Landscape Photography Tips At Yosemite


I decided to wrap up my year with a landscape photography trip to Yosemite National Park with my good friend Urapa who visited from Thailand and wanted to see snow. We both bought some new gear before the trip – she got the snow boots and a new lens, and I bought a new tripod (Mefoto Global Trotter) – see How to Choose A Tripod. So you know how excited we were!  It turned out that weather was quite “friendly” to us – there wasn’t that much snow and it felt pretty warm.  Nevertheless, we managed to drive 1 hour distance to the park valley every morning and set up our gear 20-30 minutes before sunrise. I have to admit it was one of my most diligent landscape photo trips (given I am not an early riser).  I was happy with the views I captured every morning and evening, and the little snow hike here and there.  Of course this means more landscape photography tips as well.

On the last evening of 2013, I arrived a bit early at my sunset photo spot along Northside Drive near Yosemite Lodge. So I recorded a short video below to share my landscape photography tips and an overview of my 3P photo creation process. Hope you enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. Ive always enjoyed taking photos but have never pursued it on more than a casual level. Ive taken tons of photos of family friends and nature and honestly Ive had some beautiful pics to come out in the wash but ive never really STUDIED the art of photography. Ive had numerous people to tell me that I should…but I just never have. I stumbled across one of your instructional videos and it really piqued my interest. I would like to start following you online and see if I might learn more from an expert such as yourself. Thank you for taking the time to share your wisdom and experience with all of us wannabes. :)
    Thanks again and I hope you have a Blessed new year.
    Sincerely,
    Erik Penland

  2. Belinda

    Erik, thank you for your comment. I’m really glad my tutorial and photos inspired. Photography could be quite an addictive hobby once you get into it. Thanks and happy new year to you too!

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