Super Photo Workshops and Events for the BIG GAME!!!!

So your team is going to the Super Bowl and you are making the trip to Arizona. For many of you that will be a nice thaw from the frigid winter temps in most of the country. With our perfect winter weather this is the place to be during the BIG GAME. There is SO much going on and I’m here to help you plan things to do if you will be bringing your camera or if you want to attend some of the MANY events that will be going on all over the Valley of the Sun!



If you will be bringing your camera and need some guidance to capture the beauty of Arizona, you are in luck. I offer 2 Photo Workshops to help you do that. I offer a fun 1/2 day Photo Workshop just a quick 30 minute drive from the Phoenix – Scottsdale area. You have no doubt seen the amazing and mystical Superstition Mountains in photos of Arizona, this where we will spend the afternoon photographing the majesty of the Arizona landscape. If you are going to stay a few extra days I also offer a full day Photo Workshop in beautiful Sedona. We will visit and photograph ruins, rock art and the most spectacular sunset spot in the Southwest. Both workshops are for either one person or a small group and by appointment only. Now you can go home with the same iconic Wild West images that you have seen in magazines.

Links to both Photo Workshops are below:

In the Shadow of the Superstitions 1/2 Day Photo Workshop – Phoenix/Scottsdale

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Red Rock & Run 1 Day Photo Workshop – Sedona, Arizona

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If you prefer to attend a GREAT 4 day event rather than shoot photos I will be participating in The BIG GAME Festival of the Arts in Old Town Scottsdale. This 4 day event will showcase some of the best art from national and local artisans. There will be music, art demonstrations, food and FUN! The show runs from Thursday, Jan. 29 – Sunday, Feb 1, 2015. Scottsdale will be THE PLACE to be for the all of the BIG GAME fun – ESPN‘s live broadcast will be right around the corner and local TV stations will be present as well. Come on out and enjoy Arizona’s finest….art, music, food, scenery and weather!!! Be sure to look for my booth and come say HELLO!

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For more info and directions to the BIG GAME Festival of the Arts click HERE!

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Metal Prints, Greeting Cards, iPhone Cases, Throw Pillows and more…

I have just updated my Gallery on Fine Art America and they have all sorts of cool “photo products” that they offer besides beautiful prints on metal, canvas, art paper and acrylic. They also have great gift ideas like iPhone cases, greeting cards and throw pillows…how cool is that?

Below are just a few of the beautiful prints and products along with the links to follow. To see my entire Southwestern Landscapes Photo Gallery click HERE.

southwest landscapes photos

Flowers & Flatirons - Arizona

You can also order a case for your iPhone with any of my photos – I love this one with my photo of a Wild Palomino – she was running with a band of Wild Mustangs in New Mexico! To see my entire Wild, Wild West Photo Gallery click HERE!

western photos

Wild Palomino iPhone caseOr how about a decorative throw pillow with a fabulous rusty truck on it!!! Come on, it doesn’t get much better than this! Click the link to see my entire Rusty Goodness Photo Gallery click HERE!

trucks photos

Turquoise Treasure Throw pillow

Wait, you say you love old rusty gas pumps – so do I! They would look awesome on your iPhone case!!! Click the link to see my entire Rusty Goodness Photo Gallery click HERE!

old gas pumps photos

Vintage Vignette iphone caseAnd last but not least – we can’t leave the big city out! I am ALL about the goodness of the wide open spaces of the Great American Southwest but I also love shooting photos in big cities. Check out my NYC skylines and Brooklyn Bridge photos for that iconic view. To see my entire Bright Lights, Big City Photo Gallery click HERE!

 new york city photos

Brooklyn Bridge in B&W

To see my entire Fine Art American Gallery click here!

Thank you!!!

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Join me in Ireland in May 2015!

You know you have always wanted to photograph the Emerald Isle. Now is your chance! Join me May 21- 31, 2015 as we tour the quiet side of Ireland shooting photos until our hearts delight! I have teamed up with Strabo Photo Tours for this exclusive tour and it promises to be a magical time -we might even have a Leprechaun sighting if we are lucky! Click HERE to learn more and to sign up. Space is limited for this exclusive photo tour – don’t delay!

Here are just some of the photo opportunities that will be available to us!

SmIreland collage updatedDon’t miss it! Click HERE to learn more!

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Just Released! NEW! Bullet Hole Limited Edition Photo Series – Only 25 available!

“Drop it!” Bullet Hole Collector’s Series

Exclusive Limited Edition


25 Fine Art Photographs

I am proud to announce the release of an Exclusive Limited Edition Collector’s Photo Series. In January 2013 I printed my 1st “Drop it!” photo on Aircraft Grade Aluminum, it was an instant hit at my art shows across the West & Southwest. This year I decided to take this popular photo to the next level and create a one-of-a-kind Collector’s Limited Edition Art piece. And boy did I!

