Monday April 18th – Saturday April 23rd, 2022 • Utah
Featuring Wild Horses and stunning landscapes
Instructors: Jeff Swinger & Robert Fletcher
A deposit of $500 is required to secure your spot on this workshop. All payments are due 30 days prior to the workshop.
Please note: The cost of your ticket does not include the cost of lodging
Recommended prerequisite: Basic Knowledge of your Camera
All Skill Levels Welcome
Group Size: Limited to 12 attendees
Join Hunt’s Photo Education for our second time traveling to photograph the Wild Horses of Utah! Join us for four days of in-field photography and instruction as we search out and photograph one of the herds of wild horses in Utah!
This is a unique photography workshop right out of “The Old West”! Wild Horses have occupied this mountainous region of Utah since the late 1800’s. The herd is approximately 200 – 250 horses and is the largest herd of wild horses in the west. Mares and stallions average around 800 to 1000 pounds. The colors within the herd are brown, bay, paint, sorrel, roan, buckskin, black, palomino, and gray. The variety is endless due to the frequent breeding within the herd. There are many foal, yearlings and colts that roam with the herd. The horses are in good condition and are frequently seen in the vicinity of the Pony Express Trail in the valley floor. On this workshop, we will photograph the wild horses as well as other local scenes and wildlife.
On this workshop, you will want to bring a variety of lenses, from wide-angle to super-telephoto. The distance to your subjects can vary, as the horses can be right next to you or far in the distance, but it is certainly recommended to consider bringing a super-telephoto in the range of 500-600mm. Please keep in mind that you can always rent lenses from Hunt’s Rentals and at a decent cost!
We will maximize our time in the field shooting a multitude of subjects as well as incorporating classroom instruction, critiques, and photographic assignments each day.
• Four days of in-field photography and instruction
• Ground transportation during the 4 days in the field
• Lunch while in the field (Please advise us of any food restrictions or food allergies)
• BLM photo workshop permits
• Experienced workshop leaders
• Image Discussion and Review Sessions
What’s not included:
• Air fare or baggage fees to and from Salt Lake City, Utah
• Cost of hotel (We will be staying at the Best Western in Tooele, 435-882-5010)
• Cost of food (with the exception of lunch in the field)
• Any activities outside the tour itinerary
• Travel insurance (which is highly recommended for all travelers)
Skill Sets: All Levels of Photographers are Welcome
Physical Activity: Low
In this workshop we will cover:
Use of Lenses
Shooting in Low Light
Use of Filters (polarizers and ND)
Lodging is not included in the cost of this Adventure. We will be staying at the Best Western in Tooele UT (435-882-5010).
Camera, memory cards, batteries
Wide angle, standard, telephoto and super-telephoto lenses (If you are looking for a lens to rent, you can rent it from us at rentals.huntsphoto.com!)
Polarizers and Neutral Density filters if you have them
We recommend flying into Salt Lake City airport (SLC). We will be making a bulk pickup of attendees at the airport at noon. If you choose to arrive a day early, you will need to either rent a vehicle or take a taxi/Uber/Lyft to Tooele, which is 45-60 minutes away.
We will be staying at the Best Western in Tooele, 435-882-5010. Please note: Your rooms are NOT included in the cost of your ticket, but we have rooms set aside. After booking with us, make sure to call to put your name on one of those rooms. We are listed as the “Hunt’s Photo Group”.
A deposit is required to secure your spot on this workshop. All payments are due 30 days prior to the workshop.
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About our instructors
Robert Fletcher began his full-time photography career in 1970. Following in the footsteps of Ansel Adams, he mostly photographed people (children, portraits, weddings, seniors, etc.), which paid the bills. Over time, he became interested in photographing wildlife and landscapes, mostly for personal pleasure. In 1999, he was asked to become a “Stringer” for Canon USA and has been in that position since then. It has led Robert towards teaching, leading workshops and sharing his life-long passion with others. He always looks forward to sharing his knowledge of photography with those who are anxious to learn.
Jeff Swinger boasts nearly 30 years of professional experience built upon his passion for telling stories through images. He honed his skills over 16 years with The Cincinnati Enquirer covering news and sports and has covered four Olympic Games for USA Today Sports. Additionally, Jeff works as an educational contributor and freelance Pro Market Representative for Canon USA and travels domestically and internationally conducting photo tours and workshops. Jeff lives with his family in Park City, Utah.