

 

My photography is a collection of my emotions and passion for the horse and the world around me

For as long as I can remember I've had a camera in one hand and a horse in the other. I think it was a natural progression that my two biggest passions merged into a dream vocation. Every time I pick up my camera I feel excitement bubble up inside me.  

 

I have been a full time professional photographer for over 15 years and I am here to capture those brilliant happy moments in time and give you the ability to hold onto them forever.

 

I am on a mission to bring back the printed image.

 

I want my clients to be able to preserve their precious memories with museum quality heirlooms that will be preserved for generations to come. I loved looking through my mother and grandmother's "photo drawer" it was filled with photos of family, friends and pets. I wouldn't want my own family treasures to be lost, so I certainly don't want my clients to end up that way.

Booking & further information

Details & Price

  • Date of the workshop is March 2nd - March 16th, 2020
  • Plan your arrival into Jaipur for March 2, 2020
  • Cost of the workshop is $6200
  • A $3000 non-refundable deposit will hold your place.
  • Trip insurance is recommended - Tamara has a list of insurance providers for those interested.
  • $450 Single-supplement for those wishing a private room
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure
  • Number of participants: Maximum 8 people
  • Sun glasses, mosquito repellets, a wide brimmed hat and sunscreen is recommended.
  • Rajasthan is still very traditional. We recommend you to wear long trousers or skirts and dresses that cover minimum your knees. Also your tops shouldn´t be too short,  as a minimum the shoulders should be covered. Linen clothing is a cool and comfortable option.

Included

  • 15 days and 14 night accomodations
  • Meals at our accomdations
  • Airport pickup in Jaipur
  • Transportation and transfers during the workshop
  • Photographic instruction in the field as well as post processing for those interested
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing attractions and safaris.

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses (shopping etc.)