Join veteran cowboy photographers Charles Guildner and Brett Erickson for a week of unforgettable image making at the TA Guest Ranch near Buffalo, Wyoming—the heart of the American West.
In this one-of-a-kind workshop, you explore classic portraiture, photographic storytelling, visual poetry, and more, all the while enjoying classic surroundings, lodging, and fare of a working ranch, each served with a generous helping of Western hospitality.
We begin with the fundamentals of cowboy, ranch, and Western photography, progressing to strategies for using light, working with environmental factors, movement, expression, metaphor, and, of course, editing to enhance your photographs. Our subjects include two- and four-legged varieties of Western inhabitants, as well as still life, landscape, and quiet moments. As the week progresses, we spend time in group and individual critiques to hone our skills, culminating in producing breathtaking black-and-white digital prints.
In this lecture-light, photographing-intensive expedition, you learn to use the gamut of photographic opportunities present in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains to make powerful imagery. By the end you have grown immensely, with a solid foothold in taking your photographs of Western legends to the next level.