Sedona Photography Symposium

August 13-14, 2021    Sedona, Arizona

Unleash Your Inner Artist!

Updated Announcement About the 2021 Sedona Photography Symposium

Dear Friends of the Sedona Photography Symposium –

The Sedona Photography Symposium’s 2021 scheduled event “Unleash Your Inner Artist” has been modified to a live virtual conference to be held on Friday, August 13, 9 AM – 2:30 PM MST and Saturday, August 14, from 9 AM – 2:00 PM MST.

We are delighted to be able to offer our world-class symposium presentations in streaming form. In addition to eliminating the continuing uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this allows us to dramatically lower the ticket price, providing an extraordinary value for our audience!

Beginning at 9 AM MST on Friday, August 13, Deborah Sandidge will open the program with her keynote presentation on “The Essence of the Image.” Sandidge, an acclaimed Nikon Ambassador, author, and travel photographer emphasizes that “It’s not what you see, but what you feel that makes for better pictures.”

In addition, nationally renowned photographic artists Dan BallardJohn BarclayKaren HuttonBrenda Tharpe, and Mike Moats will deliver illuminating presentations on such topics as “Finding Your Signature Voice in Photography,” “Enhancing Creativity the Natural Way,” and using your power to “Dream – Believe – Create” to fashion your visual poetry. The cost for this virtual event is only $99 for the entire two-day program.

Adam Schallau, an Arizona photographer celebrated for his images published by Arizona Highways magazine, will conduct his enlightening three-day post-symposium workshops in person at the Grand Canyon on August 16 to 18 and August 18 to 20. However, all other Symposium workshops, field outings, and breakout sessions are canceled, and all ticket holders for these events will receive a full refund.

Please be aware that some pages of our web site are not yet updated to reflect these changes – but the Schedule and Purchase Tickets pages are up to date.

The nonprofit Sedona Camera Club, the organizer of this event, is grateful to the presenters for their flexibility in rescheduling for this virtual event, which enables the club to continue offering this remarkable educational opportunity to photographers worldwide.

Current ticket holders for the 2021 Sedona Photography Main Symposium will automatically be transferred to the two-day virtual event and will be refunded the difference in the ticket price by June 17, 2021. Any Main Symposium ticket holders who purchased their ticket with a discount promo code will receive the same percentage discount when they are switched to the virtual symposium. Those who wish to cancel their symposium ticket altogether will be able to request a full refund by email to no later than June 15, 2021. After June 15, any requests for refunds will be honored less the 10% processing fee.

While this has been a difficult decision, we feel that it is the best decision for the safety of all concerned. The good news is that we can still offer exciting, world-class photography presentations viewed live in the comfort of your own home!

To register for the 2021 Sedona Photography Virtual Symposium, visit our Purchase Tickets Page.

Experience, learn and become 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 13-14, 2021

Virtual Program

Keynote Address with Deborah Sandidge

5 Feature Presentations

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August 16-20, 2021

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



  • 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

Become 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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