Yosemite Spring Dogwood Blooms and the Merced River Workshop

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Have You Ever Experienced the Beauty of Yosemite National Park when the Dogwoods are in Bloom? Our Yosemite photography workshop brings you to Yosemite during a beautiful time of year for flowing waterfalls and blooming dogwoods.

Yosemite Valley is a place of awakenings in spring. The high snows have melted, filling the waterfalls to capacity.

Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls come crashing down, with many others breaking free of winter’s cold embrace. Wildlife is abundant, along with profusely blooming dogwood trees and fruit tree blossoms from early valley settlers. Our Yosemite photography workshop will give you the opportunity to capture great images and  learn about new off the tourist route locations to shoot with the help of two professional photographers.

This photography expedition offers unique valley compositions only found here this time year. Explore with us and learn to see and capture the valley in a unique and personal way not found elsewhere…

Please be sure to book early as this workshop is popular and accommodations in the valley can fill fast.

Yosemite Spring Dogwood Blooms and the Merced River

Digital SLR Camera Field Guided Workshop

Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, 2017

(SOLD OUT) 

 

Price: $799.00 Per Person


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Price includes instruction materials and field guidance.

Does not include lodging, food, transportation or park entrance fees.

Can’t make this scheduled workshop?
Contact us for a private or special group rate tour.
This workshop can be privately optioned on short notice, please inquire for pricing

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.

 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! If you have any problems with availability or questions about whats available please contact us directly!


The maximum for this special workshop is 6 people only!

(A minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 students with 2 Instructors)

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Itinerary 

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Day one 6pm: Orientation will include a general overview of the workshop and portfolio review before starting out on our adventure. We will set up an optional sunset shot this evening as a pre-workshop shoot for those that can make it.

The portfolio review will give 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?  We will help you to decide where you want to go with your creativity on this workshop.
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Friday, April 28, 2017
We will meet at 8:00 A.M. and will proceed to walk the meadow trials, seeking out reflections, dogwood blooms, and vistas of distant Yosemite Falls. We’ll seek out the early morning light as it resonates off the meadows.

We will break at noon and rest up for our next afternoon photo shoot. In the afternoon, we will meet once again and caravan to our sunset location.  We will meet afterward in the Mountain View Room Bar and discuss the day’s shooting and review and discuss images.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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 as a backdrop.

Afterwards we’ll caravan throughout the valley and closely explore various locations. We will be stopping frequently venturing out to various waterfalls and water locations throughout the morning. Then at 4:00 P.M. We will gather again to prepare for our sunset shoot.  Image review and discussion afterwards in the Yosemite Lodge Mountain Room.
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
This is our last morning. We’ll explore elements of macro photography and venture out in the surrounding areas of Yosemite Village.  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.

Jansen Photo Expeditions is fully permitted and insured to conduct photography workshops within Yosemite National Park through the National Park Service. Be sure your workshop provider is permitted.

 

 Topics Covered in the Spring Yosemite
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• Waiting for the right moment to shoot
• Aperture, shutter speed and ISO
• How to get the most creative exposure
• 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

A Recommended Camera Gear List Will Be Provided Upon Registration

Included in Workshop

• Quality One on one photographic instruction geared to your level of expertise
• Minimum 8 hours per day of in-field shooting experience and instruction
• Small class size of 4 – 6 students
• Interactive learning environment with two experienced instructors
• Photoshop, Lightroom and OnOne Editing session
• Portfolio Review – Bring your 10 best shots

Transportation, meals and lodging are not included in the cost of the workshop.

We hope you can join us!  
For a little more inspiration and information about this trip, read our recent blog about our experiences there last winter.

NOTE! This workshop can also be privately optioned on a date of your choice.
Email  Mark Jansen for more details

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.

Jansen Photo Expeditions is a fully certified CPR- AED safety outfitter and is licensed to Operate Yosemite Photography Workshops under Special Use Authorization issued by the Office of Special Park Uses, Yosemite National Park. El Portal California.
Jansen Photo Expeditions is a fully permitted concessioner within Channel Islands and Yosemite National Parks.

Jansen Photo Expeditions is a fully permitted concessioner within Yosemite National Park.