Photographing Yosemite

About

The Yosemite Photography Workshops feature the most complete schedule of landscape photography workshops available.  They are designed to be fun, educational and reasonably priced.  In only the third year, the workshops have taught students from 7 foreign countries and all over the U.S.  Repeat students are on the rise, and most students have become my personal friends as well as with each other.

The workshops are designed to accommodate a stress-free, casual atmosphere; we start at around 10 am unless compelling conditions dictate an earlier start, usually in the fall when early morning light on changing colors is compelling.   We finish about 12 hours later or earlier depending on everyone’s energy level.  I try very hard not to burn you out.

We do not adhere to a fixed schedule or itinerary; shooting locations are dictated by the weather.  Often we will change our plans from one hour to the next, depending on rapidly changing weather.

There is no such thing as a dumb question.  Newbies are welcome.  We help each other and listen to new ideas.  You are encouraged to act on your impulse; your eye for a shot with only one day’s experience is as legitimate as anyone else’s.  One of the big surprises of conducting the workshops is how many times a student has given me a new look at the same vista I’ve photographed a million times.

Feel free to join us.  I’ve schedule workshops in virtually ever month, both on weekends and more in-depth week long sessions.

see http://yosemitephotoworkshops.com for details.

About Me

For the last 29 years I have dedicated myself to photographing Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada.

My first gallery showing was in 1968 at the age of 15 at the University of North Carolina.  That same year I produced a documentary series on black poverty in NC for NC Congresswoman Frances Dawson.  At age 16, I covered racial unrest in North Carolina for The Chapel Hill Weekly newspaper.  This coverage resulted in threats on my life, so I was enrolled at Hargrave Military Academy, in Chatham Virgina.  There, I got into radio and spent 12 years as a DJ and 3 years as an NCAA women’s basketball play-by-play color analyst.  It was while working in Fresno, in 1981, I discovered Yosemite National Park, at which point I left radio. I have backpacked and photographed all over the central Sierra Nevada, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. I have worked professionally since 2004.

I am also a Photoshop software training consultant for video2brain in Graz, Austria and Virtual Training Corporation in Richmond, VA.

Clients:
Bloomberg News

Sports Illustrated

National Geographic magazine

National Geographic Books

National Geographic Stock

Outdoor Photographer

Digital Photo Pro

Ken Burns; The Florentine Films National Parks Project
“The National Parks; America’s Best Idea”

SI Kids

ESPN The Magazine

The Sporting News

Adobe Systems, Inc. via video2brain.com
(software training)

Virtual Training Corporation
(software training)

Bright Path Lighting (commercial)

John Hancock Insurance (commercial)

Horace Mann Educators Corporation (commercial)

Yosemite’s Four Seasons Vacation Rentals
(commercial)

The Redwoods in Yosemite
(commercial)

The National Park Service, Yosemite National Park

California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA),

Fresno County Office of Education

California Basketball Officials Association

I also shoot for Icon Sports Media and Cal Sport Media.

Enjoy.

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