April 17th to April 20th, 2012
Due to the change in ownership of the Double Circle Ranch we are currently not offering programs, vacation packages, internships, and ranch-hand positions. We ask for your patience as we undertake the huge job of restocking the ranch with quality Brangus to maximum levels. Our intent is to offer programs and job positions in the future but cannot at this moment in time. When we are ready to do so we will make an announcement on the website. Thank you.
Here is your chance to photograph the American West! Herds of Texas Longhorns, working cowboys, and wide open western skies are the setting for great pictures on the historic Double Circle Ranch. Join us for a special wildlife and nature photography program at the Double Circle Ranch! We’ll have two photography sessions each day, covering topics including:
- Depth of field
- How and when to use Photoshop
- When and why to shoot in RAW or jpeg
- And more!
We’ll begin the first evening with dinner, orientation and a classroom-based discussion. The next two days we’ll spend out in the field with our photography equipment, experimenting and taking hundreds (or thousands!) of pictures. We’ll return to the base camp classroom in the evening for more classroom training and to critique each other’s work. The last day we’ll be back in the field until lunch, and our guests will depart after lunch.
About the instructor
Photographer Tom Whetten is a native Arizonan. He became interested in nature and wildlife photography as a child, and added to his understanding of animal behavior and human-wild interaction while working for the Arizona Game & Fish Department for 32 years. Tom has been an avid nature and wildlife photographer since 1985, presenting photography workshops and leading photography tours across Arizona, as well as in South America, Africa and elsewhere around the globe. He is a member of several professional organizations, including North American Nature Photography Association “NANPA”; Outdoor Writers of America Association “OWAA”; Photographic Society of America “PSA”; Arizona Game Ranger Association “AGRA”; and the Fraternal Order of Police “FOP”. For more information about Tom and a look at his online portfolio, please see his website at Wildlife Photo Tour.
$900 price includes double occupancy accommodations in outfitter tents with private baths, three family-style home cooked meals each day, all training and instruction, tours and transportation around the ranch, workshop handouts and notes, and authentic cattle and cowboys for models.
Bring a friend or family member to the workshop for a reduced rate of $750 each. Don’t wait – we expect this workshop to fill up quickly at this price! Maximum of 8 guests.
Nature and Ranch Photography Workshop
Learn all about how to locate and approach wildlife in its natural habitat, as well as technical, composition and other photography skills, at this special wildlife and nature photography program at the Double Circle Ranch.
Join us for a special wildlife and nature photography program at the Double Circle Ranch. You’ll learn all about how to locate and approach wildlife in its natural habitat, as well as technical, composition and other photography skills. Classroom topics will include depth of field, composition, how and when to use Photoshop, when and why to shoot in RAW or jpeg, and much, much more. A good part of each day will be spent in the field, practicing your new skills.
Maximum of eight guests at this program.