Photography in Yosemite

Old Feb 13th, 2006, 10:27 PM
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Photography in Yosemite

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I'm fairly new to photography and I wanted to go to beautiful Yosemite to take some practice shots. I'm planning a trip in March and hopefully there will still be a "winter feel." Anybody out there see some amazing locations for a photo opp that are off the beaten path?

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Old Feb 14th, 2006, 03:00 AM
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I was in Yosemite a few years ago. You cannot fail to get some great shots there. It's amazing. You can sign up for a free Kodak Photo Tour. Would really recommend that. It's worth getting up early and going out with your camera. Hopefully you will get some of the animals out before they are scared off by the people.

Have fun! Laura
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Old Feb 14th, 2006, 07:11 AM
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There are fabulous, free photography walks in Yosemite. In March they give the walk 2 days a week -- I think on Tues and Saturdays.

These are offered through the Ansel Adams Gallery and are an absolute "must" - especially for someone like you who wants to learn more about scenic photography.
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Old Feb 14th, 2006, 07:44 AM
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The high country of Yosemite will still be closed in March so that will be out.

The most photographic area IMHO is Yosemite Valley and I can't think of any places off the beaten path, but you will have enough plenty of places to take pictures! Sunset on Half Dome is usually a great photo.

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Old Feb 14th, 2006, 08:47 AM
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You can't miss no matter where you go in Yosemite. It's a total photo op!
Your photographic opportunities will be restricted only by the previously mentioned closed-off areas!
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Old Feb 14th, 2006, 09:01 AM
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We have gotten some of our best shots while wandering along the river and the edge of meadows - there are various paths and trails that you can take. We generally just start walking and find the good shots as we go.

We have some great shots of Yosemite Falls and the river from the bridge at the Housekeeping Camp. One particular shot I am thinking of, taken from the opposite bank from the Housekeeping Camp, with Yosemite Falls in the background framed by a couple trees in the foreground and the river running through the shot.

There is a really pretty meadow just up river from there - half a mile or so - where you can get some great shots. Also a stone bridge up that way that is a nice feature against the natural elements.

Down river a little ways, past the Lodge and everything is a nice meadow with several black oaks. In the spring their leaves will be bright green, which is a terrific contrast with the black bark. Add a blue sky with a few white clouds and you've got some nice material.
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Old Feb 14th, 2006, 11:00 AM
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You can take a shuttle to Badger Pass and rent snowshoes (anybody can snowshoe). If you are a cross-country skier, rent skis and plan on a day to ski to Dewey Point and back. Here are some photos I took last year in March in the valley and at the pass:
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