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SEDONA PHOTOFEST

WHAT IS PHOTOFEST


SEDONA PHOTOFEST educates and inspires photographers and enthusiasts of every level with seminars and presentations, beginner to advanced photography workshops and so much more!
Sedona Photofest talks are FREE and open to the public.

Sponsored by:

    

OUR TEAM

WHO WE ARE


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 photographers
Kelli Klymenko and Jordan Reece.

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.

Jordan Reece is a photojournalist and professional wedding and landscape photographer, who’s honed his craft amidst a myriad of conditions. From the comfort of a studio to a canoe in the Amazon rain forest, he relentlessly pursues that perfect image - the one that tells the story. To forever capture an ephemeral moment is his passion.

 

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Kelli Klymenko

OWNER
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JUNE 14–16, 2019

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Jordan Reece

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OUR STORY

SEDONA PHOTOFEST

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.

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.

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.

SPEAKERS

WORKSHOPS

EXHIBITIONS

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

FREE TALKS

OUR PRESENTERS


Sedona PhotoFest 2019 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! All our talks are FREE and open to the public.

Romy Reiner

Romy Reiner

Romy Reiner was born and raised in Los Angeles California. She has been creating art since her early childhood, exploring many mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. She is a writer and an actress with a passion for animals and nature.

Charles Ruscher

Charles Ruscher

Charles combines his love of beauty, nature, adventure and people into a creative outlet where he seeks to produce extraordinary works of art. He has a deep connection to the night sky having lived and camped in Northern Arizona for the over 29 years with brilliantly dark skies.

Pam Taylor

Pam Taylor

Pam Taylor began as a photojournalist documenting international conflict in Latin America. As an editorial photographer and writer, she has published books as well as newspaper and magazine articles based on journalism, travel, and art. Her newer works are creative and focused on performing arts.

Michael Seeley

Michael Seeley

Mike is the President of the Health First Foundation and is a co-founder of We Report Space. His photos are seen in National Geographic Magazine, USA Today, Florida Today, The Guardian, Smithsonian Magazine, The Weather Channel, SpaceFlight Insider, Universe Today, and We Report Space.

Mal Cooper

Mal Cooper

Mal Cooper hails from New Zealand,known in Maori as the “Land of the Long White Cloud.” She attended NAU, majoring in photography and received her Masters in Education in 2017. Mal currently teaches high school photography in Sedona where she shares her passion for photography.

Bob Coates

Bob Coates

Bob Coates is a successful ‘Lens Based Artist.’ Bob creates commercial and fine art photography images for business and collectors. As a national photography speaker he has been sharing his photographic knowledge presenting programs, authoring books and magazine articles for the past 20 years.

Ted Grussing

Ted Grussing

Photography has been an art form Ted has loved his entire life. His work is focused on the beauty that surrounds each of us every day. "The beauty is there if you take the time to look for it and this is what I share with others—the transient beauty of nature."

Jordan Reece

Jordan Reece

Rasied in the southern Arizona desert, Jordan has developed a fascination with the unique culture and vibrant scenery. He is a photojournalist and professional wedding and landscape photographer. From the studio to a canoe in the Amazon Rainforest, he's always in pursuit of the 'perfect image.'

Kelli Klymenko

Kelli Klymenko

Kelli Klymenko is an artist, storyteller, photographer, teacher, 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. He is the Marketing Director at SAC and professional photographer.

Betty Hum

Betty Hum

Betty Hum has dabbled in photography for years. While practicing law, Betty decided to study photography to enable her to capture the feelings & motions of dance, birds, as well as other wildlife. In her transition from the law, she has been photographing educational, dance & community events for non-profits in Scottsdale & Phoenix.

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Al Babbitt

In 2010, Al Babbitt purchased the original and unique film positives and negatives used by the John Baumgarth Co. to produce the 1950’s Golden Dreams pin up calendars featuring Marilyn Monroe. Al will be speaking about the history of Marilyn Monroe, the iconic Golden Dreams collection and the color separation process.

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LODGING


Courtyard by Marriott is the Sedona Photofest Exclusive Hotel Sponsor. Courtyard by Marriott offers a complimentary shuttle that transports up 12 guests at a time to the Mary D Fisher Theatre and Sedona Arts Center. There are no resort fees, parking or wifi fees. Their Bistro serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. And their one-of-a-kind View Deck is a photographer's DREAM!

Click here for special Sedona Photofest room rates.
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SEDONA PHOTOFEST

SCHEDULE


June 14, 4–7pm Courtyard by Marriott.
June 15, 9am–2:30pm Mary D Fisher Theatre,
3–6pm Courtyard by Marriott.
June 16 9am–12:30pm Mary D Fisher Theatre,
1–5pm Courtyard by Marriott,
7–10pm Lowell Observatory at Sedona Arts Center

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FAQ

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  • How much does Sedona Photofest cost?
    Sedona Photofest talks are FREE and open to the public.
  • What should I expect at Sedona Photofest talks?
    Sedona Photofest aims to INSPIRE. You'll learn techniques, personal stories and hear from all levels of photographers.

ATTEND

Talks are FREE. Get your PATRON EVENT tickets here

  • PATRON EVENT, June 15, 6–9pm, $40
  • Join us for a private Patron Party on Saturday, June 15 from 6–9pm at the observation deck at Courtyard by Marriott, you'll have an opportunity to meet and mingle with photographers, practice some night photography, and view original Marylin Monroe large format color separations. $40 per guest. Tickets are limited.
  • Tickets go on sale May 30, 2019.
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EMAIL

info@sedonaphotofest.org