Gallery Activities

There are quite a few things going on, with the Gallery and through other organizations within Yosemite. Gallery programs are detailed below, and you can visit our calendar to find more information about dates, times, and other park programs. You can also use our map to get situated.

Camera Walks – Free Camera Walks, led by staff photographers, are offered every Monday (at the Ahwahnee Hotel) Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday throughout the summer. These depart from the Gallery porch at 9 AM and are limited to 15 people. Topics are basic information about using cameras, composition, exposure, and whatever questions come up. Both digital and traditional formats welcome. Please sign up in advance (3 days preferred) by calling 209-372-4413 or by emailing

Fine Print Tours – Spend an hour with our gallery curator viewing some of the Ansel Adams original photographs in our inventory. Evan Russel discusses the evolution of photography, Adams’ personal artistic evolution, and answers questions. Highly recommended for aspiring to advanced collectors. Most Saturdays at 3PM, be sure to check the calendar and call for information.

Fine Art Photography Exhibits – The Ansel Adams Gallery has rotating exhibits of represented photographers, with works for sale in the Gallery and on-line. You can get a preview of the current exhibit, and check the archive for past exhibits.

Ansel Adams films – We host a free viewing of Ansel Adams, Photographer each Friday at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center East Auditoreum.

Photography Workshops – Intensive photography workshops are offered in Yosemite from October to May, ranging from 1 to 6 days in length. Each workshop will vary in terms of focus and level, and range in price from $250 to $1,250. Please click here for more detail about specific photography workshops.