Millions of people visit Yosemite each year to experience its beauty. Yosemite National Park is set within California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoias, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.  Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.  Our Yosemite National Park itinerary has been designed by this tour's leaders and is perfect for photography enthusiasts of all levels of experience.  The emphasis will be on bringing you and other attendees to the right place at just the right moment so that you get to see unforgettable vistas as you capture amazing images.  Our leaders have been selected to offer you hands-on instruction in the field and throughout the entire tour.  This 6-DAY guided photography tour begins with a meet and greet and finishes with an image sharing workshop. You'll make new friends and soon discover that Yosemite will forever become embedded in your heart. This tour will be lead by Rick Berk and Joanne Henig. Rick and Joanne are looking forward to guiding you through one of America's greatest natural parks!

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Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite National Park, CA

Yosemite Nat'l Park, CA, USA Photo Tour

Begins: Thur., May 19th 2016, 4:00 PM
Ends: Tue., May 24th 2016, 4:00 PM

Tour Instructors: Rick Berk and Joanne Henig

Closest Airport: San Fransisco, California

Hotel of Choice: TBD

6 Day Guided Tour | ** SOLD OUT **

Your Yosemite National Park, California Photo Tour Itinerary


THURSDAY, MAY 19th, 2016

Arrival & Check-in

Attendees & Tour Leaders Meet & Greet / Slide Show / Overview

FRIDAY, MAY 20th, 2016

We’ll rise early to greet the day in Cook’s Meadow in beautiful Yosemite Valley. you’ll be able to photograph many of the huge granite walls along either side of Yosemite Valley, along with the beautiful iconic  Elm Tree in the meadow.
Later in the morning, we’ll hike to Yosemite Falls to capture this spectacular cascade and one of the signature sights of Yosemite National Park. On a sunny day, you’ll be able to capture rainbows in the mist.
In the afternoon, we’ll head to Tunnel View to capture one of the iconic views of Yosemite National Park. Then, after a dinner break, we’ll head back to Yosemite Falls to capture the moon bows created by the full moon light shining through the mist of the falls. 

SATURDAY, MAY 21st, 2016

Sentinel Dome, a granite peak of 8,127 feet, is the sight where we will photograph the sunrise over the Sierras. Spectacular views of the entire Yosemite Valley can be had from here, as well as more intimate landscape images. (Sentinel Dome is a 1.1 mile hike from the parking area)
From Sentinel Dome, we’ll hike to Taft Point to photograph El Capitan and Yosemite Falls from this viewpoint a mile above the valley floor.  There are many features to photograph here, including the giant fissures in the granite.  
In the afternoon, we’ll head to the base of Bridal Veil Falls and Bridal Veil Creek. The mist from the falls creates an ethereal landscape in the woods along the trail, especially when the sun is shining through the trees.
At sunset, we head to Valley View, along the Merced River, to photograph in another iconic Yosemite location. After sunset, we head back to meadows near Yosemite Falls to photograph moon bows from the Valley Floor. 

SUNDAY, MAY 22nd, 2016

We’ll head to Mirror Lake to capture the early morning light as it rises over Half Dome’s shoulder, and capture some amazing reflections in Mirror Lake. 
After breakfast, if the Tioga Road is open, we’ll head to Tuolumne Meadows. This dome-studded, sub-alpine section of the Tuolumne River will provide us with ample subject matter for breathtaking landscape photography.  We will spend most of the afternoon here, culminating with sunset. 

MONDAY, MAY 23rd, 2016

We’ll head to a spot along the Merced River with a great view of El Capitan. After that, we’ll explore along the river, where dogwoods should also be in bloom, providing an excellent opportunity to capture the beauty of Yosemite in springtime. 
We’ll then head to Glacier Point at sunset, capturing Half Dome in the late afternoon sun. As we watch the sun set, we’ll also wait for the stars to come out and photograph Half Dome under the stars.

TUESDAY, MAY 24th, 2016

Back to Valley View we go, where we’ll capture the sunrise along the Merced River, and watch the early morning light shine on El Capitan.
After breakfast, we’ll do an early afternoon critique and image share, before saying goodbye!