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Yosemite National Park with John Bosma (Travel Workshop)

  • Wednesday
    September 27, 2023
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday
    September 28, 2023
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday
    September 29, 2023
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday
    September 30, 2023
    7:00 am - 12:00 pm

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© Image by John Bosma


Yosemite is one of the most spectacular alpine landscapes in the world. From the soaring heights of El Capitan and Half-Dome to lush meadows to mesmerizing waterfalls – experience a photographer’s paradise on this Yosemite in Spring Photography Workshop!

With the high country snow melts, Yosemite’s waterfalls and rivers spring to life, invoking scenes like perhaps no other in the world. In years of maximum water flow, Yosemite’s Upper and Lower Falls make a thundering sound that can be heard throughout the Valley. Bridalveil Fall is spectacular with sprays that reach half of its 620-foot height. Some waterfalls such as Ribbon Falls only appear during the spring if it’s wet enough – at 1,162 feet, it is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world.

Wildflowers bloom everywhere in Yosemite in the spring and you can see scores of varieties. Yosemite is one of the few places you can see the bright red stalks of the Snow Plant, a striking sight even if it’s technically a fungus and not a flower. You may also see poppies, goldfields, meadowfoam, baby blue-eyes, and redbud trees.

This workshop has been scheduled to coincide with peak waterfall season in the spring of the year. You’ll have the opportunity to photograph rainbows, waterfalls, wildflowers, and wide-open landscapes at some of Yosemite’s most iconic locations, some of which include the big granite domes of El Capitan, Sentinel Dome, and Half-Dome, and the cascading waters of Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, and Vernal Falls. We’ll also shoot many other locations on the valley floor, making sure that you’re in the right place at the right time during the best lighting conditions.


John Bosma is a fine art landscape photographer who specializes in capturing the beauty of nature. He has won multiple awards for his work and is a well-known mountain climber and hiker. Many of John’s landscape photos come from his personal adventures in the great outdoors, or as a colleague once said, “John takes fantastic images. It’s just that none of them are below 10,000 feet!”

In addition to his photography work, John runs a series of professional full-immersion landscape photography workshops. These workshops are designed to allow photographers of all levels to learn from master photographers and develop their unique photographic voice.

John’s Death Valley National Park images were recently displayed as part of the 100 Years of the National Park Service at The G2 Gallery in Los Angeles. His work captures the emotion and intensity of the desert landscape. While the desert can be harsh and colorless in the intense light of day, the desert comes alive in the golden light of sunrise and twilight, and John’s work captures those brief moments.

His work has also been displayed in various museums and galleries, including the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, Massachusetts; the Amanda Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas; the Los Angeles Center of Photography; and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.

In addition to his landscape and fine art photography, John is an accomplished sports photographer. He is an official photographer for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Special Olympics, the World Police & Fire Games, the Rob Fukuzaki HUYF Annual Charity Golf Tournament, the ALS Association, Run-to-Remember LA, NCAA Sports, Nike, and various other organizations in the Los Angeles area. His commercial and editorial photographs have been featured in publications and online magazines, and his images have appeared in numerous advertising and marketing campaigns. John was also featured in 2021 as one of the top ten best event photographers in Los Angeles.

Born in the US Midwest, John has lived in Canada, spent time in Europe, and resided in Los Angeles since 2008.

Photo by John Bosma


Photo by John Bosma



Non-Members = $1,150
Members = $1,050 (Become a Member and save!)


To register please scroll to the bottom of the page.


September 27-30, 2023. We will meet for orientation and dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Our first full workshop day is Thursday, Sept. 28. We will conclude on Saturday, Sept. 30 around mid-day.


A $100 deposit is required to reserve space in the workshop. The balance is due end of July, 2023. Refund requests arriving by end of July, 2023 will result in loss of deposit. Refund requests arriving between August 1-15, 2023 will result in a 50% loss of the workshop fee. Refund requests arriving after August 15, 2023 will result in 100% loss of the workshop fee. All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to


• 2 full-day and 2 half-day training days
• All applicable permit fees inside Yosemite National Park
• Workshop course materials
• Online prep & orientation class prior to the workshop
• In the field instruction, mentoring, and camera techniques during the workshop
• Online post-processing class after the workshop


• Transportation to/from your home to the Hotel
• Lodging
• Meals
• Alcoholic beverages
• Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance
• Personal expenses and anything not listed as included

PROPOSED ITINERARY (subject to change)

Wednesday, September 27th
o Arrival / Orientation Session / Group Dinner
Thursday, September 28th
o Sunrise at Glacier Point
o Morning at Sentinel & Taft Points
o Stop at Tunnel View on Way into Yosemite Valley
o Lunch in Yosemite Valley
o Afternoon on eastern Valley Floor (Half Dome, Yosemite Chapel, Yosemite Falls)
o Dinner in Yosemite Valley
o Sunset at Half Dome / Night photography at Tunnel View
Friday, September 29th
o Morning at Mariposa Grove
o Morning at El Capitan & Three Brothers
o Lunch in Yosemite Valley
o Afternoon at Valley View and middle Valley Floor
o Dinner in Yosemite Valley
o Sunset at TBD
Saturday, September 30th
o Morning Location TBD


Limited to 10 participants


This workshop is designed to accommodate all camera formats and all skill levels. Our goal is to introduce you to the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite National Park and to help you advance your photography through creative personal expression.


Participants must be familiar using their cameras and have a basic understanding of photography fundamentals. Participants should be in good physical condition and able to comfortably walk several miles a day and hike up/down mountain terrain.


Participants should wear/bring layered clothing. Please expect the early mornings and late evenings to be in the 50s and daytime temps to be near 80. It also recommended to bring a waterproof windbreaker that can be worn around the waterfalls.


If you are not camping, we recommend you book hotel stay at one of these two establishments:
(NOTE: Both hotels are about 15 minutes from the park entrance)
• Oakhurst Lodge
• Yosemite Sierra Inn


It is recommended you arrive in Yosemite the evening of September 26 OR in the early afternoon on September 27.


You are responsible for all your own meals/snacks during the workshop.


Please email or call 323.464.0909

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