Private Guided Tour Overview:
Where you’ll go: Our photography guides have an intimate knowledge of the topography of Yosemite National Park and the Eastern Sierra. With an expert by your side, you’ll visit prime locations in the park that aren’t always highlighted on a map. We’ll meet at the gallery, and venture from there.
When we’ll head out: We’ll try and schedule your guided tour when the lighting is best for the photography Yosemite has to offer - sunrise and/or sunset. Start times vary, and we’ll plan the best time for you to go once you’ve signed up for your tour.
What you’ll learn: Depending on your level of experience, we can dive into the basics or head straight into more advanced techniques. From composition to lighting, proper exposure to focusing techniques, we’ll cater our lesson to your curiosities and desires. Seeking a location guide without the instruction? We can do that too.
How we prepare: In order to customize your guided tour, we’ll reach out to you to find out what your preferences are. Would you prefer a driving tour, or a bit of hiking? Depending on the time of year, a high country excursion, or adventure within the valley? Sunrise or sunset? This consultation helps us individualize your experience to try and meet your hopes and dreams.
Questions? Reach out and we’d be happy to help. To ask a question or arrange a guided tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (209) 372-4413.
NOTE: The gallery does not provide transportation for guided sessions. Usually, our guide rides along with you in your vehicle. If you don’t have room, you’ll be able to follow behind their car. No car? We’ll design a walking guide session in the beautiful Yosemite Valley, with famous vistas like Half Dome, Yosemite Valley meadows, and Yosemite Falls.
Cancellations with full refund can be done 24 hours prior to the guided session. For Morning/ Full Day guides, this is the end of business day, 1.5 days out (as opposed to end of business day, the day before the morning/Full Day session). Does that make sense? Under 24 hours, no refunds are given.
For Weather related / Fire or smoke related conditions: We make every effort to keep the guide on schedule, but a cancellation due to these conditions can happen right up to the session time with full refund given. We can also try to reschedule the guide if it is cancelled due to weather or fire related conditions.
We do not break full day tours into two ½ day tours. Full-day tours must be done on the same day. Please choose two ½ day guided tours if you would like 4-hour tours on different days. Please note: There is a substantial break in tuition for full day ($550 for 1-2 people) versus two half-day sessions ($750 for 1-2 people). You are not guaranteed the same staff photographer for both sessions if choosing two, 1/2-day sessions.
Attendees under the age of 18 need to have a parent or legal guardian present at the beginning of each class to sign a waiver of liability form.