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Spring in Yosemite
Trip Overview
Yosemite National Park is easily one of the most dramatic and spectacular alpine landscapes in the world. From the soaring heights of El Capitan and Half-Dome to the dramatic fields of mountain wildflowers and mesmerizing waterfalls – Yosemite is really a photographer’s paradise.

Sculpted by glaciers, Yosemite Valley is one of the most dramatically beautiful alpine landscapes in the world. It’s rounded granite domes tower thousands of feet over an idyllic valley floor with rushing streams pouring into the lovely Merced River. From atop Yosemite’s lofty heights, snow melts into raging waterfalls that cascade down its solid rock faces creating a photographic tapestry like none other in the world.

Our Spring in Yosemite Photography Tour/Workshop offers an impressive array of opportunities for both amateur and experienced photographers alike. We time this trip to coincide with peak waterfall season in the spring of the year. As the snow melts in the high country – Yosemite’s waterfalls rush to life. This is also a great time of year for Alpine Wildflowers and Rainbows shining off of the mists in the various falls.

Our experienced photography guides have been exploring the Sierra Nevada for the past decade and will offer their wealth of knowledge on this photographic endeavor into the old stomping grounds of Ansel Adams. Our small groups will allow you plenty of one on one time with your instructors so you can focus on improving your craft. Instructors will be on hand teaching a wealth of insider tips & tricks on Yosemite specific landscape photography.

The Spring in Yosemite Photography Tour aims to place you right in the action at Yosemite’s iconic spots. Rainbows, Waterfalls, Wildflowers and big, wide-open landscapes abound! We’ll be photographing Upper Yosemite Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Nevada Falls, Vernal Falls and more as we comb Yosemite Valley for photo opportunites. We’ll also photograph the big granite domes such as El Capitan, Sentinel and Half-Dome as well as many locations on the valley floor. Every good photographer knows that it’s all about the light – and our photography guides will make sure you’re in the right place at the right time during the best lighting conditions.

You will be part of a small group led by professional photographers and staying at our wonderful lodge nestled in the pines right inside the park. After a long day of hiking and photographing in Yosemite we’ll kick back at the lodge with a great meal, photo reviews, instructor presentations and probably some good laughs as well!

Join us in Yosemite this year for during our Spring photography tour for an unforgettable experience. Yosemite is a photographic mecca unlike just about anywhere else!
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Please note: We are excited to offer both a standard and “hiker” version of this trip for photographers who like to get out and hike! Not sure which one suits you best? Give us a call at 928-478-1521 or fill out the "Ask a Question" form!

Spring in Yosemite

6 Days / 5 Nights

Price: from $3795 double occupancy
+$550 single occupancy

Deposit: $1000

Fitness Level: 1-3
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Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 5 nights lodging

Fly In/Out: Fresno, CA

For more information on this trip, please give us a call Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm Mountain Time: 928-478-1521.
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Trip Details
Physical Requirements (for “hiker” trips)
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to hike steep mountain trails with a day-pack.


Group Size
We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.


Accommodation
We will be staying at a great location with prime access to Yosemite Valley.


Meals
Most meals are included during the trip dates and we typically eat at park lodges in the evening as well as a hand picked local restaurants. We often do snacks on the trail and then return for a late breakfast during photography trips as we are often out early to capture the morning light.


Weather
Expect warm pleasant days with cold mornings and nights. The weather can prove unpredictable in the High Sierra and can change on a moments notice. Remember some of the best photographs are made before, during and immediately after a storm cycle. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices – please plan accordingly! For more info on what to bring please email or call us.


Price Includes
Most Meals, ground transportation within Yosemite National Park, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide.


Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, guide & staff gratuities.

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  • Waterfalls, Rainbows, Valley Views, Oh My!
Yosemite is one of the most unique natural wonders on our planet and provides jaw dropping opportunities for landscape photography, waterfalls, rainbows and wildlife! We time this trip to coincide with peak waterfall season which is also a great time for photographing for alpine wildflowers and rainbows shining off of the mists in the various falls.
  • Learn from a pro!
Get hands on 1:1 instruction from a professional photographer while shooting one of the most dramatic and spectacular alpine landscapes!
  • Cutting Edge Photography Techniques
Expect to learn everything from basic camera settings for landscape and wildlife photography to more advanced techniques.
  • Small Groups

We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.

  • Awesome Meals & Lodging Included
This Yosemite photography tour will be based out of our quaint & cozy lodge with prime access to Yosemite Valley.
  • The BEST Trip Leaders
Our Trip Leaders are photography pros who have been exploring, guiding & photographing for years – you won’t find better trip leaders or instructors anywhere else.
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  • A Great Expereince!

    What a great experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish. Great photography locations from deep jungle to beach to river boat to night hikes. The schedule kept us busy but never hectic, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Shout out to our guide Ben - we saw so much wildlife! I'd highly recommend a trip with them.


  • In October I traveled with BCJ to Joshua Tree Natl Park for their night sky photography trip. This was my third trip with BCJ and I just reserved another trip. I keep coming back to this company because of the great experiences I'm having. I love the small groups and excellent guides. 


  • This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys. It was excellent, and I have since booked two more trips. The itinerary, and the guides were excellent.

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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
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CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

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Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys - Copyright 2022
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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