Yosemite Photography: Capturing the Autumn Light

Join an Outdoor Adventure this fall in Yosemite, and learn photo techniques with expert photography guides.
October 26, 2017 to October 29, 2017

Indulge in the brilliant colors of autumn in Yosemite Valley, where you can take advantage of smaller crowds, incredible foliage and amazing spectacles of light and shadow. Photographers of all levels will enjoy this informative and fun workshop with two renowned photographers, Dave Wyman and Ken Rockwell. Learn their insider discoveries from years of photographing the park as you explore different subjects in the Valley area, including the park’s most famous natural icons, and develop your own unique style. All camera types (digital or film) are welcome!

Included with your registration:

  • An introductory evening meeting (7:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 26 at Yosemite Valley Lodge) and three full days of guided outdoor photography in Yosemite Valley and surrounding areas (Friday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 29.)
  • Park entry (as needed)
  • Four nights of camping (as needed, Oct. 26, 27, 28 and 29) at Upper Pines Campground
  • 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.
Experience level: Any (no photography experience required)
Hiking: Easy; no more than two miles a day
Elevation: 4,000 feet
Registration price: $449
Photographer Guides: Dave Wyman and Ken Rockwell
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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

Ken Rockwell has been photographing since he was five years old. He became serious by age 11, by which time he was already an accomplished and published aerial photographer. Today, as one of the world's most recognized photographic artists, Ken has won first and grand prizes in numerous competitions and juried exhibitions, including one at the Gallery at 777 in Los Angeles and another at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Ken is best known as the world's largest independent source of photography information, with as many as 5 million visitors to his free website, KenRockwell.com. Ken has been visiting Yosemite since 1987, and teaching here since 2006.