Equine Photography Workshops with Lori Sortino

Group Workshops & Individual Private Lessons

2023 Workshops

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

Return to Freedom Safari

Return to Freedom Safari, San Luis Obispo ~ 3 Days with the rescued mustangs on their 2000 acre sanctuary. Includes two sunrise shoots and three sunset shoots. Stay in hotel of your choice and meet at the sanctuary each day. Editing lab mid day at the sanctuary, when lighting outdoors is harsh. If this workshop fills up, we will open a second workshop in June. This workshop's proceeds benefit Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary.

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.


June 27-28-29, 2023



Redwings Photography Workshops

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.


Oct 19, 2023



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.

In addition, we're adding a night sky photography session because this workshop is in a remote Coastal California Valley where light pollution is reduced and we have an historic California Mission as a backdrop!

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 10-13, 2023 - Postponed due to Lori undergoing cancer treatment through June 2023.  Will be rescheduled after that.



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
  • Return to Freedom Horse Sanctuary in San Luis Obispo (4 hour minimum)*

Schedule 1, 2, 3 or 4 hour private sessions 

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

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

*Note:  Return to Freedom sessions are scheduled as follows for 2023:  See RTF Website for up to date schedule

Past Workshops

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

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

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

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

Lori with 2022 foal
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