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Photograph Yosemite: Capturing Waterfalls, Cliffs and Domes

Improve your photography skills alongside a photography expert in idyllic Yosemite National Park. You’ll learn a variety of techniques and explore the region’s natural beauty.
Rating (5)
Program No. 8713RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,349
California

Photograph Yosemite: Capturing Waterfalls, Cliffs and Domes

Improve your photography skills alongside a photography expert in idyllic Yosemite National Park. You’ll learn a variety of techniques and explore the region’s natural beauty.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,349
Length
6 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
1,349
Program No. 8713RJ

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DATES & starting prices
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Apr 30 - May 5, 2023
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1,349
Oct 15 - Oct 20, 2023
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1,349
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 30 - May 5, 2023
Starting at
1,649
Oct 15 - Oct 20, 2023
Starting at
1,649

At a Glance

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 three full days of embracing nature through photography. Your expert instructor, Nancy Robbins, is a professional specializing in this breathtaking region and will share her favorite places in the Park. Your photo workshop comes full-circle with a visit to the Ansel Adams Gallery in the park.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 1-3 miles daily. Elevations of 3,100-7,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Learn to photograph water to achieve stunning results, from the “cotton candy” effect of a fast-moving stream to reflections of a gently rippling lake.
  • Capture spectacular sunrise photographs from the famous Tunnel View.
  • 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.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room.
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Nancy Robbins
Nancy Robbins is a 35-year photography veteran. She began college at San Diego State University majoring in fine art but soon changed her major to photography. Nancy then opened her first photography studio one of her photographs to be given as a gift from the City of San Diego to Queen Elizabeth on her visit to the city. In 2004, she moved to Yosemite and has been sharing its natural beauty ever since. Nancy is an instructor with the Yosemite Conservancy Outdoor Adventures program.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Nancy Robbins is a 35-year photography veteran. She began college at San Diego State University majoring in fine art but soon changed her major to photography. Nancy then opened her first photography studio one of her photographs to be given as a gift from the City of San Diego to Queen Elizabeth on her visit to the city. In 2004, she moved to Yosemite and has been sharing its natural beauty ever since. Nancy is an instructor with the Yosemite Conservancy Outdoor Adventures program.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
"A Sense of Yosemite"
by Nancy Robbins (Photographer), David Mas Masumoto (Contribution by)
"Ansel Adams and the American Landscape"
by Jonathan Spaulding
Yosemite: Volume One
by William Neill
Our expert instructor highly recommends William Neill's blog and ebook. Find the blog at www.williamneill.com/blog/ and Find his ebook at www.williamneill.com/store/ebooks/yosemite-volume1/index.html
"Photographer's Guide to Yosemite"
by Michael Frye





Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.