Photography Workshops

Stoecklein Photography offers a series of photo workshops led by Drew Stoecklein. Some workshops are held at and around David’s brother’s family ranch, the Three Sister’s Ranch, in Mackay, Idaho (pronounced mack-key). The Three Sister’s Ranch is nestled against the tallest mountain peak in Idaho, Borah Peak, standing at 12,668 ft and folded into the majestic Big Lost mountain range. David’s wife, Mary, and son Drew invite you to accompany them as they shoot photos of cowboys and cowgirls from nearby ranches.

Take your photography knowledge to a whole new level with Drew as they shoot photos of real working cowboys and cowgirls at nearby ranches. You’ll find yourself shooting in the thick of the action and capturing breathtaking sunrises and sunsets in a gorgeous and remote setting. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience the western way of life.

 

2017 Photography Workshops:

 

Quarterhorse and Cattle May 5-7 R.A. Brown Ranch, Throckmorton, TX

Ranching in the Heart of Texas May 12-14 Saunders Ranch, Weatherford, TX

Western Ranching July 21-23 Big Lost River Lodge, Mackay, ID

Rocky Mountain Fall October 6-8 Three Sisters Ranch, Mackay, ID

Tallgrass Prarie Ranching November 3-5 Flying W Ranch , Cedar Point, KS

 

 

 

 

 

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Video Workshop

Shot on RED DRAGON® During Photography Workshop

Our mission is to teach the essentials of digital photography
and to keep the spirit of the West alive through our images.

 

Photography WORKSHOP

 Photography Workshops at Private Ranches


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3 Days | Meals Included | $1,500 | $500 deposit required for registration

Students at Stoecklein Photography Workshops are given the opportunity to practice their photographic skills on one of the most beautiful and well-equipped photographic sets in the West. The family atmosphere and the feeling of the true West make the Stoecklein photography workshops a unique experience. Drew’s goal is to teach the basic foundations of photography. They will teach you where to be and what angle to use and what exposure to try for different effects. Drew will spend time working with you on your camera and computer to properly expose and develop your images. All levels of expertise are welcome.


 

 

 

WORKSHOP PLUS • LIGHTROOM CLASS

Photography Workshop with Drew Stoecklein


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3 Full Days | Meals Included | Lightroom Tutorial | $1,900 with a $650 deposit

A new addition to the Stoecklein photography workshops is Workshop Plus. This is a class held the day before the first day of shooting. The course, usually on a Friday, starts at 9:30am, ends at 4:00pm, and lunch is served around noon. The first photography workshop dinner is served later that evening. This is a class to teach you how to use the Lightroom 6 program. Drew Stoecklein will show you how to import photos, as well as explain all the basic functions of Lightroom6. Please have Lightroom 6 downloaded on your laptop before the workshop begins. This is a fantastic course to get you familiar with your computer, Lightroom6, and your camera. It will really prepare you for the next two days of photography and it is the perfect jump start to an action-packed weekend. The course requires a separate sign-up from the photo workshop.




Directions to Mackay, ID

Big Lost Lodge
Directions to Big Lost River Lodge from Mackay

Three Sisters Directions
Directions to Three Sister’s Ranch from Mackay

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE MAPS-INTERNET NAVIGATORS ARE NOT ACCURATE

From Wood River Valley to Three Sister’s Ranch & Big Lost River Lodge, Mackay (over Trail Creek)

  1. Head out on Sun Valley road towards Trail Creek (north)
  2. Follow Trail Creek road over the pass. Drive approximately 39 miles.
  3. When you get to Old Chilly Road turn right
  4. TO THREE SISTERS
  5. Follow this road until you see 5600 W and turn right. (where the school bus sign is)
  6. When you get to 4900 N. continue straight
  7. Directly after the turn off to 4900 N. is the Three Sister’s Ranch. The entrance is on your left and you will see a large wooden trout hanging on the entrance gate. Follow the driveway to the main house which is on your left.
  8. TO LOST RIVER LODGE
  9. Follow Old Chilly Road and take your first right on Bartlett Point Road.
  10. After the creek take a right sign will say “Johnson”. Cross over Bridge then take immediate left at fork.

From Boise to Mackay:

  1. Take I-84E to exit 95 toward Mountain Home.
  2. Turn left at ID-51 N/Sun Valley Hwy/US 20E. Continue for 100 miles.
  3. Continue on Hwy 20E to Carey, ID.
  4. Take Hwy 93 north toward Arco.
  5. You will come to a “T” in the road. Head north towards Mackay, Idaho. This will take you right in to Mackay where all the motels are located.

 

From Idaho Falls Regional Airport to Mackay:

Start: 2140 N Skyline Dr Idaho Falls, ID 83402

  1. Head southwest on N Skyline Dr – 328 ft
  2. Slight right toward N Skyline Dr – .3 mi
  3. Sharp right onto N Skyline Dr – 1.2 mi
  4. Turn right onto Hwy 20 W/US-20 W/W Broadway St, continue to follow Hwy 20 W/US-20 W – 66 mi
  5. At Arco continue on to Hwy 93 towards Mackay.

