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Photograph Yosemite: Capturing Waterfalls, Cliffs, and Domes

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Program #8713ENZ
5 Days | 4 Nights
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. There’s 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.
Capture on film the magnificence of Yosemite, loved by photographers since it was made famous by Ansel Adams. The Queen of our national parks will be the classroom for two full days of exploring the park and embracing nature through photography. Your leader, John Boyd, is a professional photographer who specializes in this breathtaking region and will share his favorite places in the Park. Learn how to create the best exposure for the best print and prepare for your adventures in Yosemite Valley with short educational presentations. Your photo workshop comes full-circle with a visit to the Ansel Adams Gallery in the park.


• Learn to photograph water to achieve stunning results, from the "cotton candy" effect of a fast-moving stream to the detailed reflections of a gently rippling lake.
• Scan the face of El Capitan for daring rock climbers while on a hike to photograph beautiful oak trees.
• Harness the sun's color-enhancing properties in shots of the "fire" on El Capitan and of the granite monolith Half Dome in the final light of day.

Program Notes

Program focus is on traditional photography, though all camera types are welcome. Suitable for photographers of all experience levels.

Activity Notes

Moderate walks of 1-3 miles. Elevations of 7,000 feet. All experience levels, digital cameras, welcome.

Date Notes
This autumn program should showcase the changing fall colors as well as beautiful reflections in still water. This date is one day longer than our winter and spring program dates. This added time will allow proper enjoyment of various locations such as Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia, Glacier Point, Tunnel View and Yosemite Valley.

Coordinated by Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances


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