Open to photographers of all levels.

These photography classes are being offered in collaboration
with Keep Sedona Beautiful, the Sedona Film School and Susie Reed Photos.
Keep Sedona Beautiful members and Sedona Film School students will receive 15% off.

Learn to create top-notch photos with award-winning fine art and commercial photographer Susie Reed who'll help photographers better understand and get comfortable with their cameras and Photoshop. She’ll explain and demonstrate important steps in the picture making process that make a difference and lead to better quality photos. She’ll explore everything from getting ready for a shoot to preparing pictures for a variety of uses, including preparing entries for the Keep Sedona Beautiful photo contest.

Photoshop classes will be held in the computer lab at Yavapai College. They have computers with full versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements installed that can be used in Windows or Mac environments.
Susie will help students work on their own pictures during Photoshop classes.
Please bring photos on a flash drive or disc to use.

Free trail versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, which can be used
in between and after classes, are availabe at

"Voluptuous Vandas" • Photograph by Susie Reed


Thursday • July 25, 2013 • 1:00 - 3:00 • 220 Goodrow Lane • West Sedona, AZ

Explore technical and creative sides of what goes into a good photo shoot. Learn what to bring, which camera settings to use and the correct sizes and types of photos to shoot for print and the Internet. Plus get tips for good composition, shooting landscapes, people, panoramas, HDR, focus stacking and more. Susie will also discuss how to make creative choices, find inspiration, develop your own unique eye and photographer’s intuition. This is an indoors class. Please bring your camera and manual.

Cost: $35



Sunday • July 28, 2013 • 10:00 - 5:00 • Yavapai College • 4215 Arts Village Drive • Room 28 • Sedona, AZ

There will be a one hour break for lunch.

This class will help people get familiar and comfortable with using Photoshop. Susie will explain menus and tools and show how to use some of the best ones to improve photos, which students will practice using on their own pictures during the class. She’ll demonstrate how to open and adjust camera files, including RAW ones and show ways to color correct, sharpen, spot, resize, crop, add type to photos and save them in the different types and sizes needed for the Internet and print. She'll also show how to preview and edit photos using Bridge, which is a companion application that comes with Photoshop. Please bring photos on a disc or flash drive to work with.

Cost: $99 + $15 lab fee



Tuesday • July 30, 2013 • 10:00 - 5:00 • Yavapai College • 4215 Arts Village Drive • Room 28 • Sedona, AZ

There will be a one hour break for lunch.

In this class Susie will demonstrate a select group of very effective Photoshop’s tools, which can be used to improve and correct most pictures, even challenging ones. Having a basic understanding of this set of tools can help photographers achieve desired results without becoming overwhelmed by Photoshop’s many options. Included in what will be shown are ways to remove unwanted elements from pictures, like power lines. Please bring photos on a disc or flash drive to work on with Susie's assistance during the class.

Cost: $99 + $15 lab fee



Thursday August 1, 2013 • 1:00 - 3:00 • 220 Goodrow Lane • West Sedona, AZ

Susie will share insider’s tips for putting together successful submissions based on her experience judging and organizing several photo contests, hanging shows and widely exhibiting her work, including at Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona for the last five years. She’ll talk about how to choose where to submit, good research to do, important steps to take and discuss how to navigate emotional highs and lows that may occur along the way. For hands on help with preparing presentations Susie’s August 4th Edit and Fine Tune with Photoshop workshop is good to pair with this class.

Cost: $35



Sunday • August 4, 2013 • 10:00 - 5:00 • Yavapai College • 4215 Arts Village Drive • Room 28 • Sedona, AZ

There will be a one hour break for lunch.

If you’re a photographer with lots of pictures who'd like help organizing them and determining which are best to use for different situations this class is for you. Susie will demonstrate ways to edit, rank and adjust pictures using Photoshop. She'll discuss how to determine what order to present them in, how many to show and talk about the importance of titles. With her guidance, feedback and assistance students will put together groups of their own pictures and fine-tune some of their best ones using Photoshop tools. Please bring plenty of pictures to work with on a flash drive or disc. Basic knowledge of Photoshop is recommended for this workshop.

Cost: $99 + $15 lab fee



Open to all levels of photogtaphers.

Good through August 31, 2013. This discount may not be combined with other discounts.

Susie offers private shoots, instruction and consultations, tailored to suit the needs and interests of photographers of all levels. She works with people in Sedona and elsewhere via the phone and Internet. This is an opportunity to work one on one with a seasoned professional who can provide valuable feedback, insights, tips and answer questions. She accompanies people on shoots, teaches Photoshop, explains camera settings, how to achieve good composition, make creative choices, helps with editing and more. She also does portfolio reviews and assists artists with editing and preparing submissions for galleries, exhibits and competitions. Please call or email for costs, further information or to make an appointment.


Classes are open to photographers of all levels.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
Register for three or more classes at once and get $5 back.
If room is still available to accept same day registrations they must be paid in cash.


These classes are being offered in collaboration with
Keep Sedona Beautiful and the Sedona Film School.

Keep Sedona Beautiful is partnering with Susie Reed to help photographers create beautiful photos that will
move people to appreciate, value and protect Sedona’s natural wonders
. Her classes provide ways for their
members and others to improve the quality of their pictures, including entries for the KSB photo contest.

Keep Sedona Beautiful members and Film School students will receive 15% off.

Discount does not apply to lab fees and cannot be combined with other offers.

To confirm affiliation and register for classes with discounts please
call or email Keep Sedona Beautiful, the Sedona Film School or Susie Reed Photos.

See below for contact information.

To pay online click on the Add to Cart buttons.
Then click on the View Cart button below to check out.

For further information or to register by phone call 928-204-5856.

To pay by check or money order send payment to
Susie Reed Photos • 25 Wilson Canyon Road • Sedona, AZ 86336.

Check payments must be received 7 days prior to the event date.

By registering for classes you acknowledge you have read and agree to Susie Reed Photos policies.

To find out about private photo instruction
and Sedona Photo Shoot and Archaeology Tours with Susie Reed click here.


About Susie Reed

Award-winning photographer Susie Reed’s work has been exhibited in major museums and galleries including the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the De Young Museum, the International Museum of Photography and elsewhere. In Sedona she’s been showing at Goldenstein Gallery since 2009. This acclaimed gallery was voted the city’s top gallery for the last six years. Reed's photos have been in many publications and on an array of products, including several photographic calendars. She’s a popular writer and speaker and a generous teacher who offers clear guidance to all levels of photographers. She takes people on photo, rock art and ancient site tours in Sedona and beyond and teaches photography privately, for various groups, schools, camera clubs and online. Among the places she’s taught and spoken are California College of the Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, the Sedona Arts Center and Sedona Photofest, where she was also head of their photo contest.

What students say about Susie Reed:

“Excellent” “Interesting” “Knowledgable, personable and informative.”

Susie Reed's photographs are available through Goldenstein Gallery

70 Dry Creek Road in West Sedona
928-204-1765. There is free parking.

Goldenstein Gallery was voted the best gallery in Sedona in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the readers of Kudos.

The Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona is offering substantial discounts to participants of Susie Reed's classes and tours.
Mention you are attending one of her events when you make your reservation to receive this discount, which is below AAA and AARP rates.

Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona
1200 Arizona 89A  Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-3072 • (800) 292-6344

Keep Sedona Beautiful
360 Brewer Rd  Sedona, AZ 86336 • (928) 282-4938
Sedona Film School
4215 Arts Village Drive • Room 28 • Sedona, AZ 86336
928-649-4257 •
Susie Reed Photos • Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone/Fax: 928-204-5856 •

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