Jansen Photo Expeditions

Yosemite Fall Foliage Photography Workshop

Attend our Yosemite fall foliage photography workshop
and learn the skills and locations to create trophy shots of this amazing
national park assisted by two 
photography pros.


Half Dome Yosemite Photography

Yosemite Valley is a beautiful place to photograph in the fall.
The crowds of summer have thinned and the valley’s aspen and oak trees have turned a golden color. This time of year, the chance of intermittent snow and golden foliage, give the valley a magical glow, perfect light and color for our digital photography workshop in Yosemite.

This Yosemite valley group photography workshop will give you the tools to capture autumn’s changing colors and capture unique Yosemite valley compositions you’ll not find any other time of year. We will focus this digital SLR workshop on shooting some of Yosemite’s most iconic views, but also introduce you to areas you may not know. We have been photographing Yosemite’s beauty our whole lives and consider ourselves to be experts on the area.

Yosemite Fall Foliage Photography Workshop
Digital SLR Camera Field Guided 

Thursday, October 26th – Sunday, October 29th, 2017

3 Spots Left!

Price: $799.00 Per Person


Be sure to be familiar with our Cancellation Policy before completing your registration.
Please protect yourself for any unforeseen cancellations with affordable travel insurance.
We are a recognized provider for Travel Guard.


Extend your workshop

(Only exclusively available to Yosemite Fall 2017 workshop members)
Extend your workshop to include additional highlights of Yosemite Valley.
Incredible rock formations, crashing waterfalls, and a dramatic sunset make this an afternoon to remember.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 2pm to Sunset


Accommodations can be challenging to get in Yosemite Valley,
so please book early if you plan on attending.

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Testimonial from last one of last year’s fall participants:

“I still have dreams about my wonderful experience with Jansen Photo Expeditions in Yosemite. My short time in Yosemite with them was honestly the most relaxing and fulfilling vacation I’ve had in many, many years. I came back to LA with a much changed eye when it comes to designing shots and lighting. It’s the best money I’ve ever spent. Thank you so much.”  – Morgan G., Los Angeles, CA


SPECIAL NOTICE: You must secure your accommodations well in advance, if you want to stay in the valley and avoid driving in each day.
Fall season can be busy in Yosemite! We suggest staying in Half Dome Village located near our workshop location in the valley.
 If you have any problems with availability or questions about what’s available please contact us directly!  


Itinerary Yosemite Fall Foliage Photography Workshop

Yosemite Fall Foliage Photography Workshop

Thursday, October 26, 7pm

Orientation will include a general overview of the Yosemite digital photography workshop before starting out on our adventure. This orientation gives you a chance to set goals on how to specifically improve your photographic skills and get the best results in the next few days. What do you want to focus on for the workshop?  Do you want to focus on telling the story of the trip, do you want to shoot black and white, do you want to work with shadows or master HDR? Do you want to focus on Macro Photography?  We will help you to decide where you want to go with your creativity on this workshop.

Friday, October 27, 2017

We will meet at 8:00 A.M. and will proceed to walk the meadow trials, seeking out the early morning light and reflections of the trees, cottonwoods and ferns, and vistas of distant Yosemite Falls and Half Dome. We’ll seek out the early morning light as it resonates off the meadows. We will break at late morning and rest up for our afternoon photo shoot. In the afternoon, we will meet once again and caravan to our sunset location.  We will meet afterward in the Mountain Room and discuss the day’s shooting and review and discuss images.

Saturday, October 28, 2017Small group photography workshops in Yosemite Valley

We will meet at 8:00 A.M. and gather again at our new rally point, We will spend the morning working compositions with the some of Yosemite’s most beautiful waterfalls and majestic granite spires as a backdrop.  Afterwards we’ll caravan throughout the valley and closely explore various locations. We will be stopping frequently venturing out to various overlooks and waterscapes showcasing the fall colors throughout the morning. Then in the afternoon, we will gather again to prepare for our sunset shoot.  Image review and discussion afterwards in the Yosemite Lodge Mountain Room.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

This is our last morning. We’ll explore elements of macro photography and venture out in the surrounding areas of Yosemite Village and surrounding meadows.  This area of the valley remains in the shadows most of the day and is great for macro compositions.  After that, we will walk down the river trail to shoot water compositions along the way. We will wrap things up at noon.


Topics Covered in the Yosemite Fall Foliage Photography WorkshopStone bridge photography in Yosemite Valley

• Story telling in photography

• Waiting for the right moment to shoot

• Aperture, shutter speed and ISO

• How to get the most creative exposure in landscape photography

• Discussions on getting the correct exposure

• How to fine tune exposure and use of histograms

• Depth of field

• White balance settings for changing environments

• Learning how to create dynamic compositions

  • Composition balance and flow
  • Black and white photography
  • Macro Photography

A Recommended Camera Gear List Will Be Provided Upon Registration

Included inWorkshop

• Quality focused photographic instruction geared to your level of expertise

• Minimum 6 hours per day of in-field shooting experience and instruction

• Small class size of 6 -10 students

• Interactive learning environment with two experienced instructors

Transportation, meals and lodging are not included in the cost of the workshop. Please secure accommodations in Yosemite Valley early.


We are fully permitted by the National Park Service to hold Photography workshops in Yosemite National park.




Changes in route or schedule may occur at any time and is up to the discretion of Jansen Photo Expeditions.
We are well versed in all the areas we cover in our workshops and itineraries may change to accommodate for unforeseen circumstances.
Love nature? This is all part of it.


Be sure to be familiar with our Cancellation Policy before completing your registration.
Please protect yourself for any unforeseen cancellations with affordable travel insurance.
We are a recognized provider for Travel Guard.