Fall 2019 - Mustang Photography Retreat

Oct 11 - 14, 2019

Pepin, WI

Cost of Workshop - $395

What could be better than photographing horses, working dogs, sheep, sunsets and fall colors.  This workshop provides all this and more in a private setting along the banks of the Mississippi River.


Frozen Hiker Photography is teaming up with Twin Eyes Photography, and Shirley Rensink of Riverside Collies and Mustangs to offer this great opportunity.  Shirley uses a method called positive reinforcement training to train the previously wild mustangs.  The affection shown between the horses and Shirley is nothing short of amazing.


Friday (5PM - 9:30PM):

We will begin with introductions and a review of the agenda.


We will then head over to meet the horses.  Weather permitting we will also have a sunset shoot.  This will be followed by an orientation/safety lecture and a lecture on photographing the horses.

Saturday (8AM - 7:30PM):

Saturday starts with capturing images of the horses.  We will begin with taking some portraits followed by some motion shots.  These will take place out in the pasture.  This will include shots of single horses along as well multiple horses interacting with each other.

We will then break for lunch.  We will be bringing in box lunches from one of the nearby restaurants (included in the price of the workshop).


After lunch we will have an image review.  Following the image review we will spend time with the dogs getting shots of them herding the sheep.  


During the late afternoon, participants will be allowed to spend time capturing images of the horses, dogs and sheep.  This will be unstructured, but Don, Barb and Annette will be stationed around the property to provide one-on-one assistance.

As the sun sets, we will have one of the horses down by the shoreline.


Sunday (8AM - Noon):

Sunday begins with capturing more images of the horses out in the pasture.  Mid-morning, we will spend some time with a final image critique.

 Join us for a fun weekend of photography.

What You Will Need:

This weekend is about getting great shots of the horses and the dogs.  To make the most of the weekend, the following is recommended:

  • Sturdy Tripod - primarily for the evening shoots.

  • Remote Shutter Release - wired tend to work best.

  • Polarizer - to help remove the glare from the water and rocks and to bring out the fall colors.

  • Medium and long telephoto lenses.  You will want to have lenses that will provide a range between 70 and at least 400 mm.  I typically carry a 70-200 and a 200-500.  Tamron makes a very good 150-600.

  • Microfiber Towel.

  • Rain Protection for Camera - unless it is lightning, we will shoot in the rain.

  • Rain Gear for you (in case of rain)

  • Boots that can deal with mud and muck.  Depending on conditions, the pasture may be pretty muddy.

  • Layered Clothing (this time of year the weather can be pretty unpredictable, gloves and a hat are always a good idea.)

  • Camera Manual

  • Spare Batteries & Memory Cards

  • Laptop and Card Reader

  • Depending upon conditions, Don may lead a night photography outing after dinner on Saturday.  For those wanting to participate, bring a wide angle lens.


The weekend takes place near Pepin Wisconsin.  For those opting to stay overnight in the area, we recommend staying in nearby Red Wing MN.   


This workshop is jointly led by Don Tredinnick of Frozen Hiker Photography along with Barb Thompson and Annette Thompson Williams from Twin Eyes Photography.


Workshop size is limited to 9 participants, this allows for a maximum 3 to 1 participant/instructor ratio.

The workshop will take place rain or shine, so be sure to have the proper protection for yourself and your equipment.


Workshop price is for the workshop and lunch on Saturday only and does not include lodging, any other meals, or transportation.


All participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver.


We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if the minimum number of registrations are not received.  If we cancel, you will be given a full refund.


You can cancel up to 14 days prior to the workshop.  We will refund your money minus a $5.00 processing fee.