Yosemite Photography: Spring Light

May 15, 2014 to May 18, 2014

May is peak waterfall season in Yosemite. Dogwoods will be in full blossom. Migratory birds will have returned, showing off their best colors. This is the time for photographers to capture Yosemite Valley as it bursts into life. Dave Wyman and Ken Rockwell have been leading photography excursions in Yosemite for many years, and they bring a wealth of knowledge about the best locations, lighting and scenery for capturing that perfect shot. Meet fellow Yosemite-lovers, and share tips and techniques for getting the best out of this remarkable landscape. This workshop commences with an evening social on Thursday, May 15, at 7:30 pm in Yosemite Valley. The first full day will begin Friday at 7:30 am in Yosemite Valley; the outing runs through midday Sunday.

Experience package includes camping May 15–19 at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Half Dome Village May 15–19. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. View a suggested packing list for this program.

Hiking: Easy; up to 2 miles a day, some off-trail
Elevation: 4,000'
Experience package: $399
Leaders: 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

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.