• Yosemite Rainbows and Waterfalls

    April 26th to May 1st, 2018

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Yosemite Rainbows & Waterfalls

Yosemite National Park is easily one of the most dramatic and spectacular alpine landscapes in the world. From the soaring heights of El Capitan and Half-Dome to the dramatic fields of mountain wildflowers and mesmerizing waterfalls – Yosemite is really a photographer’s paradise.

Sculpted by glaciers, Yosemite Valley is one of the most dramatically beautiful alpine landscapes in the world. It’s rounded granite domes tower thousands of feet over an idyllic valley floor with rushing streams pouring into the lovely Merced River. From atop Yosemite’s lofty heights, snow melts into raging waterfalls that cascade down its solid rock faces creating a photographic tapestry like none other in the world.

The Yosemite Rainbows & Waterfalls Tour/Workshop offers an impressive array of opportunities for both amateur and experienced photographers alike. We time this trip to coincide with peak waterfall season in the spring of the year. As the snow melts in the high country – Yosemite’s waterfalls rush to life. This is also a great time of year for Alpine Wildflowers and Rainbows shining off of the mists in the various falls.

Russ has been exploring the Sierra Nevada for the past decade and will offer his wealth of knowledge on this photographic endeavor into the old stomping grounds of Ansel Adams. Our small groups will allow you plenty of one on one time with your instructor so you can focus on improving your craft. Russ will be on hand teaching a wealth of insider tips & tricks on Yosemite specific landscape photography.

The Yosemite Rainbows and Waterfalls Photography Tour aims to place you right in the action at Yosemite’s iconic spots. Rainbows, Waterfalls, Moonbows, Wildflowers and big, wide-open landscapes abound! We’ll be photographing Upper Yosemite Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Nevada Falls, Vernal Falls and more as we comb Yosemite Valley for photo opportunites. We’ll also photograph the big granite domes such as El Capitan, Sentinel and Half-Dome as well as many locations on the valley floor. Every good photographer knows that it’s all about the light – and Russ will make sure you’re in the right place at the right time during the best lighting conditions.

You will be part of a small group led by professional photographer Russ Nordstrand and staying at our wonderful lodge nestled in the pines right outside of the park. This is an all-inclusive trip which includes all meals and lodging while on the trip. After a long day of hiking and photographing in Yosemite we’ll kick back at the lodge with a great meal, photo reviews, instructor presentations and probably some good laughs as well!

Join us in Yosemite this year for the spring Waterfalls & Rainbows Tour for an unforgettable experience. Yosemite is a photographic mecca unlike just about anywhere else!


  • Waterfalls, Rainbows, Half-Dome, Upper Falls & more!
  • Photograph Yosemite’s iconic spots such as Bridal Veil Falls, Nevada & Vernal Falls
  • Yosemite Valley Photography including Tunnel View, Valley View and Glacier Point
  • Stunning & Challenging hikes
  • Small Groups
  • Cozy lodges
  • All-Inclusive Trip, including top-notch meals
  • Learn from & shoot alongside a seasoned pro

Yosemite Rainbows & Waterfalls

6 Days


Deposit: $1000

+$400 Single Occupancy

Fly-In: Fresno, CA

Meet: Yosemite NP


April 26th to May 1st, 2018

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“We had a great time with Russ out in Yosemite and will be back for another trip. We got really lucky on this trip and were able to photograph Yosemite’s renowned waterfalls in full spring run-off stage. It was really something else. The lodging and meals provided on this trip are an excellent way to kick back after a long day out on the trail!”