Come shoot with me!  This winter I will be shooting some of the most iconic views in all the world in majestic Yosemite National Park.  It is estimated that 90% of people have only go to Yosemite National park during the summer.  Let's go and change this right now.  Yosemite is special during the winter months in that the roads are still accessible and the summer crowds have died down.  There are many landscape photography opportunities in Yosemite some of which were made famous by photographers such as Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell.   The first iconic shot we will attempt is the Yosemite Firefall image made famous by Galen Rowell.  Then we will wake up well before sunrise to capture arguably the most beautiful viewpoint in all of Yosemite National Park which is called Valley View.  On location I will help you capture these moments in a portfolio quality photograph that you will cherish for a lifetime. Then over a nice breakfast, I will help you post process your image to a professional level of editing that will make your photograph a true work of art.  I strive to keep my groups small and intimate in order to maximize your learning opportunites.  My groups are limited to no more than three participants in order to make this possible.  Plus that's as many as will fit in my 4x4 Toyota Tacoma.  So come join me for an unforgettable iconic photography shoot of a lifetime!

Our majestic adventure will start at the Yosemite Valley Lodge.  We will meet at the front desk on Feb. 20th, at 2:00pm.  Spots fill fast so click on 'Pay Now' below to reserve your spot today.


– Number of Photographers:  Cancelled due to dry conditions.

When and where:

– Feb. 20-21, 2018

– Meet at the hotel's front desk on Feb. 20th at 2:00pm

– The Firefall shot will take place from 3:30pm until sunset on Feb. 20th

-- The Valley View shot will take place from 4:00am until sunrise on Feb. 21st

– Post processing will take place from 9:30am till 11:30am on Feb. 21st

– Hotel info:  Yosemite Valley Lodge, 9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr., Yosemite National Park, CA 95389, (888) 413-8869  (This is a recommended hotel only.  Please feel free to stay elsewhere based on availability and personal preference.  But we will meet at this front desk initially.)


– Total price:  450 USD per photographer 

– Maximum Number of Participants:  3

– Difficulty: easy (mild walking, photo spots are very accessible)

What's Included:

– Transportation to beautifully photographic spots in Yosemite National Park

– On site photography instruction by a professional landscape photographer

– Master level post processing instruction and assistance to finish one portfolio shot

What's Not Included:

– Hotel stay

– Meals

– Initial transportation to the hotel

What to bring:

– DSLR camera with tripod

– A wide angle lens (ie. 14-24 mm Nikkor f2.8)

-- A zoom lens (ie. 70-200 mm Nikkor f2.8e)

– Laptop with Lightroom or Photoshop installed (can use 30 day trial from Adobe)

-- Warm clothing, hats, and gloves

-- Headlamp

– Picnic dinner/snacks (sandwich and veggies are ideal)

What to wear:

– Warm jacket

– Beanie

– Gloves/hand warmers

– Comfortable closed toe shoes

Tour leader:

– Johnny Kim, Landscape Photographer

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