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Photography Workshop with Suffolk Punch Horses
Sat 22 April 2017, 14:30 – 20:00 BST
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Spend an exclusive afternoon of photography training with award winning (BWPA 2015, Four Seasons Category) wildlife photographer Kevin Sawford at The Suffolk Punch Trust. Train your skills with rare breed farm animals and Suffolk's most famous horses in the 'Golden Hour' of photography. All levels and camera types are welcome to this outdoor photography workshop.
Our event timings include the best lighting in the afternoon. This will hopefully (depending on the weather) give you the opportunity to get some stunning photos of the horses in the warm light of the 'Golden Hour' and of their silouettes in the sunset sky later in the day.
The group will be guided by Kevin Sawford. A member of the Suffolk Punch Trust's team will support us with the horse, and Monika will accompany the group as well to keep an eye on everyones security and wellbeing.
We will start with a short introduction in the Visitor Centre over a light lunch (buffet) and the Trust's staff will provide you with a glimpse in the history of the Colony Stud. Kevin will make sure you are comfortable with your camera settings before we head off for our relaxed stroll on the extensive grounds of the stud to meet the impressive Suffolk Punch horses. A tea break with some delicious cakes will be provided in the afternoon by the Trust's cafe as well. All catering is included in the fees.
We will stay outdoors on the paddocks with the horses for most of the time, in all weather and cameras always at hand. The meadows may be muddy, uneven or wet and you'll need to have a reasonable level of fitness, and bring sensible outdoor clothing and sturdy boots.
The Suffolk Punch Trust and Wild Adventures under Suffolk's Skies are working together to help protect the future of the endangered Suffolk Punch breed. 30% of the fees will go to the Suffolk Punch Trust.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers. If your booking includes under 16 year olds, you accept that they must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at any time. Please select the reduced ticket for 'observer only' if you are an accompanying person and don't want to receive photography guidance.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Suffolk Punch Trust offers you plenty of free parking spaces outside their visitor centre. Please find the directions to the centre on www.suffolkpunchtrust.org/visitor-information/how-to-find-us
I have restricted mobility. Can I participate?
The horse paddocks are not fully accessible to wheelchairs or mobility scooters, but the Suffolk Punch Trust has kindly offered help for a limited number of workshop participants with restricted mobility. Please contact Monika@WASuffolk.com before your booking and she will find out if we can fit you in.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You are most welcome to contact the organiser at Monika@WASuffolk.com or via any other contact option on www.wasuffolk.com/contact-us.html
What's the refund policy?
Please be aware that strong winds can force us to cancel this event and that we need a minimum of eight participants to go ahead. Therefore, we reserve the right to cancel up to two days in advance due to wind and weather conditions or a lack of bookings. Under these circumstances, we will contact you in time and fully refund your fees. Please find our full Terms & Conditions on www.wasuffolk.com/terms---conditions.html
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
NO, you don't have to bring a printed ticket. We will email you the ticket for your information only and you will NOT need to print it out for us. Just bring some kind of identification (driving license, ID card, payment card etc) to the event.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, of course it is ok if you book for someone else. Infact, we are delighted if you decide to give a place on one of our events as a gift to a friend. If possible, please let us know about it via Monika@WASuffolk.com. Monika can email you a pdf file with a printable gift card for a birthday, Christmas or any other celebration if you ask her for it.