Saunders Ranch, Weatherford, TX




The Saunders and Stoecklein families have been close for over 25 years so it is only natural that their Texas ranch hosts one of our photography workshops. The Twin V Ranch is home to the Saunders family business – primarily a cow-calf and yearling operation – and is also the location for many of David Stoecklein’s photographs. The Saunders family is dedicated to preserving the “cowboy way of life,” and is a prime landscape for capturing authentic western photographs.

Ranching in the Heart of Texas

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

April 20-22 2018

Saunders Ranch
Weatherford, 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.

Hampton Inn‎

2524 S Main St
Weatherford, TX 76087
Phone: (817) 599-4800

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Quality Inn & Suites

2500 South Main
Weatherford, TX 76087
Phone: (817) 599-3700

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Clarion Inn & Suites

1911 Wall Street
Weatherford, TX 76087
Phone: (817) 594-9699

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Fairfield Inn & Suites – Marriott‎‎‎

175 Alford Dr
Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone: (817) 599-4040

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Quest Inn‎‎‎‎

1106 West Park Avenue
Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone: (817) 594-3816

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Comfort Suites

210 Alford Dr.
Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone: (817) 599-3300

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