Hear from Industry Professionals, Creative Photographers, and rising stars during our special talks. Sedona Photofest Talks are ALWAYS FREE.
Held in beautiful Sedona, Arizona — the perfect place for landscape photography and the most beautiful place to kick back and relax!
Learn from master photographers during our free and paid workshops held at Sedona Arts Center and around the Sedona area.
SEDONA PHOTOFEST was originally created to expand educational programming at Sedona Arts Center. We continue that legacy by partnering with the Arts Center to offer high-quality creative photography workshops during the event as well as all year long.
SEDONA PHOTOFEST was first conceived in 2010. By May of 2015, we offered two full days of presentations and workshops that were held at the Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Presented by the Sedona Arts Center, Sedona PhotoFest included technical and artistic insights across a wide spectrum of interests including Portrait Photography, Underwater Dogs, iPhoneography and Fashion Photography! We held seven unique workshops and four compelling seminars at the Sedona Arts Center. We also proudly offered an outreach program to photography students at Sedona Red Rock High School featuring fashion photography in the landscape.
SEDONA PHOTOFEST relies on the generous support of local and national businesses and individuals. In 2015, the Red Rock High School Fashion Immersion was made possible thanks to the support of local businesses. Guided by the Marketing Director for Sedona Arts Center and 2015 PHOTOFEST Chairperson, Kelli Klymenko envisioned a project for Students of Sedona Red Rock High School unlike anything they experienced before. The SEDONA PHOTOFEST fashion Immersion was a huge success thanks to the immense support we had from the community! Special guest photographer, Tracey Frugoli from Chicago instructed the students while local videographer, Ron Melmon donated his time and equipment to film the entire project. Sedona MediSpa provided makeup, Hairizona took care of styling hair and Mal Cooper opened her classroom to the event.
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a SPONSOR.
SEDONA PHOTOFEST is only made possible by the support and unique relationships built in our local community along with industry professionals who believe in sharing the beauty of Sedona. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a PARTNER.
Sedona PhotoFest 2020 will explore technical and artistic insights across a wide spectrum of interests. Hear personal stories from amatuer to professional photographers who are making their mark through unique visual presentations!
Our talks are ALWAYS FREE and open to the public.
2020 Speaker Schedule Coming Soon!
Our 2019 Speakers were:
Romy Reiner, Charles Ruscher, Michael Seeley, Ted Grussing, Mal Cooper, Betty Hum,
Pam Taylor, Jordan Reece, Joe Llama, Al Babbitt, Bob Coates, Kelli Klymenko
From Phoenix Airport: The closest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor. Begin your creative adventure with a 2-hour drive through the spectacular Sonoran Desert – a peaceful space of endless horizons, ancient saguaros, carpets of blooming wildflowers, and beautiful mountain vistas. Car rentals are available at the airport, but if you would rather relax and enjoy the scenery, shuttles are available to deliver you right to your hotel door in Sedona.
Driving from Phoenix: If you are driving from the south: I-17 intersects I-10 in Phoenix. Drive north on I-17 to the Sedona exit, State Route 179. Uptown Sedona is a 15 mile scenic drive from the exit, taking you through breathtaking red rock country made famous by western movies including Broken Arrow with James Stewart and John Wayne’s Angel and the Badman.
Driving from Flagstaff: You can drive down beautiful Oak Creek Canyon on State Route 89A following the creek through a lush forest of pine, sycamore, and oak trees or take I-17 south following the crest of the Mogollon Rim down to the State Route 179 Sedona exit. Either way the views are stunning. Flagstaff sits at a 7,200 foot elevation.
June 12–14, 2020