PhotoFest 2014 | June 2014 | Sedona Arizona

Sedona PhotoFest is a series of educational and inspiring presentations on photographic technique, use of digital software and personal artistic perspectives from some of the top photographers in the country. The event takes place over two days, June 5-6, at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. June 5 is FREE and open to the public thanks to sponsorships from the City of Sedona, Canon , Adobe, Rollies Cameras and Amara Resort (offering a 10% discount on rooms for PhotoFest attendees).

JUNE 5, 2014

at the Sedona Performing Arts Center

Featuring : Larry Lindahl, Julieanne Kost, and Jennifer Wu

Speakers sponsored by:
The City of Sedona,
Canon Explorers of Light and Adobe


9:00–10:20 a.m. – Larry Lindahl – The Beauty and Magic of Sedona
Take a visual tour of red rock country as Larry Lindahl guides us through the process of photography and journal entries that culminated in his award-winning book Secret Sedona: Sacred Moments in the Landscape now in its 8th edition. Larry Lindahl offers a one-day "Secret Sedona" photo-shoot workshop on June 7th.

10:30–12:30 Adobe Keynote: "Through the Eyes of Julieanne Kost"

As Principal Evangelist for Photoshop and Lightroom, Julieanne Kost combines a passion for photography, a mastery of digital imaging techniques, and her degree in psychology, to find within herself the raw components of visual emotion. She will be discussing her favorite personal projects including how she captured, enhanced and published images for her book, "Window Seat, the Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking."

12:30–2:00 p.m. Lunch Break

2:00–4:00 p.m. Canon Keynote – Jennifer Wu : "Nature's Elusive Beauty"
Canon Explorer of Light Jennifer Wu takes us on a two parallel journeys as she presents her photography from around the world while also revealing five underlying compositional principles that make photographs successful artistic images. Jennifer Wu offers a 2 day intensive landscape photography workshop June 3-4th.

4:00–5:00 p.m. Meet the Artists!
Artists from both days of PhotoFest will be available in the Sedona Performing Arts Center lobby. Booksignings, Q&A, and casual conversation.

Enrollment for the above listed day of free activities is for the entire day and takes place at the Sedona Performing Arts Center located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop, Sedona, AZ.


Images by Yorgo Alexopoulos


at the Sedona Performing Arts Center

$50 Ticketed Event

Featuring: Tony Sweet, Scott Stulberg, Mike Olbinski & Yorgo Alexopoulos

9:00–10:20 a.m. SmartphoneographyTony Sweet
The immediacy of the mobile phone provides incredible possibilities for serious work. All apple apps are available on the iPad, so even if you do not have a iPhone, you can import the photos and have use of all of the incredible apple apps to optimize your images. This presentation will cover Essential apps, processing techniques, creative recipes, and printing tips!

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Afterglow: Shooting After DarkScott Stulberg
From dusk till dawn, the darkness can reveal a world filled with mystery and wonder. Photographic possibilities become endless when imagination and knowledge collide after dark. Scott will show many aspects of shooting after the sun goes down including capturing stars and star trails, car trails, lightning, the cobalt blue of twilight and also light painting. He will also talk about specific techniques and show some of the gear he uses to capture images after dark.

12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30–2:30 p.m. Mike Olbinski – Storm Chaser!
Mike Olbinski’s time lapse photography of storms has gone viral catapulting him from obscurity to the center stage of Sedona PhotoFest 2014, CNN, and the Weather Channel. Mike will show his latest work and some storms that made him famous, talk about the thrill of chasing storms and the techniques he uses to capture the sublime using time-lapse photography.

2:30–4:30 p.m.  Sedona Culture Collaborative presents Arts of a New Dimension: "Connecting EARTH and Spirit", Yorgo Alexopoulos
The Sedona Culture Collaborative is a group of creative leaders in Sedona dedicated to nurturing  immersive cultural events that establishes Sedona as a learning community for arts and cuture. Three presenting organizations will feature innovative immersion experiences during Festivals in the May and June. During PhotoFest, the Sedona Culture Collaborative and the Sedona Arts Center host a dynamic presentation by NYC digital media artist Yorgo Alexopoulos as the final presentation of Sedona PhotoFest. Yorgo’s current work integrates original photography, film and graphic elements into permanent architectural installations in public settings using a grid of large LCD screens. The result is dynamic, large-scale, visual narrative creating mood and a unique sense of place. Yorgo will present an overview of his work and talk about current projects, his sources of inspiration and his process.

At Sedona Arts Center's Special Exhibition Gallery

The 2nd annual Juried Camera Club Exhibition
June 3-8, 2014

Awards Judge - Canon Explorer of Light - Jennifer Wu
Reception - First Friday June 6, 5-8 p.m.

Photography Workshops:
(enrollment in any PhotoFest workshop includes automatic FREE enrollment in the June 6 ticketed event)

Landscape Photography Intensive
Jennifer Wu | June 3–4, 2014 | Tuition: $ 600

Join Jennifer Wu, Canon Explorer of Light, in Sedona for two days of photographing beautiful landscapes and details of the land. Sedona has gorgeous red rocks, lovely rivers and beautiful curved walls of stone that are so photogenic. This workshop is for advanced beginners to intermediate level.

Secret Sedona Tour - Creative Vision Through the Lens
Larry Lindahl | June 7, 2014 | Tuition: $ 225

To be fully present in the moment, a photographer must balance a cooperative relationship between the lyrical intuition of an artist and the analytical solutions of an engineer.  Specific techniques will deepen your understanding of recording light, strengthen your ability to capture engaging compositions, and learn to trust and...

The Landscape Transformed
Tony Sweet | June 7–8, 2014 | Tuition: $ 500

This workshop will feature a day of shooting in the Sedona landscape followed by a full day of working in the digital lab. In the lab we will transform our images by looking at ways to use textures and layers to push our raw photography in editorial and artistic directions that will surprise and delight...

LightPainting, HDR, models, landscape & more at Gold King Mine
Scott Stulberg | June 7–8, 2014 | Tuition: $ 475

This two-day workshop will shoot at one-of-a-kind Gold King Mine and will focus on capturing this unique junkyard during the afternoon and also after dark. Scott will show how to capture this unique location with and without models as the photographic possibilities are endless in this special place. Full day in the lab will be spent...

Sponsored by

Rollies Camera


Sedona Arts Center | 15 Art Barn Rd | Sedona, Arizona | 86336 | 928-282-3809