In The Footsteps Of Ansel Adams Photo Class - Yosemite National Park


Ansel Adams immortalized Yosemite National Park through his classic black and white images. Visit the sites of some of Ansel Adams most famous Yosemite valley photographs and capture your own images on this 4-hourphotography walking tour from Yosemite Village. Join a professional photographer from the parks Ansel Adams Gallery and visit locations famously photographed by the creative legend. Receive expert tips on framing your own creative pictures throughout this small-group tour, limited to six photographers.


  • 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 and group at the gallery and depart for a hands-on field experience. Along the way, youll learn the history of Adams, the methods by which he composed photos, and some basic lessons in photographic technique.

Meander along mostly paved paths for approximately 2-3 miles (3-5 km), stopping at four significant points where Adams chose to shoot photos. Ask questions along the way, discuss Adams and photography in general, and get a better sense of the renowned photographers composition choices.

This tour is best suited for beginner to intermediate photographers and hobbyists. Smart phone photography is welcome.


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


  • Park entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Involves a moderate amount of walking

Bring sunscreen and bottled water

Operates rain or shine; please dress accordingly

Can be wheelchair accessible; please let us know when booking so that we can plan accordingly

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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.


  • Sue J

    I really enjoyed the tour In The Footsteps of Ansel Adams photo class. Tour started promptly with three people along with two guides. Mike Reeves was great and the young lady with him who was in training was also friendly, helpful and had lots of local knowledge having grown up in the park.

    Yosemite is amazing and everybody should go here once but allow a couple of days. I had limited time due to having to drive all day the day before as roads were still blocked with snow,

    I learnt a lot on the tour, especially some new things about my camera which was great and much appreciated.

    I knew the tour included a lot of information about Ansel Adams but at times I thought we covered too much information on Ansel.

    We did not get to all the places advertised, maybe because of the different skill levels on the tour or maybe because we were enjoying the scenery.

    If anyone has an interest in photography I would recommend this tour or the other one the gallery runs which did not coincide with my days in the park.

    Looking forward to converting some of my photos to Black and White eventually.

  • Steven C

    Great experience. The instructor was able to show the vantage points to familiar photos and the history of them. Great opportunity to find out the good photo spots that not everyone knows about

  • John S

    This was a very good class and helped me get the photos I wanted to record my visit to Yosemite. From the start of the tour Mike's tips and suggestions showed me how any photo can be improved, and also how different settings can change the impact of the image. I was able to implement many of these tips in the rest of my visit and came home with a very pleasing set of memories.

  • Holly S

    This is an amazing 4 hour class, taught by a specialized-photography Ranger multi-talented who works inside the Ansel Adams Museum. With my 6th grade son, we took this class in preparation for a class speech, as well as being a photography buff. This class was the first time for him to learn about photography styles, old and new film and digital, black and white vs. color, as well as landscape photography styles and information Presented in an adult manner. Thankfully the Ranger did not baby any information down, but elevated my son's education and capabilities An amazing day in Yosemite, fascinating photography and information galore. Rides were taken from location to location, so it really was a lot of photography, information and locations, not mostly hiking which was my worry.

  • Tom

    Everything you want to know about Ansel Adams from where he lived in Yosemite. If you're a fan of of this American artist this tour is for you.

USD 95
Per Person
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