This June we were able to host Chris Dickinson for one of his Western Photography Workshops. If you don’t follow Chris on Instagram, I suggest you do so, stat.
Last year I was able to go to his workshop in Salt Lake. I had a blast — as was evidenced from the images I captured.
Since our ranch is relatively far from civilization, we housed and fed all the participants. That made for great camaraderie and relationship building. Everyone had so much fun. In fact, several of the participants have already booked themselves into next year’s workshop — that’s right — in case you missed it we’re doing it again next year!
Chris is an excellent teacher. He is kind and genuine and really knows his stuff. No question is a dumb question, and there aren’t really “rules” for shooting at his workshops.
It just so happened that we were able to brand our calves at the workshop, which made for some super fun images! To make our weekend even more fun, our mutual friend Chris Petersen, came in from Utah, and played a little private concert for us, hung out, took some photos and of course had to get in on the action at branding.
We got to spend an evening with our broodmare band. That’s certainly one of the favorite things to do for any visitor that comes to the ranch.
Here are a few of the photos I took during our evening visit to see the mares:
and here are a few of my favorites that Chris took during the workshop:
Will we see you here at the ranch next June? If you want to up your photography game, this is the place to be!