Yosemite Photography: Focusing on Nature

Autumn photography workshop in Yosemite Valley with expert guides
October 30, 2014 to November 2, 2014

Are you a beginning-to-intermediate photographer looking to further explore your art? Join this workshop to experience the stunning foliage colors and low-angled light of autumn in Yosemite. Your expert guide has spent many years taking photographs in the park and will introduce you to its best locations while sharing insider knowledge. Spend an enjoyable weekend amid magnificent scenery, and learn photo composition and practical ways to get the most from your equipment. By the end of the workshop, you will have a fine collection of images to add to your portfolio. This workshop will commence with an evening session on Thursday, Oct. 30, in Yosemite Valley. The first full day of instruction will start Friday morning, Oct. 31; the program runs through Sunday afternoon.

Experience package includes camping Oct. 30–No. 3 at Upper Pines Campground plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Oct. 30–Nov. 3. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. Click here to see a suggested packing list for this program.

Hiking: Easy; no more than a mile a day
Elevation: 4,000'
Experience package: $399
Leaders: Keith Walklet, John Ricca

Keith Walklet

Keith Walklet is a highly admired photographer and author, whose images have been published in Audubon calendars, Backpacker magazine and National Geographic. His stunning photography books include “Yosemite: An Enduring Treasure” and “First Light: Five Photographers Explore Yosemite’s Backcountry”. Keith enjoys teaching the fundamentals of photography and how to get the most from one’s equipment. After living and working in Yosemite for 14 years, Keith and his wife now reside in Boise, Idaho.

John Ricca, Yosemite Conservancy expert photography guide

John Ricca

John Ricca is a San Francisco Bay Area professional fine art photographer who uses the camera to capture moods and visual experiences usually associated with other visual art forms. He focuses on natural and close-up images that emphasize shapes, textures, and patterns. He tutors individuals and small groups in photography workshops and field trips on how to improve their photographic techniques. He has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Bay Area.