Join Amy Horn for this four-day workshop to the White Mountains, known for its thick forests of spruce, oak, and aspen trees and streams that meander through meadows of wildflowers.
An expert in photography education, Amy will challenge you at some of the most photogenic spots in this area. From volcanic outcroppings to local lakes, we will capture monsoon storms across the region. We follow the light and find our own unique approach to capturing a photograph.
Learn about composing a photo with intention and finding the light whatever the time of day for wildflowers, meadows, and landscape environments. Our lodging along the Little Colorado River is the perfect location to fine-tune your photographic skills.
- Pre-workshop webinar
- 3 nights lodging based on single occupancy*
- Water, snacks, two picnic lunches, and three dinners
- Field sessions, classroom & critique**
- Post-workshop critiques
*Lodging is based on single occupancy. If a couple is traveling together, workshop fees will be adjusted accordingly.
**In-person classroom and critique sessions will be dependent on staff and participants being vaccinated for COVID-19. Otherwise, we will revert to online sessions via zoom.
Please be aware that the shooting locations stated in this itinerary may change depending on weather and lighting conditions. We want to give you the best possible photo opportunities.
Pre-workshop Orientation Webinar
Day 1 – Thursday, July 29, 2021
- Group will meet at the Greer Peaks Lodge at 2:00 pm.
- After getting settled in, we will grab our gear and head out for our first photoshoot of late afternoon light.
- Returning after sunset, we will settle in for dinner and the rest of the evening.
Day 2 – Friday, July 30, 2021
- Our first full day will begin with an early rise as we head out for our first sunrise shoot.
- We’ll return to the lodge for a late breakfast followed by class instruction*.
- Mid-morning we’ll take a picnic lunch and head into the Apache-Sitegreaves National Forest to photograph wildflowers and mountain vistas.
- We will continue our photographic journey to area alpine lakes.
- Late in the day, we will focus our attention on sunset, shadows, and colors. If we are lucky, we may even enjoy dramatic monsoon summer skies.
- Return to the lodge and break for dinner.
Day 3 – Saturday, July 31, 2021
- Another early rise to capture first light and morning mist over one of the many beautiful high-country lakes.
- After breakfast, we will download images and hold our first critique*.
- With another picnic lunch in hand, we will venture out into the meadows and forests in search of more wildflower opportunities. While the light is still harsh we will concentrate on some macro techniques.
- Moving on we will make stops along vast stretches of grasslands and plains where we will work on foreground elements and sweeping landscapes.
- As the afternoon wanes we will prepare for our sunset shoot before returning to the lodge.
Day 4 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
- We’ll rise early one last morning for sunrise before returning to the lodge for our final image critique.
- By 10:00 am we will pack up our gear and luggage and head where once we came.
Physical Rating: Moderate.
Short hikes on mountain terrain for up to 1.5 miles round-trip. Some rock hopping in small streams. Water shoes and hiking boots recommended. Rain is also possible during monsoon season, so plan accordingly for your gear and yourself.
Lodging during the Workshop:
Greer Peaks Lodge
1 Main Street
Tell: (928) 735-9977
Three nights lodging based on single occupancy is included in your workshop fee. If couples are traveling together, your workshop fees will be adjusted accordingly.
- 91 days or more prior to the start of the workshop your deposit will be refunded less $100
- 90 days full payment is due
- 61-90 days your workshop fees will be refunded in the form of an AHPS Store Credit Voucher less $100 administrative fee. The voucher is good for 18 months.
- * 60 days or less until departure – No refund.
* If we are able to fill your seat and the workshop runs at full enrollment we will refund your workshop fees less the $100 administrative fee.
NOTE: Workshop bookings including, but not limited to, outfitters, permit agencies, lodging and more are requiring firm financial commitments at 90 days. Therefore, in order to continue to bring you to great destinations, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined above. We recognize cancellations can sometimes be unavoidable that is why securing a Travel Protection Plan is highly encouraged.
Arizona Highways PhotoScapes reserves the right to cancel or change any workshop if our minimum enrollment is not met or if situations beyond our control arise that may create unsafe or undesirable travel conditions. Any cancelation or postponement as a result of situations beyond our control, AHPS does not promise any refunds or credits. If and when feasible, we will attempt to reschedule the workshop at a later date. Alternatively, we may decide to issue you credit for a future workshop, or issue a refund, less any non-refundable deposits we have paid to workshop providers on your behalf.
Please note that AHPS is not liable for any additional participant expenses incurred such as airfare, hotel accommodations, or any other components booked outside of the workshop.
PAYMENT TERMS: A minimum deposit is due at registration to reserve your space. Please refer to the specific workshop for the required deposit. Final payments are due 90 days prior to departure. Approximately 15 days prior to the due date you will receive a reminder email that your balance is coming due.