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Ranching Photo Workshop April 9th-10th, 2016

Photograph on two iconic working ranches in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains Sponsored by the Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock CA

Experience first hand what it's like to live the life of a cowboy as we visit ranches in Merced and Raymond California. One is a homestead ranch dating back to the 1850's and the other to the 1920's, so there's plenty of history and beauty to capture here.

Over the course of the two days, you’ll photograph the intensity of cattle drives, the craftsmanship of horseshoeing, and the tremendous physicality of branding. Along the way, Allen will share valuable tips on composition, techniques to either freeze the action or create stunning pan and blurred images, and how to work with natural light to create powerful, evocative photographs.

Beyond that, you'll have time to shoot portraits with the cowboys and cowgirls in magnificent backgrounds. Allen will show you how to direct your subject to create powerful portraits using natural light, reflectors and speedlights.

Saturday, April 9th
7AM meet at ranch.  Shoot cattle drive and horseshoeing
11AM Go to town to edit, select five images for review and have lunch on your own
2PM Critique
4:00 Return to ranch for evening shoot, followed by dutch-oven BBQ

Sunday, April 10th
7AM Meet at ranch.  Photograph gathering of cattle, branding and cowboy portraits
12PM Go to town to edit, select five images for review, and have lunch on your own
3PM Final review

Schedule is subject to change.

This workshop is perfect for photo-enthusiast and professional photographers. Bring your laptop loaded with editing software (Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, etc)

Fee: $1095.

For information, feel free to contact me at 303-333-3316.
To register, go to the Carnegie Arts Center registration page.

This workshop is being staged in support of an exhibit at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, CA. to raise awareness of the importance of ranching not only as a way of life, but also for its role in environmental stewardship. A portion of the workshop fee is being contributed to the Sierra Foothill Conservancy.