Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Exhibit in Yosemite Opens July 9

First Light: Five Photographer's in the Yosemite Backcountry

Ansel Adams led regular trips into the Yosemite backcountry as part of his efforts to protect this rare instance of unspoiled nature and, as a result, introduced thousands to its beauty. Following his example, the Yosemite Fund asked five well-known Yosemite photographers to once again bring the wonders of the wilderness to the general public, and create an archive of fine-art Yosemite images that would be used as iconic representations of the park.

For five years, Charles Cramer, Karl Kroeber, Scot Miller, Mike Osborne, and Keith S. Walklet, spent a part of their summers in Yosemite’s wilderness region, which covers more than one thousand square miles of almost indescribable raw beauty, and the camaraderie that developed between them is evident in the reminiscences and musings that accompany their photographs. The result of this uncommon collaboration is a book of glorious prints, each imbued with its creator’s distinct style.

The Ansel Adams Gallery First Light Exhibit runs until August 19. We will feature work from all five photographers, as well as have them all on hand for a reception and book signing July 17 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Platinum Printing Workshop with Scott Davis

This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of making fine platinum prints. Students will learn how to select appropriate images for platinum printing, how to make paper choices unique to individual images, and learn the fundamentals of printing in this exquisite process.

A limited number of accommodations are still available in Yosemite Valley for this workshop. For more information, visit our website.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Full Moon Photography Workshop with Michael Frye

There's still space available in Michael Frye's Full Moon Night Photography Workshop on July 6th.

"I've been interested in night photography for a long time, and have created a rather surreal body of nighttime images using flash and flashlights to illuminate objects in the dark. If you haven't seen this work you can view the nighttime portfolio on my web site. The techniques required to make such complex photos take years to master, but this one-day workshop is a good introduction to this fun and creative arena of photography. I haven't taught many classes on this subject, so this is a rare opportunity to learn some of the essential skills needed to make nighttime photographs."

To register or get more information visit our web site.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Making a Photograph: From Field to Print with Charles Cramer and Keith Walklet

This 2-day lecture/demonstration July 18 & 19 presents highlights from the 3-5 day workshops that Walklet and Cramer present for the Ansel Adams Gallery. Participants will learn valuable insights on photographing in the field, exposure of film and digital captures, and creating effective compositions, plus techniques that allow you to optimize these images to their fullest potential using Lightroom and Photoshop, all leading to the creation of compelling prints. This course will "open your eyes" to imagine the many possibilities within your image.

Rooms in Yosemite Valley are available for this workshop, but you must register by June 15th to reserve one.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Take a Workshop in Yosemite!

This was the scene last night during Michael Frye's Hidden Yosemite Valley workshop- incredible light and scenery. Photo was taken by assistant and staff photographer Evan Russel from the top of Sentinel Dome looking west to El Capitan.

Michael's next workshop will be a one day class on Full Moon Night Photography on July 6. Check out our website for details.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Book Signing - Friday June 5th in Yosemite

Granite, Water, and Light: The Waterfalls of Yosemite Valley
Photographs and text by Mike Osborne

Cascading recklessly down towering cliffs, Yosemite Valley's waterfalls bring inspiration and delight to millions of visitors each year. The Valley's waterfalls are renowned throughout the world not only for their height and number but for their astonishing variety—from "ephemerals" that spring briefly to life after rainstorms to roaring "majors" such as Bridalveil Fall. Granite, Water, and Light captures the magnificence of these natural displays, explains their geological structures, and offers details such as where and when to best view the waterfalls. Lively and informative, this is a book that opens our minds to knowledge and our eyes to wonder.

A former ranger at Yosemite National Park, Mike Osborne has been a photographer thre for more than thirty-five years. His images have been used in educational and interpretive programs and in literature supporting the National Park Service, the Yosemite Association, and the Yosemite Fund. Osborne is also a contributing photographer to the book First Light: Five Photographers Explore the Yosemite Wilderness.

The Waterfalls are still going strong in Yosemite Valley. Mike will be signing copies of his new book at The Ansel Adams Gallery from 1:00-3:00pm, Friday, June 5th.

Stop by and pick up a signed copy of Granite, Water, and Light. Available as a paperback for $12.95, it makes a great Father's Day gift!