Yosemite National Park
We are proud to announce our series of landscape photography workshops to Yosemite National Park.
Take your photography to the next level on an amazing adventure!
Create images that capture the way you felt when you were there taking the photo
Travel to locations that few will ever reach and create exceptional landscape art
Find and create your own visual voice
“Everything was taken care of from our shooting locations to our time in the field to the classroom. John had everything scoped out ahead of time.”
“John challenged me to see my photography from new perspectives and inspired me to develop my own artistic voice.”
Yosemite National Park
There are few places in the world that are as beautiful and inspiring as Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. When it comes to iconic landmarks that define the American West, it is hard not to recall the images of Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Gates of the Valley, and El Capitan made famous over the years by photographers such as Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell, and naturalists like John Muir.
Approximately four million people visit Yosemite every year to view its towering granite cliffs, cascading waterfalls, giant sequoia groves, snow-capped mountains, and lush meadows. No matter the season, the natural beauty of Yosemite has long stoked the creative fires of photographers, artists, and adventurers:
- Winter – as the season’s first snowfall blankets the meadows and mountains, Yosemite is transformed into a winter wonderland full of jaw-dropping opportunities to photograph the snowy landscapes and wildlife of the Park.
- Spring – with the high country snow melts, Yosemite’s waterfalls and rivers spring to life invoking scenes like perhaps no other in the world. The Spring season also provides a wealth of alpine wildflowers, lush meadows, and the reflection of rainbows off of the waterfall mists.
- Autumn – brings its soft light and vibrant colors, creating superb landscape photography opportunities alive with brilliant red and gold foliage. Three groves of ancient giant sequoia trees provide a sharp green compliment to the forest colors.
Yosemite provides any photographer fortunate enough to visit this national treasure the opportunity to expand their portfolio of dynamic images and a wealth of memories.
Yosemite in Winter
Feb 18-21, 2021
Yosemite in Spring
May 19-23, 2021
Yosemite Eastern Sierra Adventure
Sept 8-12, 2021
What to Expect
These full immersion landscape photography workshops are going to be all about photography. Your photography. Our workshops include a unique blend of (1) capture time in the field, (2) guided hikes, (3) 4×4 travel to remote locations, (4) class time for post-production instruction, and (5) online classes both prior to and after the workshop for in-depth preparation and follow-up.
The majority of our days will start early, before sunrise. After a quick cup of coffee or tea, we’ll be off to get into position at a location in the best light of the day with breakfast in the field in order to maximize our shooting time. We’ll often continue until mid-to-late morning before heading back to Basecamp.
Back at Basecamp, we’ll have time for off-loading memory cards, classroom lectures & instruction, working on our images, one-on-one guidance, or time to relax. Then, in the mid-to-late afternoon, we’ll head out again to capture the evening skies, getting the most out of the sunset and/or shooting the stars in the night sky.
More important than just getting you to some of the best and most remote areas of the park at the best times of the day, this landscape photography workshop will challenge you to take your photography to the next level and to develop your own photographic voice.
In the Field:
Out in the field, we’ll explore different approaches to scene visualization, ground/sky/sea compositions, and how to manage complex highlight and shadow scenes using techniques such as dynamic bracketing, focus stacking, framing, and neutral density filters.
In the Classroom:
In the classroom, we’ll spend time developing your post-production workflow – learning when Lightroom is enough and when you need to move your work into Photoshop – using techniques such as luminosity masks to create and solve contrast, color, and blending issues.