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

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This small group walking tour and photo class will take you to the site of several of Ansel Adams' famous photographs of Yosemite Valley, guided and taught by a Staff Photographer from The Ansel Adams Gallery .Ansel Adams immortalized Yosemite National Park through his classic black & white images. His work expanded the popularity of the young art form and captured a universal reverence for the Earth that helped motivate the American environmental movement. You will visit a number of locations from which Ansel composed some of his most famous images, and have the opportunity to see the same scene through your lens.


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

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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.

Inclusions for In The Footsteps Of Ansel Adams Photo Class

  • Professional photographer guide

Exclusions for In The Footsteps Of Ansel Adams Photo Class

  • 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 

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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5 Traveler Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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