NileGuide Expert Says:
A must-stop in Yosemite Village
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
tel: +1 209 372 4413
fax: +1 209 372 4714
NileGuide Expert tip:
Highly recommended whether you're into photography or not; you're guaranteed to learn something on a free camera walk.
Yosemite's best known artist was trained as a classical pianist, but he married into a photography business and it is still run by the Ansel Adams family today. The Gallery is located in Yosemite Village, right next to the Valley Visitor Center, and it's open all year. Whether you're a photographer or not, the Gallery is worth a visit, for some unique shopping, rotating exhibits of various artists and photographers (many local), and a look at some of the master's work on display. There is jewelry, Native American craftwork, help with camera issues, a great selection of Yosemite and other books, as well as posters, videos, postcards, fine art prints, ceramics, etc.
Free camera walks go out with a local pro each morning in spring, summer and fall; reservations are strongly advised. High-level photography workshops are described on the Gallery's website. Ansel's inspiration lives on strongly in the digital age.