The Valley Photo Center

Equine Photography Workshop

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Full of Grace Farm

Photographing Horses 

An Equine Photography Workshop & Fundraiser 

Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 12-2:30PM

(Rain Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021 from 12-2:30PM)

 106 Roosevelt Street, Hadley MA 01035

$50 per person, Limit: 15 participants 

This workshop is open to those who are interested in photographing horses, and is limited to 15 people.

All levels of experience and any kind of camera (smartphone, point and shoot, DSLR/mirrorless) are welcomed.

Using presentation, example, discussion, and hands on practice, we will focus on the basics for photographing horses and the creative process:




•Creative use of light


•Tricks to get the horse to pose


•Hands on practice photographing the horses at the farm

The workshop will be taught by D. John McCarthy, M. Photog, Cr., ABI, API. He is the owner of Long Leash Pet Photography and the Director of the Valley Photo Center,, a co-sponsor of the workshop.

Photographing Horses will be held at and is sponsored by Full of Grace Farm,, at 106 Roosevelt Street, Hadley MA 01035

This workshop is a fundraiser for Full of Grace Farm's rescued horses. All proceeds will go to the feed, care & medical needs of the horses. (No refunds.) 

(Rain Date November 14, 2021)

Please register by November 5. 

NOTE: This workshop will be in unheated areas in & around the barn. Please wear/bring: your coat, outdoor shoes and a fully charged camera (spare battery and memory card if applicable).

If you have any questions, call 1 (413) 563-0353

Full Of Grace Farm was founded on May 24, 2009 with the vision of creating a safe and nurturing environment for horses and humans of all ages to self-empower, learn, and heal. The Farm utilizes their rescued horses as the main focus of all their programs Full Of Grace Farm is a full service equine facility & equine assisted learning center. For more information about the Farm & its programs, please visit:

IAPP (Rescheduled) Spring 2022 Conference

   Rochester Conference Update

Rochester Conference Update

Because of the recent upsurge of Covid 19 D variant the IAPP Board of Directors and Officers met several times to discuss contingency plans.  The IAPP Board voted that the best plan would be to postpone the 2021 October Conference until the beginning of April of 2022.  Our new dates will be April 4th through the 7th of 2022.

The Board also discussed and voted to continue with the current roster of officers and directors until the April 2022 conference and business meeting.  Members will be able to vote on the new slate of officers and directors at this meeting.

We will continue with the same hotel and are currently in the process of locking in dates for the tours and venues. We thank you for your patience and understanding on this change.

Conference schedule (tentative):        

Arrival and sign in are Monday April 4th from 3pm to 7pm. Those who bring panoramic photos for the print competition will turn them in at this time. (Please bring a disc or jump drive with the images at the same time.)

Tuesday, April 5th involves panoramic field photography at Letchworth State Park  Late afternoon and evening at the hotel, will be filled by members sharing projects and techniques for improving your panoramic photos.

 Wednesday, April 6th  will be tour time at the George Eastman Museum of Photography.  showing of the mansion, galleries, gardens, and the newly constructed outdoor display wall that will show the Kodak Colorama photos collection that graced the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal in NYC from 1950 through 1990.  Following the museum, a trip downtown for lunch and a view of the Genesee Falls. or,_New_York) A few other highlights of Rochester will be covered before returning to the hotel for more lecture time and voting for the print competition.

April 7th, Thursday’s plan is to gather and visit the campus of The Rochester Institute of Technology where members can tour and photograph the campus.  Learn about the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and  Also, we are strongly encouraging our members to bring their old as well as new panoramic cameras to set up, show and spend time talking with current students about how panoramic equipment works. We would like to see a wide cross section of this equipment (film and digital). Who knows, it may be worth shooting a panoramic of this collection.  We are also in the works arranging to meet with The Photographic Historical Society (TPHS) in Rochester while on the campus to exchange some history and ideas.

Thursday evening, we gather for our business meeting and then breaking for dinner and announcing the winners of the print competition.  We welcome all members and those interested in becoming members to attend the conference.  We hope to see you there!

David E. Kutz

President IAPP

Conference Registration Here

Hotel information:

We have a block of 20 rooms reserved (reserved rate must be made by March 4th, 2022)

Holiday Inn Express

717 East Henrietta Road

Rochester, New York 14623   United States

1-585 272-7800

Our contact person:  Angel Vazquez

Go to and join our Valley Photo Center meet up group to learn about monthly meetings act the Valley Photo Center and other meet ups held during the month to talk about photography, make photographs, workshops, and lectures. We hold monthly meetings at the Valley Photo Center Gallery on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM.

You can also learn about our meetings and workshops on our Facebook page: