Spring Light Photography

Spring Light Photography

Visitors learn expert camera techniques on a three-day spring photography workshop in Yosemite Valley.
May 7, 2019 to May 10, 2019

Learn how to photograph Yosemite, as the park bursts with spring life! Join two professional photographers for an immersive three-day workshop, where you will see waterfalls at peak flow, dogwoods in full blossom and birds showing off their best colors. Meet fellow Yosemite-lovers, learn from two experts who have spent years leading photography excursions in the park, and share tips and techniques for producing frame-worthy images of this remarkable landscape. Start your workshop with a Tuesday-evening social, then grab your camera to spend the next three days learning about locations, lighting, composition and more.

Included with your registration:

  • Three full days of guided outdoor photography workshops (Wednesday, May 8, to Friday, May 10), plus an introductory indoor evening session (5 pm on Tuesday, May 7).
  • Park entry (as needed).
  • Camping included, if needed; limited sites are shared among all the participants (reservation arrives Tuesday, May 7, and departs Saturday, May 11) at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley. We cannot adjust these dates.

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. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the program.

Experience Level: Any.
Hiking: Easy. Up to 2 miles per day; some off-trail hiking.
Elevation: 4,000 feet.
Registration Price: $429
Photographer Guides: Dave Wyman and Ken Rockwell
Dave Wyman, Yosemite Conservancy expert photography guide

Dave Wyman

Dave Wyman is an accomplished photographer and author of three pictorial guidebooks (“Backroads of Northern California”, “Backroads of Southern California”, and “Yosemite in Photographs”). His photographs and articles have appeared in Outdoor Photographer, Outside, Backpacker, Sky and Telescope, and many other publications. He is an experienced guide, leading tours for environmental organizations and museums, in addition to photography tours and workshops through his company, Image Quest. He enjoys sharing his passion for photography and the outdoors.

Ken Rockwell, Yosemite Conservancy expert photography guide

Ken Rockwell

Ken Rockwell is a talented photographer and host of a popular website for essays, photo galleries, lessons and equipment reviews. Having fully the embraced digital age, Ken is equally adept with traditional 35mm, panoramic, medium and large format photography. An engineer by training, Ken has an artistic eye and is excited to share his knowledge and opinions about photography.