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Workshop: Spectacular Southwest Photography
April 16 - April 20
Photograph the must-see sites of the American Southwest on a five-day workshop! You will capture images of beautiful Secret Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, and the awe-inspiring views from Hunt’s Mesa.
Thursday, April 16. Our journey begins 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.
Friday, we travel from Sedona through the Painted Desert in two luxury SUVs to Page, AZ. Photograph the stunning sandstone narrows of Secret Canyon, a slot canyon endowed with 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
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 accommodations throughout the workshop (except Sedona)
- All transportation in two large luxury SUVs
- All Navajo guided tours: Secret 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 freshly 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 the responsibility of the participant.
- Full payment:
- Due by March 31, 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).