Sedona PhotoFest 2015 will EDUCATE and INSPIRE photographers of every level with two full FREE days of great presentations on May 2 and 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Presented by the Sedona Arts Center, Sedona PhotoFest includes technical and artistic insights across a wide spectrum of interests including Portrait Photography, Underwater Dogs, iPhoneography and Fashion Photography! Plus! Don’t miss out on seven unique workshops (running April 29 through May 6, 2015) and four compelling seminars on May 3 at the Sedona Arts Center.

Saturday May 2, 2015

Free Day of Presentations

Featuring : Joyce Tenneson, Seth Casteel and Brad Buckman
Sponsored by: The City of Sedona and Canon Explorers of Light

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9:30–11:00 a.m. "Making a Splash"

Seth Casteel

From struggling pet photographer to best-selling author, Seth Casteel discusses his journey of pursuing a passion and risking it all. Explore a world beneath the surface as Casteel encourages us to think outside the box and seize the moment.

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. "Hollywood: Lessons from the Inside" Brad Buckman

Most people are surprised that actors hate getting photographed for their headshots. Unlike a personal portrait session, these photographs are vital in representing an actor and can make the difference between being considered for a role, and sitting on the sidelines. Brad will share lessons from 18 years of photographing performers, authors, and executives.

1:00–2:30 p.m. Lunch

2:30–4:00 p.m. Canon Keynote

"Joyce Tenneson: A Life in Photography"

Joyce Tenneson will provide insight into her multi-faceted 40 year career as one of the top photographers working today. Featuring photographs from all of her favorite books: "A Life in Photography", "Transformations", "Light Warriors", and "Wise Women". She will also show her most recent work, a series of mixed media pieces featuring trees on gold leaf. This will be an inspiring experience for all.

4:00–5:00 p.m. Vendors / Talk with Artists
Seth Casteel Book Signing: Underwater Dogs, Underwater Puppies
Underwater Babies (release date April 21)
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Sunday May 3, 2015

Free Day of Presentations

Featuring : Bob Coates, Kelli Klymenko and Tracey Frugoli
Sponsors: iPhone Life Magazine, Panasonic, Sedona Monthly

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9:30–11:00 a.m. "iPhoneography"

Kelli Klymenko

Now even professional photographers and artists are recognizing the iPhone as a useful and practical photographic tool. This unique presentation shows how Kelli shoots more than just "snapshots" with his iPhone & explores his artistic process from capture to final image.

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. "PhotoSynthesis"

Bob Coates

Bob Coates moves his images to a more "painterly" feel by fusing many images over a single subject using textures from nature to man-made items and every-day items found through serendipity. The end result is an image that has depth and dimension and will reveal different aspects over time.

1:00–2:30 p.m. Lunch

2:30–4:30 p.m. Sedona Red Rock High School

Fashion Photo Contest, Sedona Monthly Prize:
Video Documentary of Students at Work
Runway Fashion Show

Sit back and enjoy the show! The afternoon is dedicated to the student photography project from start to finish, from fashion fabrication to studio and landscape shoots, to final processing where Sedona Red Rock High School students worked with fashion photographer Tracey Frugoli and models to achieve an award-winning photograph! The day ends with a fashion runway show.

4:30–5:00 p.m. Vendors / Talk with Artists
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Sponsored by


                    Arroyo Robel Hotel and Creekside Villas

    Sedona Red Rock high School    





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