Wyoming Cowboys, Wild Horses and Western Photography Workshop
August 1st-7 th
Our first stop on this great workshop will be the charming western town of Cody Wyoming named after it's founder, Buffalo Bill Cody. Cody is a great location with many sights and scenes to photograph including the Night Rodeo, an Old Town early morning shoot and a mid-day break at the world famous Buffalo Bill Museum; followed by dinner at the historic Irma hotel that Bill named in honor of his daughter.
But Cody will just be our base for our dawn and dusk excursions into the famous McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Management area. This area has just been opened to legal Wild Horse photo workshops and has been one of our favorite locations for our photography for many years. The McCullough horses are one of the most photogenic of all the wild horse band we have found in the west with great color variation and beautiful western backgrounds.
This cowboy and wild horse workshop brings you to one of the best working ranch location around. The cowboys and their ranch are authentic and the horses are truly wild.
This portion of the workshop will be in some of the most scenic country in the west. The beautiful country near the historic town of Cody Wyoming. You will photograph working cowboys riding broncs, roping, working cattle and going about their daily chores with a backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains along the Wyoming/Montana line. While we are in the high country where the west still lives, you will be staying at a private guest ranch in your own rustic cabin nested among the timber.
Each morning after a hot breakfast prepared on our schedule at the ranch we will head out to a unique location to catch the pre dawn light and the mornings activities. The morning will pass quickly and your flash cards will fill with scenes that surpass an epic western move. Each location and the activity is selected by Jess, Tamara and the crew with careful planning to ensure the best and most unique images. Not only will we have a group of wranglers that are experienced cowboys and cowgirls, we will have cattle in the high country, bucking broncs with historic corrals, barns, ranch buildings, round ups and roping's. As the morning light turns harsh and the activities are over we will return to the ranch where lunch will be waiting. After lunch you will be free to take part in ranch activities for a couple of hours on your own. Possibilities include horseback riding, guided fishing or just relaxing in the beautiful Wyoming high country. After our break we will head out again to capture more cowboy and ranch work in a location selected for awe inspiring scenery in sweet evening light. When the light is gone we will be back at the ranch where our dinner will be prepared and we can return to our cabins to prepare for tomorrow activities.
Itinerary (subject to change with weather)
August 1st. Arrive in Cody in time to meet up for our 4 P.M. orientation and early dinner at the Historic Erma Hotel. From the Erma we will head directly to the Wild Horse Range to find the beautiful Mustangs of McCullough Peaks where we will photograph until the light is gone.
August 2nd and 3rd we will leave Cody well before dawn to search for the horses and capture their sprit with your images. Tamara and Jess will give you insight into the herd behavior of the horses they have dedicated many years to photographing. We will put you in the best position to to photograph and witness these unique creature as they go about their normal routine of interaction between the various herd, the lead stallions and the bachelor bands. Around noon we will be back in Cody for lunch and a well deserved break. Mid day will give you a chance to review your mornings work, recharge your batteries and visit the great Cody western museum on your own if you wish. Jess and Tamara will be available to review images, critic and give processing suggestions. The afternoon session will begin with a early dinner and back to the wild horse ranges until last light.
The morning of the 4th will be much the same with the exception that we will return to Cody around 10 to check out of our rooms. After a quick stop for lunch. and head out to the high country of the Beartooth Mountains The scenic drive will take us over Sleeping Indian pass where stopping to enjoy and photograph the vista that lies ahead is a must.
After our arrival and unpacking at the K BAR Z we will spend the afternoon exploring and photographing the lakes and mountains of the Beartooth plateau and scenic highway. Dinner will be family style at the K BAR Z where our cowboys will join us for a introduction to the next days activities.
The 5th and 6th you will be saturated with working cowboys, ranches, horses and cattle all surrounded by views seen in very few places.
The 7th after a brief morning shoot and breakfast at the K BAR Z we will return to Cody and check into our rooms for our last night. This evening you can choose if you would like to return to the wild horse range or go to the Cody night Rodeo.
The morning of the 8th will again find us on our way, before first light, to have a last chance on this trip to photograph the wild ones of McCullough Peaks. After breakfast we will be farewell until next time. Transposition can be provided to and from the Cody airport.
Price $2995. Single Supplement, $350, price includes guiding, lodging, instruction and Greeting Dinner.
Water and snacks are provide at no cost. Other meals are not included in the price.
$500 deposit holds your place by check or Pay Pal
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Jess Lee Photography LLC
5407 Nez Perce Dr
Island Park Idaho 83429
GROUP MINIMUM: Occasionally I am able to run
a trip below our group minimum which is generally 3. In such instances it
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