YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
April 16 - 21, 2023
Two incredible national parks & one stunning state park . . .
Hallowed photographic grounds. At least from a photographers perspective. Ansel Adams made this his home, so to speak. Many other photographers, famous and not so famous, have regarded this national park as the place to get the best images. Agreed! There is such a special atmosphere in the park that one could swear that Ansel is just over your shoulder guiding you. I will add that my Dad is with Ansel, both of them overseeing
my photographic journeys.
So, won't you join the three of us for an amazing opportunity to experience and photograph what is considered to be the "park of all parks" in the
national park system.
Stunning rock formations, waterfalls, clouds, wildlife and such an experience await us in Yosemite. It seems that everything in the park is photogenic. Even the twisted trees and moss covered boulders require your attention.
El Capitan, Half Dome, The Merced River, Three Brothers . . . ya, I'm just name dropping now. But, why would you miss any of this whether you've been before or not. Experiencing this heartfelt opportunity with me and a few photographer friends as if for the first time in this wilderness. You can't help but feel the spirit of
the Earth on this Road Trip.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We will be staying in Merced about a 40 minute drive to the southwest. This is a beautiful small mountain town at the end of a stunning drive from the park.
This Road Trip being in April will see chilly weather in the early mornings. Usually very pleasant temperatures during the day are nice. This early in the season, Tioga Pass and the high country will still be closed due to winter snow still on the roads. There is still plenty of park to experience, though.
We will photograph from the Tunnel View and the Yosemite Valley View points as made famous by Ansel Adams. We will be visiting Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite Falls, Vernal Falls, The Three Brothers and other famous points in the park. We will also walk to the Mirror Lake and Half Dome vantage point. It's about 3 mile round trip but all on a nice asphalt trail and no elevation gain. So there!
Another treat as we come into the park from Merced, are many cascades in the Merced River. There are also many beautiful waterfalls of varying heights and lengths to see all
throughout the park.
Early spring offers many soft colors to enjoy. And of course . . .
black & white photography is a must. We will specifically work on black & white imagery throughout the Road Trip. Buckle up as this Road Trip is a stunner! Prepare to capture many, many exciting memorable images.
REGISTER NOW | LIMIT 10 ATTENDEES
$500 HOLDS YOUR SPOT
SO MUCH TO SEE
All skill levels are encouraged to come and play in this atmosphere beyond words. After the workshop you will understand why
words can't explain this unusual and unique collection of
photographically rich landscape. Seriously!
Here are some of the things I hope to encourage
your photographic growth in:
~ Image pre-visualization
~ Depth of field
~ Lens selection
~ Image prep in Lightroom
~ Image enhancement in Photoshop
~ and so much more . . .
If you'd like to see what you too can create, visit my fine art web site at JeffJohnsonFineArt.com
Best Western Plus Yosemite Way
4999 Highway 140
Mariposa, CA 95338
I have already made reservations. Once you reserve your Road Trip with a deposit, I will place your name on a room reservation. Rooms are $189 x5 nights including tax & payable when you check in.
Let's find you a roommate!
Camera, tripod, filters, lenses, shutter release, Hoodman loupe and whatever other gear makes you happy. Also bring your laptop with Photoshop and Lightroom already installed and working. Sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray and a hat
are advised. Having layers of clothing is great
as you can take off and put them back
on as the temperature changes. Having rain
gear available is not a bad idea either.
Rain gear for your equipment, too!
WHAT TO BRING
IN THE CLASSROOM
This is a hands-on opportunity so bring your computer! I have discovered that offering critique sessions during a Road Trip greatly increases your growth. Being able to shoot, critique, adjust and understand during a workshop is a very
efficient and rewarding way to learn.
I will offer a Zoom session a couple of weeks following the Road Trip. This is an ideal situation because we are all comfortable at home with our familiar computer setups. We will take a look at your imagery and I can offer critiques and other helpful and positive feedback. Then I will offer my
step-by-step process of howI interpret
and enhance my imagery.
For your investment you will have the opportunity to photograph one of the most popular and gorgeous landscapes in America. We will spend a lot of time on foot getting intimate with this environment. From the amazing rock formations to the unique trees, Yosemite offers an abundance of themes to photograph. With my help and expertise I
hope to help you enhance your portfolio
and learn a new trick or two.
REGISTER NOW | LIMIT 10 ATTENDEES
$500 HOLDS YOUR SPOT
WORKSHOP CANCELLATION, DEPOSIT, PAYMENT & REFUND POLICIES
We must rely on your confirmed attendance to make important arrangements, reservations and payments in advance for your workshop to be a positive and pleasant experience. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible.
DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS . . .
Your initial deposit is fully refundable within 72 hours of making the deposit. After 72 hours, your deposit becomes non-refundable. The balance of the workshop is due 30 days before the first day of the workshop. If your initial deposit is made inside of 30 days from the first day of the workshop, full payment may be required in lieu of the usual deposit. A payment schedule may be arranged if this makes attending a Soul Road Trip more possible for you. Contact me directly for an installment payment opportunity. EMAIL
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & TRANSFERS . . .
Sometimes you need to cancel a trip. Plans and desires change and we understand that. We also hope that you understand certain arrangements, reservations and plans must be made weeks if not months out from a workshop. Deposits are used to make these arrangements to make your experience a pleasant one. Of course, we wish you to come again and again and to tell your friends about your wonderful experience.
However, if you must cancel, please be aware of these policies. After the initial 72 hours after making a deposit, that deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel after 72 hours and 30 days before the first day of the workshop, any additional monies are refundable less a 15% administration fee. If you must cancel within 30 days before the first day of the workshop, all funds are non-refundable so we recommend travel insurance. Check out allianz.com or squaremouth.com for trip insurance opportunities.
Workshop registrations are usually NOT transferable. We will take each situation on a case-by-case basis. If Soul Road Trips needs to cancel a workshop, we will let you know as soon as possible and at least 14 days prior to the first day of the scheduled workshop, and immediately refund your full tuition. However, we will not be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or lodging reservations. Please do not purchase airline tickets or make non-refundable deposits on lodging that cannot be canceled before the trip.