COWBOYS & KANGAROOS PHOTO WORKSHOP
HOWDY PARDNER Wanna spend a weekend shootin cowboys, tha ranchin life and a kangaroo? With a camera that is! Well heck, you are in luck. We have hired the best darned cowboy photographer in the world...even better, in all of Texas. They call him Skeeter... fer real! We even tricked the ole picture picker guy, Kevin Vandivier from Texas Highways Magazine to help out too. They'll show you the ropes fer sure. Heck, Skeeter even got one a them Pulitzer Prize A-Wards for his cowboy pictures. Those two rascals will set you up to shoot some cowboys and a real live kangaroo. I promise, we ain't pullin yor horse's tail! The ranch is called "Blisswood" in Cat Spring, Texas and they have 16 B&B houses, one of which you and yor hun kin stay at on tha ranch. That's right, bring that partner who made you googoo eyed. You'll learn to take photos n tell tales like never before and that's without having to chew taboca at the same time. Fresh sweet air, timeless cozy cabins, incredible photo ops, good food, come on, you know this dog will hunt, get signed up right now!
*Learn to direct and shoot cowboys.
*Seeing photos creatively
*Basic Lighting for indoor and outdoor portraits.
*How to select a portrait location
*What it takes to stand above your competition
* Digital Darkroom secrets and skills
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Come Friday at 5, all will gather at Carol's Restaurant in Cat Spring for dinner and a presentation by Kevin & Skeeter. Then, after dinner we will all head out for a light painting demo. First up on Saturday, we'll wake up with a chuckwagon breakfast. Then we will show you some great digital darkroom techniques. After enjoying some free time, we will meet up again for a demo shoot with one of the cowboys, as Skeeter will show off his skills for selecting a location for shooting his cowboy portrait. Everyone will also have a chance to shoot as well. Come Sunday we will hit trail early for a chuckwagon breakfast...either way, it will be fun and it will be good! After breakfast Kevin will teach students his photoshop techniques! Everything will end with a fantastic slideshow/critique session.
We recommend staying at Blisswood B&B Ranch, so here is some usefull info for you... BlissWood at Lehmann Legacy Ranch, is a 650-acre working ranch only one hour west of Houston.
Staying at this unique Bed and Breakfast is not your typical lodging. Scattered among the 650 acres is a variety of turn-of-the-century Texas Farmhouses and Cabins, each completely furnished with antiques of their era. Seclusion is the key word at BlissWood. Workshoppers can dine at award-winning CAROL”S at CAT SPRING restaurant just minutes from BlissWood.
The peaceful country setting of BlissWood, set amidst majestic Live Oaks is a photographer's paradise. Animals abound on this magnificent Cat Spring Ranch, including horses, Angus cattle, alpaca, camel, miniature donkeys and even American bison.
While relaxing or photographing at one of BlissWood’s bass-stocked lakes, one might catch a glimpse of grazing deer and antelope or see cowboys working cattle.
Here are a few shots of the ranch itself and the cottages...
GET SIGNED UP BY CALLING US @ 512-636-7373. Only 18 students will be accepted. Lodging is available at Blisswood Ranch for Friday and Saturday night, and should be booked separately by contacting Bliswwood directly. WORKSHOP COST IS $699.00 and includes all instructor fees, location shooting fees and model fees. Lodging and meal costs are additional to the photo workshop fee
SEE YA'LL SOON!