Yosemite Photography Education With The Ansel Adams Gallery

Yosemite is one of the great wonders of the Earth and we are here to help you capture it. With over 70 years of photography educational programming started by world-renowned photographer Ansel Adams, our gallery hosts classes, workshops, and private photo guiding to help you make the most of your Yosemite experience. In our classes, you’ll learn from expert instructors who call Yosemite their home, as they share with you hands-on instruction to give you the tools you need to bring your vision to life. With our private photo guiding, you’ll step into an adventure catered to your photography dreams. And if you’re looking for a deeper dive into advancing your photography skills, our workshops offer multi-day comprehensive instruction in intimate group settings.

Our gallery is located in the heart of Yosemite Valley, with incredible views of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and Glacier Point. Learn more about the programs we offer and let us help you curate your photography adventure.

Yosemite Valley Photography Classes

Begin your Yosemite experience with a photography class that teaches you how to capture Yosemite Valley in all its glory. Designed for all skill levels and camera types, and taught all year round, our classes will help you build on your skills and develop your creative vision. Our professional instructors will share stories of Ansel’s life and the techniques he developed, as they guide you to some of the same breathtaking vistas that he first made famous.

Meet our instructors.

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Yosemite Photography Education With The Ansel Adams Gallery

El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, Photograph by Staff Photographer Michael Wise

Yosemite Photography Education With The Ansel Adams Gallery

Photography class participants in Cooks Meadow, Yosemite Valley

Private Photography Guiding

Experience Yosemite through a private guided tour designed to meet your photography dreams. Customized to your photography goals, equipment and level of adventure, our Private Guiding brings you to the park’s most picturesque locations. Our guides have an intimate knowledge of the topography of Yosemite National Park and the Eastern Sierra. With an expert by your side, you’ll visit places in the park that aren’t always highlighted on a map. You’ll walk away with spectacular photos, memorable stories, and a deeper connection to the natural world.

Yosemite Photography Education With The Ansel Adams Gallery

Horsetail Falls by Staff Photographer Dillon Engstrom

Ansel Adams Gallery Photography Workshops

Take a deep dive into the format or media of your choice with a workshop designed for the curious. With personalized instruction taught by master instructors, each workshop expands technical skills and enhances participants’ artistic vision. Call Yosemite your home for a week, be engaged by small class sizes with like-minded participants, and bring home your creative masterpiece. Workshops range from field photography to digital tools, print techniques and traditional darkroom printing methods. Explore this year’s workshop calendar.

Spots fill up quickly. Reserve yours now by emailing [email protected] or calling 209.372.4413.

Yosemite Photography Education With The Ansel Adams Gallery

Yosemite Valley by Alan Ross, Ansel Adams Gallery Workshop Instructor

For more information on any of the photography programs we offer, please email [email protected] or call 209.372.4413.

Yosemite Photography Education With The Ansel Adams Gallery

The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite Valley, California

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