How to photograph Yosemite like Ansel Adams

By Robert Annis – Lonely Planet Writer

I’m a good photographer, but obviously no Ansel Adams. Adams had a unique style – a way of photographing landscapes playing with light and shadow, creating iconic images both stark and beautiful – and on a recent trip to Yosemite National Park, I learned how to capture some of that magic myself.

Find just the right angle
Although Adams traveled the world, the place he’s most closely identified with is Yosemite – California’s most awe-inspiring location, made even more so by his photographs. The photographers who work at the nearby Ansel Adams Gallery have studied his techniques, and pass on that wisdom to thousands of amateur snapshot-takers and aspiring auteurs each year. Nearly every day, the gallery offers low-cost group clinics, teaching visitors to take better photographs…read more