Red Rock Adventure Sedona, Arizona

September 2020

Join Susan Magnano and Guest Instructor, Cliff Pickett on an epic adventure through the red rock canyons of Sedona. Join us on an adventure through Sedona’s incredible scenery and iconic red-rock formations.We will be chasing the best light through Sedona’s rock formations, high mesas, cliffs and domes.

Some highlights will be photographing Slide Rock State Park,  Red Rock Crossing, Oak Creek, Cathedral Rock and Airport Mesa as well as many off the beaten path locations.

Sedona can be called a magical place because of the feeling you get when you see it’s beauty. We hope to connect your mind, body and creativity with nature and create some unforgettable experiences. 

What is included:

  • 2 Professional landscape photographers guidance and location expertise

  • In the field instruction on mastering photography skills

  •  Transportation during the Workshop

What's not included:

  • Airfare

  • Car rental / Shuttle to and from Sedona ($55 each way)

  • Hotel accommodation - ( A code will be given upon signing for the recommended hotel)

  • Meals

What should I expect? 

Our days will consist of sunrise hikes through the canyons to photographing the stars rising over redrocks. This photography workshop adventure is designed to give all participants the opportunity to shoot and capture some of the most amazing landscapes and places in the country. We will guide you through different photography techniques, camera settings and how to use filters to properly expose your shots. We will also spend a good amount of time on photo composition and developing your own style so your photos will tell your story to the viewer.

Group size will be kept small (approx. 12 participants) to afford each participant one-on-one instruction both in the field and in the classroom for post editing.   

What should I bring?  

Upon signing up we will send everyone a detailed equipment and material list. The basic gear everyone should have is a digital SLR camera body, tripod and a variety of lens. Laptops are recommend to help you fully learn to edit on your own system.

We will be outside doing some walking/hiking for a good part of the trip.  It is advised for you to dress in layers and with proper footwear. Temperatures and conditions can change rapidly so it is best to be prepared.


This workshop is based in Sedona, AZ, a desert town near flagstaff that is surrounded by fiery red-rock buttes, steep canyons and pine forests. Because of it’s high desert elevation it has a mild climate and September is the end of Monsoon Season which will bring fast moving storms that will create beautiful skies and hopefully rainbows.

Sedona’s unique combination of small resort town hospitality, beautiful scenery and the stunning red rock landscape has it one of the most photogenic spots in the American Southwest. Sedona is also know for it’s numerous New Age "vortexes" with supposed spirit-balancing powers found here. So come find balance, learn and create.



Most Sedona visitors fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport because it is the closest major International airport to Sedona; just over 2 hours' drive (119 miles)
119 miles; 2 hour drive from Phoenix to Sedona


Flagstaff Airport is the closest small commercial airport to Sedona, just a 40-minute scenic drive away through Oak Creek Canyon. Fly US Airways/America West Airlines exclusively from or connecting through Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX).
25.3 miles; 40 minutes drive from Flagstaff to Sedona


Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

2250 W State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

Reservations (928) 203-4111

*Discount code will be given when you sign up.

Each day will consist of the following: 

*  Guided in-the-field shooting and instructions 

*  Group sorting and critique

*  Group editing and individual assistance

 Possible Shooting Locations:

Slide Rock State Park

Red Rock Crossing

Oak Creek

Cathedral Rock

Airport Mesa

As well as many off the beaten path locations

Cancelation Policy:

Cancellations received at least 60 days prior to the workshop start date: We refund any tuition paid, with the exception of a $50 processing fee.

For cancellations received 30 to 60 days prior to the start of the workshop: We refund any tuition paid, with the exception of a $100 processing fee.

For cancellations received within 30 days prior to the start of the workshop: We retain full tuition.

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TUITION FOR : $1,950