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Photograph Yosemite: Capturing Waterfalls, Cliffs, and Domes

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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Barry from Greenville, SC Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/23/15
This was a great trip with great staff of photography instructors, John and Vanita Boyd, and group coordinator Glenda Gilreath. John and Vanita gave good tips on what and where we were shooting and how to get best results for the particular location. This was very helpful to me since Yosemite is a very different landscape than I usually shoot. Lodging at ECCO was a very nice church camp atmosphere and certainly more than adequate. I would recommend this trip for the photographer at any level from point and shoot up.

Carol from Greenville, SC Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/23/15
Great program for anyone interested in photographing the majestic beauty of Yosemite! Our instructors, John and Vanita Boyd, and our leader, Glenda Gilreath, were knowledgeable and talented photographers. They made themselves available to offer assistance and answer questions, all in a kind and friendly manner. The accommodations were comfortable, although the food was a little lackluster compared to other programs I've done. As always, the participants were great - a fun and lively group! All in all, a wonderful way to see one of our stunning national parks.

Judith from Granbury, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/23/15
Judy from Granbury, Texas Excellent program! John and Vanita Boyd were great photo instructors and Glenda lead the program and activities with good organizational skills. She is also a photographer, so they all made a great team! All three of them are so familiar with the area that this adds to the experience! The accomodations were comfortable.

Kathleen from Greenville, SC Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/23/15
The absolute best part of this program is the opportunity to photograph Yosemite with a couple and leader who have spent most of their lives photographing in this area. John and Vanita Boyd took us to both iconic locations for shots of El Capitan and Half Dome as well as little know, out-of-the-way locations that provided great reflections of these majestic scenes. Advertised for photographers of every level (beginner to advanced) the material and lecture were suitable to meet the needs of the less advanced photographer. John, Vanita and Glenda Galreath took special care to answer all questions, to move about the group to insure that everyone was shooting to their best advantage and assisting those who were more knowledgeable with one-on-one instruction. The facilities at the conference center were comfortable and the meals and snacks provided more than adequate nutrition. The cost of the program was reasonable. I would recommend "Photograph Yosemite" to anyone interested in an opportunity to create beautiful memories of Yosemite National Park. Kathleen Allen

David from Raleigh, NC Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/23/15
We have attended about 8 RS photographic programs and this one was the weakest of them. It should be labeled a new photographer program as John gave the most basic of info on Monday morning and then the rest of the day sent us out to photo with the promise to get together after lunch to go over...but he did not call us back to do that. It was typical of the disorganization of the trip. Very nice people and he took us to some fantastic spots, but did not provide the type of instruction that I would have wanted, nor did he know how to operate anything but the Nikon he used. The Canon folks and others were left to figure it out for themselves.

Dorothy from Corvallis, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/23/15
This was my first Road Scholar experience -- and a great beginning!! Photographing Yosemite -- what a majestic place!! which was made more accessible and remarkable with guidance from John and Vanita Boyd and Glenda Gilreath. Thanks also to the wonderful, friendly group participants! My husband and I are now using Lightroom and working with RAW photographs. And reading about more Road Scholar opportunities!! Dorothy

Sarah L from Canby, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/23/15
This was my first experience with Road Scholar and I will be back. It met all my learning expectations through a wonderful pair of instructors and guide. The setting was perfect. It was an experience I will never forget!

David from Rockville, MD Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/23/15
Photographing Yosemite had been a lifelong dream and this program gave me an opportunity to fulfill it. However, it was so much more, the program staff ensured that the experience filled the needs of each participant regardless of their individual skill level. And, there was a big plus, the evening programs in art, history and a great discussion about very photogenic birds of prey were entertaining and educational. Combine this with a good location, great facilities and food, and you have a dynamite program!

Ruth from Eugene, OR Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 02/16/15 - 02/20/15
This is a program for all levels of photographic ability and cameras. The instructors are very helpful and spend their time making sure everyone gets any needed help and questions answered. You will come home with some excellent photos.

RoseMarie from Lawrenceville, GA Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 10/26/14 - 10/31/14
If you want to be in the right place with the right light to photograph the beauty of Yosemite, this is the Road Scholar experience for you. I learned a lot about my camera and was really happy with the photographs I took.

Cindy from Los Alamitos, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/26/14 - 10/31/14
We had a wonderful time in Yosemite with the Boyds. We learned, experimented, enjoyed and socialized. It was a memorable trip.

Frank from Foster City, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/16/14 - 02/20/14
The trip covered all levels of photography. The leaders and helpers were always there for us when we needed them. My wife and I were taken to places within Yosemite National Park to photograph that we had not experienced before and came back with some stunning pictures.

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