Workshop: Spectacular Southwest Photography
April 16, 2020 - April 20, 2020
Photograph the must-see sites of the American Southwest on a five-day workshop! You will capture images of beautiful Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, and the awe-inspiring views from Hunt’s Mesa.
Overview of Itinerary
Our journey begins on Thursday, April 16, with a meet-and-greet dinner and orientation at one of Sedona´s best Asian restaurants, followed by a sunset shoot of iconic Cathedral Rock near Oak Creek.
Friday, we travel from Sedona through the Painted Desert in two luxury SUVs to Page, AZ. Photograph the stunning sandstone narrows of Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon world-famous for its sensual light.
After a hearty barbecue lunch, frame the sunset at spectacular Horseshoe Bend, a breathtaking overlook of a deep bend in the Colorado River as it enters the Grand Canyon. Dinner and margaritas in Page complete this first introduction to the beauty of the Southwest.
Saturday, we continue to sacred Monument Valley and enter the spiritually blessed Navajo lands and the backdrop of John Wayne Westerns. Photograph a traditional Navajo rug weaver before we set out on an exploration of the most magical spots of this Valley. Complete the day with an iconic sunset shot of the towering Mittens.
Sunday, we make an early start on a four-wheel-drive over the sand dunes to capture sunrise at the gravity-defying Totem Pole and “spirits of the Yei Bi Chei”, another awe-inspiring formation. In the early afternoon, we leave for the highlight of the trip: A rough four-wheel-ascent to the top of Hunts Mesa with the most majestic view of Monument Valley. We photograph the fantastic panoramic sunset views from our perch, as our guides set up camp and cook a delicious campfire dinner under the stars.
Monday, we begin our final day by capturing the first rays of the sun caressing the sacred Monument Valley in the morning. Following a tasty lunch in Kayenta’s charming Amigo Café, we return to Sedona through the scenic lands of roaming wild horses, with vistas of enormous sandstone formations and the majestic San Francisco Peaks. A farewell dinner in Sedona with a review of our photographic and spiritual experiences concludes our journey together.
Limited to 8 participants
- Price covers:
- All accommodations throughout the workshop (except Sedona)
- All transportation in two luxury SUVs, ride comfortably in a Ford Expedition or Chevy Suburban
- All Navajo guided tours: Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley Totem Pole sunrise, and Hunts Mesa overnight
- All permits, entrance fees: Horseshoe Bend, and Monument Valley Tribal Park
- Three meals (see below)
- Accommodations: All rooms are shared and include two queen beds. For a single-occupancy room add $375.
- Meals included:
- Page, full breakfast at the hotel;
- Hunts Mesa dinner, you will be served your choice of steak, chicken or veggie burger cooked over the campfire along with fresh baked potato with the fixings, corn on the cob, tossed salad, and dinner rolls;
- Hunts Mesa breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, toast, yogurt, granola, and coffee or tea for breakfast.
- Campfire dinner: On the Registration Form, add your campfire dinner choice—Steak, Chicken or Veggie Burger—in the “Additional comments” box.
- Camping on Hunts Mesa:
- Individual tents with sleeping bag, pillow, and cot are provided.
- 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.
- All accommodations and meals in Sedona are responsibility of the participant.
- Full payment:
- Due by February 1, 2020.
Please use the registration form to sign up. 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 to send an email to us with questions and to request additional information.
Larry Lindahl has photographed the American Southwest for over 25 years, has published several award-winning books on the region and has appeared on the cover of notable national and international magazines. His work appears in Arizona Highways, Outdoor Photographer, Backpacker, and Condé Nast Traveller. Larry is based in Sedona, his home for over 25 years.
His award-winning books include:
- Arizona Kicks on Route 66
- New Mexico Kicks on Route 66
- Four Corners USA: Wonders of the American Southwest
- Ancient Southwest: A Guide to Archaeological Sites
- Secret Sedona: Sacred Moments in the Landscape
Nina Rehfeld, assistant instructor, has worked with Larry for more than ten years on a wide variety of international travel magazine stories, including on Monument Valley, Slot Canyons, Ancient Indian Ruins, Traditional Native American Culture, Colorado River Trips, Lake Powell, and more. She has also partnered with him on various Grand Canyon and Sedona photography workshops. Nina also lives in Sedona.
Both instructors are certified Wilderness First Responders (WFR).