Ranch Memories Photography | Eastern Sierra Landscape Photography Workshop

Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop

Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

May 29 – June 02, 2018

Presented by Dwayne Leonard

Professional photographer and educator

While living on the ranch capture the true west in your photography: cattle, horses, wild mustangs, the High Sierra Mountains, rustic old buildings and fall colors provide a great variety of subject matter.

The Hunewill Ranch is located just east of Yosemite in the beautiful Bridgeport Valley.  This historic cattle ranch has been family owned and operated since it was established in 1861.

Dwayne Leonard, Professional photographer and educator.
  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree and Teacher’s Credentials.  For the past decade Dwayne has been shooting western landscape, ranch culture and activities in the Eastern Sierra and Great Basin.  His work has been published and has received several awards. He is the owner of Ranch Memories Photography and the photographer for Hunewill Ranch.

Workshop Details:

 Small class sizes to encourage one-on-one instruction.

 Classroom learning with an emphasis on improving photography skills and developing your photographer’s eye.

 Opportunities to photograph authentic ranch life, working cowboys and horses in a stunning and beautiful setting.

 Exciting field trips to High Sierra landscapes, iconic Mono Lake and a ghost town frozen in time, all a short drive from the ranch.

 Meals served in a charming dining room in the original 1880s ranch house.

 Accommodations are in quiet, comfortable and private cabins.


Workshop Pricing:

 Rates include: meals, accommodations, and workshop tuition.

 Single Occupancy Price: $1551.00 per participant

 Double Occupancy Price: $1395.00 per participant


 A deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop.

 Single Occupancy room deposit paid to Hunewill Ranch: $850

 Double Occupancy room deposit paid to Hunewill Ranch: $700

 Photography workshop fee to be paid to Dwayne Leonard on arrival.

Workshop Includes:

 4 Nights accommodations

 Meals Monday dinner through Friday breakfast

 All field trips and classroom time. Transportation is not provided to field trips and photography locations.

Required Equipment:

 DSLR Camera with interchangeable lenses.  Wide angle and telephoto zoom lenses are recommended.


 Your camera owner’s manual

 Portable USB memory card/flash-dive for downloading photos for critiquing.ï A laptop computer with photo editing software is recommended.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Note:  Workshop field trips are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen situations.  Ranch Memories Photography reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet minimum participant requirements.  In case of program cancellations participants will be informed and refunds issued in a timely manner.  Ranch Memories Photography is not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of a course cancellation.  We encourage participants to purchase refundable airline tickets and consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance.

Hunewill Ranch Cancellation/Deposit Refund Policy:

Deposit refund, less a 25% office fee per deposit, will be made only if we are able to fill the vacant space left by your cancellation. No refund of deposit if cancellation is made with less than 21 days notice to us. Guests concerned with loss of deposit may want to consider purchasing Trip Insurance.


We accept cash, personal and traveler’s checks, money orders, Visa MasterCard and Discover.



Dwayne Leonard


 Cell: 1(775)901-9007 

Hunewill Ranch




Class Schedule

( Field trips and class times subject to change due to weather or other causes not in our control.)

Monday, May 29

3:00PM to 5:30PM Check in

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Dinner in the ranch dining room.

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM  Social hour.

Tuesday, May 30

7:30 to 8:30 Breakfast

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM    Introduction to class

    Student history in photography and interests

Tour of Ranch

12:00 PM to 1:PM Lunch

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Photographing ranch and cattle work activities

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Dinner

8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Night shoot to include : 

(1) photo light painting 

(2) shooting in the dark

(3)  time exposure

Wednesday, May 31

5:00 ? AM Leave ranch for sunrise shoot

Return to Ranch

12:00PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:30 PM to 5:00 PM Classroom

(1) Class photo critique

(2) Post development

Thursday, June 1

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Classroom

(1) Post development 

(2) Aperture, Aperture priority

      Shutter, Shutter priority


12:00PM to 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Ghost town of Bodie

6:00PM to 7:00 PM  Dinner

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Class photo critique

Friday, June 2

7:30AM to 8:30AM Breakfast

8:30 AM to Classroom