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Write your own tales with your individual photo tour. Are you looking for specific horse breeds or locations for your photography, videography, research or project? You tell me your interest, travel dates, group size and budget, and I will compose this into a unique adventure for you.

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Would you like to take a photo tour, but you can't find what you're looking for? I will put your ideas into action and create your next adventure. You give me a framework with your time frame, budget and interests and I take care of the rest.

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Horses and travel experience for everybody

Are you looking for a specific horse breed for your photographic project? Would you like to travel with a group of friends and explore a new area? Are you working on an article or book about a particular horse breed or discipline? Would you like to experience and observe wild horses? Are you looking for epic landscapes for your next film project? You are planning a production about horse traditions, heritage and breeds and need help for your research? Do you need a location and model scout, who checks out the perfect photo spots and instructs models, so that your own tour or workshop will be a success?

Through my own travels and projects I have many contacts in Europe and around the world and can travel with you to realize your ideas and projects.

Do you want to see photos of past Explorer Tours on Instagram? Have a look at #explorer_tour and see the results of the other photographers who joined me for a tour.

  • Snoozing Camargue horse. This breed is one of the most popular to photograph, spectacular shots of herds running on the beach and fighting stallions. But  this is the reality of the Camargue horse ❤️😅 almost unviable in the marsh, which is their home, shelter and food at the same time. 📸 photo by @thepixelnomad .
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  • Paint it black! 🖤 photographing jet black Mérens horses on black background with only soft winter light was definitely one of many challenges on my last Explorer Tour. But photographing black Mérens horses in the white winter landscape wasn’t easier 😅🤣
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I made it to my tradition to photograph each rare breed for Forgotten Horses in black background, to bring in some continuity into the project with so many different horses, distributed over time and space. But not always we can shoot in a barn, so I mount my black background on my van or in the field. Especially when working with wildlings or horses living outdoors summer and winter, there aren’t many possibilities. .
The Mérens mares got big eyes when they saw the black fabric hanging in the middle of their home, and the big shiny eyes were more or less the only reflection in this blackness 😅😎 but even their long thick winter coat made some reflections and were enough to make these black photos, in the middle of the french Pyrenees. .
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What do you think? Have you ever done black in black photos? .
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  • Born in freedom: Newborn Sorraia horse, one of the most beautiful sights! ❤️ and one of my highlights of photographing Free Horses. 📸 @thepixelnomad .
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  • Mérens horse in the french Pyrenees. This breed is native to the central Pyrenees and always pitch black. They also live in the mountains during the winter, thanks to their long thick coat and ability to find food under the snow. Photographic wise no easy task to capture these black fur balls in the white 😅
📸 @thepixelnomad .
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  • A simple portrait of a true beauty. PRE stallion Tuareg PM in the rare colour Perlino (new English name is Buckskin Pearl). When we asked to to photograph the horse in the shade although we had a sunny day everybody was first confused. Now I als most like the photos in high key more than the regular ones. What do you think? .
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  • One of my absolute favourites and a photo session of a lifetime. But what is the story of Karl and Libelle in the mountain lake?
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It all started exactly one year ago when I was official photographer at the mare inspection of the south tyrolean studbook. I met them in the ring and I always wanted to photograph a blue roan Noriker. As a matter of fact, I asked Karl for his phone number 😅😂😂 because he’s not on social media neither has an email address 🤣 I’m not sure what he thought of me crazy woman with a camera that day. .
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Only a few months later I was in South Tyrol on Explorer Tour. The weather on this weekend was the worst and almost all plans I made for mountain sessions needed to be cancelled due to thunder storms. I ran out of options for alternatives... so I remembered Karl and actually called him. The next day we drove to his farm and had a first portrait session at the house. But I wanted to go to this lake at the end of The Valley, so we went there with the mare Libelle in the trailer. We couldn’t go to the spot we Planned, because an avalanche of mud and stone blocked the street, created by the weather 😅 so we unloaded Libelle in a touristic place and went to the lake nevertheless. .
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No need to say more. It was awesome! 😍 
Libelle has a foal this year and I can’t wait to be allowed to travel again, for new pictures of this beauty. 
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  • Sorraia mare and new born foal, just born. I was incredibly lucky to witness this. Sorraia horses are critically endangered, every new born is a blessing. 📸 @thepixelnomad .
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  • Meet Galicia’s wild horses! In the northern Spanish province it is tradition to keep feral and semi feral horses in the mountains and only round them up once a year. Here I visited the herds in Monte Faro, where i photographed this band stallion. 
Did you know there are wild horses in Spain? 📸 photo @thepixelnomad .
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  • Hi everybody! I haven’t done a before / after for a while! So here you go, a beautiful portrait of the Latvian stallion Grindeks! He was super expressive with his golden coat and beautiful head, but in this picture I didn’t like the open mouth. And since I like to keep the reigns when I take photos with a curb and bridle, I needed to replace the parts with the hand. Swipe right >>>>>>> to see my process:
1— picture comes out of cam
2— Lightroom edit: I adjust the colours, the black tones and use the mask brush for some dodge and burn. Actually I mostly added highlights, since he was already very shiny that day. For the colours I use my own preset “golden boy in turquoise sky” 😅😎 which basically works for all chestnut horses in front of a blue sky. 
3— with Photoshop I first removed the additional lead, than the hand. I use the content aware fill. To rebuild the reigns I used mostly the stamp tool, same for the background. In general i use a mix of stamp tool, repair brush and content aware fill. For the mouth I did copy & paste of a different picture with similar pose. Really easy! 
I hope you liked it! Any questions?
The picture was made during my first Explorer Tour in 2018 with the topic of Russian and Eastern European horses ❤️
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