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.
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Program No. 8713RJ
6 days
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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 leader, John Boyd, is a professional photographer who specializes in this breathtaking region and will share his 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 10 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.
  • 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.
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John Boyd
John has taught photography for 24 years, sharing his knowledge and experience in the fields of graphic arts, computer applications, photography and digital photography. He has led photo workshops in Yosemite National Park, Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve and Mono Lake, and his art has been shown in shows throughout California. John enjoys teaching Road Scholar participants all aspects of photography, including camera capabilities, composition, exposure, post processing and use of software.

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

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