Friday - Attendees arrive at Dave’s ranch in Mackay, Idaho at 6:00 p.m. for a tour of the facilities as well as a discussion about the details of the workshop and the adventures that will take place over the weekend. The tour is followed by a home-cooked meal by Dave’s wife Mary. During dinner you will be able to engage in conversation in regards to the exciting events ahead.
Saturday - Attendees will arrive at the ranch for an early morning meal and sunrise photo shoot. There will be a lunch break followed by a mid-day session with discussion and review of the photos taken from the morning photo shoot.In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to learn basic photo editing skills and will have time to work alone and process their images. The afternoon shoot will include additional direction on shooting western scenes that Dave has created and conclude with a sunset scene . Dinner is served back at the ranch and a review of photos from earlier in the day is accompanied by dessert, cocktails and Dave’s great stories.
Sunday - Attendees will arrive at the ranch for an early morning meal and sunrise photo shoot around the ranch. The ranch offers many beautiful backdrops to explore different portrait scenes around the barn and out buildings. There will be a lunch break followed by a mid-day session with discussion and review of the photos taken from the morning photo shoot. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to learn basic photo editing skills and will have time to work alone and process their images. After dinner we will end the session with an evening slideshow to show off your new found skills and talents. Guests can decide to leave late Sunday night if they so choose.
Monday – Head home with a new found love and appreciation for photography!
To all our great workshop students,
Last year David started a new addition to the photography workshops called Workshop Plus. This is a course held the day before the workshop begins. You must arrive one day early in order to take this class. This course starts at 9:00 a.m. , ends at 4:00 pm and lunch is served around noon. This is a beginner’s course to teach you how to use Lightroom. Taylor Stoecklein will teach you how to set up the program, import photos as well as explain all the basics of Lightroom. This is a fantastic course to get you familiar with your computer, Lightroom and your camera. This course will really prepare for the next two day of photography. Dave will be spending a great deal of time with you and the other students taking photos and processing them into Lightroom. This is the perfect jumpstart to your action packed weekend with Dave. If you have the time we highly suggest you come a day early and take this course. Please email or call Sunny Mills @ (208) 726-5191 ext 15 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule today. This course is a separate sign up from the workshop and is $550.00. Adobe offers a free 30 trial for Lightroom and the link is provided below.
- Cattle drive
- Horse drive
- Horses running in water
- Horse training in round pen
- Summer pack trip in Copper Basin
- Summer pack trip in Pahsimeroi Valley
- Portraits of cowboys around ranch with and without horses
- Portraits of cowgirls around ranch with and without horses
- Team roping in arena at ranch
- Horse training around ranch in arena and on trail
- Horse and water crossing around ranch and in Copper Basin