California is known for many interesting places, but one of its most notable trophies is Yosemite national park.
The park is mostly made of wilderness, making it the perfect destination for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike.
To get you started, here are some of the best spots to take impressive landscape, nature, and portrait photos.
Take Majestic Landscape Photos of El Capitan
El Capitan is a massive rock formation that’s around 900 metres tall. It’s surrounded by similar mountains and rock formations.
This can make it easy for you to take landscape photos with depth.
You can photograph it from a very low angle to emphasize its size. Or you can take close-ups to highlight all the stunning rock details.
If you’re a fan of sports photography, you can take outstanding silhouette photos of people climbing the rock formation.
If you photograph El Capitan during the day, you should use a neutral-density filter (or something similar). This will prevent overexposure and neutralize every color in the frame.
Take Powerful Photos of the Highest Waterfall in Yosemite Park
The highest waterfall in the park, Yosemite Falls is a sight to behold. Unfortunately, like most waterfalls in the park, you won’t be able to photograph it at every time of year.
If you want to photograph Yosemite Falls at its finest, visit the park in the spring. There will be enough water for you to take as many long exposure photos as you want.
In the summer, it will either trickle a little or dry out. In the winter, parts of the waterfall will freeze. This makes it look like an elegant frozen statue.
If you’re lucky, you’ll witness Yosemite Falls’ ‘moonbow’, a rainbow made by the moon. This happens only a few times a year and isn’t visible to the human eye.
If captured from the right angle, it will provide you with unforgettable pictures.
Take Peaceful Photos In Tuolumne Meadows
Pronounced too-AH-lum-ee, Tuolumne Meadows is an underrated location that’s open only in the summer.
It’s not as massive as other spots in Yosemite Park. But it’s a peaceful area with many interesting sights.
You can use it as both a short hiking area and a place to take gorgeous pictures of lakes and springs.
It’s not as popular as places like Yosemite Falls. You’ll have lots of time to take gorgeous pictures without worrying about photos or distractions.
Photograph the Most Powerful Waterfall in Yosemite Park
Even though Vernal Fall is smaller than the other waterfalls on this list, it’s one of the most powerful ones in the park.
Because of this, you need to be careful when approaching it to avoid falling or damaging your equipment.
You can take the Mist Trail to get to the top of the waterfall. Again, be aware of all the waterfall spray to avoid camera damage.
One of the best ways to photograph Vernal Fall is from a higher point.
Drones aren’t allowed in the park. This is a fantastic opportunity to hike and find new places during the process.