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!

SmDrop it! Bullet Series

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!!!

Website: www.ClikElite.com

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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Come see me in Park City, Utah this summer!

I am thrilled to have been invited to participate in the 45th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival in lovely Park City, Utah on August 1-3, 2014. I called Park City home for over 10 years and attended this fabulous show each summer and am so excited to be an exhibiting artist now. If you are planning on being at the show please stop by and say HELLO!

PC Art Show

Come walk up and down historic Main St and take in the art and the beauty of the Wasatch Mts!


I will also be at the 28th Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts in stunning La Jolla, CA on June 21 & 22, 2014. This is another gorgeous place that I called home for many years. I sure know how to pick great places don’t I??? Come see me if you are going to be in either place…..thanks!

La Jolla F of A


I hope to see you there!!!!!!!!!


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Welcome a new affiliate – MindShift Gear


I’d like to welcome a new affiliate, MindShift Gear!!

About MindShift Gear

MindShift Gear is a group of committed professional photographers and product designers who support conservation and protection of our natural resources and planet. Founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo and conservation photographer Daniel Beltrá, they are dedicated to building carrying solutions for those who are passionate about experiencing the natural world. Their slogan, “Engage with Nature,” challenges people to not only become involved in outdoor activities, but to create a conversation about nature and our relationship to the environment. Click HERE to learn all about the innovative Rotation 180 Photo Carrying System. Check ‘em out!

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Come see me at the 2014 La Jolla Festival of the Arts in June!

I am proud and very excited to announce that I have been accepted into the 2014 La Jolla Festival of the Arts on June 21-22, 2014 in lovely La Jolla, CA. I will be exhibiting and selling Limited Edition Fine Art Photographs of the Great American Southwest and ALL that makes up this unique region of the country. I will also be debuting a one-of-a-kind 3D Mixed Media Art piece at this show – I’ll give you one hint…..1964 VW Beetle! You will just have to come see what I am talking about!

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The La Jolla Festival of the Arts will be held on June 21 & 22, 2014 on the UC San Diego Warren Field. I hope to see you there…just look for photos of sweeping Southwestern Landscapes and gorgeous Rusty Trucks and that is where you will find me.

For more info: http://lajollaartfestival.org/

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