Media Summit

This weekend retreat is designed for those who aspire to learn video and photography skills for the glory of God. We will have both video and photography professionals teaching techniques for these areas of media production. Come for an educational experience, as well as fellowship and spiritual challenge as it relates to media. You are welcome to bring your own equipment, but it is not required. This is going to be an awesome weekend packed with professional training and encouragement, where you will find the quality of instruction both challenging and fun.
Areas of focus: Photography and Composition, Drones in Action, Philosophy of Virtuous Art, Shooting at Night, Natural Light Photography, Time Management and Media Business, Editing, Media Resources, Portrait Photography, and Videography.
Date: May 12-14 2017 Cost: $135.00 Cost to attend but not stay at the Ranch is $85.00 Sign up before April 1st and get $15 off! Bring a group of five or more, and get $15 off per person!

Nate Weatherly: A photographer from near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Nate is also a former summer staffer at Miracle Mountain Ranch. Nate is a brilliant photographer and we are very excited he will be joining us this year. You can view his work at
Donnie RosieDonnie Rosie has been an entrepreneur and marketer from his youth. For the past 12 years, he has been marketing national events, producing media products, speaking, and helping businesses and organizations grow. He has a degree in Business from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and now serves at Miracle Mountain Ranch as the Marketing Director. His photography can be seen at the Painted Finch Gallery in Corry, PA. He is married to his awesome wife, Tonya, and they have three sons and one daughter.You can view his pictures here.
Tyler Capozzi: My interest in video began in high school when I took video production – a class I truly cared about. Learning the basics of shooting and editing was very enjoyable, and I quickly found I had a passion for what I was doing. I then majored in Film-Video at The Pennsylvania State University. Soon opportunities arose to shoot weddings and other projects; so I happily obliged and further refined my craft. One day, my dad happened to stumble upon a mother daughter hunting and outdoor show. Being that I enjoy hunting, outdoors, guns, and of course production, my dad passed the information onto me and I soon met them. Triple MAG was the first of its kind being the only all female all family hunting show. It was as though it was a job created specifically for me, and I still think God had something to do with it. I got to travel all over the world shooting and editing hunts with the girls – a truly unforgettable experience. I am very thankful for the opportunities I’ve had, the people I’ve worked with, and the skills I’ve been blessed with. I look forward to continuing to create captivating content.


4:30–5:30 PM: Registration (Town Hall)
5:30 PM: Dinner and Welcome (Ox Yoke)
7:00 PM: Session 1 – Daniel Stanley – Think before you shoot
9:00 PM: Pizza and Snack (Ox Yoke)

8:00 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM: Devotional – Daniel Stanley

A – Time Management – Rick Capozzi
B – Foundational Photography – Nate Weatherly – Foundational Photography – Using film cameras to strip away all the complicated stuff and focus on the true heart of what photography is. Photography as SEEING and RECIEVING rather than THINKING and “TAKING.” For all skill levels and fully applicable to digital too.

10:30 AM: Break

11:00 AM:
A – Developing your own style – Donnie Rosie
B – Film Cameras + Photo Walk Part One – Nate Weatherly
C – Making a promo video – Production – Tyler Capozzi
12:30 PM: Lunch (Ox Yoke)

1:30 – 3:00 PM:
A – Film Camera Photo-Walk Part 2 – Nate Weatherly
B – Making a promo video – Post Production – Tyler Capozzi
C – Backgrounds & Settings

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Keep shooting or Develop film with Nate Weatherly

4:00–5:30 PM:
A – Adobe Lightroom Basics – Andrew Smith
B – How to Freelance – Ben Kafferlin
C – Nate scans Film from the walk

6:00 PM: Dinner (Ox Yoke)

6:45–7:45 PM: Panel Discussion – Host: Donnie Rosie with Ben Kafferlin, Rick Capozzi, Tyler Capozzi and Nate Weatherly
7:00–7:30 PM: Buckboard Store Open
9 PM–12 AM: Night Shoot

8:00 AM: Hayride to Breakfast on the trail and Campfire Devotional