Yosemite National Park Photo Workshops

The Yosemite Fall Colors Week Long Photo Workshop

5 days in Yosemite National Park for the Fall Colors!

Mon - Fri, November 4 - 8, 2024

We’ll shoot extensively in Yosemite Valley, accessing vistas that are not in the guidebooks.

We’ll go up to Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome, Washburn Point and possibly Taft Point all along Glacier Point Road, weather permitting.

Featuring a full day of intensive post-processing instruction!

This special class is brought to you by popular demand! Students have been asking for post-processing instruction so here it is! We’ll shoot on the field Monday and Tuesday, then take Wednesday for a fully immersive, 7-hour class on every aspect of post-processing. Then, return to the field on Thursday and Friday with your new knowledge to capture Yosemite in it’s spectacular fall colors splendor!

See details below about the post-processing class and what you will learn

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Your 7-hour post-processing course will cover the following topics:

Organizing Your Images

Image storage is a very subjective process, but we’ll give you some things to consider that might lead you to change the way you approach the storage and importation of your images.

Software Instruction

We’ll examine the various software titles available to prepare your image for print or use online.

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Calibrate Your Screen

We’ll calibrate your screen for color accuracy, so be sure to bring your computer!

Understanding Color

sRGB, Adobe RGB and Pro Photo RGB; what they are, how they are different. Plus, we’ll use high-level 3D software to plot the exact colors in your image.

Digital Image Noise

Everything you ever wanted to know about noise; what it is, why it’s bad, and how to reduce or even eliminate image-killing noise.

RAW vs JPG

We’ll show you imperical evidence why RAW/TIF is the best option to get the best quality image from your camera.

Sharpening Done Right

Sharpening is an easy skill to learn. We’ll show you show sharpening works and how to sharpen correctly for both online and print output.

ICC Profiles

When you’re going to print, ICC profiles will make sure your color stays accurate. What they are and how to install ICC profiles for best results.

...and much more!

$ 1,400
  • Workshop only
  • Non-photographer spouses welcome at no extra charge

Terms and Conditions

In the unlikely event that the workshop does not fill enough spaces to warrant continuing, the class will be canceled and a full refund given. You will be notified at least two weeks in advance if a workshop is not going to take place.  The Yosemite Photography Workshop is not responsible for non-refundable airline or lodging reservations in the event of workshop cancellation.  

I strongly recommend retaining trip insurance.

Participant-initiated cancellations received 60 days or less before the workshop will receive no refund. Participant-initiated cancellations received prior to 60 days will receive a refund minus $300. Due to the unusual complexity and extensive planning required for these workshops, no refunds will be offered for participant-initiated cancellations 60 days or less prior to workshop date unless the spot can be re-filled.

Weather
Yosemite Photo Workshops accepts no responsibility for extreme weather conditions that prohibits us from moving about as we wish, or accessing certain areas of the park.  Each student accepts responsibility for providing your own tire chains in winter.  Carrying them at all times is required by park policy, and at various times you may be asked to show them in your car at checkpoints established by the park rangers.  

It is not uncommon for Yosemite National Park and surrounding areas to experience extended periods of electrical failure during bad weather, particularly in winter.  Yosemite Photo Workshops accepts no responsibility for inconvenience resulting in electrical failure, park closure or extended periods of road closures.  

If the workshop is unable to function due to either weather or park closure a spot in a future workshop within 18months will be offered to affected students.  No refunds will be given.