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Thu, Apr 28


Tucson, AZ

Desert Wildflowers Photo Workshop

This photo workshop is based in the Sonoran Desert and timed to coincide with the peak of the Saguaro cactus bloom. Field trips include time in the desert, as well as other architectural and wildlife opportunities.

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Desert Wildflowers Photo Workshop
Desert Wildflowers Photo Workshop

Time & Location

Apr 28, 2022, 9:00 AM – May 05, 2022, 9:00 AM

Tucson, AZ

About the Event

 Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for participation in this workshop.

Basic Itinerary

  • April 29 - Pre-workshop BONUS day - crash course in how to photograph desert wildflowers (details below)
  • April 29 - workshop orientation meeting at 8 PM
  • April 30 - May 3 - field trips to a variety of Tucson locations
  • May 4 - Post-workshop BONUS day - classroom session for editing, post-processing, and critique (details below)

Itinerary subject to change based on weather.

Daily Schedule

  • Each day will include a morning and evening session
  • Break after lunch for downloading cards, charging camera batteries, editing photos, and even naps
  • Sunrise and/or sunset session may be possible, but are heavily weather depedent and not guaranteed
  • Night sky opportunity is also possible, but not guaranteed  

Pre-workshop BONUS Day

  • Pre-workshop instruction (10 AM - 3 PM)
  • Come a day early and get a crash course intensive in how to photograph the desert flowers using both macro and telephoto lenses. While there will be instruction given during the regular workshop, this will be an opportunity to practice for the types of photos we will be taking on the field trips. The bonus day agenda will be tailored more specifically to the needs of each individual participant.
  • Includes lunch, but not dinner
  • Registration due January 1, 2022, limit of 4 participants

Post-workshop BONUS Day

  • Post-workshop classroom session (10 AM -3 PM, plus evening photo sharing slideshow)
  • If you want post-capture mentoring, you'll definitely want to sign up for this bonus day! The priority during the regular workshop is taking the photos, with no time for computer work. This is your opportunity to get feedback and suggestions while you work.
  • Individual critique sessions with both instructors
  • Includes lunch, but not dinner
  • Registration due January 1, 2022, limit of 4 participants

Workshop Fees

EARLY BIRD Registration: $2400 (expires until January 1, 2022)

  • EARLY BIRD Deposit: $900

Standard Registration: $2600

  • Standard Deposit: $1100

Balance: $1500 (due February 1, 2022)

Bonus Days: $800 each (due January 1, 2022)


  • Includes both bonus days and the regular workshop $3700 (full amount due January 1, 2022)

What is included in the workshop fee?

  • Supportive instruction with two professional photographers
  • Small group size
  • Lodging at a unique Airbnb in the Arizona desert (many photo opps on-site)
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Water and snacks

What is not included in the workshop fee?

  • Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Photography equipment

Photography Experience Level

Participants should have working knowledge of their camera and lenses. 

Travel Insurance

I recommend purchasing travel insurance with a cancel-for-any-reason policy to help secure your investment. You can purchase trip cancellation insurance for as little as $40. Use a site like to compare plans against one another.

Activity Level

This is an easy workshop.  Walks are on well-maintained gravel or sand trails. 

Getting to the Workshop

Tucson is the most convenient, but Phoenix is also an option if the airfare works in your favor. Phoenix is about 2 hours north of Tucson.

If you would like help with your travel reservations, Paula Prickett from Black Dog Luxury Travel is a full-service travel agent, as well as a good friend of mine. She can work with your budget and be your single point of contact for all of your air travel and car rental. If something goes wrong, you call her and she will fix it. 

You can reach Paula at:

  • Text/call: 320-241-7913
  • Email:

Number of participants

Minimum 4 registrations by January 1 needed to run the workshop

Maximum of 8 participants


In the event of bad weather during a workshop we will spend the time editing our images, working on digital workflow in Lightroom, and doing slide show presentations.

There are no refunds for inclement weather during a workshop.

Additional Information

Other details about this workshop will be given out through the workshop Facebook group.  You will be added to that group when your deposit is received.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for participation in this workshop.

See separate posts for an Equipment List and information about Registration and Cancellation Policies.

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