Equine Photography Workshops & Retreats with Lori Sortino

Group Workshops & Retreats, and Individual Private Lessons

2024 Workshops

Sunset Shoot at Return to Freedom in San Luis Obispo.  Photo by Lori Sortino

Redwings Photography Workshop

Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Paso Robles ~ 6 hour workshop with the rescued horses and burros at this sanctuary. 

Paso Robles, California

Paso Robles is located in north San Luis Obispo County, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on HWY 101.

 

October 18, 2024

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Flag Ranch Photography Retreat

Flag Ranch Horse + Human Collaboratory, Paso Robles ~ Two Day Retreat with the several bands of horses at this ranch. 

Paso Robles, California

Paso Robles is located in north San Luis Obispo County, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on HWY 101.

 

October 19-20 2024

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Attend both the Redwings and Flag Ranch events at a discounted rate of $1050 per person - ask for a discounted invoice

 

Quarterly Editing Labs on Zoom

The editing lab on zoom:

  • on line from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Time,
  • usually on a Wednesday about every 3 months. 
  • Anyone who has attended any of our multi-day workshops or safaris is welcome to attend at no charge for two sessions. 
  • We send out an email to all past workshop participants a few days before each editing lab. 
  • The upcoming dates are below.

The format is:

  • show up and bring what you're working on to show/share or ask for help.
  • drop in any time during the lab and stay for as long as you want.
  • we can split into break-out rooms to help people simultaneously if needed, as Deb and Lori will both be in the lab to help.

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 12, 2024
  • August 27 & 28, 2024 (Tuesday with Lori, Wed with Deb)
  • November 13, 2024
  • Feb 26, 2025
  • May 21, 2025

Cost:

  • One for    $40
  • Two for    $60
  • Four for   $100
Message Lori to purchase lab time

 

2025 Workshops

Pegasus Workshop

Making Pegasus is the life legacy project of Greg Davis; "A quest to bring to life the Ultimate Horse Pegasus by cross breeding the best horses in the world wherever they may be."  

We will photograph many of the beautiful horses at the Davis Ranch ~ breeds such as: Gypsy, Andalusian, Arabian, Friesian, Thoroughbred, Shire, Holsteiner, Clydesdale, Percheron, Warmblood, and American Saddlebred.

This workshop is in a remote Coastal California Valley and we stay at an historic California Mission!

Lockwood, California

Lockwood is just inland from the beautiful Central Coast of San Simeon (home of the popular and historic Hearst Castle), Ragged Point, Gorda, and Big Sur, in the south central region of Monterey County.  Lockwood is most easily accessed from HWY 101 between Paso Robles and King City, but can also be reached through an adventurous back road off scenic HWY 1.

 

 April 1-4, 2025

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Return to Freedom Safari

Return to Freedom Combined Workshop and Safari, at both RTF locations: Lompoc and San Luis Obispo ~ 2 Days in Lompoc and 2.5 Days with the rescued mustangs on their 2000 acre sanctuary in SLO, including two sunrise shoots and three sunset shoots. Stay in hotels of your choice and meet at the sanctuary each day. Editing lab mid day at the sanctuary, when lighting outdoors is harsh.  This workshop's proceeds benefit Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary.

Lompoc, California

The sanctuary is located outside Lompoc on HWY One.

Lompoc is in remote northern Santa Barbara County

The airport code for Santa Barbara is SBA.

San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo is located about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on HWY 101.

The airport code for San Luis Obispo is SBP.

 

April 27-May 2, 2025

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Two stallions running side by side
Two Pegasus Herd Stallions:  Thunder, half Andalusian, half Shire, running ahead of Luca, half Holsteiner, one quarter Friesian, one quarter Percheron.   Photo by Lori Sortino

Private Photography Lessons

Private Lessons, by the hour

Schedule your private lesson with Lori at:

  • the Davis Ranch with the "Making Pegasus" horses (2 hour minimum)
  • Redwings  Horse Sanctuary in Paso Robles
  • Flag Ranch Horse Sanctuary in Paso Robles (3 hour minimum)
  • Return to Freedom Horse Sanctuary in San Luis Obispo (4 hour minimum)*
  • Location Mutually Agreed On

Schedule 1, 2, 3 or 4 hour private sessions 

1 hour, $150 // 2 hours, $250  //  3 hours, $350  //  4 hours $400//  6 hours $600

Email Lori with the date(s) you're interested in for a private session

*Note:  Return to Freedom sessions are scheduled as follows:  See RTF Website for up to date schedule

Past Workshops

Return to Freedom Equine Photo Safari and Editing Lab, April 23-25, 2024 - San Luis Obispo, CA

Pegasus Equine Photography Workshop, April 8-11, 2024 - Lockwood, CA

Redwings Equine Photography Workshop, Oct 19, 2023 - Paso Robles, CA

Return to Freedom Equine Photo Safari and Editing Lab, June 27-28-29, 2023 - San Luis Obispo, CA

Redwings Equine Photography Workshop, May 20, 2023 - Paso Robles, CA

Redwings Equine Photography Workshop, Oct 22, 2022 - Paso Robles, CA

Redwings Equine Photography Workshop, May 19, 2022 - Paso Robles, CA

Pegasus Equine Photography Workshop, April 19-22, 2022 - Lockwood, CA

Lori with 2022 foal
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