Workshop: Route 66 Out West
May 1 - May 4
Photograph the classic Route 66 road trip through western Arizona. Explore the wide-open spaces, neon signs, golden sunsets and chrome-laden Americana as we photograph these vestiges on the longest intact stretch of the original Mother Road.
Each year in May, the historic Route 66 is celebrated with the Arizona Fun Run, a gathering of fab-50s cars along this stretch – this celebration will be our thread.
Our journey begins in historic Flagstaff with neon-lit 50s-style diners and classic cowboy honky tonks. We then head west to Seligman, where the nostalgic Mother Road comes fully alive during the annual Fun Run. Here we will capture the parade of vintage Bel Airs, Corvettes, pick-up trucks and hot rods in front of an authentic diner and sundries store with an original soda fountain. Our rockabilly/pin-up models will enliven these nostalgic scenes. We will also shoot an abandoned and overgrown section of the old Route 66, as well as a series of roadside Burma Shave signs near Seligman.
Further stops along the road include several abandoned and restored gas stations, weathered neon signs, sweeping landscapes along the two-lane highway and rusty old cars by the roadside. Our final chapter includes a photo shoot in the mountainous old mining town of Oatman, a true inspiration for any Western movie.
This workshop leads us along historic Route 66 from Flagstaff to Oatman via Williams, Seligman and Kingman, and we reserve time along the way for photo reviews and classroom instruction in Lightroom and Photoshop. We will guide you in the creation of a personal photography book to showcase your best work. After our four days on Route 66 Out West, you will come home with stunning images and a better understanding of storytelling in your photography.
Limited to 8 participants
Deposit payment can be made on the registration form with PayPal or you can send a personal check via US Mail. Deposit of $600 is required to reserve your spot.
Use the contact form for questions and to request additional information.
- Price covers:
- All hotel accommodations throughout the workshop, May 1-Flagstaff, May 2-Williams, and May 3-Kingman
- All transportation from Flagstaff, ride comfortably in two luxury SUVs
- Photography instruction and reviews throughout the workshop
- Accommodations: All rooms are shared and include two queen beds. For a single-occupancy room add $375.
- Meals: All meals are the responsibility of the participant.
- Cancellations: We suggest that you purchase travel insurance to cover trip cancellation. Payment is only refundable from us under the conditions that the spot can be filled.
- Flagstaff Accommodations: Your first night, May 1, is included in your payment. The final night, May 4, is the responsibility of the participant.
- Full payment:
- Due by March 1, 2020.
Larry Lindahl is a professional photographer working for over 30 years with magazines and book publishers. For the past eight years he has led photo workshops at Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Petrified Forest, Monument Valley, and Sedona. His award-winning books include: Four Corners USA, The Ancient Southwest, Arizona Kicks on Route 66, and Secret Sedona. His work is published by international magazines including Arizona Highways, Condé Nast Traveller, Der Spiegel, Outdoor Photographer, and Los Angeles Magazine. Larry is based in Sedona, his home for over 25 years.
Nina Rehfeld, assistant instructor, has partnered with Larry on photography workshops for over eight years. She has been teaching photography at Sedona’s prestigious Enchantment Resort for the past four years and has been a co-instructor for Grand Canyon Field Institute photo workshops since 2013. Nina enjoys working with people and seeing them grow their photographic skills and creativity. She also lives in Sedona.
Both instructors are certified Wilderness First Responders (WFR).