Yosemite National Park 2-day Photography Workshop

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Yosemite National Park Photography Workshop

What is the ‘Yosemite National Park 2-day Photography Workshop’?
If you would like to learn how to take amazing nature and possibly some wildlife photographs in one of the most picturesque places on earth, this is the workshop for you! Focussing on opportunities to take photographs of iconic locations AND of all the amazing and picturesque spots that regular tourists pass up each day, and capturing these images during the two ‘sweet spot’ times of the day. We start early enough to catch the beauty of the sunrise light, and are out again for the amazing sunset light, with a nice break in the middle. During the extended lunch break of the first day, your guide will also conduct a class in how to get the best out of your photographs using Lightroom.

What should I expect?

The Yosemite Photography Workshop is our shortest National Workshop, lasting only two days. It is great for those of average physical fitness and strength, but with a passion to get exceptionally beautiful photography. We capture many iconic scene, but some of them from unique and seldom seen locations.

The workshop is arranged so participants stay at a hotel close to the park entrance, saving considerable early and late travel time. One lunch and one dinner are included. The Yosemite Workshop Booklet, which is sent to participants once they have booked and completed the necessary paperwork, contains a wealth of information and helpful hints on what to bring, etc.

Each day of the Yosemite Photography Workshop starts based on the time of sunrise and travel time to the first location, ends based upon when sunset comes and travel time back to the lodging. There is an expanded lunch break at the lodgings both days. We will provide you with a some snacks and bottled water during the workshop day, one lunch on the first day, and one dinner on the last day.


  • A Digital SLR Camera. Because of the types of opportunities this workshop provides for photography, you need to also have a reasonable knowledge of how to operate your camera in manual mode. Once you book the tour, we will provide you with links to YouTube videos which will help you get to that reasonable level of skill in manual mode
  • A Tripod strong enough to support your camera with your heaviest lens on it. Again, because of the types of opportunities this workshop provides for photography, you will need to have your camera on a tripod for many important shots.
  • Extra batteries fully charged, and extra memory cards for your camera. One of the worst ‘sinking’ feelings is in the late morning or early afternoon out in the field when your camera warns you that your battery is dead or your memory card is full . . . and you do not have any replacements. Take it from us, it is an awful moment which can totally ruin your day. We know, we have experienced it! Come prepared, you will not regret it.


  • Lenses. We would also recommend a good long zoom lens, a good wide-angle lens, and any other lens you would be willing to pack around with you. There is such a diverse range of photographic opportunity here at Yosemite, you would not want to miss any of it!
  • Filters. UV Filters, one for each lens you bring, installed. ND filters for your longer lenses. In this environment, I highly recommend you bring adjustable ND filters which screw onto the front of your camera, and commonly have a range between 4-400.
  • Water Shoes
  • Good boots
  • Best:
    For the best pictures possible, the full list of recommended things to bring will be on your Sedona Photography Workshop Information Booklet which we will send you soon after you book your trip.

Once you book a particular tour, and complete an online questionnaire, we will email you your Sedona Photography Workshop Information Booklet which outlining what specifics you need to know about your particular workshop, more of what to expect, specifics on meeting locations, and what you need to bring. This tour involves some easy hiking. Bring good-sturdy footwear, and be prepared to carry with you all the equipment you may need and a proper supply of water while walking or hiking. We use Camelbacks which carry our water supply and some equipment. As with any tour of this nature, please be sure you are prepared physically for the requirements of your particular workshop before committing.

Your Yosemite Journey In Common Photography Workshop Information Booklet will also introduce you to your Coach/Guide. Once on-site, we will assist each participant in seeing photo opportunities, composition, and in setting your camera controls in such a way as to best capture quality photographs. Our efforts are to assist you to become comfortable enough in finding these photo opps and shooting them that you will ultimately feel more confident wherever you may be.


Schedule of Workshop Times

  • May 8th, 2018 (5:00 AM) to May 9th, 2018 (10:00 PM) with Lightroom class during lunch on May 8th
  • July 17th, 2018 (5:00 AM) to July 18th, 2018 (10:00 PM) with Lightroom class during lunch on July 17th
  • September 11th, 2018 (5:00 AM) to September 12th, 2018 (10:00 PM) with Lightroom class during lunch on September 11th

Yosemite National Park Photography Workshop
Below are some images from recent Workshops: (Click photos below to enlarge)



Journey In Common Photography Tours – Sedona
260 Schnebly Rd, Sedona, AZ
(480) 250-2430


Thank you again for joining us on this journey!  We really look forward to chatting more with you soon!

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