Workshop participant at Tenaya Lake

Workshop participant at Tenaya Lake

The Ansel Adams Gallery has released their (nearly) complete workshop schedule for 2012. I’ll be teaching four workshops for them, including Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom: Mastering Lightroom (January); Spring Yosemite Digital Camera Workshop (April); Full Moon Night Photography (July); and The Digital Landscape: Autumn in Yosemite (October).

Lightroom has rapidly become the software tool of choice for many photographers because it’s simple, yet powerful—easy to use, but sophisticated enough to get great results with almost any image. For the first time I’ll be teaching a workshop specifically focused on this tool—Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom: Mastering Lightroom.

But this workshop isn’t all computer work—it also includes field sessions to photograph snowy January landscapes and, if we’re lucky, clearing storms. It should be a lot of fun!

The other three workshops—Spring Yosemite Digital Camera WorkshopFull Moon Night Photography, and The Digital Landscape—have been very popular in the past, and sometimes fill quickly, so be sure to reserve space early.

One thing missing is the Hidden Yosemite workshop; we’re still working out the details for this. To hear about this and other upcoming events and special offers, add your name to my mailling list.

And if none of these workshops fit your schedule, or you want concentrated learning and one-on-one attention, join me for a private workshop.

With over 25 years of experience photographing Yosemite, I plan each workshop to take advantage the light, weather, and best seasonal opportunities, so you can make great photographs during the class. But I also help you develop your own vision and find the less-obvious images that only you can see. In all my workshops, I’m dedicated to making sure that every student comes away with new skills, new inspiration, and new ideas about how they can express themselves through their photography.

Visit my workshop page to read more about what you’ll learn and experience during a class, and see the complete list of upcoming workshops.

—Michael Frye


“Thanks for an incredible experience. I am inspired and already planing several trips to use what I learned and hopefully, improve my photos.”
—Stan Ford, Full Moon Night Photography workshop participant

“Michael is an outstanding teacher and the disciplined, creative approach to his own photography was very apparent in his very thorough presentations during the workshop.”
—Robert Stavers, Hidden Yosemite workshop participant


Related Posts: Under the Full Moon; Spring Progression.

Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He is the author and photographer of The Photographer’s Guide to YosemiteYosemite Meditations, and Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters, plus the eBook Light & Land: Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom. He has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and his images have been published in over thirty countries around the world. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite National Park since 1983, currently residing just outside the park in Mariposa, California.