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In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams (Yosemite Valley)

Travel to a series of stunning locations where Ansel Adams composed some of his most famous photographs. Each stop in the Footsteps of Ansel Adams offers you the opportunity to see the very same scene through your own camera lens, as you are guided in-depth by an expert staff photographer to best capture the iconic vistas. In this class you will dive into the philosophies and life stories of the man behind the legend. You’ll get to practice Ansel’s photographic techniques, and learn how he pushed the popularity of landscape photography while helping to motivate the American environmental movement. Join Ansel’s legacy in immortalizing Yosemite National Park while composing your own extraordinary photographs.

Photographer Ansel Adams immortalized Yosemite National Park through his classic black & white images. His images pushed the popularity of landscape photography while helping to motivate the American environmental movement. Through the course of the class, you will visit a number of locations from where Ansel composed some of his most famous images. At each location, you will have the opportunity to see the same image through your lens and work more in-depth with the scene around you. You will receive insight into Ansel's life, photography and philosophies as well as basic lessons in photographic technique.

Dates:  Mondays - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fee:  $95.00 per person

Level:  Beginner to Intermediate - this is a field oriented class, allowing the participants the opportunity to photograph in beautiful Yosemite Valley. Participants will spend 4 hours out in the field walking to different locations. The class usually walks 2-3 miles on flat, mostly paved paths.

Class Limit:  6 people

Sign Up:  Click this link to sign up through Eventbrite.  To sign up for a class within 48 hours of class date, please call the Gallery at (209) 372-4413.


  • Attendees under the age of 18 need to have a parent or legal guardian present at the beginning of each class to sign a waiver of liability form.
  • To ensure the safety of our class participants during COVID-19, we will be reducing the number of people per class to six participants. This will help us maintain accurate social distancing within the group. Face coverings are required for all participants. Let's enjoy photographing the great outdoors while staying safe!
  • Day-use visitors can participate in classes with The Ansel Adams Gallery too! Your class receipt serves as a reservation for entry to the park. You will still need to pay the park entry fee. Final rosters of confirmed and cancelled attendees are provided to the Park Service each evening (the day before).

Starts: January 10, 2022

Occurs: Every week on Monday until December 26, 2022
Time: Monday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Admission: $95

Location: Ansel Adams Gallery - Yosemite National Park
9031 Village Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

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Phone: (209) 372-4413


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