“LeRoy [DeJolie] is an amazing teacher. He actually teaches every minute that he is in the field. He does NOT bring his camera and tripod to do his own shooting. He is constantly giving and seeking feedback on the shooting situation and ensures that everyone is on the same page with the appropriate camera settings. He ensures that the image is exactly what it should be. I can't say enough good things about his teaching skills and personality.” — Doris T.
Digital cameras have made photography ubiquitous. Just about anyone with a smartphone can take a photograph. But to make a photograph, as Ansel Adams said, you need vision, storytelling ability and, of course, technical expertise. The men and women who contribute to Arizona Highways possess all of the above. What’s more, they are among the most respected photographers in the world.
At Arizona Highways PhotoScapes (AHPS), our sister organization, those talented photographers lead hands-on workshops all around the world. PhotoScapes, as we like to call it, officially is known as The Friends of Arizona Highways Magazine Foundation. It’s a 501(c)3 non-profit that was founded in 1985 by then-publisher Hugh Harelson to showcase the beauty, culture and history of our great state through photographic education.
In the four decades since, AHPS has offered instruction to all levels of photographers. Unlike other photography tours, PhotoScapes is education focused. Whether it’s in the classroom or in the field, workshop attendees receive hands-on learning in both the technical and creative foundations of photography. And most importantly, the instructors at AHPS are passionate about teaching and sharing their expertise with students.
Arizona Highways PhotoScapes offers a vast array of workshops focused on landscape, wildlife and macro photography — there’s something for everyone. Check out these incredible Arizona-based workshops:
Photo by Joel Hazelton
Photo by Glenn Summers
|White Mountains of Eastern Arizona
July 20-23, 2023
|Slot Canyons & the Colorado Plateau
September 24-28, 2023
Photo by Larry Lindahl
Photo by Brian Hayward
|Autumn at the North Rim
October 2-6, 2023
|Colors of Canyon de Chelly
October 16-20, 2023
And for those of you interested in traveling outside of Arizona, AHPS has some fantastic offerings in the Colorado Rockies, Grand Teton National Park, the Great Smoky Mountains, the Oregon Coast and more.
Learn more about these professional photography experiences today! Visit ahps.org or call 602.712.2004.