Exploring Yosemite with Michael Frye

Yesterday, my son David and I spent the day yesterday exploring Yosemite and landscape photography with Michael Frye. We had a great time – learning about the more out of the way places in Yosemite – away from the big monuments. And about Michael’s techniques – both in the field and in processing his images.

Michael and his wife lived in Yosemite for over twenty years. He clearly exceeds Gladwell’s 10,000 hours test in terms of intimate knowledge of this most special place!

One of the best spots provided us with an incredible view upriver toward Three Brothers – a formation that’s usually very hard to capture. This time of year, the river was flowing slowly and provided a mirror-like surface reflection that was just stunning:

Three Brothers and the Merced River - Yosemite

If you’re interested in Yosemite and photography, be sure to follow Michael’s blogs – 25 Years in Yosemite: A Photographer’s Journal and In the Moment: A Landscape Photography Blog.

His latest book, Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Masters, is a tremendous resource on applying the techniques of the landscape photography masters to today’s digital photography – and includes a wide range of Michael’s personal portfolio to illustrate the key points. Michael’s The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite is the essential handbook for photographers in Yosemite National Park.

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