Registration by Canon coming soon

Session 1: October 30- November 2, 2017 - Final dates to be confirmed.

Session 2: November 3-6, 2017 - Final dates to be confirmed. 

We will have final dates once we have confirmed hotel sleeping and meeting rooms. 

Join me in Yosemite National Park for three days of photographing fall colors and breathtaking scenery. Whether your interest lie in the grand landscapes of Yosemite Valley, intimate details, spectacular waterfalls or the majesty of El Capitan, Yosemite offers a wide range of image-making possibilities. We will take you to my favorite spots, based on the weather and peak colors, to create magnificent images.

Each day will feature photography sessions during the ideal light of sunrise and sunset. During these sessions, Jennifer will do a quick field demonstration on photography. During the day, you will learn composition for landscape photography, how to create depth in your images and using hyperfocal distance for maximum depth of field and an introduction to shooting the stars. Jennifer will provide critiques of your images to balance out the incredible weekend.

Canon technical representative will be there to help you with equipment and composition both in the field and in the classroom.

There will be some light hiking on unlevel ground for up to three miles, round trip. This will be an intense three days and there will not be time for much more than photography. We will carpool to shooting locations and eat meals as a group. It is a great time to ask questions and continue our photography discussions.

What you will gain from workshop:

Creating compelling compositions in nature
Making lens selections for impact
How to use hyperfocal for creating depth in your images
Camera settings and operations for nature photography
Critiques to open your eyes and improve your photographic skills

What to bring:

Please bring your favorite camera, together with any lenses you want to shoot with (both wide angle and tele-photo), plenty of charged battery packs and memory cards, a sturdy tripod (a must!) and a laptop computer for downloading images. You will also have the opportunity to submit images to the on-site technical representative who will make one or two prints for you to take home.

Skill level:

The workshop is designed for advanced beginners to intermediate level. Attendees should have an understanding of camera operations including setting f/stops and shutter speeds as well as how to download images to their computer. This workshop is for photographers looking to learn more about nature photography composition and techniques as well as to build their portfolios with high quality images.

Included in the workshop fee:

Partial gear rental
1-2 prints of your photographs
Packed dinner (sandwiches) for the road

This is a Canon Live Learning Event


Yosemite Valley Lodge 
9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr.
Yosemite National Park, California 95389


Accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the attendee, though we have set up a special rate at the lodge.

Yosemite Valley Lodge 
9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr,
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389.



Sign up and mention Canon Workshop to receive special nightly rate, you will be added to the Yosemite Roster for the lodge. It is important you get your hotel reservation with the mentioning Canon. They will put all of our rooms together in the same building which helps for meetings and car pooling plus include you on our list. If you are staying at another hotel or location, please contact Canon to let them know where you are staying. 

Rate does not include taxes & fees. Hotel will rate guaranteed up to 30 days before event date. Book your reservations as soon as possible because the hotel rooms fill up quickly and you might not get the room you want. 



Tuition is TBA. Last year was around $1,400. Hotel and transportation are not included.


Limited to 16 participants.


Spouses and partners can attend meals only. They should know that we are focusing on photography and we will be staying out very late and getting up early and do not know exact meal times. Sleep is at irregular hours. There is no discount for a spouse or partner that wants to attend the full workshop.


We are happy to answer your questions. Please email Canon at CanonLiveLearning@cusa.canon.com or use the Contact Us page to email Jennifer.

If you would like to receive an email announcement when this workshop is taking registration and officially announced, please sign up for the Newsletter and choose Workshops Yosemite. Newsletter Signup

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JENNIFER WU, had led workshops in Yosemite for six years. She is a nature and landscape photographer, specializing in creating stunning images of the night sky and stars. With a BA in Photography from California State University, Jennifer has spent over 28 years photographing, dedicating 10 years to traditional black and white photography. Since January 2009 Canon U.S.A. selected Jennifer to be one of the world’s 36 best photographers for the Explorer Of Light program, an elite group of internationally recognized photographers. Her images have been published in numerous magazines, books and newspapers including Fortune, Popular Photography, PDN, Shutterbug, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek and Time. Jennifer enjoys sharing her passion and teaching techniques for shooting nature photography through seminars and workshops for Canon U.S.A., Light Photographic Workshops, aFilm International Film Workshops in Spain and other photographic groups nationwide. She has lead workshops in Yosemite, Death Valley, Alaska, Hawaii and internationally in Iceland, Greenland, Tanzania, Namibia and more. Jennifer is the co-author and photographer of the book, Photography Night Sky: A Field Guide to Shooting After Dark (2014, Mountaineers Books).

When Jennifer is not shooting in world’s most unique locations or leading a workshop, she resides in Sacramento, CA.


Yosemite in Autumn

Session 1: October 30- November 2, 2017

Session 2: November 3-6, 2017

Registration will be with Canon Live Learning

Please email Canon at CanonLiveLearning@cusa.canon.com or phone at (855) 440-1595 for registration questions or workshop details. 

For questions for Jennifer, please Contact Us.

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