Hot Springs, Photography Workshop
Hot Springs Soaking and Photography

Hot Springs Overnight Photography Workshop...  Date to be announced

$90 per person


This workshop allots ample time for soaking in the soothing waters.

Our group will share use of this 250 acre property with other hotspringers who are not taking this workshop, a great chance to meet interesting people. All natural hot springs including the 270‘x90’ “Big Pool”, and rustic facilities including a new restroom facility with flushing toilets, running sinks, and a full kitchen with three refrigerators.


Enroll by email or phone 480 310 2374 

Michael Madsen is an architect and fine art photographer who lives and works in Gilbert, Arizona. Over the past 20 years the Arizona landscape has provided much of the inspiration and subject matter for his work. Michael’s original fine art prints are in public and private collections nationwide and he has been involved in photography workshops at the Desert Botanical Garden, and with private groups. His work is currently on display at Tohono Chul Park in Tucson, and he is currently teaching beginner, intermediate and macro photography at Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior, Arizona. 

“Big Pool”

“Guitar Pool”

Workshop for adventurous outdoor photographers also looking to have some relaxing soaking time.

Saturday morning head east to the Gila River Valley near Safford. After establishing your campsite, professional photographer and “soaker” Michael Madsen will take you on a tour of the property. Sign up for sunrise and sunset photography walks. Be prepared to mount your camera on a tripod and switch your camera to manual and learn how to take charge of your camera. Our goal is to provide personal instruction and teach techniques for improving your photography skills in manual mode.

“Big Pool”

An overnight Hot Springs experience not to be missed by the avid outdoors photographer.

This one of a kind photography workshop will take place in the most beautiful and private hot springs in all of Arizona, so secret that the exact location will not be revealed until you have arrived! This private hot spring has 6 geothermal pools with temperatures ranging from the 90’s to over 110 degrees. The setting is in the Gila River Valley near Mount Graham and the accommodations are rustic. Kitchen and restrooms are provided and you will be responsible for your own food, camping gear and transportation. If camping is not your style, but you are still interested, lodging is available in nearby Safford.