Our photo-based hikes and programs were built by professional photographer and Sedona local, Derek von Briesen. We feel no one knows our landscape through a lens better than Derek. Derek’s stunning photographs of the Southwest—from the smallest details to the most expansive, awe-inspiring vistas—will touch your soul as they take you into the mysterious heart of this wild and unpredictable country.

Although he hails originally from Southern California where he worked in film, music and action sports for many years, Mr. von Briesen has lived in Sedona since 2002. An avid photographer all his life, he now devotes his time to landscape photography, producing fine art gallery prints and teaching photography workshops throughout the Southwest.

His award-winning photographs have been published by National Geographic,Arizona Highways, USA Today, Outwest Publishing, the Weather Channel and a number of local and regional guidebooks, magazines and newspapers.