Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Cowboy Photography Workshop in Texas

Monday, March 19th, 2012
Cowboy Photography Workshop in Texas

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

Spend a weekend on a real, working Texas ranch, photographing cowboys, the ranching life, and a kangaroo.

Join us Friday, October 19th to Sunday, October 21st at Lehmann Legacy Ranch for a weekend cowboy photography workshop led by instructor Skeeter Hagler and Kevin Vandivier from Texas Highways Magazine, the official travel magazine of Texas.

What to Expect

The cowboy photography workshop starts with a social followed by dinner at Carol’s Restaurant in Cat Spring, Texas and a multimedia presentation to prepare you for the weekend.

On Saturday morning, we’ll all meet at the ranch where Skeeter will show us how to choose a location for shooting a cowboy portrait. Everybody will get a chance to snap a few shots too.

Following a chuckwagon breakfast, we’ll head over to a different part of the ranch to take pictures of some of the animals on the ranch—including a live kangaroo.

During the middle of the day, you and your partner will have the opportunity to explore the ranch and shoot photos on your own. We’ll all meet again at sunset for a demonstration on how to shoot a cowboy portrait using a flash.

We’ll end the day with a slideshow of your shots from the day, along with some professional critiques from Skeeter and Kevin on how to make your photos even better.

On Sunday morning, Skeeter will lead us in a photography session where we’ll shoot cowboys working cattle. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy another chuckwagon breakfast and then we’ll all be sent out on assignment to capture some aspects of the ranching life.

Finally, we’ll cap it all off with another slideshow presentation of your shots from the day and critiques on how to make them better.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to direct and photograph cowboys
  • How to select a portrait location
  • What it takes to stand out among your competitors
  • How to critique your photographs
  • Basic lighting for indoor and outdoor portraits
  • Digital darkroom secrets and skills

Click here to reserve your spot for this cowboy photography workshop!

We have 16 cottages and rooms for you and your partner to choose from. Click here to check availability or call Carol at 713-301-3235.

We look forward to seeing you at this upcoming cowboy photography workshop!

Cabela’s Photo Shoot at Our Texas Guest Ranch

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Photo by Hudson Gardner

Keep your eyes peeled for the summer edition of the Cabela’s catalog. You might recognize the scenery.

The marketing people at Cabela’s happened upon the BlissWood Website when they were searching for a location to photograph models for their summer catalog and fell in love with our Texas guest ranch instantly.

We hosted them for 10 days on the ranch and provided everything they needed to get the most memorable shots for their catalog, including our beautiful scenery, huge liveoaks, and a canoe (which you can now rent at BlissWood)!

We’re absolutely tickled that they chose to use our Texas guest ranch as the backdrop for their summer catalog and can’t wait to see the results.

What is Cabela’s?

In case you didn’t know, Cabela’s is the world’s foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear. They have over 30 stores in the US, including three right here in Texas as well as locations all over the world.

If you’ve ever been to one of their stores, you won’t soon forget the experience.

Think of it like a Disneyland for outdoor sporting enthusiasts. When you walk in the entrance, you’ll see a big hill that looks like the tip of a mountain with animals of various sizes all around it (stuffed, of course) and an aquarium filled with big mouth bass and trout and other game fish (these are the real deal).

We couldn’t show you any of the pictures we took with the models in them (you’ll have to wait for the summer catalog to see those), but here are a few behind-the-scene shots for you to enjoy.

* Photography by Pulitzer Prize-winner Skeeter Hagler, www.skeeterhagler.net

Remember to look for this year’s summer catalog for the official shots taken at our Texas guest ranch!

Texas Photography Workshop at Lehmann Legacy Ranch

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Learn to take photos of real cowboys like this!

Want to learn how to photograph real cowboys and the ranching life from one of the best cowboy photographers in the world? You’re in luck, pardner!

Join us at Lehmann Legacy Ranch, a 650-acre working ranch, for a weekend long photo workshop this June as instructor Skeeter Hagler shows you how to take professional-grade photos of life on a working Texas ranch. You’ll even get a chance to take photos of a real kangaroo!

Kevin Vandivier from Texas Highways Magazine will be here to help out too, making this a truly unique experience to learn photography secrets and tips from industry professionals.

Dates and Location

The photography workshop will begin Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m., starting with a social and dinner at Carol’s Restaurant in Cat Spring, Texas. The social will end with a multimedia presentation to get you ready for the weekend workshop which includes two full days of shooting. There will even be a chuckwagon breakfast both mornings.

Click here for the full schedule and to register for the workshop.

And don’t forget to secure a room at BlissWood Bed & Breakfast for the ultimate Texas weekend getaway.

What you’ll learn at the photography workshop:

  • how to direct and photograph cowboys
  • basic lighting techniques for indoor and outdoor portraits
  • how to select a portrait location
  • digital darkroom secrets and skills
  • how to look at photos creatively
  • how to stand out from your competition

We expect the Texas ranch photography workshop to fill up quickly. So save your spot today.

Bluebonnets are Back!

Monday, April 5th, 2010

In just about one week, the bluebonnets will be in full bloom at our Houston vacation ranch. If you have never experienced the Texas Hill Country in full bluebonnet bloom you really should. It is like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. The fragrance of millions of bluebonnets infuses the air. The blue ground shimmers as far as the eye can see when the breeze gently caresses those delicate flowers. It’s magical.

BlissWood’s own photographer, Skeeter Hagler, will be available to capture you in the bluebonnet fields surrounding our Central Texas b&b. We are now taking reservations for private photography sessions, whether you are a guest here at BlissWood or not. Call 713-301-3235 for reservations.

Have Skeeter create beautiful portraits of your family among the bluebonnets.


At Lehmann Ranch, 1 hour west of Houston

13251 Newberg Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Email: Carol@BlissWood.net
Phone: 713-301-3235

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