Val Westover Photography and Stephanie Adriana Fine Art
“Capturing True Emotion” Mantle Ranch Photography Expedition
Join award winning photographers and international photo safari guides, Val and Stephanie, for a three-day photo safari at the Mantle Ranch, home of Montana Horses, on the Missouri River near Three Forks, Montana.
Capture panoramic images of hundreds of horses running from the hills above the Mantle Ranch, with one-on-one instruction from Val and Stephanie and guest speakers. Join the Mantle family and crew of cowboys and cowgirls, as they open their working ranch and life with hundreds of horses exclusively to you for three days of once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunities. Witness hundreds of horses stampeding toward you in morning and evening herd gathers and roundups, get up close and personal to photograph working cowboys and horses in the corrals, catch the action of rodeo roughstock, staged just for you. Learn how to create fine-art images, participate in a very special session teaching portraiture like you’ve never seen it (How to Photograph a Two Year Old), find out how to capture that special horse or person in unforgettable moments. Also, spend an afternoon in image review, editing, marketing, and experience the art of special guest Diana Volk while she introduces you to her incredible photo painting techniques.
This three-day experience is an in-depth hands-on instructional workshop covering Val Westover’s “Capturing True Emotion – A Photographer’s Guide for Success.” Learn Essentials, ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Relationship, Metering, Light, Composition, and much more on an authentic Montana horse ranch, while receiving personal instruction and amazing opportunities to shoot over the shoulders of the pros.
All Expeditions begin with an informal social hour Thursday evening at the Sacajawea Hotel in Three Forks. Friday begins at 9am at the ranch and ends around 5pm, includes lunch. Saturday begins at the ranch at 9am and ends around 8pm, including lunch and dinner. Sunday begins at the ranch at 9am, includes lunch and ends with Closing Ceremonies (dinner), ending around 9pm. Lodging is available separately in Three Forks, we recommend The Sacajawea Hotel (406) 285-6515 or the Broken Spur (406) 285-3237.
Nearest services are in Three Forks. Nearest Airport is Bozeman (BZN).
Be prepared to spend most of the day outside, standing, in the weather and dusty corrals and pastures, hiking might be necessary. Wear comfortable shoes and check the forecast for appropriate clothing. We will continue, rain or shine. Meals are provided as noted in above descriptions. There is no cell reception at the Ranch, but wifi is available.
Photographers should contact Val Westover and Stephanie Adriana at www.valwestoverphotography.com or (949) 874-5556 and (949) 293-4987 for itinerary details pertaining to photographic elements and packing suggestions. See www.montanahorses.com for directions to the ranch. Please feel free to call or email us at the ranch for more information.
Montana Horses, Inc. | 9700 Clarkston Road | Three Forks, MT 59752
406 285-3541 | 406 285-0918-fax