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Sedona, Arizona
Slot Canyons
Antelope Canyon
Monument Valley
Big Sur, California
Carmel,  California
Death Valley
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Welcome to Ian Whitehead’s  Southwest Photography Workshops

For me, photography is both a journey and an experience, where light, land, camera and photographer, connect as one.

I’m based in beautiful Sedona, Arizona surrounded by some of the most photogenic locations in the world. I’ve spent the last 20 years exploring, photographing and conducting photo workshops around Sedona, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, Hunt’s Mesa and the countless other special places in this stunning area of the country. This experience has allowed me to learn not only where and what to photograph, but also the specific times of year and even times of day that can make all the difference in the quality of your photography.

Location is only part of the process in creating a truly special photograph though. It’s about the creative process – learning to see as an artist and then translate the vision in your mind’s eye to your photograph. Regardless of whether you shoot digital, film, small or large format (all of which I teach), that creative process is what will take your photography to a higher level.

In order to give you the personalized attention you deserve, I offer two options for my workshops: either a small, friendly and fun group at specific times of the year, or a fully customized one on one custom photo workshop. See the details of each on my Workshops page. Both types will offer you artistic, creative, technical and fun instruction. 

Whether you're a beginner just getting started in photography,  an experienced professional or advanced amateur, I'll always adapt to your level and style - I want you to be comfortable and excited about the workshop!  And if you’d like to explore other locations or specific types of photography, just contact me and we’ll come up with a customized plan.

My experience traveling and photographing the locations I feature can be seen in my published works in magazines such as Arizona Highways, on my main site,  and in fine art galleries throughout the Southwest. I’m committed to passing those same skills on to you. If you’re looking for a photo workshop that will not only expand your creative vision, technical skills and artistic sense – but be fun as well – you’ve come to the right place!

Thank you for a great photography workshop, my husband said he had one of the best times of his life!. - Gloria, California

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