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Photographing Yosemite: Digital Field Guide

Book Description

The ideal companion guide for capturing awe-inspiring photos of Yosemite!

Whether using a compact camera or a high-end dSLR, this companion guide provides you with detailed information for taking spectacular shots of some of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Whether you aim to capture memorable photos of Half Dome, El Capitan, Vernal Fall, Mariposa Grove, or one of Yosemite's other many remarkable attractions, this portable resource goes where you go and walks you through valuable tips and techniques for taking the best shot possible.

You'll discover suggested locations for taking photos, recommended equipment, what camera settings to use, best times of day to photograph specific attractions, how to handle weather challenges, and more. In addition, beautiful images of Yosemite's most breathtaking attractions and recognizable landmarks serve to both inspire and assist you as you embark on an amazing photographic adventure!

  • Elevates your photography skills to a new level with photography secrets from professional photographer Lewis Kemper

  • Presents clear, understandable tips and techniques that span all skill levels, using all types of digital cameras, from compact cameras to high end DSLRs

  • Features Yosemite's main attractions in alphabetical order as well as thumb tabs on the pages so you can quickly and easily access the information you are looking for

  • Shares detailed information and insight on critical topics, such as ideal locations to photograph from, the best time of day to shoot, camera equipment to have handy, weather conditions, and optimal camera settings to consider

Whether you're a local familiar with the territory or a visitor seeing this beautiful U.S. National Park for the first time, this handy guide will help capture fantastic photos!

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Credits
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction
  7. Ahwahnee Hotel
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  8. Bridalveil Fall
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  9. Cathedral Peak
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  10. Cathedral Rocks
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  11. Dog Lake
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get The Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  12. El Capitan
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  13. Fern Springs
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  14. Half Dome
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  15. Happy Isles
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  16. Horsetail Fall
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  17. Indian Village
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  18. Lembert Dome
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  19. Mariposa Grove
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  20. Merced Grove
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  21. Merced River
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  22. Mount Dana/Mount Gibbs
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  23. Nevada Fall
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  24. Pioneer Yosemite History Center
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  25. Sentinel Rock
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  26. Siesta Lake
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  27. Tenaya Lake
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  28. Three Brothers
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  29. Tuolumne Grove
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  30. Tuolumne Meadows and River
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  31. Unicorn Peak
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  32. Vernal Fall
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  33. Wawona Hotel
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  34. Yosemite Chapel
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  35. Yosemite Falls
    1. Why It's Worth a Photograph
    2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?
    3. How Can I Get the Best Shot?
  36. Index