Bar U Ranch, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Join us in the heart of the Flint Hills of Kansas at the Bar U Ranch. Fall at this scenic ranch in the tall grass prairie is one of the prettiest seasons to photograph. Built in 1889, the original ranchers added a stone barn in 1907, and the property’s current family moved in in 1933. In addition to their AQHA Ranching Heritage Horses and Registered Red Angus, commercial cow calf has always been the heart beat of the Bar U.


2019 Tall Grass Prairie

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

November 1-3 2019

Bar U Ranch
Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Equipment Necessary

  • Digital Camera that allows exposure control
  • Personal Laptop
  • Card Readers
  • External Hard Drive

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.


  • Workshop Price, includes meals: $1,500
  • Discount for returning students: 10%
  • Deposit: $500, due upon registration
  • Lightroom Plus Class: $400

For an additional $250, significant others can join the group for meals only. 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.


Lightroom Instruction begins
Lightroom instruction ends
Meet and greet


Sunrise photo shoot
Photo review and editing instruction
Photo review and editing instruction
Sunset photo shoot
Dinner at ranch


Sunrise photo shoot
Photo review and editing instruction
Preparing photos for slideshow
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.

Stone Horse Bed & Breakfast

201 Locust St
Cottonwood Falls, Kansas 66845
(785) 497-2904
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