Exclusive Wild Mustang Photography Workshop

September 02, 2015 / Elk Creek, CA

Please join us for our first exclusive photography safari, observing and forever capturing the essence of Montgomery Creek Ranch’s (MCR) iconic wild horses and its majestic landscape.

The workshop will take place at MCR’s 2000 acre wild horse sanctuary and wildlife preserve located near Elk Creek, nestled in the hills of Northern CA. Over 200 stunning wild mustangs run free in a landscape of long valleys, rolling hills of chaparral, steep ridges dotted with digger pines embraced by the Autumn light.

This four-day workshop will include guided tours of this beautiful ranch by MCR founder, Ellie Phipps Price and photographer Tara Arrowood. The workshop will cover the entire creative process from observing light, shooting, editing and post production workflow.


October 15-18, 2015

$1500/person – meals and lodging are provided.

Participants must provide their own equipment.

Participants must provide transport to and from the ranch.

Deadline for registration is September 25, 2015


Montgomery Creek Ranch is a Wild Horse Sanctuary in Northern CA dedicated to raising awareness about America’s wild horses and burros and providing a place where people and horses connect.

Email info@montgomerycreekranch.org for more detailed information.

Please note, Elk Creek is approximately 110 miles from Sacramento airport.

Photographer Tara Arrowood is a well respected lifestyle, wedding and portrait photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A true photojournalist, she captures her subjects in the moment, focusing on emotion and expression. After several years as an established photographer, Tara’s spirit was craving inspiration. On the suggestion of a friend, she went to seek a subject she was passionate about. Since taking her first steps in 2007 to photographing horses in their natural environment, Tara has become an established fine art equine photographer.

Through horses, her adventurous spirit was gentled, tamed and opened to the connection between humans and horses. With the new perspective that something greater existed between these creatures and their environment, Tara set out to raise awareness about the disappearing wild mustang population. Tara uses her photojournalistic style to document the stories of horses and give them a voice. Tara’s work has been featured in Horse Connection Magazine, Horse & Style Magazine and she is the official photographer of Montgomery Creek Ranch. Tara and her husband Travis reside in El Granada, California.

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“Every curve of a horse is elegant. Their emotion is inferred and they rarely make an awkward movement. Their eyes give us a sense of their character. Their ears give us a sense of their reactions and intentions. Their lips give us a sense of their thoughts. Their hoofs — as sturdy as a foundation of a house but very graceful at the same time — give us their reaction. Existence with these spirits is a gift. Most of all, horses want to be safe. Their ability to communicate their fears, needs, desires, and discomforts depend on the reflection of the observer. Let go and observe the lesson.

Here are horses and how and where they are meant to be — free.”