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Here is a little about the lengthy process that goes into making each and every piece in this Exclusive Limited Edition. To begin, the photograph is printed on a 16″x16″ piece of Aircraft Grade Aluminum (metal). Then I searched high and low for an expert marksman who could shoot a bullet hole in the metal photo. Through a referral from a friend I found an Ex SWAT and Tactical Team Instructor who was up for the task. It was a little odd explaining my “artists vision” to this imposing Ex SWAT man but he seemed to think it might be fun to assist me with this project. My idea was to shoot a bullet hole in the cowboys hat making him so angry that he wanted to shoot back, hence, the bullet hole edition idea of “Drop it!” was born. You really can’t get more WILD WEST than this! 

After much planning and scheduling Gary aka the expert Marksman, and I finally set the date to get together and “shoot the cowboy”. I wasn’t even sure if this would work or if the bullet might destroy the photo – it was a bit nerve wracking but I was prepared to sacrifice this one photo if it didn’t work. After the set up Gary then skillfully and precisely shot the bullet hole with a .44 Magnum exactly where I wanted it – his aim could not have been more precise and perfect! I am so glad he provided me with ear protection because it was LOUD! I looked like Princess Leia with those “cinnamon buns” on my ears but I was glad I had them. I have a short video of the shooting process that will take place for each photo in this unique series. Click the link to go to  YouTube

Gary shooting filmstrip

Once the shooting process is complete it’s time for me to assemble the piece. I had a metal artist make me a custom 20″x20″ 18 gauge metal backing for each photo. The artist rusted each piece to get the perfect patina to compliment the photo and give it that rustic Wild West look. Once I receive the backing I then prepare the metal photo to be mounted to it. I carefully measure and mount the photo to the rusted metal backing and when it’s complete, the photo stands out from the rusted metal backing 1/4″ to highlight the bullet hole. Yes, you can see the rusty metal through the bullet hole – very eye-catching! And finally, I add a hanging wire to the back of each photo and then sign and number each piece on both the front and the back. So as you can see there is a lot of work (and passion) that goes into each piece. Each photo in this Limited Edition series of 25 pieces is a one of a kind creation. No two will ever be exactly the same making it perfect for that discriminating art collector or Old West enthusiast. Once the edition reaches 25 it is considered SOLD OUT and will not be produced again. I will provide a signed Certificate of Authenticity for each piece upon delivery, adding additional value to this Collector’s Mixed Media Art piece. 

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Starting TODAY I will be taking reservations for each piece in this series. Or you can pre-purchase editions #2-#6. I will have editions #2 – #6 ready for delivery in approximately 3-4 weeks. Currently #1 is reserved and #’s 2-25 are available for pre-purchase or reservations at this time. I am only offering this Limited Edition Collector’s piece through my art shows, this posting and on select social media platforms. It is not available through my website. This Limited Edition Series is sure to sell out fast so be sure to reserve yours today. You can either call (435.640.6880) or email me to get your order started. I will only be making 4 or 5 pieces at a time over the next 4-6 months. I will let you know what edition number I am at in the series when you reserve or purchase your piece. I will also give you an estimate on when your piece will be completed. For editions #2 – #6 full payment is required, for editions #7 – #25 a 50% deposit is required to hold the piece, you will be invoiced via PayPal for the balance when the piece is ready to be produced. I’m sorry but deposits are non-refundable for these Exclusive Limited Edition pieces. Once you reserve a piece it is taken out of the inventory and considered SOLD! So please be sure of your purchase prior to making your deposit to avoid any problems. Thank you!

*Pricing for each Limited Edition piece: $645 (+S/H)

*Purchase or Reserve your piece BEFORE October 10th, 2014: $595    (+S/H)

Title: “Drop it!” – Bullet Hole Series Mixed Media Art Photograph
16″x16″ Metal photograph
20″x20″ Rusted metal backing
1/4″ standout from metal
Hanging wire installed/hanging loops are also welded to the back
Hand Signed & Numbered – Certificate of Authenticity provided

Price: $595 (S/H) BEFORE October 10th, 2014
Price: $645 (S/H) AFTER October 10th, 2014


Email or Call me at 435.640.6880 – Don’t miss this Exclusive Limited Edition Collector’s piece. These make GREAT gifts too! Order NOW to get yours in time for the holidays! Please forward this blog posting to any of your friends and family that you think might be interested in this Limited Edition Series.


Please contact me with any questions – I am here to help!

Thank you for your continued support – Cheyenne

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Colorful Arizona Fall Photo Workshop – September 27th, 2014

NEW! Colorful Arizona 1 Day Photo Workshop – Join me for a day of photographing the golden hues of Fall near Flagstaff and then end the day at one of my favorite sunset locations on the red rock in Sedona. It will be a full and very fun day of shooting the splendor of our gorgeous and diverse state…from golden Aspens to scenic prairies to red rock goodness, all in one day! Don’t miss it…when the fall colors are gone – so is this workshop. We will meet in Flagstaff and end in Sedona. We will carpool to our shooting locations….each one is so beautiful and so different. This is one time “seasonal” offering and not a regular workshop offering….join us for the GOLDEN Fall colors in Arizona!

