Photo Workshops Will Focus On Wildflowers


Arizona wildflowers and Sedona landscapes will be the subject of two special photography workshops this spring.

Gila Community College, with award-winning photographer/editor Tom Brossart, will be hosting these two workshops. Brossart is a photography instructor at the Gila Community College campus in Payson and an editor and photographer with the Payson Roundup.

Each workshop will involve a two- to three-hour preplanning session, an onsite photo shoot and then a three-hour review after the photo shoot is completed.

The wildflower workshop starts Saturday, March 7 at 9 a.m. with a review of techniques, lens choices and other pre-shoot items. The group will travel to Lost Dutchman State Park for the photo shoot. Each participant in the workshop will get one-on-one help from the instructor.

A final review of all work will take place on Friday, March 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The workshops are designed for beginning and advanced photographers and it will focus on composition, camera, use of lens and technique. Participants with SLR or DSLR cameras are given first priority. A point and shoot or rangefinder camera with macro capabilities will also be accepted.

A Sedona landscape photo workshop following the same schedule will begin at 9 a.m. April 18 with a preplanning session on landscape composition and equipment. The photo shoot will begin around 2 p.m. in the Sedona area, with a follow-up session beginning at 2 p.m. the following Friday, April 24, at the college.

Each workshop will cost $95 separately or participants can attend both workshops for $150. Attendance is limited to 12 photographers.

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and food. There is some trail hiking involved, so attendees need to be able to hike trails that are rated from easy to moderate.

Anyone interested needs to register at Gila Community College, Payson Campus, 201 N. Mud Springs Road, or log on to


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