Yosemite Photo Workshops

Yosemite in Autumn

Yosemite in autumn  is a wonderland of color and change.  Oaks, cottonwoods, ferns, and a few aspens all display the peak of their color the first week of November.  Still waters in the Merced River offer reflection shots like no other season.  The crowds are gone, yet the park is full open with all areas like Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome, and the Tuolumne Meadows backcountry still accessible.

Details

Days are shorter and temperatures are cooling; average 56°F (21°C) / 33°F (4°C)

Most of Yosemite above the 6,000 ft elevation is still blanketed in snow and may not completely clear until mid-July!

During autumn, Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road are still open to visitors

The rivers are still, offering plenty of opportunities for reflection photography. 

Wildlife activity is changing; bear sightings are rare, but coyotes are out.

Many trails up to the 9,000 foot elevation are open for day hikes and limited overnight camping.

Statistics

 JanFebMarAprMay
Average high in ºF485158647181
Average low in ºF293034384551
Av. precipitation in inch6.546.665.152.791.660.65
Av. snowfall in inch1745100
 JulAugSepOctNovDec
Average high in ºF898982715647
Average low in ºF575651423328
Av. precipitation in inch0.380.110.652.114.585.45
Av. snowfall in inch000035

Yosemite Fall Colors #1

Fri-Sat-Sun, 10/29/21 to 10/31/21

 

The brilliant fall colors of Yosemite. Majestic oaks with their huge plumes of color, golden ferns that carpet the valley floor, and the dogwoods that line the riverbank.

Yosemite in fall is one of my favorite seasons. No crowds, no traffic, no lines, no wating for anything! Plus, this time of year storms can rage one day and be sunny the next giving us a variety of shooting conditions most people do not experience.

We’ll shoot the valley and head up Glacier Point Road for Sentinel Dome sunset shoot, Glacier Point itself with a complete bird’s eye view of Yosemite Valley, Washburn Point for the high country, Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall.

We might head up Tioga Road for a special sunset shot of the backside of Half Dome from Olmstead Point.

$ 975
00
  • Includes Workshop Only

Yosemite Fall Colors #2

Tue-Wed-Thu, 11/2/21 to 11/4/21

 

The brilliant fall colors of Yosemite. Majestic oaks with their huge plumes of color, golden ferns that carpet the valley floor, and the dogwoods that line the riverbank.

Yosemite in fall is one of my favorite seasons. No crowds, no traffic, no lines, no wating for anything! Plus, this time of year storms can rage one day and be sunny the next giving us a variety of shooting conditions most people do not experience.

We’ll shoot the valley and head up Glacier Point Road for Sentinel Dome sunset shoot, Glacier Point itself with a complete bird’s eye view of Yosemite Valley, Washburn Point for the high country, Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall.

We might head up Tioga Road for a special sunset shot of the backside of Half Dome from Olmstead Point.

$ 975
00
  • Includes Workshop Only