Yosemite Photography Workshops


Yosemite Valley Icons Photo Class by Al Golub

Spectacular views unfold as we walk through the landscape of Yosemite National Park while exploring aspects of composition, perspective, depth of field, motion, color, lighting, and natural history of your subject. We will discuss the techniques of wide angle photography, macro, and telephoto to isolate and simplify a subject. All the best landscape and nature photographers produce consistently great images because they not only know the technical and aesthetic aspects of their medium, but they also know their subject. Likewise, participants will discover the elements of Yosemite that make the park special from their geology, to the flora and fauna, and history. You’ll apply your newfound technical knowledge coupled with your personal emotion/vision to create meaningful interpretations of your session.

Our unique Yosemite Photo Workshops present opportunities to take control of your camera and achieve your artistic goals in a natural setting with personalized attention from your instructor. All workshops are open to photo enthusiasts of every experience level 12 months a year.

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Every tour is designed to help you sharpen skills and learn interesting techniques from exciting shooting locations throughout the park. Each class we offer is a unique interpretive educational experience. Our Photo Guides have lived and worked in Yosemite for many years and will help you discover some of the park’s lesser known shooting locations in the most optimal periods of light.


Yosemite Twin Valleys Workshop Clearing Storm by Joshua Cripps

We provide a personalized experience beginning with the booking process. Participants may choose their subjects and specific topics of discussion, and our professional photographer will tailor their instructions for each individual student. We guarantee smaller class sizes with a better student/teacher ratio and will guarantee a class even for a single student. If a session is not scheduled on our Calendar, we will customize one for you. Please visit our Testimonials Page to see what others have said about our unmatched customer service.

Dynamic Pricing is available on all tours. The price per person will decrease as the size of the group increases. If no one joins the tour, you pay the one person rate and receive a private tour at no extra cost.

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Yosemite Full Day Photography Session with Joshua Cripps

All Photo Tours require a certain amount of hiking. Most are very easy camera walks to optimize time spent in the field. Longer hikes with rewarding vistas are also available.

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Minimum Requirements for all Tours: Any camera which offers manual control over the shutter speed and aperture. Digital cameras preferred because they offer instant feedback. An SLR with a pair of lenses (i.e. wide angle zoom and a long telephoto) would be ideal. We frequently encounter wildlife in these areas so a long lens is handy to have on hand. A tripod is strongly recommended. Bring food, water, sunscreen, rain gear, and sturdy walking shoes. Feel free to ask any questions about the content or requirements.

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