Cowboy, Wild Horse and Western Lifestyle Photography Workshop
June 16-22 2024
A Cowboy, Western Lifestyle, and Wild Horse photography workshop by Jess Lee that brings you to one of the most photogenic ranch locations in the West. The cowboys and their ranches are authentic and the horses are truly wild. This photography workshop will take you to some of the most scenic country in the west, the beautiful country near the historic town of Cody Wyoming.
On this trip the first part of your workshop will be in the Beartooth Mountains along the Wyoming/Montana state line just east of Yellowstone National Park. Here 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 at several ranches nestled between the lofty peaks of one of the most scenic mountain ranges in North America While we are in the high country where the west still lives, you will be staying at a private guest ranch nested among the timber.
Our next 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. Cody will 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.
Itinerary (subject to change with weather)
Our trip begins in Cody Wyoming where we will meet by 2 P.M. to 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 ranch we will have a orientation and instruction session on how to safely catch the fast action of the Cowboy life. Dinner will be family style where our cowboys will join us for a introduction to the next days activities. As the light begins to soften we will have our first cowboy photo shot with the background of the dramatic cliffs and mountains that surround this hidden jewel.
The 2nd and 3rd days you will be saturated with working cowboys, ranches, horses and cattle all surrounded by views seen in very few places. There will be a mid day session on how to process you images.
You will also have the opportunity to have a private image critique session with Jess.
4th day after a brief morning modeling and still life shoot and breakfast at the K BAR Z we will return to Cody and get settled in our rooms. After a early dinner 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.
5th and 6th days we will leave Cody well before dawn to search for the horses and capture their spirit with your images. 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 morning's work, recharge your batteries and visit the great Cody western museum on your own if you wish. Jess 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 7th day we will again leave Cody well before dawn to search for the wild horses for on last chance to capture the flavor of this piece of the west. At 11 we will check out of our rooms. After a quick stop for lunch and say farewell until next time. Transposition can be provided to and from the Cody airport.
Price $4995 double. Single Supplement $550.
Price includes guiding, lodging, instruction, ranch fees, model fees. Model release will be provided for models at our Wyoming ranch.
Meals, items of a personal nature and tips for guides and models are not included in the price. Does not include State and Local Taxes.
$1000 deposit holds your place by check or Pay Pal
Any questions please email us here
Terms and Conditions
GROUP MINIMUM: Occasionally I am able to run a trip below our group minimum which is generally 3. In such instances it may be necessary to apply a small group supplement. You would be contacted regarding such a situation but you would not be obligated to accept the new terms.RESERVATIONS: Your deposit is required to secure your place on any trip, with the balance due120 days prior to the departure date..Details of hotels, flight arrival recommendations and other trip tips will be mailed when the tour is full.MEALS: Some meals and refreshments are included depending on the trip details, but not alcoholic beverages.ADMISSIONS: Access to public buildings and national parks etc. is not included in the land price.CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be confirmed in writing, and due to costs incurred by Jess Lee Photos in arranging a tour, deposits are non refundable. Payment in full is required 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations after 120 days will receive a full refund( except deposit) if your spot can be filled from a waiting list or if you can fill your spot.JessLeePhotos LLC strongly suggest that tour participants invest in trip cancellation insurance..CANCELED EXPEDITIONS: In the event of insufficient tour sign-ups, JessLeePhotos reserves the right to cancel any given trip. In that event 100% of moneys received will be returned. However, JessLeePhotos is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.LUGGAGE: JessLeePhotos request that tour participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag and tripod. We asks that group members bear in mind space and comfort in our vehicles. All personal luggage is the responsibility of the owner so please keep the weight to a limit you can handle and other restrictions can be met.SMOKERS: Smoking is not permitted at meals or on vans. It can be permitted at photo stops where local ordinances permit, photography and photographers are not affected.RESPONSIBILITY: JessLeePhotos LLC and its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, and as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause. JessLeePhotos reserves the right to substitute hotels, and other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.JessLeePhotos reserves the right to pass on to tour members any additional and unplanned expenditures incurred during the tour, via events beyond JessLeePhotos' control.The right is reserved to accept or decline any person as a member of any tour.Payment of tour fees by trip participants constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein including but not limited to injury, death or other liability incurred during a trip.
In consideration of the services of Jess Lee Photography, their officers, agents, employees, and stockholders, and all other persons or entities associated with those businesses (hereinafter collectively referred to as "JLP"), I agree as follows: Although JLP has taken reasonable steps to provide me with appropriate equipment and skilled guides so I can enjoy an activity for which I may not be skilled, JLP has informed me this activity is not without risk. Certain risks are inherent in each activity and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the activity. These inherent risks are some of the same elements that contribute to the unique character of this activity and can be the cause of loss or damage to my equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or in extreme cases, permanent trauma or death. JLP does not want to frighten me or reduce my enthusiasm for this activity, but believes it is important for me to know in advance what to expect and to be informed of the inherent risks. The following describes some, but not all, of those risks.
I am aware that Photography Workshops entail risks of injury or death to any participant. I understand the description of these inherent risks is not complete and that other unknown or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury or death. I agree to assume and accept full responsibility for the risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary; no one is forcing me to participate, and I elect to participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks.
I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant. I acknowledge that the staff of JLP has been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity.
I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity. Therefore, I assume and accept full responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death, or loss of personal property and expenses as a result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically identified, and, as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity.
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