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Alberta Wild Horse Photography Workshops

Workshops will be held in the foothills and mountains west of Sundre and in the South James, Ghost and Red Deer River regions.

June 10-11-12 (3 nights)

October 7-8-9 (3 nights)

Bespoke Wildie Tours

Guests can book a private tour for 1-4 people. 
Choose your dates from 2-4 days.

Email for quote.

February and March workshops will have alternate dates in case travel is restricted by weather conditions. Workshops will be postponed to the alternate date if temperatures are below -20C or if heavy snow prevents safe travel. Winter workshops will focus on photographing horses in snow, so participants are expected to embrace these conditions! Winter workshops will be based in Sundre, all others from Sunset Guiding on Panther Road.

Day 1

We meet at 3 pm, go over camera settings, discuss composition and what to look for in a great horse shot. We will spend the rest of the day in the field finding wild horses.

Day 2 & 3

Depending on the weather and light we do a 3-hour morning shoot, and a 3 hour afternoon/evening shoot. We generally see between 50 and 100 horses per day, but the emphasis is on getting quality shots with nice backgrounds. Each participant will be given 45 minutes of one-to-one consultation with Debra. You can choose your topic – anything from a portfolio review to editing lessons in PS or LR to review of the days’ images – it’s up to you!

Day 4

Includes a morning shoot, wrapping up 1 pm.

Adventure Price

$900+gst cad

3 night, 4 day adventure. Accommodation and meals are extra.

Spaces Available

3 – 4 people

Workshops will only be postponed in the event of unsafe weather. Alternate dates will be provided. 

Deposit Required

$450+gst cad

Because of the small group size a 50% deposit will be required. 

Here is the link to my refund policy

Adventure Price

$700+gst cad

Meals and accommodation extra.

I have cabins reserved for the spring, summer, fall dates at Sunset Guiding, but participants will  pay for these bookings with Sunset once they have been accepted into the course. 

Spaces Available

3 – 4 people

Each participant will be asked to fill out a Covid-19 questionnaire before being accepted into the course. Other restrictions (if any) will be made known closer to the workshop date as per provincial guidelines. 

Deposit Required

$350 cad

Because of the small group size a 50% deposit will be required. If the course can not take place due to Covid-19 restrictions a full refund will be made. 

Here is the link to my refund policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Updated November 10, 2023


I prefer payment by eTransfers to [email protected], (no password required) but will also accept check or payment by credit card (either through Paypal or by phone). Cash or debit can be paid at the Garside Gallery.

I understand that attending my workshops requires advance commitment, and also that things can happen in life that may require you to cancel from a workshop. Based on cancellation date, the following apply:

  • Greater than 120 days before the workshop start date: Full refund of any payments made less a $50 admin fee.
  • 120-30 days before the start of the workshop: 50% refund of any payments made.
  • Within 30 days of the start of the workshop: No refund unless spot can be resold.

Because it is such a small group, if one person cancels it makes a substantial difference to the entire trip which is why this refund policy is adhered to. No matter when you cancel, if I am able to fill your space in the workshop, I will provide a 100% refund (less $50 admin fee) of any payments made or a credit towards future workshops.

Wild Horse Photography Workshops are limited to 4 people so as to minimize our impact on the horses and to keep the group to one vehicle. The cost of the workshop includes transportation in my vehicle and includes fuel from the Sundre area to wherever the horses take us. If we do a trip to the Wild Horses of Alberta Society rescue facility to photograph their resident herd I would appreciate if each participant donates $25 to the Society which I will match. This is not mandatory.

Covid protocols

Updated January 14, 2022

Anyone who has been exposed to Covid-19 and/or has exhibited flu symptoms within the 10 days prior to the workshop will not be permitted to attend and will receive a full credit towards a future workshop. Waivers will be sent and must be signed 10 days before the event and returned by text or email.