Yosemite Photography: Winter Landscapes

February 27, 2014 to March 2, 2014

February contains a short magical window when Horsetail Fall in Yosemite Valley catches a few moments of light from the fading sunset to become a startling natural phenomenon. Professional photographer John Senser will help you capture striking images of this fleeting display. Because moments like this don’t always adhere to our schedule, we also include capturing Yosemite’s winter wonderland, a landscape rich in snow, ice patterns, wildlife, clouds and remarkable light. Senser will cover a variety of topics essential to working with winter landscapes to ensure, no matter the conditions, you return home with the best of Yosemite displayed during this beautiful season. Please note: This is not the historic artificial Firefall from Glacier Point. All levels of experience and all camera formats (film or digital media) are welcome. This workshop will commence with an indoor evening session starting at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Yosemite Valley. The first full day of instruction will start in Yosemite Valley on Friday Feb. 28.

Experience package includes camping Feb. 27–March 3 at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Feb. 27–March 3. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. Click here to see a suggested packing list for this program.

Take a quick glimpse of this extraordinary phenomenon by viewing Yosemite Nature Notes: Horsetail Fall.

Hiking: Easy, but snow conditions could add challenges; less than 1 mile on mostly level terrain
Elevation: 4,000'
Experience package: $399
Leader: John Senser

John Senser

John Senser is a landscape and wildlife photographer who has also lived and worked in Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon as a naturalist and archeologist. His photography has appeared in books and magazines like Arizona Highways, Sierra Club calendars, and National Geographic special publications. For more than 25 years, he has conducted workshops for UC Santa Cruz Extension and Columbia College, and owns the Golden Oaks Studio located just north of Yosemite.