Sandra Lee Photography presents … WYOMING – A Photographer's Retreat

 

“Wind River Photographers' Retreat”

 

August 2022 (Date coming soon)

 

This retreat is being hosted by The National Bighorn Sheep Center, Dubois, Wyoming.

 

 

Contact The National Bighorn Sheep Center for more information or

email Sandy to put your name on the sign up list. Hurry, this is going to sell out!

 

Workshop leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Bill Sincavage

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Located adjacent to the scenic Wind River and framed by the wild Wind River Mountains to the south and the distinctive Absaroka Range to the north, the timeless cowboy town of Dubois, Wyoming is rich in history and overflowing with photographic opportunities.

The National Bighorn Sheep Center is offering a truly new and unique nature photography workshop characteristic of the old west where participants will experience some of the best the area has to offer. From geologic panoramas and sculpted pinnacles to the iconic wildlife and working cowboy, this adventure, led by nature photographers Sandy Zelasko and Bill Sincavage, is designed for all level of photo enthusiasts.

Make yourself at home and fall in love with the heartbeat of Wyoming. An unprecedented offer to experience the rustic Wyoming Game & Fish Summer Conservation Camp facilities, grow your photographic skills and interact with like-minded photographers. This week long, all inclusive retreat includes morning and evening field instruction, all meals and lodging plus so much more.

The National Bighorn Sheep Center is keeping a sign up list for 2022. Dates will be announced soon. If you have further questions please reach out to the Center at [email protected].

 

WORKSHOP ITINERARY Diamond G Ranch in Dunior Valley, Wyoming.

Day 1: Arrive at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp by 5:00 PM Sunday evening for mouth-watering appetizers, a country welcome, introductions and a delicious dinner with all the accompaniments.

After our evening speaker we'll go over the photography schedule for the week.
 

Day 2: Monday morning we are out the door for our first photo session together. Humbling mountain terrain awaits us and we will take an intimate look at the flora, fauna and surrounding grand landscapes. Breakfast will be served in the field. 

Midday lunch will be back at camp. Optional portfolio reviews begin with your choice of instructor, Sandy Zelasko or Bill Sincavage.

Educational speakers and historic demonstrations before a rustic dinner in the remodeled dinning area. Your evening photo shoot will be in the colorful, yet formidable, Dubois Badlands.

 

Day 3: Tuesday promises a true western experience with dusty cowboys and thunderous steeds galloping over hillsides and through grasslands on a real working ranch. A great day to practice your panning technique and/or capture peak action as the sun blankets our subjects. Breakfast will be served in the field.

Lunch at camp, an exciting photo adventure and a naturalist program awaits. Portfolio reviews wrap up and a delicious dinner will be served. Our evening photo opportunities include the inclusive and historic Ring Lake Ranch in Torrey Valley. Here we will photograph ancient petroglyphs, resident osprey if we are lucky, lake reflections and more.

Petroglyphs on Torrey Lake Road.
Day 4:
Wednesday morning takes our photography session to the beautiful Horse Creek area. Wildlife and picturesque flora is on the agenda. Breakfast will be served in the field while we work through the landscape.

A delightful cook-out lunch begins at noon with the post-lunch time slot to include a Q&A photo session with Sandy and Bill. Additional learning experiences continue with talks about bighorn sheep, history of the Torrey Valley and more guest speakers.

Dinner and dessert will satisfy a hungry appetite. This evening won't host a formal photo shoot but rather we suggest attending one of the festive, event in town or take the night off to prepare images from your workshop to share at the (optional) Participant Presentations Friday afternoon.
 

Day 5: Hopefully we will be graced with the town's famous TV star and outdoors man for Thursday morning photo session. With a frontier style backdrop, our subject will model and entertain us with authentic outdoor living skills. A breakfast with all the fixins will be served. 

You are invited to attend the mid-morning Keynote Presentation (TBD). Afterwards, another delicious lunch and dessert will be served. A local museum excursion is suggested after lunch or join Sandy and Bill to see how they process their nature images before a luscious dinner. The evening photo shoot will take place overlooking a vast, panoramic view of the Wind River and Absaroka range.


Day 6: We are out and about early again for more local photo opportunities. 

Lunch will greet us back at camp. Participant presentations begin at 2:00 pm followed by closing remarks. After our final dinner together at camp we will head to the iconic Dubois Rodeo to practice the skills you've mastered this past week.


Day 7: A late breakfast at camp will finish out the week and participants will prepare to depart the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp by 11:00 am.  

Please note that this schedule is tentative. All events are subject to change in the event of inclement weather, wildlife sightings and/or other unforeseen circumstances.

 

You are responsible for transportation to and from Dubois, WY. You can reserve and pick up a rental car at the Jackson Hole Airport if you are flying in for the workshop. Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is a convenient airport approximately two hours west of Dubois. Book early if you need transportation beyond what is included in this workshop.

Dubois, WY is a small town with a grocery store, fuel (unleaded & diesel), lodging and a few eateries. Click HERE for a map.

REGISTER

Get more details by contacting the National Bighorn Sheep Center HERE. Investment for this all inclusive retreat coming soon.

IMAGE GALLERY

Canoes at Brooks Lake, Wyoming.        Whiskey Mountain bighorn sheep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    


DUBOIS AUG 2013 with Bruce and dogs.   

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  DUBOIS AUG 2013 with Bruce and dogs.