Yosemite Fall Colors Photography Workshop

When you attend our  Yosemite Photography Workshop,
you will learn new skills to create incredible imagery of this amazing
national park. You will be assisted by two 
photography professionals who have been traveling and photographing this park for close to 50 years! 



Half Dome  View During our Yosemite Fall Colors Photography Workshop

Yosemite in October is a beautiful place to photograph.
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 fall colors give the valley a magical glow. It provides the perfect light and color for our digital photography workshop in Yosemite.

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



The First Night of our Yosemite Photography Workshop at Tunnel View

“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






Itinerary for the Yosemite Fall Colors Photography Workshop


Golden Maple and Redwood Trees – Yosemite Fall Colors Photography Workshop

Thursday, October 26, 2017

4pm: Meet us for an optional sunset shoot at 4pm at Tunnel View as you are coming into the park.

6:30pm: Meet us in the Mountain Room at the Lodge at the Falls for Orientation.

Orientation will include a general overview of our Yosemite photography tour 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? Are you interested in shooting black and white? What about learning to work with shadows or master HDR? How about spending some time focusing on Macro Photography?

We will help you to decide where you want to go with your creativity during this Yosemite photography 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.


Small group size allows for plenty of personal attention.

Saturday, October 28, 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 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. Later in the day, we will gather again to prepare for our late afternoon shoot.  Image review and discussion afterwards in the Yosemite Lodge Mountain Room.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

This is our last morning exploring the incredible vistas during our Yosemite Photography Workshop. Most noteworthy, we’ll explore some of Yosemite’s most prominent granite peaks as the sun casts its morning glow. Then, we will finally venture out in to the surrounding meadows. This area of the valley remains in the shadows most of the day. It is great for both landscape photography and macro compositions. After that, we will walk down the river trail to shoot water compositions along the way. We will wrap things up late morning.


Topics Covered in the Yosemite Fall Foliage Photography Workshop


Yosemite in the fall offers creative photography opportunities.

• 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
• 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 in Workshop:
• 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 4 – 8 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.

Permitted by the National Park Service
We are one of the few who are permitted by the National Park Service to hold Photography workshops in Yosemite
National park.




Yosemite Fall Colors Photography Workshop
Digital Photography Tour

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

Price: $799.00 Per Person


>Sorry, this Group Workshop is Closed<

(Please Inquire about our private Yosemite options anytime)

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.
Please book early if you plan on attending.


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



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.