R.A. Brown Ranch, Throckmorton, TX

Established in 1895, this celebrated working ranch is well-known for raising top quality Quarter Horses and commercial cattle. Located in the small town of Throckmorton, Texas, this 33,000-acre property is home to beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife. You will recognize the Brown Ranch from one of David Stoecklein’s most famous photographs, “The Lesson.”

Quarter Horse and Cattle Workshop

Price: From $1,500
Meals: Included
Duration: 3 days
Activity level: Easy
Equipment Necessary: Camera, laptop

April 27-29 2018

R.A. Brown Ranch
Throckmorton, TX

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 $1,500 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 additional $400. 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 will be sent out two weeks prior to the beginning of each workshop.


9:30 Lightroom Instruction begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30 Lightroom instruction ends
6:30 Meet and greet
7:30 Dinner


5:30 Breakfast
6:55 Sunrise photo shoot
10:30 Photo review and editing instruction
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Photo review and editing instruction
5:00 Dinner
6:00 Sunset photo shoot


5:30 Breakfast
6:55 Sunrise photo shoot
10:30 Photo review and editing instruction
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Preparing photos for slideshow
6:00 Dinner
7:30 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. Below are suggested accommodations in Throckmorton, Texas.

Lazy T Lodge

202 College Street
Throckmorton, TX 76483
Phone: (940) 849-2005

The Last Resort

512 Old Haskell Road
Throckmorton, TX 76483
Phone: (940) 849-2502

West of the Ranch House

111 North Matthews
Throckmorton, TX 76483
Phone: (254) 522-1639

Double T Lodge

126 S. Minter Ave
Throckmorton, TX 76483
Phone: (940) 849-6131

City RV Park

520 South Minter
Throckmorton, TX
$15/day -no Wi-Fi
Phone: (940) 849-4411
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Double T Lodge RV Hook Ups‎‎‎

126 S. Minter Ave
Throckmorton, TX 76483
$20/day – No Wi-Fi
Phone: (940) 849-6131

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