Trans-Pecos Photography Workshop

Near Marathon, Texas

June 2-6, 2010
Cost: $1575 per person
(includes all meals and lodging)


The A.S. Gage Ranch is one of Texas' best kept secrets. Founded in 1885, it has rarely been opened to outsiders, but while you're here, think of it as your own private photography preserve! Guided access to its more than 200,000 sprawling acres gives you the perfect opportunity to tune your inner eye and practice the techniques that are guaranteed to improve your knowledge of photography and Photoshop.

The ranch abounds in wildlife, history, and spectacular scenery. The mountain and canyon vistas are the best West Texas has to offer! From antelope, elk and hawk to prehistoric Indian pictographs, to traces of the old Commanche Trail, you'll be photographing the real history of the old west. This ain't no dude ranch!

Your accommodations will be the rustic but comfortable main ranch house with couples and dormitory style rooms. With all the things to see and photograph, you'll really work up an appetite. Our hearty southwest meals, prepared on site, are sure to satisfy. (Just let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. We're happy to accommodate you.)

Your instructor Ansen Seale is an artist and professional photographer based in San Antonio, Texas. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Copenhagen, Buenos Aires, and the Canary Islands.

Seale's experience as a university photography instructor, lecturer and workshop clinician gives him the skills to guide you in exploring and creating your own personal vision. His 20 years of Photoshop experience and his real-world knowledge of digital image making will give you valuable, up-to-date skills. And his energetic, yet easy-going teaching style will make your learning experience enjoyable and memorable.

Your instruction will be personal and you can customize your experience to suit your needs and learning style.

- Digital SLR Camera
- Laptop computer (Mac or PC) with Photoshop CS4 or CS4 installed
- A basic working knowledge of Photoshop
- Basic photography skills
- Battery charging equipment
- An appetite for learning!

Optional equipment
- Tripod or monopod
- Panorama head for tripod

For more information or to sign up, contact us here.

Cancellation Policy:
There is a non-refundable deposit of 10% for your trip. If you book your trip more than 60 days in advance, this 10% will be charged first and will hold your reservation. The balance will be charged 60 days before the trip. If you cancel your participation in the workshop more than 60 days prior to the start date you will receive a refund of the workshop fee minus the non-refundable deposit (90% of the total). If you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the trip, you will receive a 50% refund of the total. Cancellations less than 30 days before the workshop will receive no refund.

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the workshop for some reason, you will receive a 100% refund.




Image Gallery

Photo by Dennis Stacy

night sky
Photo by Ansen Seale

Photo by Dennis Stacy


Photo by Ansen Seale

Photo by Ansen Seale

Photo by Ansen Seale

Photo by Ansen Seale

Photo by Dennis Stacy

bull nettle
Photo by Ansen Seale


looking upPhoto by Dennis Stacy