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!
See more photos of the trip.