Yosemite Backpack Photography Workshop
Backpacking with photography gear in Yosemite National Park is one of the most rewarding and productive means to shoot an area. The self sufficiency of carrying everything one needs to live is extremely empowering and strengthens the wilderness experience. Photographically, it allows the opportunity to shoot less visited areas, away from the crowds and pullouts that everyone sees; and by spending several days in a backcountry location, one becomes more in tune with the surroundings, submersed in the environment, which ultimately produces more evocative images.
Join a professional photographer with a small group on a 3 day/2 night backpack photography trip in Yosemite at an ideal location for a backcountry workshop.
This trip is intended for people in good physical condition with at least minimal backpacking experience. Participants will carry their photo gear and all other backpacking gear; this should be somewhere in the range of 35-50lbs. Details regarding required and suggested gear will be discussed in detail with participants.
This is a photography trip more than a backpacking one. We will use backpacking to provide access to shooting a more remote area, but once there, photography will be the priority. We will shoot all sunrises and sunsets from predetermined locations and spend some of the midday hours scouting, looking for new compositions. All along the way expect in depth discussion and instruction about the functional operations of the camera, workflow in the field and the artistic side of isolating compositions and pre-visualizing images to best capture them in complimentary light. Participants will also gain numerous tips and tricks that can make this type of photography more productive and enjoyable. In addition to capturing great images, the goal is to give the clients the tools to create the best possible photographs wherever they may be.
(Robb Hirsch has designed this tour. Please check for his availability. If he is not available, we will choose another experienced guide to lead you.)
Price: $1650 for 1 person
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.