$2,350 – $2,550

Yosemite National Park 4-Day Photography Workshop with Lodging

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Rush Creek Lodge

34001 CA-120

Groveland, CA 95321

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Imagine the soaring faces of Half Dome and El Cap, the Milky Way arching across deep Sierra valleys and moonlight reflecting off of alpine waterfalls. This workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants into the art and science of photography in the national parks. As an added bonus, we’ll take advantage of the region's stunning sunrises and sunsets and night skies to capture the beauty of Yosemite.

You'll stay three nights at Rush Creek Lodge, the newest resort in the Yosemite area, just one mile from Yosemite's Hwy. 120 West Entrance. When you're not out photographing the park, enjoy the amenties of the lodge's 20-acre wooded property including heated salt-water pool, two hot tubs, yoga classes and more. More information about Rush Creek Lodge.

The workshop begins the evening of October 16 with a dinner reception at the Rush Creek Lodge and will allow you to get to know the photographers and instructors in our workshop. From there, we will begin exploring Yosemite through the lens of your camera. Be prepared to walk up to a quarter mile on uneven surfaces to get to each shoot.

Tamron USA will have their full complement of lenses available to loan out to you for the entire program, including their award-winning 15-30 (FX and DX in Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts). National Park Trips Media (an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service), Tamron USA have teamed up to offer the National Park Night Skies Photography Workshop series in a number of national parks in 2018.


Day 1 October 16, 2018

3:00 p.m.: Check in at Rush Creek Lodge located one mile from Yosemite's Hwy. 120 West Entrance

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Meet-and-Greet dinner

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Intro to Workshop & Photography Seminar

Day 2 October 17th, 2018

5:15 a.m. (Approx.): Leave for sunrise shoot at Valley View Pull-Out

6:00 a.m.: Arrive at Valley View Pull-Out

7:09 a.m.: Sunrise

8:45 a.m.: Return to hotel for group breakfast

9:45 a.m. - 4 pm: Free time

4:00 pm – 6:30 p.m.: Post-Production Seminar

6:45 pm – 8:15 p.m.: Night Skies Seminar

9:00 p.m.: Leave for Night Skies shoot: Multiple locations in Yosemite Valley

9:45 p.m. – 3:15 am: Night Skies Shoot: El Capitan, Swinging Bridge and other locations to be decided

3:15 a.m.: Return to hotel

Day 3 October 18, 2018

4:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Free time

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Attendee image reviews and working lunch

5:00 p.m.: Leave for Sunset Shoot at Tunnel View (Sunset is at 7:11 p.m.)

6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Sunset/Blue-Hour Shoot. Box dinner at Glacier Point

11:00 p.m.: Leave for hotel

Day 4 October 19th, 2018

5:00 a.m.: Leave for Sunrise Shoot

6:00 - 8:30 a.m.: Sunrise Shoot of Half Dome at Sentinel Bridge or Sandy Beach

7:10 a.m. Sunrise

8:30 a.m.: Leave to return to hotel

9:30 -10:30 a.m.: Breakfast and Wrap-Up Q & A

This is a tentative schedule actual schedule will be determined the days of the workshop based on weather conditions.

Workshop Headquarters

Rush Creek Lodge
34001 CA-120 Groveland, CA 95321


All participants must arrange transportation to the host lodging property. We will provide transportation from this location to all shoot locations within Yosemite National Park. Be prepared to walk up to a quarter mile on uneven surfaces to get to each shoot.


Weather in the High Sierra of California and in the Yosemite Valley is relatively temperate in October. However, fall typically brings cooler temperatures, particulary at higher elevatiosn in the park. Because we will be shooting in various locations of the park, we recommend bringing warm layers, including a winter hat and gloves to keep your hands warm for the night shoots and early morning shoots. Glacier Point and other sites can be significantly cooler than the Yosemite Valley floor.

Inclement Weather:

In the event weather prevents photographing the night’s skies, we will have several contingencies.

What to Pack:

DSLR, tripod, wide angle and zoom lenses (Tamron will have their full complement of lenses available for all participants to use, in both full-frame and crop-sensor models, including their new 15-30mm), extra memory cards, headlamp, light hiking shoes, warm clothes, rain jacket or shell, hat, and sun glasses. We recommed you bring a laptop for the post-processing class.


$2,350 for double occupancy room or $2,550 for a single occupancy room. Includes workshop, transportation to and from shoot locations, lodging, and some meals. Airfare not included.

Your Instructors:

Ken Hubbard

Ken Hubbard

Ken is the Field Services Manager for Tamron, and responsible for Tamron’s popular Mobile Learning Tour and consumer workshop series. Ken conducts workshops all over the country and in 2016 he co-instructed the National Parks Night Skies Series in seven national parks, including Saguaro. His portrait and landscape work has appeared in galleries nationwide.

Andre Costantini

Andre Constantini

Andre has been a professional photographer for over 20 years. His photographs focus on mood, gesture and simplicity. His clients include the American Repertory Theatre, Constellation Center and Discovery Channel. He has taught workshops all over the United States on film making and photography. In 2016, Andre was a co-instructor in the National Parks Night Skies Series in seven national parks, including Saguaro.


Please email Mikaela Ruland at MRuland@aimmedia.com.

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