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Bob and Jeff's Wild Horses in Utah

April 10-15, 2023

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Total cost: Wild Horses                                           $1,995.00

Reservation fee only: Wild Horses                        $1,000.00
Non-refundable reservation fee 

Remaining balance: Wild Horses                           $995.00
Payment in full is required 90 days prior to the tour starting date (Feb,.6, 2023)

Dates: April 10-15

Location: Tooele, Utah

Workshop description:

Join Bob Fletcher and Jeff Swinger to photograph the largest herd of wild horses in Utah.
This is a unique workshop right out of “The Old West.” Wild horses have occupied this mountainous region of Utah since the late 1800s. The herd is approximately 250-300 horses and is the largest herd of wild horses in the west. Mares and stallions average around 800-1,000 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 wildlife, possibly even antelope and bison.

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 500–600 mm.

What’s included:

  • Airport pickup and return to SLC (Salt Lake City)

  • Ground transportation during our time in the field

  • Hotel buffet-style breakfast

  • Cold lunch while in the field

  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM) permits

  • Experienced workshop leaders

  • Group and individual instruction on various camera techniques

  • Image discussion and review sessions

  • Post-production techniques using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

    What’s not included:

  • Airfare to and from Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC)

  • Cost of hotel (will be staying at the Best Western in Tooele, UT)

  • Meals (with the exception of hotel buffet breakfast and lunch in the field)

  • Any activities outside the tour itinerary

  • Travel insurance (highly recommended for all travelers)


Skill sets: All levels of photographers are welcome


Physical activity: Low

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Exposure

  • Composition

  • Metering

  • Use of lenses

  • Subject development

  • Creative thinking

  • Shooting in low light

  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) techniques

  • Use of filters (polarizers and ND)

  • Image processing

  • Image review

  • Image critiquing

Recommended gear

  • Camera, memory cards, batteries

  • Wide angle, standard, telephoto and super-telephoto lenses

  • Tripod

  • Cable release

  • Polarizers and neutral density filters, if you have them

Travel information

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 early, you will need to either rent a vehicle or take a taxi/Uber/Lyft to Tooele, which is 45-60 minutes away.

Hotel information

We will be staying at the Best Western in Tooele. Please note: Your rooms are NOT included in the cost of your ticket, but we have a block of rooms reserved. After booking with us, make sure to call to put your name on one of those rooms.

Questions and reservations

A $1,000 non-refundable reservation fee is required to secure your spot on this workshop. The balance is due 90 days prior to the workshop.

For more information or to reserve your spot, please email or call Bob Fletcher at, 951-202-4179; or Jeff Swinger at, 513-200-8815.

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