Fall Photography Weekend

October 14-16, 2016



20 Possible CPE Hours
Art / Media
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Fall Photography Weekend will be led by award-winning professional photographer, Susan Vogel. Learn how to enhance your photos and capture magazine-quality images as you explore striking landscapes of the beautiful Texas Hill Country through your camera’s lens.

Designed for intermediate to advanced DSLR photographers.

Courses will focus on the landscapes of Mo-Ranch in the field during daylight, dusk and night. There will be hands-on classroom/in-field instruction including digital lab image processing, image enhancement, creative effects and print production.

This weekend workshop will be limited to just 12 participants.

Update – there is just 4 spaces remaining! Register now to reserve your space.


Susan VogelFall Photography Weekend will be led by Susan Vogel.

As a commercial and fine art photographer for 30 years, Susan spent most of her career in the San Francisco Bay area working with clients including Bank of America, Kraft, Robert Mondavi and IBM. National and International Awards include Graphis, communication arts and international photography. She has photographed a wide variety of subjects and enjoys helping others expand their photography skills and creativity.





4:00–6:00 p.m. Check-In Registration Desk
5:30–6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00–9:00 p.m. Introductions & Discussion

7:10 a.m. = morning twilight; 7:39 a.m. = sunrise
7:00–7:30 a.m. Early Morning Coffee
7:30–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:15–9:45 a.m. Hands-On Instruction: Field Photography, Various locations on Ranch
10:00–12:00 p.m. Review of morning images continued discussions Digital Photo Lab – Introduction to Photoshop: Edit & process & review images
12:00–1:00 p.m.
1:30–4:00 p.m. Hands-On Instruction and continued discussion Digital Photo Lab – Post process and print images
4:00–5:30 p.m. Hands-On Instruction: Field Photography Various locations on Ranch
5:30–6:15 p.m. Dinner
7:00–9:00 p.m. Field Photography on Ranch location: Sunset – dusk – twilight
7:05 p.m. = Sunset; 7:30 p.m. = evening twilight

7:00–7:30 a.m. Early Morning Coffee
7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00–11:30 a.m. Hands on Instruction: Introduction of Photoshop Digital Photo Lab: Edit, process and review images from night shoot

Wrap- Up: questions, answers, evaluations


12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch

*Schedule subject to change.

All participants will be housed in hotel rooms in Wynne/Flato Lodge or Pheasant Run. Each room features 2 queen size beds and full bath. All linens are provided.

Costs include all meals, lodging and tuition (which covers supplies, meeting spaces, instructors). This workshop will have a maximum of 10 participants.

Double Occupancy: $385

Single Occupancy: $500

Commuter Rate: $280 (excludes housing at Mo-Ranch, includes lunch and dinner during the workshop)

For help with or questions about registration, contact the registrar at registrar@moranch.com or 1-800-460-4401 x 246.

Registration/Cancellation Policy

A deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 60 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 60 days full payment is required at the time of registration.

Full refund less $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 10 days prior to the conference.

There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 10 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

Arrival and Check-In

Please plan to arrive between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. the day your conference begins. Programs begin with dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Materials Needed

Camera and manual (Not all cameras are the same and this will help if you have questions).

Tripod – if you have one (Please rent/borrow/bring if at all possible).

Filters-Natural Density Filter- for long exposure shots that allow you to create movement in water & sky. *Please call Maria Gould, in the Program Office 1-800-460-4401 ext. 243, for list of recommended filters!

Trigger Release- recommended for long exposure shots.

What to Bring

Linens are provided.

Bring sturdy shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain, casual clothing, a swimsuit and river shoes to enjoy the river.

Bring a light jacket/sweater, flashlight, insect repellent, water bottle, large brimmed sun hat and sunscreen.


Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.

If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 329-2360 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport. (Directions to Mo)

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