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 time, here 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 its path. 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 have Paul as your photography workshop leader. Paul is an acclaimed experienced professional landscape photographer. You will be spending plenty of time out with your camera where you will get plenty of 1 to 1 tuition from Paul and Michael 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.
Spaces on our Yosemite trip will be limited to enable Paul to spend time with you to understand your photography and what you would like to learn whilst in these stunning surroundings. We are firm believer that we are there for you and spend our entire time on the workshop with you making great photographs.
As with all our workshops, we at aspect2i to not believe in large groups so this workshop is limited to six participants to enable dedicated 1 to 1 tuition time with your leader.
Residential 8 day workshop
DateFri 20th - Fri 27th May 2022
LocationYosemite National Park
HotelYosemite View Lodge
and Michael Pilkington
The price includes extensive 1 to 1 tuition during the workshop, bed and breakfast, transportation during the workshop, transfers to and from airport, all 1 to 1 tuition. There is no Single Supplement.
Travel to and from location, travel and camera insurance, meals not mentioned as included, alcoholic drinks.