Ansel Adams Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery
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10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
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The Ansel Adams Gallery is the oldest single family owned and operated business in the National Park system. H.C. Best, a political cartoonist and landscape painter, founded Best's Studio in 1902. His daughter, Virginia Best, ran the business from the 1920s, and married photographer Ansel Adams in 1928. They operated under the name Best's Studio until 1970, when the name was changed. Today The Ansel Adams Gallery houses a remarkable collection of Adams original photographs for sale and many exclusively available reproductions of his work. There is also a remarkable and eclectic offering of books, handcrafts, and other art forms. The Ansel Adams Gallery has been a leader in photographic education since 1940, and offers a number of half day photography classes weekly and week long workshops throughout the year.
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EyelashTravels
Twickenham, UK205 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We had the most fantastic guided photo trip with Michael during our stay in Yosemite. He was knowledgeable and a great teacher to both the keen amateur photographer and the iPhone user. He took us off the beaten track and was chatty and engaging. It was the highlight of our stay. No we just have to edit all the photos :-)
Written 1 October 2022
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J M
East Lyme, CT80 contributions
Jun 2022
I thought the Angel Adams Gallery would be more like a small art gallery displaying all his works. Instead it was more of a souvenir shop, nice souvenirs mind you with some of his art on display. Just not what I was expecting.
Written 23 August 2022
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AFischer3
Grandville, MI14 contributions
Jun 2022
This store had a nice selection of jewelry and art. For those on a budget, there was a nice selection of Ansel Adams postcards for a little over a dollar apiece.
Written 17 June 2022
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boymomdfw
Dallas, TX1,593 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
We did a half day private photo guiding with Michael Wise! It was excellent! He taught us so much and showed us so many cool spots for some amazing photos. This was one of the best things we did in Yosemite.
Written 17 March 2022
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Frank Sories
San Francisco, CA227 contributions
Feb 2022
My spouse and I stopped here for a short time on our recent trip to Yosemite. The types of items they stock are not often seen elsewhere, in my experience. The current exhibition of winter photographs was interesting, as were the original Adams photographs. The building itself is beautiful, and the staff is friendly and welcoming. Overall the gallery makes for a pleasant Valley experience.
Written 13 February 2022
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Kathy C
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA387 contributions
Sep 2021
This gallery has very well-curated original art, prints, jewelry, books and gifts. It also has a nice selection of photography equipment in case you forgot something. Tip: when we went in September, 2021, it closed in the middle of the day due to staffing shortages, so plan your visit for another time.
Written 19 September 2021
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drdave822
Buffalo, NY79 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
What a useful and delightful tour with staffer Blake Johnston! My wife and I were joined by our adult son who drove up to Yosemite to join us. Although we are experienced amateur photographers, Blake methodically showed us not only technical secrets of our iPhones but also pro photographer angles on how to get great shots in Yosemite. We had plenty of places to practice our new skills, while hearing fascinating tidbits of Yosemite and Ansel Adams history. We’ve taken many walking tours in numerous cities and countries - this was one of best ever.
Written 31 August 2021
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hi3655
Hoboken, NJ251 contributions
Mar 2021
I booked a private photography guide for a full day. The tour started in the morning and we continued it at sundown. First the photography was wonderful. I had great lesson and day touring the valley.

I would recommend this tour not only to advanced photographers but beginners too.

Unfortunately this tour was held during covid so the museum was closed.
Written 7 July 2021
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Troy C
8 contributions
Jun 2021
I was able to meet with Michael Wise and get a 4-hour private photo tour of Yosemite Valley. We started at 4:30 am so we could catch some sunrise shots and then he took me to several spots in the valley for some wonderful shots. He also knew a lot about my camera and gave me several tips for landscape photography. The spots we went to were off the beaten path and allow us to photograph shots that not everyone sees and in peace and quiet away from crowds. He also showed me several spots to visit later in the day when the lighting would be better at those spots. It was an extremely valuable experience and well worth the time and money.
Written 23 June 2021
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ssb
Cape May, NJ45 contributions
May 2021
Having seen an Ansel Adams exhibit at the MET in the late 1980s, I was so eager to visit this place. I was shocked to see that about 1/4 of the place had his photos while the rest of the place was like a glorified souvenir store, more than an actual gallery. I would visit again, though.
Written 21 May 2021
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