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Colorful Arizona 1 Day Photo Workshop with Cheyenne L Rouse 
Where: Flagstaff, Arizona 
When: Saturday, September 27th, 2014 – we meet in Flagstaff in the late morning 
Min 2 people – Max – 6 people – Space is LIMITED – Sign up today! 
Cost: $349 pp*
*Does not include transportation, lodging or food

Click the “BUY NOW” button below to sign up for this exclusive workshop offering!

Email me for more info or to reserve your spot. Payment is quickly and easily made through PayPal. I will email you the registration forms to complete and sign once I receive payment notification from PayPal – Thank you and I look forward to seeing you for this fun-filled day of photography!!!

Fall comes to the Prairie

Fall comes to the Prairie

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Sedona Sunset

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Welcome our new Affiliate: Clik Elite – Camera Bags & Packs

I’d like to welcome a new affiliate!! I am proud to be working with Clik Elite – they offer some of the best camera bags and backpacks for us adventure photographer types.


I recently did a two week shooting road trip from Scottsdale, up through the Tetons and N Utah. On my way north I decided to stop in at Clik Elite headquarters in St George, Utah to introduce myself and get to know my new affiliate. I met with Sales Manager, Carson Young, an enthusiastic and friendly guy! We talked for a while and he gave me a tour of the product line – it was impressive! I wanted to try ALL of the things! Although the choices were many and difficult, I chose a small backpack that I thought would be perfect for my needs. I chose the Compact Sport Camera Backpack . My camera carrying needs are simple and kind of unique due to the fact that I am a small framed female and like to travel light. I don’t take my entire arsenal with me when I hit the trail to shoot. I do however, keep all of my gear in a large photo backpack from another manufacturer that I have had for years. That pack goes with me in the car but only as storage for all of my gear…it is just too big and bulky to slap on my back and hike with but it’s perfect for my gear storage…I just grab it and go when it’s time to shoot.

Clik - Compact Sport


I put the Compact Sport to the test over the 2 weeks. In heat, rain, mud, dirt, and tossing it in and out of my car. I am happy to report that I have found the perfect trail bag for me and my gear!! YAY! It fit just what I needed and a little more plus has a hydration compartment for longer hikes…I just took a bottle of water and slid it in the handy holder pocket since I wasn’t going that far! I have worked with many camera bag manufacturers over the last 25 years and have tried MANY bags, backpacks, shoulder bags, sling bags, waist bags…you name it. But the challenge has always been to find a bag that not only allowed me to take what I needed on the trail but, most importantly, BE COMFORTABLE!!! This bag did it…..I can even configure it to take more if I need it. Like I said, I travel light. Here are the product details – what’s not to love!!!

Product Features

  • Organizer panel inside camera bay gives quick access to batteries and data cards, while remaining protected from camera
  • Tuck-away rain cover
  • Streamlined design works well for outdoor sports like mountain biking, fast packing and skiing
  • Swing around access to camera bay offers quick access to equipment while on-the-move
  • Fully padded camera bay and modular organization holds a compact DSLR and lens
  • ChestPort™ and accessory compatible attachment points
  • Hydration compartment fits a 3 liter (100oz.) bladder
  • Tuck-away tripod attachments will hold a small tripod

I usually slap my camera on my tripod and another lens, loupe, glasses, small flashlight, iPhone, snacks and water in a small bag and off I go….BAM….no fuss, no muss. I also got a handy cover for my camera for this purpose – the Pro Body Wrap covers my camera in a cozy neoprene pouch so while I am snaking my way through the brush or cactus or whatever, it is protected and it keeps my cable release from falling off. This way when I get to my shooting location, I just put my tripod down, take off the wrap and start shooting! So simple and easy….just the way I like it!


If you are looking for a great way to carry your camera gear out in the field, be sure to give my friends at Clik Elite a try…and just for trying them you can save 10% off of your order – just use my discount code at checkout: CEA5210. Oh, did I mention that there is FREE domestic shipping….hello…what’s NOT to love about this company!!! Give them a try and tell ‘em Cheyenne sent you……I am sure you will be as happy as I am with my new gear!!!


10% Discount Code: CEA5210 (enter at checkout)


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Come explore the Magic & the Mystery of the SW with me…..Sept 9-12, 2014!

Join me for the last workshop of the 2014 season for me. Let me share with you my passion for this magical region by taking you into places that have inspired me for years…..Land of the Ancients Photo Workshop & Tour begins in Moab on September 9th, 2014 and ends in Blanding on September 12th, 2014…don’t miss this magical mystery tour!!! I guarantee you will shoot some of the most amazing photos of your life on this trip! Come recharge your soul and creativity……………

Land of the Ancients Photo Workshop & Tour 2014 w/ Cheyenne L Rouse from Cheyenne L. Rouse – Photographer on Vimeo.

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