Flag Ranch Photography Retreats

Lori and her husband Thomas at Flag Ranch, being approached by a mustang.  Photo by Cassandra Ogier.

2024 Retreats

Oct 19-20, 2024 Saturday and Sunday  

On a lovely ranch in northeast Paso Robles, CA  Saturday October 19th, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. +  Sunday October 20th, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This is a photography retreat, as compared to a workshop.  There will be NO teaching.  This is a walking retreat on a 60 acre ranch with free roaming horses.  Proceeds benefit Flag Ranch Horse Sanctuary.

In keeping with the core values and vision of Flag Ranch's founder Kimberly Carlisle, we are creating an experience in partnership with the horses at this unique Horse + Human Collaboratory.  Our intention with this retreat is to carry a camera, walk the property, and when sensing or hearing the horses nearby, we find a spot to sit and wait.  As in wildlife photography, the intention is to capture the natural behavior of the horses.  We will not force any movement or go in with any expectations.  

To be on this land, walking the creek-bed and meadows, and strolling under the oaks, it's peaceful and calming.  This retreat is a great time to practice observing the beauty of nature and capturing a few quality images when the impulse strikes.  And it's totally okay to bring any type of camera or even no camera at all, and just take it all in with your full senses.

You must be able to walk up and down hills, wear sturdy boots, and bring and carry your own food, water, and camera.  At times you may need to duck under a fence or a tree branch, so being able-bodied is required.

All Essence Captured Workshop, Safari, and Retreat Participants receive access to our Quarterly Virtual Editing Labs on Zoom, where we edit together live and share and help each other with image editing.  We use Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.  Read more about our Zoom Editing Labs on our Workshops Overview Page.

$900 per person

Group Size Limited to 9 participants

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