Yosemite Photo Workshops

Schedule

2020

The Italian Dolomites

Tue, 9/22/20 to Mon, 9/27/20      

$3,200
Includes All Lodging, Breakfast and Dinner, Park Fees and Gondola Fees

Our 5th year going to the Dolomites!

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6 full days shooting the incredible Dolomite mountains in northeast Italy! Falzarego Pass, Passo Giau, Lagazuoi, Lago Misurina, Tre Cime, Sesto, and many other shooting locations only a life-long local guide will know.

The Italian Dolomites Photo Workshop! 7 full days shooting the dramatic, awesome Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy. We’ll be in the Ampezzo Valley region of the Dolomites (Cortina D’Ampezzo) for some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe. The weather changes constantly, creating some of the most incredible landscape photography in the world. We only have room for 10 students in this special workshop, with food (breakfast and dinner) and lodging included.

Non-shooting guests welcome at a reduced fee!

$ 3,200
00
  • Full Payment
$ 1,000
00
  • Deposit

Yosemite Fall Colors #1

Mon-Tue-Wed  11/2/20 to 11/4/20

 

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 waiting 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.

$ 750
00
  • Includes Workshop Only

Yosemite Fall Colors #2

Fri-Sat-Sun 11/6/20 to 11/8/20

 

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 waiting 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.

$ 750
00
  • Includes Workshop Only

2021

Yosemite in Winter #1

Fri-Sat-Sun, 2/19/21 to 2/21/21

 

Winter in Yosemite is the season most people miss.

The crowds are gone, no waiting for anything! Yet, winter storms can bring opportunities for shooting that are unequaled anywhere. Snow can blanket the valley for gorgeous winter setups, ice hangs off the cliffs in patterns that make you glad you brought your 400mm lens. The mist after a rain storm can bring mist that hangs off the cliffs and rocks for sunset shots you will not believe.

We will also try to shoot the famous Horsetail Fall that occurs during the last two weeks of February. We’ll avoid the crowds by going to places I have personally scouted for solitude and a view of the fall that no one else will see. Although not guaranteed, if conditions allow for the maximum splendor of this effect, you will not believe your eyes as the waterfall changes color with the shifting position of the sun.

Lodging is less expensive and more readily available.

$ 750
00
  • Includes Workshop Only

Yosemite in Winter #2

Tue-Wed-Thu, 2/23/21 to 2/25/21

 

Winter in Yosemite is the season most people miss.

The crowds are gone, no waiting for anything! Yet, winter storms can bring opportunities for shooting that are unequaled anywhere. Snow can blanket the valley for gorgeous winter setups, ice hangs off the cliffs in patterns that make you glad you brought your 400mm lens. The mist after a rain storm can bring mist that hangs off the cliffs and rocks for sunset shots you will not believe.

We will also try to shoot the famous Horsetail Fall that occurs during the last two weeks of February. We’ll avoid the crowds by going to places I have personally scouted for solitude and a view of the fall that no one else will see. Although not guaranteed, if conditions allow for the maximum splendor of this effect, you will not believe your eyes as the waterfall changes color with the shifting position of the sun.

Lodging is less expensive and more readily available.

$ 750
00
  • Includes Workshop Only

Yosemite Early Spring Waterfalls #1

Fri-Sat-Sun, 5/14/21 to 5/16/21

Spring in Yosemite!  Everything is new again.

This is the time that the waterfalls are at their peak flow, water thundering down, something people envision when they think of Yosemite.  In spring, the snowmelt process from the higher elevations flushes water down rivers into the valley over various waterfalls, some without names, and it never ceases to amaze.  The Merced River is full, moving fast and offering incredible opportunities for motion-blur photography.

Meadows are green, trees are sprouting their bright green display and, well, water is just everywhere.  This is also the time that the roads in the higher elevations open for access to Glacier Point, Washburn Point and Sentinel Dome.  Although not guaranteed, in some years of reduced snowpack, we can get up to the high country to Tuolumne Meadows and all the areas along Tioga Road, including Mono Lake if folks want to go.  This is also a very unpredictable time for weather; I’ve seen snow storms in May and warm, sunny days the day after.  Very exciting for shooting opportunities!  Join us for an esxciting time in Yosemite!  If you’ve ever wanted to see Yosemite Waterfalls in their dexalted glory, now ifs the time!

$ 750
00
  • Includes Workshop Only

Yosemite Early Spring Waterfalls #2

Tue-Wed-Thu, 5/18/21 to 5/20/21

Spring in Yosemite!  Everything is new again.

This is the time that the waterfalls are at their peak flow, water thundering down, something people envision when they think of Yosemite.  In spring, the snowmelt process from the higher elevations flushes water down rivers into the valley over various waterfalls, some without names, and it never ceases to amaze.  The Merced River is full, moving fast and offering incredible opportunities for motion-blur photography.

Meadows are green, trees are sprouting their bright green display and, well, water is just everywhere.  This is also the time that the roads in the higher elevations open for access to Glacier Point, Washburn Point and Sentinel Dome.  Although not guaranteed, in some years of reduced snowpack, we can get up to the high country to Tuolumne Meadows and all the areas along Tioga Road, including Mono Lake if folks want to go.  This is also a very unpredictable time for weather; I’ve seen snow storms in May and warm, sunny days the day after.  Very exciting for shooting opportunities!  Join us for an esxciting time in Yosemite!  If you’ve ever wanted to see Yosemite Waterfalls in their dexalted glory, now ifs the time!

$ 750
00
  • Includes Workshop Only

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.

$ 750
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.

$ 750
00
  • Includes Workshop Only

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 reservations in the event of workshop cancellation.  

I strongly recommend retaining trip insurance.

Participant-initiated cancellations received 60 days or later 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 after 60 days 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 responsibilitiy 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.