The Italian Dolomites
There are many locations that keen landscape photographers choose to go to in pursuit of their passion, but Yosemite National Park is perhaps the one place most commonly thought to be at the top of the 'Bucket List' and was made famous by the father of landscape photography, Ansel Adams.
Located in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain range and covering 1,170 square miles, Yosemite National Park is without doubt an unbelievable location and we have designed this workshop so that you will not miss out on any of the plethora of places that offer breath-taking opportunities to make amazing landscape photographs.
During our photography tour, we will visit many of the classical locations such as Valley View, Glacier Point, Mirror Lake and Olmstead Point as well as exploring the meadows of the valley floor beneath the towering vertical cliffs of Cathedral Spires, Sentinel Rock and the mighty El Capitan, 3000ft above the valley floor were the Merced River follows. A trip to Yosemite would not be complete without experiencing the raw power of the waterfalls which cascade down from the High Sierra above and we will stand at the base of Bridal Veil Falls and Yosemite Falls. In the quiet of the evening we will wander along the banks of Tenaya Creek and experience the sun setting on the massive face of Half Dome from Swinging Bridge.
Our time in Yosemite National Park will not be confined to the valley alone. We will venture up the Tioga pass that rises to over 10,000ft to huge white granite domes with erratic boulders and ancient Jeffery Pines and views over to Tenaya Lake and the vast flats Tuolumne Meadows with its stands of pines and glacial lakes. We will of course be visiting Mariposa Grove and the Giant Sequoias and spend time absorbing the majestic beauty of these trees, many of which that are over 1500 years old.
You will be spending plenty of time out with your camera where you will get of 1 to 1 tuition that will include both technical aspects of digital landscape photography as well as gaining a good ‘eye’ for images along the way.
Of course we will be visiting all of the acclaimed classic locations that are an essential part of a visit to Yosemite as a landscape photographer, but we will also spend time in less obvious locations that can equally reveal the true essence of Yosemite. It is important to try to put your own personal ’stamp’ on how you see this world renowned place and allow yourself the time to explore its inner beauty.
2 leaders to a maximum of 8 participants
Easy to Moderate. Some short trail waking
Yosemite View LodgeView Accommodation
The price includes extensive one to one tuition during the tour and accommodation. No single occupancy supplement. Travel during the workshop. Entrance Fees where applicable. Transfers to and from San Francisco Airport.
Travel to and from the location and personal bills such as bar bills, meals not listed. Travel and camera Insurance.