Western Photography Workshops

2023 Rocky Mountain Fall-1

Three Sister's Ranch, Mackay, Idaho

Nestled in Idaho’s Big Lost Valley, the Three Sisters Ranch is located in one of the most beautiful and remote landscapes in the world. The majestic Lost River Range is a part of the Rocky Mountains and looms over the ranch in all its glory. The ranch and its quaint cabins are located on the pristine Warm Springs Creek. Just down the street from David’s former ranch, David’s brother, Walter, and his wife, Shelley, own this property. It is an area of Idaho that is particularly special and familiar to the Stoecklein family.



2023 Rocky Mountain Fall-1

Price: $2,000
Meals: Included
Duration: 3 days
Activity level: Easy
Equipment Necessary: Camera, laptop

September 22-24 2023

Three Sister's Ranch
Mackay, Idaho

Equipment Necessary

We suggest that you bring all the camera equipment you typically shoot with as well as a personal laptop, card reader, and external hard drive to store and/or backup images. We recommend a camera that allows for exposure control. Students do not need to own a wide variety of equipment or lenses for this course. However, being able to experiment with a few focal length options via an interchangeable lens system will aid students in capturing the action as scenarios and scenes change throughout the workshop. The course will cover photography fundamentals and theory, elements that remain consistent regardless of the camera system students use. As we like to say, “It’s the Indian, not the arrow, that gets the shot.”

Activity Level and Weather Considerations

Students should be in good health and feel comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Sturdy boots will be needed. Daily activities may include mild hiking on uneven ground, and shooting photos from the ground on up. Rain is a possibility. Please be prepared and dress accordingly.


The workshop price is $2,000 which includes all meals. A 10% discount is given for returning students. A deposit of $500 is due upon registration. For an additional $250, significant others can join the group for meals only. You may also add on the Lightroom Plus Class which is an extra $450. The Lightroom Plus Class begins Friday morning and will end in the late afternoon. The start time will be announced closer to the workshop date.


A detailed schedule, with directions, will be sent out two weeks prior to the beginning of each workshop.


9:30 am Lightroom Instruction begins for those who paid for this add-on class
12:00 pm Lunch
4:30 pm Lightroom instruction ends
6:30 pm Meet and greet
7:30 pm Dinner for all students


6:00 am Breakfast
6:45 am Sunrise photo shoot
10:30 am Editing and photo review
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Editing and photo review
5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Sunset photo shoot


6:00 am Breakfast
6:45 am Sunrise photo shoot
10:30 am Editing and photo review
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Photo setup for slideshow
6:00 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Closing slideshow



Accommodations are not included in the price of the workshop. Please be sure to make your reservations at the hotel promptly after you have registered for the workshop and make sure to stay until Monday morning as the Sunday evening events will run late.


Hwy 93
Mackay, ID 83251
Phone: 208-588-2622


809 Custer St.
Mackay, ID 83251
Phone: 208-588-3331
*Featuring: newly decorated rooms, RV hook-ups, showers and laundry facilities.


418 Spruce St
Mackay, ID 83251
Phone: 208-588-2483

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