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Judi grew up and still resides in the Pacific Northwest. She still recalls the first camera that was put in her hand by her dad, "a spy camera", better known as a Minox. There, her passion began.

Winter is Judi's favorite season and she loves to photograph animals in the snow. She spent time both as a participant and leading Horse Photography Tours for the last 15 years.

On her "bucket list" was to photograph Snow Monkeys, in Japan. In 2012 her dream became a reality and she "fell in love". Watching monkeys during the harsh winters groom one another, forage for food, the social interaction between them was amazing, Judi couldn't believe how human-like they appeared, especially while preening. Their little fingers were perfect! She returned in 2013 and 2014. Judi has felt blessed to capture amazing images of young monkeys growing up. They will always hold a special place in her heart.

n 2016, Judi will offer a new Photography Horse Tour at the Red Reflet Ranch in Wyoming.

She is also excited about a new opportunity, traveling to Alaska, to photograph the epic Winter adventure combining photography and dog teams during a popular sled dog race, the Northern Lights 300 (which precedes the Iditarod and takes place over a portion of the same trail).

From a PI newspaper photographer, a Municipal photojournalist, to a Western/Wildlife photographer, Judi is passionate about her work. Through her dreams, visions and her passion for photography, she creates images that speak to her heart.


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS and TOURS

WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY HORSE TOUR, RED REFLET RANCH, 2016
Join Judi Hagen and Phyllis Burchett for an exceptional opportunity to photograph horses during winter, in the glistening snow, at the Red Reflet Ranch. Located in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, the Red Reflet is a working Cattle Ranch, not a rustic or traditional Dude Ranch, located on over 27,000 acres in Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains. Trip Advisor reviews: "Absolute Perfection, Beyond Belief, Truly Unique, Top Notch, Absolutely Amazing, Over The Top, Opportunity of A Lifetime, Hidden Gem", just to quote a few...

Staff want their guests to feel like part of the ranch family and their hope is they experience life as it exists on a real working ranch, a Western lifestyle unique to Wyoming. The landscapes vary from red rim rock to rolling foot hills to aspen forests and limestone canyons. You will feel like you are on a luxurious resort, while at Red Reflet Ranch. They strive to offer guests high-end pampering, excellent food and wine, fabulous cowboys and horses!! http://www.red-reflet-ranch.net/


Spend five days, with two shoots each day, including large and small groups of running horses, model released cowboys in a variety of conditions traditionally on a ranch, and the tack and saddle room will be available for a variety of detail work. The views are breathtaking and you will have a diverse, variety of backgrounds, in which to come away with spectacular winter images.

Each guest will have his/her own bedroom and bathroom. Your Chalet/Ranch House will be well stocked with breakfast food and snacks, making breakfast in bed a convenient possibility. Mealtime is always memorable at the Red Reflet Ranch, enjoy a delicious lunch and dinner prepared by the resident Chef. A great deal of effort is taken to make every meal tasty, healthful and unique. They have an extensive wine cellar, many beers, cold drinks and a well-stocked bar. There is no extra charge for this hospitality. The first meal will be dinner on Friday, January 29th, ending with breakfast in your Chalet/Ranch House on Thursday, February 4th.

Please note: Photographing in the snow requires some walking with the possibility of deep snow and difficult or uneven footing, at times. Although we are not going hiking, we may move around to get closer to the horses in snowy conditions. There will be transportation around the ranch for shoots. This tour is geared for photographers, with experience and knowledge of their camera settings. If you have questions please contact Judi at 425.442.8408.

This is a unique opportunity to photograph horses in a wide range of situations with a very small group of photographers, a maximum of 8 participants. If you are interested, please do not wait to register. Space is limited. If minimums are not met by October 1, 2015, we reserve the right to cancel the workshop. http://phyllisburchettphoto.net/winter-horse-photography-tour/

DATES: January 29th - February 4th, 2016
Fee: $2,850 (includes tour fee, lodging, food, transportation to and from Worland Airport)
Deposit: $850 due at time of registration to hold your space
Balance: $2,000 due by December 5, 2015

After December 5th no refunds are available unless the workshop is cancelled.
Questions and to Register? E-mail Judi at judihagen@hotmail.com or Phyllis at phyllis@phyllisburchettphoto.net


WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY HORSE TOUR, THE HIDEOUT RANCH, 2017
Join Carien Schippers and I for an amazing Winter tour. This is a great opportunity to build your stock photos photographing horses in the snow. Imagine horses stampeding through the snow on a spralling ranch wth snow-covered mountains and spectacular red cliffs as a backdrop.
The Hideout Ranch is on 30,000 acres in Shell, Wyoming, located at the base of the Bighorn Mountains. The main lodge is surrounded by guest cabins.

Spend five days, with two shoots each day, in snowy conditions, with cowboys working the horses in groups and individually. There will be a variety of horses; paints, appaloosas, palominos, duns, sorrels, roans, grays and mustangs. Opportunities will be provided to photograph model released cowboys in a variety of conditions and the tack and saddle room will be available for a variety of detail work.

You will be treated to the best food cooked by an amazing chief, the food does not disappoint! Each evening relax in your cozy cabin decorated with a touch of the west, on your cabin porch, play a game of pool and/or sit next to the fire and share images with one another.

This is a unique opportunity to photograph horses in a range of situations with a very small group of photographers - a maximum of 10 participants will be allowed at this workshop. This workshop will be cancelled and money refunded if our minimums are not met.
Dates: Watch for upcoming dates for 2017
Fee: $3.295 with a deposit of $850.00 will hold your spot, the balance is due December 1st. The fee may change slightly if the ranch increases the fees for 2017. A refund of full payment, less $150 handling fee if you need to cancel and your space is filled. Single supplement is $250
Workshop fee includes workshop/lodging/food/transport to and from Cody airport.
Learn more about the ranch: http://www.thehideout.com
For more information contact Judi Hagen at judihagen@hotmail.com

Judi Hagen is a wildlife photographer living in the Pacific Northwest. Her love of wildlife, patience and skill combined has captured the interaction of animals, creating stunning images.

Contact Judi at paawprints@hotmail.com, 425.442.8408.

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