THE EVENT   |   JANUARY 24-26, 2020

Photography Workshop


With Kim Beer & Phyllis Burchett
Make Better Photos: A Digital Photo Editing Workshop

January 23rd, 2020

Location TBD



Do you love photography but don’t know how to make your images “better?”

Do you take beautiful photos, but have never (or only tentatively) explored editing them?

Have you tried using professional photography software only to be frustrated and confused by all the options (and lack of quality education)?

Are you curious about how the Pros develop their photos into the images you see online, in print, and in art?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, you should join us at Art of the Cowgirl 2020 for a day long adventure into the art and science behind editing digital photographs using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.


• Give you a solid overview of the two most popular professional digital editing tools: Lightroom and Photoshop.

• Introduce you to common photograph editing concepts, terminology and practices including cropping, color correction, presence enhancement, and more.

• Demonstrate practical editing techniques you can use to improve your photos whether you use a smartphone or a DSLR.

• Demystify some of the behind the scenes “magic” pros use to make their photos look amazing.

• Provide you with examples of a “photographer’s workflow” using digital editing tools.

• Answer your questions regarding how these tools might fit into your experience as a photographer.

• Cover special considerations on editing outdoor and equine photographs as well as some tips to improve taking your equine and outdoor photographs.

Make Better Photos will be presented as a daylong workshop in a seminar format. You will not be taking photographs in the workshop, rather you will be learning about how to edit the photographs you have already — or will in the future — make. Laptops are welcome, but not necessary. A paper notepad or digital tablet is recommended.


Photographers (including startup professionals, hobbyists and amateurs) who want to learn about the capabilities of modern digital editing.

All camera types welcome (yes, that includes smartphone photographers!)

All experience levels welcome.

This class is limited to 20 participants.

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About Kim Beer

Kimberly Beer has been a professional equine photographer for over 30 years. She has a wide background in multiple breeds and disciplines as well as extensive commercial photography experience in the equine industry. Kim is best known for her imagery that illustrates the healing bond between horses and humans. Her images are featured on many websites, advertisements, and editorials that focus on the horse-human healing movement. Her work has been published in Horse and Rider, Equus, Equine Wellness and many other publications. Kim’s images have been highly awarded in numerous photography contests across the nation and internationally.

When she’s not behind the camera, Kim is a business and photography mentor and instructor. She is fluent in digital photography software and regularly teaches Adobe Lightroom courses to both new and experienced digital photographers. In the autumn of 2019, Kim will begin teaching Photoshop and Lightroom 3 day intensives in her home city of Kansas City through a local training agency. She plans to launch a Lightroom and Photoshop mastery online course in 2020 focused on using these powerful tools to manage and grow business marketing as well as creativity.

Kim co-leads several equine photography retreats centered around Western/Cowboy/Cowgirl lifestyle workshops each year. She is truly in her element when staging setups for the photography retreat participants. In addition to being a photographer, Kim is an Entrepreneurial Strategist who helps small businesses grow through her philosophy of Sustainable Entrepreneurship. She is a sought after speaker, instructor, and inspirational leader in the small business community. Kim is a member of the Equine Photographers Network (EPNet) and The Professional Photographers Association (PPA).

Phyllis Burchett

Phyllis began photography in 2003 with a focus on Nature and Wildlife. She was part owner and manager of Burchett Equine Center for over 30 years so it was only natural for her to turn to equine photography. As a professional horse trainer, Phyllis’ horses and clients won numerous world and national titles along with yearend high point awards. She was the breeding manager standing up to 14 stallions each year, managing the collection and breeding operation and overseeing the mares foaling. Her knowledge of horses helps her to fulfill her creative vision. Her passion for beautiful light and candid moments inspires and fuels her to make images that make the viewer want to come along on her journey.

Phyllis’s photography has been recognized in many venues, winning many awards both nationally and internationally. She has been published in Western Horseman, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, the Appaloosa Journal, Horse and Rider Magazine, the Equestrian Magazine of China, HORSEMANSHIP, Sport and Trail Magazine, Inner Reflections Calendar, Natures Best Photography Magazine, Expressions Magazine (NANPA), and Seascapes with Better Photo. She has also been featured on ViewBug,, The Framed Network, Equestrian Stylist, the RockN W Report, DTown ( with Rafael “RC” Concepcion and FemWorld View Magazine.

Phyllis is represented by Poems Art Publishing, The World Art Group and Arcangel-Images. Her work is currently featured at the Booth Western Art Museum and The Fence in Cartersville, Georgia. Phyllis currently hosts Equine Photo Workshops in Florida, Georgia, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming. She leads an Equine Photo Tour to Iceland each year along with hosting a Ladies Photo/Ride Tour to a new location each year.