Mackay to Three Sister’s Ranch:

Follow Hwy 93 through Mackay (towards Challis), once you are out of Mackay watch for the Mackay reservoir on the left hand side of the road. 
Once you are past the reservoir start looking for a small green sign on the side of the road called Mackay Fish Hatchery Road (approximately 7‐10 miles from Mackay) take a left on this road follow this road which will take you to the Three Sister’s Ranch. The Ranch is right after the turn off to 4900 N. (If you find yourself at the fish hatchery you have gone too far) The entrance is on your left and you will see a large wooden trout hanging on the entrance gate. Follow the driveway to the main house which is on your left.

Mackay to Big Lost River Lodge:

  1. Head north on HWY 93 out of Mackay.
  2. Turn left (west) on Trail Creek Road.
  3. Turn left on Old Chilly Road.
  4. Follow Old Chilly Road and take your first right on Bartlett Point Road.
  5. After the creek take a right sign will say “Johnson”. Cross over Bridge then take immediate left at fork.

Lodging in Mackay, Idaho

WHITE KNOB MOTEL & RV PARK

Hwy 93
Mackay, ID 83251
Phone: 208-588-2622

WAGON WHEEL MOTEL & RV PARK

809 Custer St.
Mackay, ID 83251
Phone: 208-588-3331
*Featuring: newly decorated rooms, RV hook-ups, showers and laundry facilities.

BEAR BOTTOM INN

412 Spruce St.
Mackay, ID 83251
Phone: 208-588-2483

MOOSE CROSSING RV

3798 N. Hwy 93
Mackay, ID 83251
Phone: 208-221-2994

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RIVER PARK GOLF COURSE, CAMPGROUND & RV PARK

717 Capitol Ave.
Mackay, ID 83251
Phone: 208-588-2296
*Featuring: RV hook-ups, camping, laundry facilities and showers.


Directions to Saunders, TX

From Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

  1. Head north on International Pkwy
  2. Use the left lane to take the exit toward Express S
  3. Merge onto International Pkwy
  4. Use the right 2 lanes to merge onto TX-183 W toward Fort Worth
  5. Use the left 2 lanes to take the Hwy 121 S exit
  6. Continue onto I-820 W
  7. Take exit 3A to merge onto I-30 W toward Weatherford
  8. Merge onto I-20 W
  9. Take exit 406 for Old Dennis Road toward South Bowie Drive
  10. Keep right, follow signs for S Bowie Dr
  11. Take Old Dennis Rd to the ranch
  12. 4400 Old Dennis Rd. Weatherford, TX 76087

Lodging in Weatherford, TX

Hampton Inn‎

2524 S Main St
Weatherford, TX 76087
Phone: (817) 599-4800

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Quality Inn & Suites‎‎

2500 South Main
Weatherford, TX 76087
Phone: (817) 599-3700

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Sleep Inn & Suites‎‎

1911 Wall Street
Weatherford, TX 76087
Phone: (817) 594-9699

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Fairfield Inn & Suites – Marriott‎‎‎

175 Alford Dr
Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone: (817) 599-4040

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Quest Inn‎‎‎‎

1106 West Park Avenue
Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone: (817) 594-3816

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Super 8 Weatherford‎‎‎‎‎

720 Adams Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone: (817) 598-0852

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Comfort Suites‎

210 Alford Dr.
Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone: (817) 599-3300

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Directions to Throckmorton, TX

R.A. Brown Ranch

From Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

  1. Head north on International Pkwy
  2. Use the left lane to take the exit toward Express S
  3. Merge onto International Pkwy
  4. Use the right 2 lanes to merge onto TX-183 W toward Fort Worth
  5. Use the left 2 lanes to take the Hwy 121 S exit
  6. Continue onto I-820 W
  7. Take exit 10B toward Farm to Market Rd 1220
  8. Merge onto Jim Wright Fwy/NW Loop 820
  9. Turn right onto Azle Ave
  10. Continue straight to stay on Azle Ave
  11. Turn right onto TX-199 W /Lake Worth Blvd
  12. Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left onto TX-199/E Hwy 199
  13. Continue onto US-281 N/N Main St
  14. Slight left onto TX-114 W
  15. Turn left onto TX-79 S
  16. Turn left onto U-183 S/ US-283 S/N Minter Ave
  17. Turn right onto US-380 W/W Chestnut St
  18. Continue onto Co Road 112
  19. Turn left toward Brown Ranch Road
  20. Continue straight onto Brown Ranch Road
  21. Destination will be on the right

Lodging in Throckmorton, TX

Lazy T Lodge

202 College Street
Throckmorton, TX 76483
Phone: (940) 849-2005

The Last Resort

512 Old Haskell Road
Throckmorton, TX 76483
Phone: (940) 849-2502

West of the Ranch House

111 North Matthews
Throckmorton, TX 76483
Phone: (254) 522-1639

Double T Lodge‎‎‎

126 S. Minter Ave
Throckmorton, TX 76483
Phone: (940) 849-6131

City RV Park‎‎‎

$15/day -no Wi-Fi
Phone: (940) 849-4411

Double T Lodge RV Hook Ups‎‎‎

126 S. Minter Ave
Throckmorton, TX 76483
$20/day – No Wi-Fi
Phone: (940) 849-6131

Throckmorton is a small rural community that has
limited motel rooms. We encourage folks to make their
reservations as early as possible so that you can stay
close to the ranch. These businesses listed above have
supported our customers for many years…we know they will
appreciate your business.

