Yosemite Photography: Horsetail Fall & Winter Landscapes

Photograph the magic of Horsetail Fall on a guided tour of Yosemite Valley.
February 21, 2017 to February 24, 2017

Amateur and professional photographers: Sharpen your camera skills in Yosemite Valley in this multi-day course. Your guide, an expert nature photographer, will help you hone your craft and share insider secrets on finding the best shots. Spend your days photographing Yosemite’s winter landscape, from intricate ice patterns to snow-capped peaks. As evening approaches, turn your lens to the east side of El Capitan to capture a fleeting seasonal phenomenon: the orange and red hues that illuminate Horsetail Fall as the setting sun strikes the water.


Included with your registration:

  • An introductory evening session (7:30 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 21) and three full days of guided outdoor photography workshops in Yosemite Valley (Wednesday, Feb. 22 to Friday, Feb. 24)
  • Park entry (as needed)
  • Four nights of camping (as needed, Feb. 21, 22, 23 and 24) at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley
  • Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up.

Want a preview of the Horsetail Fall phenomenon? Watch this Yosemite Nature Notes episode. 

Experience Level: Any (no photography experience required)
Hiking: Easy; less than one mile on mostly level terrain, but snow conditions could add challenges
Elevation: 4,000 feet
Registration Price: $429
Photography Instructor: John Senser
View a suggested photography workshop packing list. Note: Please bring your own camera (digital or film).
John Senser, Yosemite Conservancy expert photography guide

John Senser

John Senser is an accomplished landscape and wildlife photographer/writer. His images have appeared in Sierra Club calendars and National Geographic publications and he is regularly featured in Central Sierra Seasons Magazine. He has conducted numerous courses and workshops for organizations including the University of California and Columbia College. As the owner of Yosemite Light Photography, he produces finely crafted photographic prints and notecards that are sold at art shows and galleries around California.