Workshops are offered every spring and fall during the cattle works.

“Shooting West Texas Photography Workshops at the historic Kokernot o6 Ranch”
– May 3-5, 2024 – 3 days of workshop. Pick and choose as many days as you like.
– 1st workshop day = $750, each add-on workshop day is $370

The Kokernot o6 Ranch is one of the largest ranches, covering 2 of the largest counties, in Texas. Founded in 1912, this ranch is worked the same as they did 100+ years ago with cowboys rounding up and working cattle on horseback. The o6 Ranch is some of the most beautiful land you will see with its deep canyons and tall mountains.

This is a private ranch and has been owned by one family for over 100 years. As an attendee of the Shooting West Texas Photography Workshop you can be one of the few that get to experience and photograph the West from once upon a time.

This ranch has been featured on RFDTV “Cowboy Authentic” and Country Roads. Waylon Jennings even made made a short film about his experience on the ranch. Here’s the link to Waylon’s short film on YouTube:

The fall is the time when the cowboys bring the cattle down from the high country. We will see the cowboys gather and drive the cattle down to headquarters from different areas of the ranch. There are approximately 3,000 head on the 180,000 acres.

We will photograph the cattle in the pens, cattle drive, cowboys on horseback and some cowboy portrait opportunities. Night photography will be offered at the ranch for those that aren’t too tired to stay up for the night sky.

You will get to experience the historical cowboy way of life and document it through the lens during this unique opportunity.

– Workshop is produced by Vicki LeBlanc and supported by ThinkTank, Mpix, and Red River Paper.

– For reservations send email to or call / text 713-569-1366.

– Non photographer companion can be arranged, fee will apply.

Shooting West Texas photography workshops are limited to a small group of attendees. The cost of the main day workshop is $750.00; a non-refundable deposit for $375.00 is necessary to reserve your spot for the workshop. The balance of your workshop is due, either by check or credit card, before the first day. Each add-on workshop day is $370.00. Night photography at the historic fort or o6 Ranch Headquarters.

If you can’t attend the workshop you registered for, your deposit will be forwarded to the next workshop offered. Deposits are non-refundable.

You must sign a Release of Liability form before the workshop begins with Shooting West Texas and Kokernot o6 Ranch. We cannot be made responsible for any student’s health issues. Photographing in ranch situations can be dangerous. You should be in reasonably good health to handle the high altitude.

All workshop participants accept full responsibility for personal injury and or personal losses during the period of the workshop. Applications and payments are an acknowledgment of the terms and conditions as outlined in this document. Shooting West Texas, Vicki LeBlanc, are not responsible for injuries resulting from a participant’s carelessness, or for loss or damage to personal property before, during or after the workshop has been attended. This includes all damage to person or property due to accidents, delay in itinerary, or expenses incurred due to theft. Payments, including deposit, for the workshop offered by Shooting West Texas Photography Workshops mean the depositor has read this document and agrees to be bound by the above terms and conditions. I have read the above paragraph concerning the policies and procedures, cancellation policy, health and limits of liability. I agree to hold Shooting West Texas Photography Workshops and Vicki LeBlanc harmless according to the above paragraphs. I also agree to be bound by the above terms and conditions, and wish to participate in the photography workshop.