Join us in photographing these beautiful animals. These spirited stallions and their harems of mares and youngsters, offer a unique photo opportunity. One you will not soon forget.
"Ken led a great tour out to photograph the Onaqui wild horses. Being local, he knew where and how to find them, which is a big plus over fly-in tour leaders. He was also easy going and fun, while still being prepared for our safety and to share his pro photography skills if asked. I’m just now digging through the wide variety of cool shots I got, and they’re bringing back some very good memories. It was wonderful to see such a beautiful, healthy herd that’s out there living freely. If you’re a photographer or a wild horse lover, Ken’s tour is not to be missed!" Deborah
During this workshop, you will want to bring a variety of lenses, from wide-angle to super-telephoto. The distance to your subjects can vary, as the horses can be right next to you or far in the distance, but it is certainly recommended to consider bringing the longest telephoto in your bag. Please keep in mind that you can always rent lenses, please contact/ask for links.
We will maximize our time in the field shooting a multitude of subjects as well as incorporating in-field classroom instruction, critiques, and tips and tricks. Click the buttons below for more information.
The Onaqui Mountain Herd Management area is near the city of Salt Lake and located on in the west deserts of Utah. The Onaqui Mountain wild horses have long been a favorite of photographers, partly due to their home range’s location about 140 miles from Salt Lake City. Because (2 hours of travel time is required each direction) the areas are within a couple hours of a major airport, finding accommodations is fairly easy, it also will provide the fastest access early in the morning (or late night returns). Since the horses will tend to move during early and late hours we will leave pre-dawn and/or return after dark.
Groups are kept to a total of four, we don’t want too many people out with the horses to make them feel trapped or threatened. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dates are deposit held and they go quick, If you dont get a spot, email us and we will put you onto a waiting list.
NO! Sorry, I’m a photographer, not a horse whisperer. These horses are wild and as with any wild animal encounter there are no guarantees. We have been out and never seen a single horse, so it does happen. For this reason I recommend that we have a plan “B” which will be integrated with some landscape options.
Many areas of the range are accessible with a 4×4 vehicle and require no strenuous hiking for us to find and view the horses, BUT that is limiting. The horses roam where they may and if we want to increase our odds of find a herd walking/hiking a few miles will help a lot. Waking/Hiking across the desert floor also provides more environmental variety to your final images. The choice of whether to walk/hike is totally up to you.