Physical Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: Approximately 2000 feet.
Photography skill level: All levels welcome. Familiarity with Shutter & Aperture Priority and/or manual settings is helpful.
Model releases: Provided for all ranch hands and re-enactment actors
An easy, 45-minute drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport transports you to an entirely different place where time slows down, history is deep, and the traditional ways of the cowboy (and cowgirl) are carried on. Located against the stunning backdrop of the legendary Superstition Mountains on 5,800 acres of the pristine Sonoran Desert in Gold Canyon, Arizona, lies the very special Donnelly D-Spur Ranch.
The “D-Spur” is a decades-old, privately owned, working ranch with some of the most spectacular scenery in the Valley of the Sun. Situated adjacent to the Tonto National Forest, It will be our incredible setting for your Magic of Cowboys Photo Experience!
*Percentages are estimates. Agenda may vary based on weather or other factors.
Astro Photography (optional add-on): Add on to your experience with instruction in astrophotography! Enjoy the clear desert night skies! Thursday night we will feature professional photographer Alex McClure as he brings in his telescopes and shows you how to capture the stars, milky way, nebulas, and more.
The Magic of Cowboys & Cattle is truly different from your typical photo tour or workshop. It's an immersive experience!
The entire experience is designed to bring out the best in your photography while immersing you in the rich culture of the cowboy and ranch life - right in the heart of the Wild West!