Workshops and Tours 2019 – 2020


Southern Cross Guest Ranch, Madison, GA 

with Phyllis Burchett and Charlotte Detienne

Saturday, November 2 & Sunday, November 3, 2019

I’m pleased to announce my collaboration with Charlotte Detienne, ranch photographer

at the beautiful Southern Cross Guest Ranch, for this year’s Georgia Workshop!!!

 Charlotte Detienne Photography

Saturday, November 2 will be a jam-packed day of photography from sunrise to sunset. Breakfast and lunch will be included.

Sunday, November 3 we will head to the classroom for a 1/2 day session of post-production work where we will split into two groups:

Phyllis will discuss Adobe Photoshop Techniques on how to enhance your images and

Charlotte will go over Adobe Lightroom Editing.

Fee for this 1-1/2 day workshop is $695.00 –  E-Mail Phyllis at for registration.

Contact the ranch ASAP for accommodations as there is a limited number of rooms available, there is a two-night minimum stay.

Call Karen at the ranch: (706) 342-8027 *Be sure to mention you are attending this workshop!

If you prefer to stay in Madison we will have a list of available hotels for you.

Southern Cross Guest Ranch is a premier year-around guest ranch, horse farm, and bed & breakfast conveniently nestled in Central Georgia’s Historic Heartland and within an hour drive from Atlanta. Home to well over 150 quality Paint and Quarter horses, the ranch is best known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program, personalized riding experience, and peaceful, comfortable setting.

Testimonials from past workshops:

Just a note to say how much I enjoyed your workshop yesterday.  It was like none I have had before.  The models and horses were great subjects, and Lynn was the perfect hostess for such an event.  It will take a while for me to “digest” and process all the great moments I got yesterday and I look forward to the finished products.  Just an overall neat experience.  Thank you for that. Best wishes, Greg M.

Phyllis!! Oh my goodness!! I’ll never be able to accurately express how much I enjoyed your workshop yesterday! From start to finish everything was perfect! Thank you for being you!!! I want to go on ALL your workshops!!! Vickie R.



***2019 One Day Gypsy Vanner Workshop***

F U L L – email to be placed on wait list

Have you ever dreamed of photographing the beautiful Gypsy Vanner……here’s your chance!!!

October 19, 2019 full day

Fall location at the beautiful Zephyr Farm in Spotsylvania, Virginia

Limited to 8 participants, morning and afternoon session/lunch included – $375.00 due at registration

Zephyr Farm

Click here for more info.


2020 Workshops!!!

Look for upcoming events in partnership with Art of the Cowgirl

Art of the Cowgirl

Corona Ranch, Phoenix, AZ

January 24-26, 2020

The Photography Retreat hosted by Kim Beer and myself in Big Timber, MT this July was a huge success.

So stay tuned!


This was my first photography retreat, and I have nothing but positive remarks! I truly appreciate Phyllis and Kim for making it a welcoming, funny, and educational experience. They both had unique perspectives and approaches that had equally phenomenal results. From camera basics to computer logistics, they had it covered. I learned so much; thank you thank you thank you! ~ Heather



St. Augustine, Florida Beach Workshop 

*This workshop is currently full with a wait list

January 31, Feb 1/2, 2020

3 Beach Sessions/1 Session at the Florida Agricultural Museum

 Our second annual St Augustine Workshop this year was a

huge success so look for this workshop to fill quickly when dates are up!

Fast Horse Photography For Registration Info!


If you love horses….if you love the water….if you love the ocean…if you love Florida….Then this is a must photo workshop that you must attend. Did I say very affordable? We all had a great time every morning and evening with beautiful equines and riders. Phyllis and Cara will become your friend forever and are wonderful teachers. I will be back. Kathy C.

I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop!  Well planned out by Phyllis Burchett Photography and Fast Horse Photography. We had plenty of opportunity to photograph horses and models both on the beach and at a local farm. Wonderful models. Costumes were a nice added touch!  Phyllis also did a nice editing review- demonstrating her workflow on a couple of her own images. This was very helpful- and I have since use some off her suggestions. I plan to attend again this year! Well worth the money spent. Heather F.

On my bucket list for photography was taking sunrise photos on the beach with beautiful models and horses. With Phyllis Burchett teaching there was also an instructor who really knew her stuff and had a great way of sharing. The horses, models and barns just kept coming. Throw in other talented photographers, a fabulous location on St Augustine Beach, and this workshop was a very satisfying experience.  I can’t wait to do it again. Thanks to Phyllis Burchett and Cara Swift. Harry F.


June 14-20, 2020 Iceland Equine Photo Tour – F U L L –

Contact me to be placed on wait list. 

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better….this year’s tour was even more amazing!

Dreaming of photographing horses in Iceland? This is your chance!

Spend five days shooting the beautiful Icelandic Horse with the iconic Iceland landscape as your backdrop.

Click here for more info.


*** July 23-28, 2020 Dryhead Ranch Retreat, Lovell, Wyoming ***

FULL! Email to be placed on Wait List

Our first year at the Dryhead Ranch did not disappoint…..fabulous!!!

Join Phyllis and Kim Beer Kimberly Beer/Creative Adventurer

All new location at a working cattle, horse and guest ranch in the beautiful Pryor Mountains on the Crow Indian Reservation

Check out their website: Dryhead Ranch then be sure to watch their YouTube Video:  Dryhead Ranch, Montana

$1895.00 Five nights, lodging/meals/setups included

One horseback ride included in price, any additional rides available.

The ranch will offer pick up/drop off at the Billings, MT Airport for an additional fee.Flights will need to be coordinated to consolidate pick/up time.

The ranch runs about 900 head of cattle and 150 head of horses, there are six stallions turned out with mares that we will have the pleasure to photograph.

This will be a great opportunity to fill your portfolio with working ranch lifestyle images along with portrait work of authentic cowboys, cowgirls and children.

All Model Released. Contact Phyllis at for registration!


Testimonials from our Montana Ranch Workshops:

I had so much fun at the Dryhead photo retreat with Phyllis and Kim! They always provide numerous amazing set ups for photo ops with horses, cowboys, cowgirls, dogs, and ranch life! Jennifer, our host at the ranch was so accommodating to all of our needs and our riders were willing to do everything we asked of them! Thanks for the great experience. Hilary B.

Hello Phyllis and Kim, I just wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation and amazement for your recent workshop at the Dryhead ranch.  It was far more than I anticipated and the scope of photos I took there reflects the wide variety of activities you planned for us.  The Dryhead host family were also great as they went out of their way to accommodate every one of our requests.  I have to admit that I am a little sore from trying to capture every photographic moment from before dawn until after dusk, but the time we put in allowed all of us to return with some phenomenal images that we could not have taken elsewhere.  For this I am truly grateful and I can’t wait to return next year. Greg M.

I have learned so much from Phyllis at the Montana Winter Workshop. From set up a scene to the final
edits. Thanks, Libby R.

Awesome workshop! 1st time on an equine photography workshop and it exceeded my expectations. Great variety
of set ups to shoot plus excellent lodging, hosts and food. Thank you! Kim W.