When we think of Yosemite, we think of the iconic shots of El Capitan and Half Dome, but Yosemite National Park offers so much more. As part of our 4-day workshop, we spent a good deal of time exploring various parts of the valley, learning the history as well as shooting the less obvious elements of Yosemite.

In the early morning, the air is cold and still.

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Early morning reflections – pine trees silhouetted against El Capitan

As the light brightens, the colors start to come alive.


Morning light on an old log

Then as the sun breaks through the trees, we look for the play of light.


Sunrise through the valley trees.

Sunrise on the valley floor can be amazing!

Once again, it’s all about the light.