Workshop Cost $1,950/person

Flying W  Guest Ranch Reservation Policies:

    • Lodging  is available Thursday-Monday. Your choice of Lodge, Cabin, Calaboose or Bunkhouse for the group. $55/person/night. Call 620-340-2802 or email: gwen@flinthillsflyingw.com to reserve your room.
    • $50 Deposit.
    • Deposits are non-refundable unless your spot can be re-filled. In this case, your deposit(s) will be refunded less a $100 cancellation fee.
    • Reservation is confirmed once the first deposit has been received.
    • Space is limited to 12 students! Don’t wait to sign up!

For Registration Contact: Flying W Ranch

Flying W Ranch

GPS Directions

Use “Clements, KS” for your GPS address search … then go 2.4 miles south on G Road to our Ranch Headquarters.  Our mailing address will not work for GPS Searches.

Driving from Emporia

  1. At Emporia take highway 50 West to Strong City (17 miles).
  2. At Strong City continue on highway 50 West to G Road at Clements Unincorporated (13.8 miles).
  3. At G Road turn left/south onto gravel road, cross RR tracks and continue to Bunkhouse (2.4 miles).
  4. The Ranch Headquarters is on the left/east side of the road.  There is an overhead sign with Flying W Ranch Bunkhouse on the top.

Driving from Florence

  1. At Florence take highway 50 East to G Road at Clements Unincorporated (11.8 miles). 
  2. At G Road turn right/south onto gravel road, cross RR tracks and continue to Bunkhouse (2.4 miles).
  3. The Ranch Headquarters is on the left/east side of the road.  There is an overhead sign with Flying W Ranch Bunkhouse on the top.

Note: Additional markers for the turn at Clements include a sign for Clements Stone Arch Bridge as well as a covered wagon with the Flying W Ranch logo.

If you have any trouble finding your way, please call my cell # for help – 620-340-2802Gwen Hoy 

 


Sample Photography Workshop Agenda


*Subject to change, attendees are free to edit and have free time between scheduled activities.

Friday

6:30 p.m. – Meet at the Pack Saddle Saloon, which is in the barn behind the bunkhouse on the left.
7:30 p.m. – Dinner and cocktails at the Ranch.

Saturday

5:30 a.m. – Meet at the bunkhouse for breakfast and to start the morning shoot.
12:00 p.m. – Meet at the bunkhouse for lunch
5:00 p.m.- Dinner and great stories at the Stoecklein Bar Horseshoe Ranch, followed by a photo-shoot until sunset.

Sunday

5:30 a.m. – Meet at the bunkhouse for breakfast and to start the morning shoot.
12:00 – p.m. – Meet at the bunkhouse for lunch
7:00 p.m. – Come and get it! Dinnertime! Cocktails, appetizers, dinner and great stories at the Stoecklein Bar Horseshoe Ranch. After dinner attendees will enjoy a slideshows of their work.

Slideshow

The slideshow is a chance for students to show off their best 10 photographs from the workshop. Drew and Taylor will put together a slideshow that will be viewed by all students, participants and ranch family members directly after dinner at the Pack Saddle Saloon. The slide show is the highlight of the photo workshop weekend and will be great fun with lots of commentary from everyone about the weekend.

“September, 2014 was my first Stoecklein workshop and what a great experience! Drew and Taylor were excellent instructors, working from sunrise to sunset, out in the field shooting then helping us work on our images using Lightroom. I was also amazed at the unique photo opportunities provided. The Stoecklein hospitality is wonderful, I truly felt like a family guest the entire weekend. A Stoecklein Workshop is a great experience…I can see why folks return year after year.”
~Sandi Kelly
“You didn’t leave us in the dust…you left a trail for us to follow. And we must all try to find our own way to follow in your prints.”
~Kara Tolle
“A great experience and a perfect indulgence for aspiring photographers. Drew and Taylor Stoecklein set the scenes so well it was hard to take a bad picture”[/testimonial][testimonial name=”~Ian Prior” avatar=”none” image=”http://stoeckleinphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/testimonial-img.png” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]“This was a very professional workshop, perfectly executed by Drew and Taylor Stoecklein. Their knowledge of photography is impressive and their passion contagious.”
~Hanley Dawson

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