Pre-con Class:  Saturday, April 27

Equine Metamorphosis
Hosted by Judy Reinford

Saturday, April 27, 2024
10:00AM -5:00PM


Judy Reinford explains photographing horses on location at a ranch in Texas, (location TBD) then returning to the hotel for some magical editing. This class can offer valuable insights and skills to a diverse range of photographers. Whether you are a high school senior photographer, pet photographer, or equine photographer looking to enhance their photography techniques, this class has something for everyone.

• Capture the Essence: Photographing horses is different from capturing other subjects. They are majestic and expressive animals that require a certain approach to truly capture their beauty, grace, and personality. They are also large! Understanding horse behavior and body language is crucial for capturing authentic and engaging photographs.
• Mastering the Art of Equine Photo Editing: In our class, you’ll delve into the intricacies of editing equine photography to bring out the best in your captures. Learn how to enhance the beauty and character of horses through precise editing techniques. This class emphasizes maintaining the authentic charm of horses while refining images for a polished, yet painterly look. We will cover extraction of the horse to put on a white or black background and compositing with AI.

Meet Judy Reinford M. Photog., M. Artist, CR., CPP, MAI
In 1989 Judy graduated from Kutztown University with a BFA in Communication Design and Fine Art Photography. She started working in photography for Hess’s department store right after graduation. She photographed everything from china to jewelry to bed linens. Judy’s interest in pet, equine and zoo photography came about with her interest in PPA print competition. This led to an interest in fundraising and donating to zoo’s her finished work for Gala silent auctions. She is on the board of The Lehigh Valley Zoo Gala Committee. The importance of animal conservation is a passion of hers. Her studio specializes in pet and equine photography. On location or in the studio. Offering digital mixed media paintings and fairytale composites of both pets and people. Horse has become a recent passion over the past 3 years. Judy started horseback riding again as an adult the summer of 2020. Photographing these gentle giants alone or with their owners is a rewarding experience.