“A malfunctioning meter system. No sleep. Breathtaking scenery. Magnificent horses. Wonderful people. The BEST guide. Riding alongside a group of running wild horses. A spiritual awakening. Visions. What an amazing workshop! How could you possibly top all that? Looking forward to the next one.” Stacy Duckett, Austin, Texas
Are you ready for high adventure? Do you want to try something new?
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced photographer, join Steve for three full days of wild horse photography in the badlands of Wyoming. Steve is an expert in locating and photographing wild horses, and he'll do his best to position you up-front and personal.
Late May is the best time to photograph wild horses. The mares will have foaled, and the herds will be down from the high country to forage and find water. The colts will be frisky and not be too dependent on the mares.
We'll start before sunrise and follow the horse's trail until mid-morning. Back to town for lunch and to beat the heat. At 3 or 4 P.M., we'll head back out and try our luck until just before sunset and make our way back in time for dinner and to edit the day's work. An evening session may be available on Sunday, May 28.
There will be two SUVs for the 8 participants driven by Steve and his assistant, Dan Henderson, retired fire chief and EMT. Seats will be rotated to ensure everyone has a chance at a window seat.
If you love horses and enjoy doing something off the map, then don't miss this opportunity to practice your wild horse photography skills.
To participate, you don’t need to be an expert photographer, but you will need a camera with a bare minimum of a 400mm lens in full-frame format. Lenses can be rented for the weekend from most camera stores, including Focal Point Photography in Dallas, Ore., Samy's Camera in Los Angeles, and B+H in NYC.
You may use film or digital. No experience photographing wild horses is necessary; Steve will teach you what you need to know about composition, camera settings, and how to capture the action.
• Orientation Meeting on Friday evening
• Transportation during the workshop
• 2-days of photographic instruction provided by Steve Anchell
• Transportation to Wyoming
• Activities outside the workshop
Limited to: 8 participants
There are two motels and one campground where we will be staying. There are also two restaurants, a grocery store, and a gas station.
You will need to arrange your own lodging from Friday, May 26, and depart Monday morning, May 29 (Memorial Day). Information on where to stay will be sent to you after registering.
• Participants make their own travel arrangements to and from the workshop location. Once the trip is confirmed, additional information and travel details will be provided. During the workshop, you will be transported in SUVs.
• Students are responsible for their own meals. There are 3 restaurants near where we will be staying.
• All participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is required. Masks may be required depending on current CDC guidelines.
We ask that you refrain from cell phone usage during workshop sessions, including shared meals, and traveling between destinations. Exceptions are family emergencies. If you must use your cell phone for business or social interaction, please wait until you can safely remove yourself from the workshop.