Learn from Master Photographers and Industry Professionals

2021 Virtual Event

What is Photofest

Sedona Photofest educates and inspires photographers and enthusiasts of every level with free seminars and presentations, right here online! Sedona Photofest talks are always FREE and open to the public.

MESSAGE ABOUT COVID-19

VIRTUAL EVENT THIS YEAR
It is out of an abundance of caution, and with much disappointment, that we have decided to cancel this year’s LIVE event in light of the COVID-19 virus. We take the health of our speakers, staff, volunteers, and patrons very seriously and look forward to offering our free talks and complete in-person festival in 2022.

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Learn from the best in the field

Shannon Wild

2021 Featured Keynote Speaker

Shannon Wild is an Aussie based in Africa, working wherever the wildlife calls. She has worked as a wildlife photographer and cinematographer since 2004 for NatGeo Wild, WildAid, United Nations as well as various wildlife NGO’s and nonprofits along with commercial campaigns.

Shannon Wild

2021 Featured Keynote Speaker

Shannon Wild is an Aussie based in Africa, working wherever the wildlife calls. She has worked as a wildlife photographer and cinematographer since 2004 for NatGeo Wild, WildAid, United Nations as well as various wildlife NGO’s and nonprofits along with commercial campaigns.

Shannon Wild

2021 Featured Keynote Speaker

Shannon Wild is an Aussie based in Africa, working wherever the wildlife calls. She has worked as a wildlife photographer and cinematographer since 2004 for NatGeo Wild, WildAid, United Nations as well as various wildlife NGO’s and nonprofits along with commercial campaigns.

What you will Learn

We have created three days of amazing lectures, Q & A with spectacular photographers from around the world—presented here—virtually.

Speakers
Virtual Workshops

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Online Learning

Free Talks

Hear from Industry Professional, Creative Photographers, and rising stars during our special talks. Sedona Photofest Talks are ALWAYS FREE.

Explore Sedona

We’ll physically return to the Sedona Performing Arts Center in June of 2022, in beautiful Sedona, Arizona — the perfect place for landscape photography and the most beautiful place to kick back and relax!

Workshops

Learn from master photographers during our free and paid workshops held at Sedona Arts Center and around the Sedona area.

Our Story

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.

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Student fashion Immersion

About PhotoFest

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 is proudly owned and organized by local photographer Kelli Klymenko.

Kelli Klymenko is an artist, photographer, teacher, storyteller, marketing director for Sedona Arts Center, yogi, husband, father, science aficionado and free thinker – experiencing life in one of the most inspiring and picturesque places on earth with his fabulous wife and children. His goal is to share knowledge, inspiration, and all things creative with the world.

Kelli Klymenko

FAQ

How much does Sedona Photofest cost?

Sedona Photofest talks are FREE and open to the public.

How Can I see the Talks?

Talks will stream LIVE right here at SedonaPhotofest.org

Why did you cancel the Live event this year?

With life just now returning to what feels a little more ‘normal’ we decided it was best to keep our patrons, speakers, and students safe and hold a virtual event this year. Safety first!

What photography workshops are available?

We’re partnering with Sedona Arts Center to bring you some of the best beginner to advanced photography workshops next year. Currently, iPhoneography is available as a hybrid course (both live and virtual) in September of 2021, with more workshops on the way…

I'm a photographer and would like to be a presenter, how can I make this dream a reality?

Sedona Photofest is always looking for new talent, creative minds, and photographers who share more than just a photo… send us a message and tell us your story and we’ll get back to you!

How can I sponsor this event?

Sedona Photofest is always looking for sponsors to keep our talks free, bring free and low-cost workshops to the public, and engage in creative development. Email us to see how you can sponsor a talk, a particular speaker, or become a vendor at our Live Event in 2022.

Sponsors

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.

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