Ansel Adams' Legacy and Your Digital Camera - Mondays & Wednesdays 1 PM
Ansel Adams' Legacy and Your Digital Camera
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Offered every Mondays & Wednesday, 1 – 5pm. Classes meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery
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: To sign up for a class within 48 hours of class date or arrange an alternative payment method, please email or call the Gallery at 209-372-4413 to reserve confirmed space.
Price: $95.00 Per Person

Ansel Adams is known for his artistry in what has become known as Landscape Photography. He also contributed to advancing the technical aspects of bringing this artistry to light. In this class, you will learn some of Ansel’s important innovations to photography and how they relate to your modern digital camera. This class is designed to instill more confidence in digital image capture, including understanding the histogram and fixing exposure problems. The foundations of the camera are also discussed: Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO; their light gathering and/or creative values. Our goal is to improve your technical camera proficiency while learning how important historical elements of Ansel’s photographic career are still relevant in modern digital photography.

  • Dates: Offered on Mondays & Wednesdays from 1:00-5:00 PM. (NOTE: To sign up for a class within 48 hours of class date, please call the Gallery at 209-372-4413 to reserve confirmed space).
  • Location: Yosemite National Park
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Class Limit: 10
  • This is a field oriented class, allowing the participants the opportunity to photograph in beautiful Yosemite Valley. Participants will spend 4 hours out in the field walking to different locations. The class usually walks 2-3 miles on flat, mostly paved paths.
  • Tuition: $95.00 Per Person
  • For questions and further information on this photography class, please email or call (209) 372-4413

4-hour Photography Class Cancellation Policy: We understand that sometimes things come up and the best laid plans go awry. If you Cancel your class more than 7 days in advance, you will be refunded in full for the class. If you cancel your class less than 7 days but more than 24 hours before the class starts, we will refund your money, minus a non-refundable charge equal to 15% of the cost of your class. Refunds cannot be made for no-shows or cancellations within the 24 hour time period. If you are concerned about this possibility, please purchase a little travel insurance. A little can go a long way. Class payments are fully transferable to another individual for the same scheduled class if you choose to withdraw your registration. If The Ansel Adams Gallery needs to cancel the class for any reason, your payment will be refunded in full. However, we simply can’t be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or lodging reservations. Please do not purchase non-refundable airline tickets or make non-refundable deposits on lodging for the sole purpose of attending the class.

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.

The Ansel Adams Gallery is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 12 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Lots of Great Information December 14, 2019
Reviewer: Kirsten Stricker from Toledo, OH United States  
This class was excellent! Mike was very helpful and knowledgable. I learned a lot about Adams and about photography. I would certainly take another class in the future!

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5 of 5 Great Class March 27, 2019
Reviewer: Kevin Morrill from Sacramento, CA United States  
Spent 4 hours with Brittany Colt and learned more about my camera in that time than I had in the 2+ years I've had it.  Brittany was patient and enthusiastic and I enjoyed every minute of the class.  Plus, we got to see two eagles fly above us!  All in all, a great day!

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5 of 5 Prints and Books December 20, 2018
Reviewer: Bryan Timmons from Margaret River, WA Australia  
I purchased prints by Ansel Adams, Charles Cramer, and William Neill; also two books about Ansel Adams and Yosemite itself. These were special purchases as mementos of a once in a lifetime trip to Yosemite and California from distant Western Australia, in celebration of my 70th birthday.

I had them shipped and they all arrived in perfect condition in time for Christmas!

Thanks to Michael Wise and his colleagues at the Gallery; it was a pleasure to deal with you all.

Best Wishes

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5 of 5 Photography Class July 23, 2018
Reviewer: David Fleenor from Lexington, KY United States  
Our guide, Mike Wise, was fantastic. He had helpful expertise for every level, from beginner to expert. This was one of the highlights of our vacation in Yosemite. I learned more about my camera in four hours than I had in the months since I purchased it.

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5 of 5 Photography Workshop April 17, 2018
Reviewer: Harry Dale from Magherafelt, County Londonderry United Kingdom  
Michael was exceptional. He had a mixed bag of enthusiasts and managed to keep it interesting throughout regardless of individual skill levels. I really enjoyed the afternoon - great hints and tips and a super introduction to the valley - thank you, well worth travel 6,200 miles for

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