I am so excited to be able to share my knowledge of not only rodeo photography but photography that encompasses The Western Experience. The Skills I will share and the experience you will have will help your photography if you are a professional, semi professional, hobbiest or a parent of a competitor. These Workshops are for everyone who loves Western Life, Horses, Rodeo, and Photography!


  • Taught by Terri Abrahamsen P.R.C.A. Professional Photography with 50 years of photography experience. 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 on the list for Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo Photographer of the Year.
  • The PRCA ProSports News has started "Best Photos of the Year" Terri's images were featured in the 2020 and 2021, 2022 Best of Photos-Issues.
  • 1979, 1980, and 1981-Central States Rodeo Association-Photographer of the Year.
  •  The majority of Terri's life has being involved with horses and the camera.
  • Workshops will focus around Rodeo, Horses and the Western Lifestyle and Ranch Skills.
  • You will be able to learn what the rodeo competitors need to perfect their skills. Giving you an edge to photograph all the elements of Rodeo and Rodeo Events.
  • The ground work, and behind the scenes opportunities, will allow you to perfect the fine art side of rodeo photography along with the action shots that rodeo is known for. Experience photographing rodeo events from the contestants view point and hard work through drills on the ground and on actual event action.
  • Terri covers all the challenges of rodeo photography lighting, indoor and outdoor, flash and studio lights. -Equipment, Software, Lighting, Available Light, How to capture the peak action, Safety around horses and cattle. Safety in the arena. So much more!


  •  Terri is a member in: The Professional Photographers of America (PPA), The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Professional Photographers of Oklahoma (PPOK)


  •  I keep the class size small so there is more one on one.
  •  If you have dreamed of photographing rodeos and doing it well, or if you already shoot rodeos and want to up your skills and etc. this workshop is for you.
  •  Minimum Age-16 years old
  •  Call today! 918-340-8841
  •  I look forward to teaching and the learning experience.


Cancelation Policies:

Rodeo Photography Schools/Workshops Fee is due in full at the time you sign up and register.

If a cancellation is necessary, your fee will be refunded to you less a 100$ handling fee. There is no refund if you cancel less than 30 days before the Rodeo Photography Workshop/School.  The Rodeo Photography Workshop/Schools will not be cancelled due to weather or natural conditions, it is a part of rodeo.

You are required to sign an acknowledgement of risks before we start photographing any rodeo action or behind the scenes. You will be sent the acknowledgment of risks upon your registration to my Rodeo Photography workshop/school-Please return it prior to the start of my Rodeo Photography Workshop/School.

I reserve the right to cancel workshops/schools should I have less than 3 students-in such case I will allow you to increase your fee by 20% to have a private Workshop/School.

I look forward to sharing my knowledge, experience with you.


  • Upcoming schools
  • Thank you so much for wanting to expand your Rodeo Photography Skills and Knowledge and I look forward to Exposing and improving your photography using our Rodeo World as your perfect background and subject matter focusing on the Fine Sport that we know and enjoy. Let me help you to see yourself as the Rodeo Photographer that you have dreamed of. Thank you!  if you are needing to do only one day to attend my workshop/school, call me and I can let you know what the tuition will be for one day. 918-340-8841
  • June 3, 4, 5, 2024-Sayre, Oklahoma focusing on boys events-BB, SB, BR, TDCR, SW, TR Photography in conjunction with the Trinity Fellowship Rodeo School.


  • September 6, 7, 8. 2024-Carthage, Texas focusing on Bull Riding Photography in conjunction with the Matt Austin Bull Riding School.
  • October 5, 6, 2024-Henryetta, Oklahoma focusing on Bull Riding Photography. In conjunction with the Terry Don West Bull Riding School.
  • October 2024-Freedom, Oklahoma Dates TBD focusing on Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding Photography. In conjunction with the Elevate Bareback and Bronc School-Tim O'Connell, Wade Sundale, Tegan Smith, Jesse Pope and Jake Finlay bronc instructors. Featuring the Frontier Rodeo Company Stock.
  • November 2024-Malakof, Texas- Dates TBD-focusing on Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding Photography. In conjunction with the Thanksgiving School-Smith ProRodeo Broncs






 Covered at my Workshops:

  • Equipment, Software, Lighting, Safety around horses and cattle
  • Developing your style of horse, and Horse and Rodeo Photography
  • Camera placement to optimize your shot
    Hands on Photographing of Rodeo Action in both indoor and outdoor lighting
  • If you have lights and want to enhance your skills, bring your lights 
  • Every Student Receives my, "Handbook of Rodeo Photography"


What do you need to bring to School/Workshop:

  • Digital SLR or Mirrorless with a minimum of a 28-90mm lens and a lens to 200mm or more
  • Empty memory card for your camera-CF or SD or ?
  • Camera Battery(s) and charger
  • Optional-powerful Flash or other lighting if wanting to improve your artificial light skills
  • USB Flash Drive minimum 16 gig
  • Laptop Computer
  • Notepad and pens to take notes

 Contact information:

Terri Abrahamsen of Chute Rodeo Images  918-340-8841   971 County Road 2200, Skiatook, Ok 74070

Policy: I am bound to a minimum of 3 students in the event that number isn't met, I retain the right to offer other options. Thank you.