In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams (Yosemite Valley)

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In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams (Yosemite Valley)

Learn Ansel Adams' photographic techniques as you stroll to a series of stunning locations where he composed his photographs.

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Ansel Adams Gallery Village Mall Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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Travel to a series of stunning locations where Ansel Adams composed some of his most famous photographs. Each stop in the Footsteps of Ansel Adams offers you the opportunity to see the very same scene through your own camera lens, as you are guided in-depth by an expert staff photographer to best capture the iconic vistas. In this class you will dive into the philosophies and life stories of the man behind the legend. You’ll get to practice Ansel’s photographic techniques, and learn how he pushed the popularity of landscape photography while helping to motivate the American environmental movement. Join Ansel’s legacy in immortalizing Yosemite National Park while composing your own extraordinary photographs.

Meet our photography instructors!

Day-use visitors can participate in classes with The Ansel Adams Gallery too! Your class receipt serves as a reservation for entry to the park. You will still need to pay the park entry fee. Final rosters of confirmed and cancelled attendees are provided to the Park Service each evening (the day before).

To ensure the safety of our class participants during COVID-19, we will be reducing the number of people per class to six participants. This will help us maintain accurate social distancing within the group. Face coverings are required for all participants. Let's enjoy photographing the great outdoors while staying safe!

Photographer Ansel Adams immortalized Yosemite National Park through his classic black & white images. His images pushed the popularity of landscape photography while helping to motivate the American environmental movement. Through the course of the class, you will visit a number of locations from where Ansel composed some of his most famous images. At each location, you will have the opportunity to see the same image through your lens and work more in-depth with the scene around you. You will receive insight into Ansel's life, photography and philosophies as well as basic lessons in photographic technique.

  • Location: Yosemite National Park

  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate

  • Class Limit: 6

  • This is a field oriented class, allowing the participants the opportunity to photograph in beautiful Yosemite Valley. Participants will spend 4 hours out in the field walking to different locations. The class usually walks 2-3 miles on flat, mostly paved paths.

  • Tuition: $95.00 Per Person

  • For questions and further information on this photography class, please email or call (209) 372-4413.

Photography Class Cancellation Policy: We understand that sometimes things come up and the best laid plans go awry. If you cancel your class more than 7 days in advance, you will be refunded in full for the class (less Eventbrite fees).

• If you cancel your class less than 7 days but more than 24 hours before the class starts, we will refund your money, minus a non-refundable charge equal to 15% of the cost of your class (less Eventbrite fees).

• Refunds cannot be made for no-shows or cancellations within the 24 hour time period. NOTE: During summer months traffic to Yosemite and in the Valley can be very congested.

• Class payments are fully transferable to another individual for the same scheduled class if you choose to withdraw your registration.

• If The Ansel Adams Gallery needs to cancel the class for any reason, your payment will be refunded in full. However, we simply can’t be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or lodging reservations.

NOTE: About Youth participants

Attendees under the age of 18 need to have a parent or legal guardian present at the beginning of each class to sign a waiver of liability form.

The Ansel Adams Gallery is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.

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