• July 8-12, 2014
• Yosemite National Park High Country and Mono Lake
• Focus: Field and Classroom
• Level: Beginner to Advanced
• Maximum 10 Participants
• Tuition: $1250
This workshop is full!
Please email The Ansel Adams Gallery to sign up for the waiting list.
Yosemite is as famous for its crowds as its scenery. And sometimes it seems that every visitor is a photographer, and every viewpoint is filled with tripod holes. But just beyond the pavement, crowds, and over-photographed vistas lies a beautiful world that few photographers reach.
Michael Frye is a 25-year Yosemite resident and author of three books, including The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite. In this workshop he'll take you to outstanding photo locations that aren't in the book -- or on the radar of most photographers. You'll reach sparkling alpine lakes, secret flower gardens, and ridge top views that lie within a few miles of the teeming roadways, yet feel like they're deep in the backcountry. You'll also learn the techniques needed to make beautiful photographs once you get to these spots, including how to master light, exposure, and composition.
This workshop will include moderate hiking (no more than 5-6 miles per day) at high elevations. Participants MUST be healthy and in good physical condition. The workshop is based in Lee Vining, outside the eastern entrance to Yosemite, but the field sessons will take place in the high country of Yosemite National Park, at elevations of 8,000' to 11,000'. You must be prepared to hike on trails with elevation gains of 1000 feet within one mile that contain rocky and uneven hiking surfaces. If you have any questions or concerns as to your ability to participate in this workshop, please email me.
All camera formats and levels of photographic experience are welcome.
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I started offering private workshops about six years ago, and they've become very popular. People like the opportunity to take a class tailored to their specific skill level, interests, and schedule. Individual attention also really accelerates the learning curve: students seem to learn as much during a day of one-on-one instruction as they do in two or three days of a group workshop.