This week on Because of Horses, Elise interviews equestrian photographer Tamara Gooch.
Tamara Gooch’s love for photography is equaled only by her love of horses, and her passion for each subject is revealed in the artistry, rich color and unique focus of every image she shoots. After fifteen years as a professional photographer, Tamara still gets excited every time she picks up her camera.
Tamara’s catalogue of work is filled with museum quality pieces which will be treasured by their owners for generations to come. She believes that photography is about seizing moments of life, and her work is the fusion of emotions, passion for the horse and the world around her. Tamara is on a quest to bring back the printed image so that families can relive the memories and love captured in a photograph for years to come.
Tamara travels the world to do custom photo shoots, creating professional images to promote stallions, breeding and sales programs. In addition, she offers photography workshops ranging from one-day intensives to two week long European adventures. Tamara welcomes photographers of any skill level to her sessions, so long as they are willing to learn about capturing the soul and essence of the horse—their spirit, power and beauty. Workshops teach students about the rules of perspective and composition, but also how those rules can be broken to create fabulous shots.
Based in the Boise, Idaho area, Tamara’s work often features western inspired themes and wild horses. In 2012, Tamara was one of the first artists whose work was featured in the Desert Caballeros Museum’s “Cowgirls with a Camera” exhibit. She was recognized by Ranch and Reata magazine as one of the top five photographers they have ever published.
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Each week, Elise Gaston Chand hosts informative and entertaining conversations with, for and about horses, horse-people and the equestrian life. Because of Horses is the horse-lover’s podcast for listeners worldwide, sharing notable equestrians’ personal stories, challenges, triumphs and expert insights, as well as timely topics and exciting event information from around the globe.
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