. Nearest airport is in Casper, WY, about 2 hours from the Ranch. We provide transportation from Casper, to and from the Willow Creek Ranch, in order to avoid people having to rent cars. As your travel schedules become firm, please email me your travel information so I can start working on the logistics. Other airports in the area are Sheridan, WY, ( 2 hours), and Billings, MT, (3 ½ hours, comes through Sheridan). Workshop arrival and departure time Arrival: Attendees can aim to arrive at the workshop between 12-6 p.m. on June 10. Since travel logistics can vary, please check with us with your plans so that we can accommodate and know when to expect everybody. Some folks will fly into Casper the day before, spend the night in a hotel, and get picked up around noon on the workshop arrival day. Departure: Most attendees will choose to leave the morning of the 16th. We can get most people to their flights out of Casper on the day 16, if it their flight is not early in the morning. For early morning flights, we suggest you spend the night in Casper, and leave on the 17th.
About the workshop:
Photographic opportunities abound. In the morning, the horses are wrangled, saddled, and loaded in trailers. We drive out to meet them and as they move cattle, we follow along and photograph.
When we are not out making photographs, we have a fantastic building that is perfect for looking at photos, working on laptops, and sharing knowledge. I take stock of what I think people’s needs are, and try to address those. There is no set teaching agenda, because everybody brings a different set of skills to the experience. I help edit images, and show some basic Photoshop skills, but in this workshop, I emphasize shooting and seeing.
Besides the cowboys, horses, cattle, sheep, and family pets, the 57,000 acres of this ranch encompasses amazing vistas, old cabins, petroglyphs, crystal clear, star-filled skies, and more. The meals are plentiful, and snacks are always available.
Weather permitting, we have the option of camping out at the spot where Butch Cassidy's cabin used to be. It's glamping, not camping, as tents are set up, and food is prepared for us from the chuck-wagon. All you have to do is eat, drink, relax, and fall into your bedroll.