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Kentucky Horse Racing and Bourbon Trail

Presented by: Adam Jones

$1499 (CPS Discount $100)


Mid to late April, the bluegrass state is ushering in spring with trees and flowers blooming. This is the perfect time to visit Kentucky’s Iconic destinations. Join Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones in this workshop that centers around thoroughbred horse racing at world famous Keeneland race track in Lexington, KY. 

Where We're Going:
A well-known horse farm adjacent to Keeneland is a perfect morning shoot before racing begins for the day. Along the rail of the track, we photograph majestic horses thundering past at close range. In addition to the action, the grounds and accessible behind the scenes areas are beautiful and provide plenty of slower paced opportunities. This is a full day event, breaking in the afternoon for reviews and critiques.

We will also photograph Shaker Village, a restored Shaker community with great architecture and scenic grounds for an early shoot.  Here we can photograph people in period costumes, classic simple Shaker architecture and more.  The village consists of 3000 acres of rolling hills, white fences, horses, doorways, barns, and architectural details and hand made furniture.  We learn how to envision and capture creative travel, architecture, and landscapes in a variety of natural and man made settings. Also instructing how to use flash indoors and out for natural looking results.

The two final shooting locations we will photograph are the historic Woodford Reserve and the Buffalo Trace distilleries on the Bourbon Trail.  The grounds and buildings offer a wide variety of filming and learning opportunities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Using natural light and the elements of design to compose stunning images 

  • Learn to “see” like a pro: Go beyond the obvious 

  • Setting up your camera to work the way you want

  • Exposure: Getting it right every time, and using the histogram like a pro

  • Using depth of field as a creative tool

  • Shutter speeds and motion treatments for moving subjects, such as galloping horses 


  • Canon gear loan (cameras, lenses, etc)

  • Free large-format print of your favorite image from the workshop

  • Some meals (see agenda for details)

  • Workshop-related ground transportation

  • Venue or grounds access during workshop hours


  • EOS R and RF Lenses

  • EOS 5D Mark IV

  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM 

  • EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

  • Extender EF 1.4X III

  • Extender EF 2X III


  • Your favorite camera and backup camera if you have one 

  • We recommend bringing zoom lenses that range from 16mm to 500mm for distant landscapes and 
wildlife, such as the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM, EF 24-70mm 2.8/L II USM and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM. Please keep in mind that gear loans are included as part of the workshop fee and will pro- vide the opportunity to experiment with the latest Canon gear 

  • Plenty of charged battery packs and memory cards 

  • A sturdy tripod (a must!) 

  • An electronic shutter release, Canon’s TC-80N3 or RS-80N3, is strongly suggested 

  • A laptop computer for downloading images, backup hard drive and USB flash drive 

  • Bring layers of clothing; Weather can be highly variable from early morning to noon. Mornings can be 
in the 40’s and daytime temperatures can climb into the 70’s 

  • Sturdy, water resistant shoes are suggested for walking in wet or frosty grasses 


Canon Live Learning Destination Workshops let you access exclusive experiences where you can develop. In just a day or two, this fun, hands-on workshop will expand your portfolio, create prints of your favorite images and help you make new friends.

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Skill Level
Advanced Amateur
Date & Time
April 24, 2019 -April 27, 2019
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hampton Inn Lexington Medical Center /Univ of Kentucky
1953 Nicholasville Road
(859) 313-9000
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
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