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Experience Yosemite: Beginner or Advanced Photography Lesson provided by YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours

Experience Yosemite: Beginner or Advanced Photography Lesson

Experience Yosemite: Beginner or Advanced Photography Lesson
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6004PHOTO
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional Photography Instructor
  • Custom Tour Location (you must contact us upon confirmation to discuss)
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Lembert Dome
  • Entry/Admission - Olmsted Point
  • Entry/Admission - Tenaya Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Tuolumne Meadows
  • Entry/Admission - Glacier Point
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Camera equipment - customer must provide their own camera
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California
Additional information
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Please provide your hotel and contact information (phone number, email and accommodations) in the Special Requirements box at checkout. Hotel information so we may email you driving directions to the meeting location; pickup/drop-off is not included.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Items recommended to bring: camera, sturdy tripod, lenses, filters, extra memory cards, extra batteries, gloves, extra layer of clothing, jacket, sunscreen, hat, snacks and water
  • Please dress in athletic-wear
  • We are limited in guide availability this year due to Covid-19. Please understand if your reservation is not accepted because of this restriction.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional Photography Instructor
  • Custom Tour Location (you must contact us upon confirmation to discuss)
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Lembert Dome
  • Entry/Admission - Olmsted Point
  • Entry/Admission - Tenaya Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Tuolumne Meadows
  • Entry/Admission - Glacier Point
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Camera equipment - customer must provide their own camera
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
Departure details
  • Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Please provide your hotel and contact information (phone number, email and accommodations) in the Special Requirements box at checkout. Hotel information so we may email you driving directions to the meeting location; pickup/drop-off is not included.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Items recommended to bring: camera, sturdy tripod, lenses, filters, extra memory cards, extra batteries, gloves, extra layer of clothing, jacket, sunscreen, hat, snacks and water
  • Please dress in athletic-wear
  • We are limited in guide availability this year due to Covid-19. Please understand if your reservation is not accepted because of this restriction.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Yosemite National Park
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Yosemite Valley
    Stop: 3 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Yosemite Valley
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Lembert Dome
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Olmsted Point
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Tenaya Lake
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Tuolumne Meadows
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Glacier Point
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Doug B
1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
Step by step:
Booking was clear and easy. Even changed the date by phone call. YExplore communicated well and as scheduled. Had a phone consult by our photo guide ahead of our trip. Responsive to our email inquiries to clarify park entry fee would be required but that our entry is accounted for towards the park’s daily limit by the fact that we had this reservation.
Phone consult by the guide was very helpful before the trip as it helped me narrow down my camera gear to pack.
The guided photo lesson was great as I learned how to use my camera for histogram shooting in Manual mode as opposed to my normal Program or Aperture or Shutter modes. In short, I was taught one on one to balance shutter speed and aperture to capture a good RAW photo. I also learned how to use my gradient and circular polarizing filter.
The small charge to have a guest was worth it as my wife also enjoyed the fact that the guide escorted us to prime just-off-the-path spots for best views based on time of day. Kim even showed my wife wife a few new photo tips on the iPhone.
Kim taught to my photo skill level and with my equipment considered. A great investment to learn the capabilities of my equipment and a great guide.
Written 8 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are pleased that our Yosemite Photo Class helped improve your photography skills.
Written 13 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

drashley
los angeles, ca18 contributions
Mar 2020
I was very pleased with my instructor, Jay Sousa. Jay is a professional photographer and teacher and really knows his stuff. He is a born teacher and excellent at providing instruction on camera settings and why to choose which ones. He was helpful with composition as well. He knows cameras, photography and the best places in Yosemite to capture the best light. On top of this, Jay is a pleasant fellow to spend the day with. I hope to spend another day with Jay in the future
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YExploreYosemite
Thank you for your feedback on your photography tour in Yosemite. We are pleased that you found your instruction from Jay to be so valuable.
Written 3 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Terraldinho
Manchester, UK4 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
I went on the photo workshop with Jay Sousa. He was excellent - a professional photographer and very easy going. I was nervous about the session but he soon put me at ease and it was very relaxed and enjoyable. I have been reluctant to shoot in manual but after the session, the rest of my holiday photos were shot in this way - this is a massive step up for me! I finally feel a lot more in control of my images. Jay took us to the best locations for the time of day and available light - it was an excellent day!
Written 2 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you. We are happy you had such an excellent day.
Written 21 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ljd7biker
Boston42 contributions
Our guide, Jay, met us near the Half Dome Village shuttle stop. We walked from there to several scenic locations where the light was appropriate for that time of day photo shooting. After a short exchange Jay was able to key into areas to focus on for our 4 hour session.
While walking we chatted about photo composition and exposure. While at the various locations Jay would explain the shot, demonstrate on his camera, then I would compose the shot, exposure, and adjust as necessary to get a great shot. It was great to have Jay reinforce some existing photo practices and correct others; this class is tailored for beginner to expert depending on the individual .
Jay is a very knowledgeable photo professional and is also very familiar with Yosemite National Park. My wife attended as an observer and picked Jay’s brain about the park and various hikes we could do during our stay.
We timed our visit to go to Lower Yosemite Falls during a full moon for the “moon bow” shot -rainbow at night during a full moon. What an amazing sight.
Written 5 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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Vernal Fall Hike! DO IT!
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Great tour company & guide
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Mist Trail, Vernal and Nevada Falls
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Middle Yosemite Falls hike
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Fantastic Hike
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A hike to remember!!!
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Guided Half Dome
I’m very thankful I decided to book the guided half dome hike for me and my boyfriend. We are not experienced hiker
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Incredible!
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Great company, great guide, great experience!
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Cables of Half Dome hike
John was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable about the history of Yosemite , and patient with participants of hike.
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Awesome Hiking Experiences
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Best hike ever!
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Loved every second!
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Very good!
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