Sedona Photography Symposium

August 12-15, 2021    Sedona, Arizona

Unleash Your Inner Artist!

An Update from The Sedona Photography Symposium Regarding COVID-19

Dear Friends of the Sedona Photography Symposium –

In light of the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Sedona Photography Symposium has been postponed to August, 2021. If you are a ticket holder for our 2020 event, your registration and tickets have automatically been transferred to our 2021 event. With one exception (Michael Frye), the 2020 speakers will offer the same program content in 2021 as was previously scheduled for 2020. Please see our About page for complete details.

Stay Safe and we look forward to seeing you in Sedona in 2021!

Experience, learn and return home a better photographer

Experience, learn and return home a better photographer—that’s our goal. We do this in an upbeat, casual and welcoming environment that will invigorate your artistic juices and help you further define your personal creativity, vision or style.


August 4-12, 2021

  • The Artist’s Voice: The Art of Landscape and Storytelling (and Beyond) with Karen Hutton
  • PhotoPills Extensive with Rafael Pons of PhotoPills and Sean Parker  Second session added!
  • Reach for the Stars: Night Photography with Sean Parker
  • Lightroom for Nature Photographers with Brenda Tharp
  • PhotoPills Intensive with Rafael Pons of PhotoPills
    Learn more >


August 12-15, 2021

  • Keynote Address with Deborah Sandidge
  • 5 Feature Presentations
  • 2 Breakout Sessions of your choice
  • Choice of Field Outings (with separate registration)
    Learn more >


August 16-20, 2021

  • Macro and Close-up Photography Workshop with Mike Moats
  • Magic of the Monsoon, Part 1 – Grand Canyon South Rim with Adam Schallau
  • Magic of the Monsoon, Part 2 – Grand Canyon North Rim with Adam Schallau
    Learn more >

meet the presenters

 Deborah Sandidge
Dan Ballard
John Barclay

Brenda Tharp

Adam Schallau
Karen Hutton
Mike Moats
Sean Parker
Rafael Pons



  • Tap into the energy of leading photographers and fellow participants
  • Experiment with a new technique or photographic method
  • Practice in an upbeat, casual and welcoming
    environment that invigorates your artistic juices
  • Experience a truly fabulous Southwestern landscape


  • Gather new ideas
  • Learn to express your own personal style
  • Get individualized instruction and constructive critiques in the field and in the classroom 
  • Learn with and from others

Return a better photographer

  • Ignite your artistic spark
  • Gain confidence in your artistic process
  • Break out of your comfort zone
  • Return home with more tools, tips and techniques to try with your own photography
  • Further define your personal creativity, vision or style

Don’t wait
Space is limited
Workshops fill quickly!

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