Schedule for the "Art of Equine Photography Mustang Trip":

2:30pm: Meeting at River Springs
3:30 – 4:30pm: Lecture #1 – Intro to Wildlife photography and its 3 main components, with farther orientation specific to artistic equine imagery.
4:30 – 6:30pm: Photography session with wild horses (on foot)
6:30: Dinner at River Springs

8:00am: Breakfast at River Springs
9:30 – 10:30am: Photography session with wild horses (on horseback)
10:30 – 2:30pm: Ride to Pizona camp (with outdoor lunch in Pinyon Pine Forest overlooking wild horse herds)
4:00 – 6:00pm: Photography session with wild horse skeleton, desert flora and historical 1800s stone-cabin (on foot)
6:00: Dinner at Pizona
6:30 – 7:30pm: Lecture #2 – Anticipation of action specific to wild mustangs’ social structure and its application to camera settings prior to shooting, the technical ramifications of equine photography following deeper understanding of the subject

8:00am: Breakfast at Pizona
8:30 – 11:30am: Ride to high desert country
11:30 – 1:30pm: Photography session of landscape with spectacular views of snowy High Sierra and White Mountains with possible spotting of galloping wild mustang herds in foreground (on foot) with outdoor lunch above McBride Springs
1:30 – 3:30pm: Ride back to Pizona 6:00pm: Dinner at Pizona 6:30 – 7:30pm: Lecture #3 – Digital photography pre-print enhancement using Lightroom editing with specific tidbits related to outdoor, wildlife and equine photography, including conversion to B&W

8:00am: Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00am: Ride to River Springs
11:00 – 12:00pm: Photography session with wild horses (on horseback)
12:00pm: Farewells at River Springs

Recommended to bring:

  • Knee-high waterproof boots for wild horse photography sessions on foot
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Light long-sleeve shirt with UV protection
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Warm sleeping-bag

For a complete list of items to pack go here.

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Mustang Trips are are subject to a 3% USFS fee.
Trips traveling in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are subject to an additional 3% park use fee.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2019
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