8713
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.
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Program No. 8713RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,129

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 their 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.
  • 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: The unique 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 single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs).
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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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