Cara Grimshaw - A commercial, editorial and portraiture photographer exclusively focused on elite horse sports, horse racing, event reportage, marketing media and prestigious brand and venue coverage. Based in Vancouver Canada with a part time base in Singapore.
Born and raised on a horse in the UK, Cara has spent the past 18 years living in Vancouver. Taking the respected photography certificate courses at Langara College has set the foundation for jumping into full-time photography. Years on Cara has built a prestigious and respected client roster including the FEI, Spruce Meadows, CHIO Aachen, Equestrian Canada, Equestrian Australia, Singapore Turf Club and international riders, teams and racing trainers..
Cara can often be found standing away from other photographers with a 300mm, singing to herself and drinking caffeine.
Memberships: AIPS, IAEJ, NPAC, CAPIC, NPPA
A personal note from Cara Grimshaw: (...the cliche part)
As I sat in a photography class I quickly realised how much I didn't know. Quitting my full-time job to do photography after years of "practising", having a support system of experienced professionals behind me is something I will always cherish. As I progressed and established my style in a saturated industry I began to understand why with the help of my mentors why I was pushed out of my comfort zones. I had to figure out what drives me as a photographer, improve my technical skills, learn the importance of remaining unique and respecting my value as a working photographer. The lessons I learnt from being given a chance to explore my skills I am forever grateful for.
There are a lot of workshops out there - why are my workshops and masterclasses different?
Because equestrian photography isn't just about taking pretty pictures of your friend's horses for free. You'll be guided, supported and encouraged to work through those barriers that have been holding you back as a photographer whether you're new to the industry or established. Your photographs will evolve and you'll develop skills you didn't know you needed.