Nearly 70 Years of Photography Education

Ansel’s legacy of founding photography education in Yosemite continues today. From free Camera Walks to five-day workshops, The Ansel Adams Gallery has many photography education programs to suit the need of both the novice and expert photographer.

Half-Day Classes

Join us for four-hour photography classes five days a week. Each of our three classes will teach you how to use your camera as well as incorporating Ansel Adams photographic techniques on making photographs and composition. All classes are $95 per person.

  • Using your Digital Camera, Thursdays, 1 p.m.
  • In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m.
  • Ansel Adams’ Legacy and Your Digital Camera, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
  • In The Field: Creative Smartphone Photography – Tuesdays 1 p.m.

Camera Walks

Free Camera Walks, led by our staff photographers, are offered Tuesday (from the Ahwahnee Hotel), 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 call to reserve your space.  Registration opens 3 days in advance of the scheduled walk.

Reserve on Eventbrite or by calling 209-372-4413.

Private Photography Guiding

The ultimate Yosemite photography experience. Schedule a private guiding session with one of our gallery staff photographers in Yosemite National Park. We offer guiding centered around getting you to the best locations for morning and/or evening shoots, as well as custom guiding that includes locations and technical skills.

Multi-day Photography Workshops

Multi-day workshops held in Yosemite. Courses offered in field photography, using digital photography tools, Photoshop, printing techniques and traditional darkroom printing methods. Workshops are usually 3-5 days and start at $950 per person. Equipment rental if needed, as well as food and  accommodations, not included.