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Fun in the Sun – St Augustine Workshop 2019

| Categories: Photography, Portrait, Travel, Uncategorized, Workshops

Oh my goodness, what an absolutely fantastic group of eager photographers, models, helpers and horses we had at our second annual St Augustine Workshop in February! A huge THANK YOU to my friend and colleague, Cara with Fast Horse Photography, who really knows how to get the right people together for a workshop. For a crowning touch the perfect hair and makeup was expertly designed by Kira and Nikki with Onsite Muse Florida for our styled shoots with models and… Read More

Trainer to the Stars (Equine Stars that is)

| Categories: Life, Photography, Portrait, Tours, Travel, Workshops

L O O K ….. PhyllisBurchettPhoto has a new BLOG Post and it’s all about us and her trip to New York! In March I had the pleasure of heading to New York to photograph for Cari Swanson at Windrock Farm. My friend Suzanne joined me so we spent a day in the city being tourists before heading to Amenia to visit Cari. The last time I visited New York City… Read More

Happy New 2017!

| Categories: Life, Photography

Whether you are a professional or an amateur, I think we have all found ourselves in a rut at one time or another photographically.  A new year is a great time to explore ideas and inspiration to help spark creativity. So I ask….What is your goal for your photography this year? Personal projects are one of the best ways to grow as a photographer. Pushing yourself to try new things or seek out… Read More

It’s been too long!

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Hello…how you doing?!?! It’s been too long, way too long since my last blog post…..there is so much to tell you! I’m going to start this long overdue post with some how to information on panning. You may ask what is panning AND why would I want to do that?!?! Panning is the horizontal movement of the camera as it scans a moving subject, proper panning implies motion.  No one can guarantee perfect pans,… Read More

Shoot For Yourself

| Categories: Life, Photography, Tutorial, Workshops

In 2001, on a trip to the Canadian Rockies, our guide had a Nikon N65 Film Camera. I came home smitten with photography and bought one for myself….thus began my love affair with photography. I don’t come from a photography background, I never had friends that were interested in photography.I have no formal training in art. I love to create but never thought of myself as creative. My very first… Read More

Happy New 2015!

| Categories: Action, Life, Photography, Portrait, Tours, Travel, Wildlife, Workshops

The soul can not think without a picture.  ~ Aristotle I think like Aristotle! That is definitely a stretch but I do need something to help me visualize ideas. I guess that’s why I love sites like Pinterest, where you can pin ideas to a board to use later. You can follow me  at https://www.pinterest.com/skipitidoda/ I’d love to see you there and I will try to follow you back! BACK BUTTON FOCUS… Read More

Picture the People in your Life

| Categories: Life, Photography, Portrait, Tours, Workshops

Framed It has been my wonderful pleasure to meet and photograph the nicest people over the years. I am always on a quest to learn and grow in my photographic process. It truly is all about the journey and not the destination because you never stop learning in this business. When I approach portraiture I try to create portraits that are creative. I always try to strive for something different,… Read More

Nevada….Old Friends, New Friends

| Categories: Tours, Travel, Workshops

Beautiful, Friesian Stallion Xander I just recently returned home from a fabulous trip to Reno, Nevada. I had planned a trip in October to photograph the beautiful Equine Breeds of Poland but due to other committments beyond my control had to cancel. Then Tamara Gooch posted her new trip “The Horses That Dreams Are Made Of” and it fit into my schedule perfectly so I couldn’t say no. I called… Read More

Iceland Equine Tour 2014

| Categories: Photography, Tours, Travel

This year was my second trip to Iceland where we stayed at a horse farm in the south to photograph the stunning scenery and it’s famous inhabitants, the Icelandic Horse. Staying on the farm provides both a taste of traditional culture and the chance to experience the Icelandic way of life. The Icelandic Horse has been pure bred in Iceland for 1000 years, no imports are allowed into the country…. Read More

Lessons I Learn From My Dog

| Categories: Life

Are you a dog lover? I am. Owning a dog is a huge responsibility. There are pros and cons to having a dog in your life. Of course, I believe the pros far outweigh the cons.  Dogs Can Teach Us about Peace, Joy, and Living in the Now. I’ve had a dog all of my life. From purebreds to mutts, I’ve loved them all.  My dog brings me comfort, joy… Read More

Come To The Mill

| Categories: Photography, Travel

I love old mills….heck, I love just about anything old. Then you add gorgeous fall color, red structures and long exposures with water falling softly in beautiful evening light and oh, gosh….you had me at old. I had never seen this mill let alone photographed it so when a friend called the other day and said “you want to go for a ride?”….I was all in. We had to make… Read More

Attitude

| Categories: Life

This is Espie (Espartano). He is a National Champion Andalusian Stallion. I had the pleasure of photographing Espie in Arizona in 2011 thanks to my friend, Bev Pettit. Bev is an amazing photographer/artist, you can see her work at http://www.bevpettit.com

To Be

| Categories: Photography

“Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau

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