Cowboys & Cattle Photography Roundup – May 19-20th, 2023

Friday Lecture 6:30pm – 8pm
Saturday Event 7am – 9am (MST)
Park and Ride, West Haven, Utah 84401


We had a blast at Saturday’s Cowboys and Cattle event! Thanks to all who were able to attend. Big shout out to Chris Disckinson for amazing instruction and Canon for supplying loaner gear.


Photograph real cowboys on a real ranch during an actual branding. You can't get more real than that! Participants will be stationed safely around the periphery of the branding corral but will have the opportunity to individually go into the center of the action with Chris Dickinson and the entire branding crew.

This event is separated in two parts—a lecture held at pictureline and an on-location event. Reserve your seat for a special presentation by photographer, Chris Dickinson, and The State of Utah’s Animal Industry Director, Leann Hunting on Friday, May 19th, from 6:30-8pm. Chris will share more about his work, and both speakers will offer insight and education on what to expect the following day. The on-location event will be Saturday from 7-9am.  


We will be meeting at the Park and Ride in West Haven, UT at 6:30am and carpooling over to the ranch. Please be on time. For those that will be using vehicles for carpooling, with all the moisture this year, it's highly recommended to be in a 4x4 truck or similarly capable SUV.

Common courtesy on the ranch, DO NOT speed when entering or leaving. Please maintain 5 to 10 mph. Keep in mind, there are no bathrooms. 

What to Bring:

  • Camera
  • Lens (wide-angle or telephoto)
  • Memory cards
  • Warm clothes/layers
  • Sunscreen 
  • Bug Spray 

Get to Know Chris Dickinson: 

Chris' images have been regularly published in and featured by some of the most celebrated Western publications, from magazine covers for Cowboys and Indians, Western Horseman and American Quarter Horse to multiple photo essays for feature stories. In addition, his images have been used in national and international advertising campaigns with some of the world's most notable brands like KFC, Choice Hotels, and Virgin Airlines. Chris and his wife are self-employed and based in Utah where a majority of his Western work has been captured at and alongside the ranches and families of the American West. 

Chris also is a photography educator, holding photography retreats that are not only authentic Western adventures, they're also a time for others to come together and learn from one another as Chris leads them through framing the West while composing compelling stories.

Chris's work can be found at, on Instagram at @cdphotog, and on Facebook