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OMRH: Barbara Livingston Photography Class!

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  • OMRH: Barbara Livingston Photography Class!

    Two-time Eclipse Award winning photographer Barbara D. Livingston will be holding an equine photography hands-on seminar at the Our Mims Retirement Haven in Paris, Kentucky on May 2nd. Ms. Livingston's racing photography has appeared not only in racing publications (such as The Blood-Horse and Thoroughbred Times) but also in mainstream publications like Newsweek, People, TV Digest, Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated and GQ.

    Ms. Livingston is currently a photographer for The Daily Racing Form, and she has written five books showcasing her beautiful equine portraits, including Old Friends, More Old Friends, and her latest Horses: In Living Color.

    The seminar will allow participants a hands-on opportunity to not only see Ms. Livingston at work, and to take their own photographs, but also to ask questions and receive personal tips. If your camera - digital or film - is a bit of a mystery to you - ISOs, apertures, shutter speeds - Ms. Livingston will help try to shed some light on things. She will also explain what she looks for when photographing, from lighting to angles.

    The mares of Our Mims Retirement Haven, including California stakes winner Bel's Starlet and the granddam of Not Bourbon, Timeless Sue, will serve as photography subjects. The ladies of OMRH are featured in Ms. Livingston's More Old Friends. . OMRH specializes in restoring health and spirit in aged mares. The ladies love company and will be eager to be a part of this event.

    Soon after the seminar, Our Mims Retirement Haven will hold a photography contest of photographs taken during the event. The winning entrant shall receive a free copy of More Old Friends signed by Barbara D. Livingston, OMRH's Jeanne Mirabito, and by one of ORMH's leading ladies (using their hoof and non-toxic paint).

    The event will start at 1 p.m. and last for about four hours. Participants must bring their own camera equipment and are asked to wear comfortable shoes (no sandals or flipflops). Entries will be limited to 20 registrants. Cost for the afternoon will be $155 per participant, and partial proceeds will benefit the Haven. There will also be a cookout at the end of the session. We think it will be a really fun and educational day, in the company of some very worthy (and beautiful) broodmares.

    In case of a rain-out, the registration fee will be refunded.

    To register, visit http://www.ourmims.org/livingston
    Gilder's "mom" and
    Caretaker of the Tribute web site: http://www.ourmims.com
    Our Mims Retirement Haven -- a 501(c)3 nonprofit: http://www.ourmims.org

  • #2
    What a deal, wish I were closer!
    McDowell Racing Stables

    Home Away From Home


    • #3
      Barbara is a joy and her photos convey her love of the subject. I would encourage anyone who can to attend.
      F O.B
      Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
      Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique


      • #4
        Oh, I wish I could make it! I love Barbara's photos and would love some tips from her!
        Not all who wander are lost.


        • #5
          Originally posted by Linny View Post
          Barbara is a joy and her photos convey her love of the subject. I would encourage anyone who can to attend.
          Ditto this! It looks like a wonderful opportunity for those in the area.
          Sarah K. Andrew | Twitter | Instagram | Flickr | Calendar


          • Original Poster

            Bumping this! We're not quite half sold out, yet!
            Gilder's "mom" and
            Caretaker of the Tribute web site: http://www.ourmims.com
            Our Mims Retirement Haven -- a 501(c)3 nonprofit: http://www.ourmims.org


            • #7
              Barbara is not only extremely talented, but is truly one of the nicest people you'd ever hope to meet. what a great opportunity for anyone interested in photography!
              Different Times Equestrian Ventures at Hidden Spring Ranch


              • #8
                How I wish this was closer, or that it was easier to get my daughter there. She's 17 years old and very interested in photography. She has a natural eye and has accumulated hundreds if not thousands of pictures of her nieces and nephews that are stellar.

                She's looking into colleges now for that very thing. I've shown her Barbara Livingston's body of work as well as that of others and I've encouraged her to consider equine photography (natch). It would be an awesome experience for her. Maybe we can pencil it in for another time.


                • #9
                  Oh man, what a great opportunity! Wish I were closer.


                  • Original Poster

                    We still have places open!
                    Gilder's "mom" and
                    Caretaker of the Tribute web site: http://www.ourmims.com
                    Our Mims Retirement Haven -- a 501(c)3 nonprofit: http://www.ourmims.org


                    • #11
                      Sure wish I lived closer. I would be there in a hearbeat!
                      Martha Haley - NeverSayNever Farm
                      2009 KWN-NA Breeder of the Year/Silver Level Breeder


                      • Original Poster

                        FYI: We had to cancel the class because of the weather. But, we're thinking about rescheduling it for the weekend of the Breeders Cup.
                        Gilder's "mom" and
                        Caretaker of the Tribute web site: http://www.ourmims.com
                        Our Mims Retirement Haven -- a 501(c)3 nonprofit: http://www.ourmims.org