Wild Horse Photography Workshop

July 19, 2016 / Elk Creek, California

Are you interested in walking through a field of wild horses? Do you want to learn how to photograph wild horses in their natural environment? Come spend four days with us at Montgomery Creek Ranch.

This year, our annual Wild Horse Photography Workshop will be October 27-30, 2016 at Montgomery Creek Ranch.

MCR is a wild horse sanctuary and wildlife preserve near Elk Creek, California, spanning over 2,000 acres. More than 200 wild mustangs run freely here in a landscape of long valleys, rolling hills and steep ridges. Led by Ellie Phipps Price, the team at MCR is dedicated to raising awareness about the disappearing population of America’s wild horses and burros, and providing a safe place for people to connect with horses.

During the four-day photography workshop, you’ll be led on guided tours of the ranch by founder Ellie Phipps Price and equine photographer Tara Arrowood. The workshop will cover the entire creative process from observing light, shooting, editing, and post production work flow. We keep the number of participants limited and all skill levels are welcomed and encouraged to attend the workshop. There are plenty of opportunities for one-on-one coaching and editing assistance.

We move the horses into the best light possible, shooting early in the day and late in the afternoon/early evening. During the high noon sun, we’ll work on editing and archiving images inside a cool barn. We provide good food, great lodging (an amazing bunkhouse), wild (but somewhat tame) burros, a refreshing reservoir for swimming and horse gentling demos.

The cost is $1500/person. Participants must bring their own equipment and laptops for editing. Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from the ranch. For more information or to reserve your spot, please email info@montgomerycreekranch.org. Hope to see you there!

{To see behind the scenes of last year’s Wild Horse Photography Workshop, click here.}