Yosemite Falls

It’s pretty tough to take a bad picture in Yosemite. Everywhere you look, you’re surrounded by dramatic, world-class scenery (and depending on whether or not you’re in the Valley, crowds of tourists). If you’re heading to the park this month, now you can also have the chance to be surrounded by professional photographers and top-of-the-line camera equipment!

From June 7th through the 28th, the park guide publishers American Park Network and Canon are offering free digital photography workshops twice a day. Not only will you get tips and guidance from a rotating cast of photographers, but you’ll also get to use some of the newest Canon cameras. Anyone who participates will be able to print their photos for free, as well as download them later from a web site.

You can also enter your images (or any others that you might have from previous trips) to Canon’s “Photography in the Parks” contest through September 30th for a chance to win a trip for two to any state or National Park and a shiny new Canon EOS 5D Mark II and PIXMA Pro9500 printer.

The location and time of the classes seems to change quite a bit throughout the month, so be sure to check the contest web site for up to date scheduling. The SF Chronicle provides these helpful tips:

– The morning workshops begin daily at 8:30 a.m. outside of the Ansel Adams Gallery.
– There is a second workshop that begins at 11:30 outside the Ansel Adams Gallery on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (and Saturday, 6/26).
– The Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon workshops begin at 3 p.m. at Glacier Point.
– Evening programs, focusing on other camera techniques begin at 8:30 p.m.
– On Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, participants should meet at the Curry Amphitheater.
– On Thursday and Sunday, the evening program will take place at Yosemite Lodge.
– There is no evening program on June 28.

Via SF Chronicle.

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