Explore the Iconic Scenes of Yosemite National Park with Château du Sureau and The Ansel Adams Gallery

Escape to a picturesque weekend getaway filled with elegance, delectable meals, and a journey into the creative mind of Ansel Adams. With transportation included to and from the park, participants will embark on a full-day guided experience exploring the breathtaking sights of Yosemite. Gain valuable insight into Adams’ artistic techniques through a curated discussion and presentation of his original fine print photographs. Take your own photography to the next level as you explore the park’s most scenic locations and learn to incorporate Adams’ legacy into your own compositions.

Experience the beauty of Yosemite like never before with this weekend package. Enjoy luxurious accommodations with all meals and transportation taken care of. Join a full-day guided tour of the park and discover the artistry of Ansel Adams through a curated discussion and presentation of his breathtaking photographs. Learn how to capture the perfect shot in the park’s most picturesque locations using Adams’ photographic techniques and compositions. Join Château du Sureau for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of nature.

Step into a world of opulence at Château du Sureau. Kickstart your weekend with a warm reception and feast with your fellow guests. Delight in a lush retreat where you’ll revel in exquisite lodgings, stunning landscapes, an inviting pool, and delectable cuisine, all included in your stay at The Elderberry House and Cellar Bar. Pamper yourself with indulgent Spa du Sureau treatments.

Designed for beginning photographers, hobbyists, and Ansel Adams enthusiasts, participants will have the opportunity to frame in their own lens the scenes made famous by Adams and replicate his awe-inspiring use of light. They will be transported to an “outside classroom” for a walking tour of Cooks Meadow where digital camera techniques and compositional theory will be discussed. Then the group will be transported to other scenic areas of Yosemite Valley to have the opportunity to put their skills to the test.

Participants will receive a detailed list of required and recommended equipment, which includes wide angle and zoom lens, filters, a tripod and a carrying bag. 

Rates are exclusive of tax and 22% service fees, and reservations must be reserved 7 days in advance. In the event of forecasted heavy rain, participants will have the option of reserving a 2024 experience or requesting a full refund. A 50% advance deposit is required. Cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the event.

The Ansel Adams Photography Weekend is offered November 4 to 6, 2023, and is priced at $2,700 double occupancy; and $2,350 single occupancy.

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