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The Thrill of Horse Racing

The Thrill of Horse Racing

This class is also offered on 4/2, 4/6, 4/8 and 4/21.

Ever wanted to capture the thrill of horse racing up close and personal? Be so close to the action that you can feel the earth rumble from the horses? Join Award winning, Pro Horse Racing photographer, Jeff Snyder for a day at the races at the Laurel Race track.
This special access class gives you the opportunity to photograph at various vantage points throughout the day including right on the track, in the dirt, at the starting gate, the Finish line & the Winners Circle.
Jeff will share his shooting techniques and composition ideas with you to help you capture exciting stop-action images. In between races, there will be time to download your photos so bring your laptop if you want and get advice from Jeff on ways to improve.  There are generally 9 races held, so by the end of the day you will walk away with a solid collection of action images.
Recommended Gear:
Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera with lenses in the range from 24-70mm and 100-400mm.
Participants should be familiar with their camera settings and with exposure controls such as ISO, Aperture, and Shutter.

Note:  There is quite a bit of walking involved as you will be covering a large distance going back and forth along the track.  

This class will run rain or shine. It will only be canceled for thunder/lightning.

There is free parking at the venue.

COVID Safety Practices: Masks are optional.

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at

Class Limit: 2

Instructor: Jeffrey Snyder

Jeffrey Snyder

Jeff is a sought after award-winning professional photographer. He is based in the DC area and works with professional photographers and large corporate clients nationwide. 

He has photographed events such as Super Bowl’s, Major League Baseball, Movie Premiere’s, Concerts, and MTV Video Music Awards and more. His images have been published in The Washington Post, US Weekly, People, Rolling Stone, Variety, In Touch, and USA Today.

Jeff's client list includes Madame Tussauds - DC, Miramax - Lions Gate Films, The Blood-Horse, US Weekly, People,  Allied Advertising, Disney/Buena Vista, MGM/UA - Paramount Pictures, FOX - MTV, Hard Rock Cafe - Planet Hollywood, Variety, and many others. 

Date: April 01 2023

Time: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM




Laurel Race Track
Laurel, MD

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  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
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