Photographing Deserts 1

Some of you may have seen an oopsy post that went out before this one…sorry, I accidentally pushed the publish button.

This is what I meant to send you.

Kevin and I had an amazing time photographing deserts in Sedona, Prescott, Jerome and Watson Lake in Arizona. We also explored some Native American ruins. We had a fun time! I plan to share our fun adventures to give you some inspiration to get you out to the desert and take photographs.

My tip for today is to plan to stay at a location with amazing views. It does not matter if you stay in a hotel, resort, motor home or tent. It will invigorate your senses and provide you with a lot of inspiration.

For example we stay at The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort in Sedona, Arizona. It is AMAZING! The image below was the view we had from our sliding glass doors. Below is a morning shot that I stitched together using three images. Each morning I drank my coffee and enjoyed the serenity of our location and planned for our photo shoot that day. Many landscape photographers get up before sunrise to grab early morning shots. Unless I know it’s going to be an amazing sunrise, I’m happy with my coffee enjoying the moment.

Our beautiful view in Sedona.

Of course I had to play and process my own unique version of this image. I really loved the fog rolling in so I decided to grab my tripod and work on two HDR images and merge them together. I used my 70-200mm lens to compress the landscape and had some fun post processing the image.

Sedona, Arizona


If you head out to Sedona I highly recommend you check out, “The Ridge o Sedona Golf Resort“.  The people are nice and the rooms are beautiful.  A huge thumbs up for me and Kevin.


A quick shout of for adding this image to Photoshelter’s Green board curated by Rachel Reiss.

You can checkout the rest of the board images for some green inspiration here.


Thanks Rachel!


Quick Announcement!

I’m so excited to share with you my latest course, “Adobe Camera Raw Basics”. It’s a six-lesson course that is normally $9.99, but for now it’s only $4.99!  Hurry, this will only last until January 31st! I’ll give you more info later on the course, but I thought I should mention it now because of the sale.

6 Lesson Course

6 Lesson Course Intro to ACR



If you plan a desert photo shoot, pay attention to where you plan to stay, whether it’s a day or a week, your location will give you the inspiration to get out and enjoy your desert photographing!

Janice Sullivan

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6 Comments on “Photographing Deserts 1”

  1. sirpamononen says:

    fantastic, you lucky one!

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