Ansel Adams' Legacy Photography Class - Yosemite National Park


Follow in the footsteps of Ansel Adams on a 4-hour, small-group photography tour through Yosemite Valley. Join a staff photographer from the parks Ansel adams gallery on a walking tour highlighting some of the parks most iconic sites. Learn about Ansels important innovations in photography as you go, including technical aspects of light and exposure and how to best implement them in your own pictures using a digital camera. Fuel your artistic vision with a look into Ansels life and his renowned works that capture the magical beauty of Yosemite.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service

Details about this tour

Meet your guide a professional photographer at the parks Ansel adams gallery at the gallery (located in Yosemite Village) and set out with your small-group of fellow participants ona 4-hour, hands-on photography walk highlighting some of the parks most iconic and photographable sites.

Stop at up to five scenic viewpoints, some which will be recognizable from Ansel Adams' photographs. Individual locations change daily based on what current conditions suggest will providethe most photogenic views.

Along the way your guide will offeran introduction to Ansel Adams, the man and his legacy, and provide instruction on how to apply his technical methods to your use of digital cameras. Youll also learn how to best utilize aperture settings and aperture priority, shutter speed, ISO, and histograms to optimize your exposures.

The terrain is relatively flat, along mostly paved trails and approximately 2-3 miles (3-5 km) in total. Ask questionsas you go, discuss Ansel and photography in general, and become familiar with why and how Ansel made the composition and technical choices he did.

This tour is best suited for beginner and intermediate photographers and hobbyists.


  • Professional photographer instructor
  • Entry/Admission - Ansel Adams Gallery


  • Park entrance fees
  • Food and drink

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Involves a moderate amount of walking

Bring water

Operates rain or shine; please dress accordingly

Can be wheelchair accessible; please let us know you will be bringing a wheelchair when booking so that we can accommodate you

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


  • dr.jacqui

    The class was small, so the photo class teacher, Brittany Colt, could pay individual attention to each of us.

  • Stephen P

    Our guide was very personable and generous with her photographic expertise. The brief history of Ansel Adams' contributions was much appreciated. The balance between the time spent at each location and the time spent walking between them was just right. We had a great spot for the sunset. Definitely a memorable experience - quite apart from all the images captured. A full-day to allow a wider exploration would be even more appealing.

  • Rashmi G

    Booked class for my husband, he couldn't fault it. Highly recommend.

USD 95
Per Person
3 Reviews