Wyoming Cowboys, Wild Horses and Western Photography Workshop
July 30-August 5th
Jess's Wyoming cowboy and wild horse workshop brings you to one of the best working ranch locations in the west. The cowboys and their ranch are authentic and the horses are truly wild.
This photo workshop is becoming one of the most popular Cowboy and Wild Horse photo opportunities offered anywhere and fills fast. An amazing 80% of photographers who attended the June 2017 workshop had attended this shoot previously and were able to fill their hard drives with new and unique images. Many of the award winning cowboy and wild horse photos you see published every year are made by clients at this exciting workshop.
The first stop on the workshop will be the charming western town of Cody Wyoming named after it's founder, Buffalo Bill Cody. Cody is a great location with many sights and scenes to photograph.
Cody will be our base for our morning and evening excursions into the famous McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Management area. This area has just been opened to legal Wild Horse photo workshops and has been one of our favorite locations for our photography for many years. The timing is perfect to witness the dramatic interaction of the wild mustang during the peak of the breeding and foaling time. The McCullough horses are one of the most photogenic of all the wild horse band we have found in the west with great color variation and beautiful western backgrounds.
Our next stop will be our charming rustic ranch. Here you will photograph working cowboys riding broncs, roping, and going about their daily chores with a backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains along the Wyoming/Montana line. While we are in the high country where the west still lives, you will be staying at a private guest ranch in your own rustic cabin nested among the timber.
Each morning after a hot breakfast prepared on our schedule at the ranch we will head out to a unique location to catch the pre dawn light and the mornings activities. The morning will pass quickly and your flash cards will fill with scenes that surpass an epic western move. Each location and the activity is selected by Jess and the crew with careful planning to ensure the best and most unique images. Not only will we have a group of wranglers that are experienced cowboys and cowgirls, we will have cattle in the high country, bucking broncs with historic corrals, barns, ranch buildings, round ups and roping's.
As the morning light turns harsh and the activities are over we will return to the ranch where lunch will be waiting. After lunch you will be free to take part in ranch activities for a couple of hours on your own. Possibilities include horseback riding, guided fishing or just relaxing in the beautiful Wyoming high country. After our break we will head out again to capture more cowboy and ranch work in a location selected for awe inspiring scenery in sweet evening light. When the light is gone we will be back at the ranch where our dinner will be prepared and we can return to our cabins and rest up for tomorrow activities.
Itinerary (subject to change with weather)
July 30th Arrive in Cody by 2:30 (airport pickup and return is available) After our arrival we will check into our rooms (location to be determined) in time to meet up for our 4 P.M. orientation and early dinner at the Historic Erma Hotel. From the Erma we will head directly to the Wild Horse Range to find the beautiful Mustangs of McCullough Peaks where we will photograph until the light is gone.
For the next 3 mornings we will leave Cody to search for the horses and capture their sprit with your images. Jess will give you insight into the herd behavior of the horses they have dedicated many years to photographing. We will put you in the best position to to photograph and witness these unique creature as they go about their normal routine of interaction between the various herd, the lead stallions and the bachelor bands. After our August 2nd morning time with the wild mustangs we will return to our rooms Check out and proceed to our guest ranch near the base of the Beartooth Mountains. The scenic drive will take us over Sleeping Indian summit where we will be stopping to enjoy and photograph the vista that lies ahead. After checking into our rooms we will meet for a overview of the next days in this great country and to give any basic photography instruction while we make sure your equipment is set up to get the most out the the exciting photo shoot to come. Dinner will be family style at the where our cowboys will join us for a introduction to the next days activities and a evening cowboy photo shoot.
On the 2nd 3rd 4th and morning of the 5th you will be saturated with working cowboys, ranches, horses and cattle all surrounded by views seen in very few places.
The morning of the 5th we will have a cowboy modeling shoot after breakfast. We will return to Cody after lunch driving the scenic Chief Joseph Highway to Cody and say our farewells at the trip end at 12pm.
$3295. Shared occupancy.
$3645. Single occupancy.
Price includes guiding, lodging, instruction.
Water and snacks are provide at no cost. Other meals are not included in the price.
$750. deposit holds your place by check or Pay Pal
Any questions please email us here
GROUP MINIMUM: Occasionally I am able to run
a trip below our group minimum which is generally 3. In such instances it
may be necessary to apply a small group supplement. You would be contacted
regarding such a situation but you would not be obligated to accept the new
RESERVATIONS: Your $ 500 deposit is required to secure your place on any trip, with the balance due120 days prior to the departure date.
Details of hotels, flight arrival recommendations and other trip tips will be mailed when the tour is full.
MEALS: Some meals and refreshments are included depending on the trip details, but not alcoholic beverages.
ADMISSIONS: Access to public buildings and national parks etc. is not included in the land price.
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be confirmed in writing, and due to costs incurred by Jess Lee Photos in arranging a tour, deposits are non refundable. Payment in full is required 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations after 120 days will receive a full refund( except deposit) if your spot can be filled from a waiting list or if you can fill your spot.
JessLeePhotos LLC strongly suggest that tour participants invest in trip cancellation insurance.
CANCELED EXPEDITIONS: In the event of insufficient tour sign-ups, JessLeePhotos reserves the right to cancel any given trip. In that event 100% of moneys received will be returned. However, JessLeePhotos is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
LUGGAGE: JessLeePhotos request that tour participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag and tripod. We do not wish to be dictatorial in this matter, but asks that group members bear in mind space and comfort in our vans. All personal luggage is the responsibility of the owner so please keep the weight to a limit YOU can handle and other restrictions can be met.
SMOKERS: Smoking is not permitted at meals or on vans. It can be permitted at photo stops where local ordinances permit, photography and photographers are not affected.
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