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Five New Distinguished Photographers Enhance the Sedona Photography Symposium!

Five distinguished photographers have just been added to the First Annual Sedona Photography Symposium which launches on August 22 - 25, 2019, at the Sedona Creative Life Center. 

Joining the Symposium are Suzanne Mathia, Gary Glenn, Cole Thompson, David Cobb and Joe Brady, who are bringing their individual expertise in all facets of photography to an already prestigious lineup of Rick Sammon, Keynote Speaker, Erin Babnik, Kurt Budliger, Adam Schallau and Scott Stulberg, a Sedona resident.  “We are very excited to enhance our program with this talented group, bringing more depth and variety for every photographer attending,” says Sarah Dolliver, Symposium Founder.

The Sedona Photography Symposium team presents a southwest-based event for photo enthusiasts gathering to nurture their creativity and personal visual expression. It’s a must attend event for all photographers who are looking to expand their knowledge and artistic approach to photography. The Symposium’s theme, “Mastering Visual Artistry," will emphasize the artistic and creative side of photography in an upbeat, casual and welcoming environment.  Dolliver emphasizes the benefits of attending: “You will join master photographers in one of the world’s most magnificent landscapes.  Participants will learn through inspiring presentations, breakout sessions, hands-on field excursions, and special workshops while focusing on expanding their creative vision, artistry and building confidence in their artistic process.”

A special pre-symposium workshop featuring Suzanne Mathia, “Sedona: Icons, Secrets and Treasures,” offers a small-group field and classroom experience, allowing participants to learn from a published and experienced Southwest photographer.  Post-symposium workshops will include "Afterglow: Shooting After Dark” with Scott Stulberg and 3-day "Monsoon at the Grand Canyon" with Adam Schallau.

Learn Lightroom and Photoshop techniques that transform your images from good to great with Joe Brady. Cole Thompson teaches how to follow your vision rather than rules and formulas. David Cobb showcases light, color, form and expression in his presentation and workshop. Gary Glenn will light your inner fires in his talk about “The Motivated Photographer.”

Registration is open for the event and is currently over 65% sold out. Space is quickly becoming limited.  Check availability and register online:

The Sedona Photography Symposium is presented by the Sedona Camera Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to providing educational opportunities for photographers of all skill levels.  John Gafford, Sedona Camera Club past-president, explains “Part of the proceeds from the symposium will help support scholarships and educational activities in photography and the visual arts in the northern Arizona area.”

Sponsors of the 2019 Sedona Photography Symposium include Tamron, Rollie’s Camera, Sedona Rouge Hotel, Spa & Reds and The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau.

If you would like to get your business in front of enthusiastic photographers by becoming a Symposium sponsor, please contact:  Sarah Dolliver —

For more Information on programs, presenters, registration information and more, go to Video interviews with photographers are available upon request.
Contact:  Carol Kahn,