California Photography: Yosemite Photography

Fine Art Nature Photography Prints For Sale

Featured gallery of scenic Yosemite photography by Richard Wong. Museum-quality limited and open edition fine art photography prints for sale.

Established as a National Park in 1890, Yosemite National Park currently encompasses 748,436 acres and attracts more than 5 million visitors annually. Despite being a large national park, the majority of people tend to exclusively visit Yosemite Valley which is just several miles in length yet features a multitude of classic scenic views of Half Dome, El Capitan, Mirror Lake, waterfalls including Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite Falls and countless other natural landmarks. In addition to being of the first National Parks, the cultural history of Yosemite actually dates back about 3,000 years of Native American history. The park name and many of the famous attractions have Native American names as a result.

One of the most beautiful and famous destinations in the world, Yosemite National Park is an amazing place for landscape photography in all four seasons especially spring and winter. The iconic views are a must-see but my favorite moments of photography are done in relative solitude and focused on the "smaller" scenes that are not widely photographed. Some of the best locations are accessed via hiking trails which provide different views of glacier-carved granite peaks and sunset light reflected in water.

I offer personal consultations with my customers to determine which style of print is best for you and produce custom print files tailored to your needs. Printing and shipping of my fine art landscape and nature photos are handled by world-class professional print labs. For licensing inquiries, contact me. I’m here to help you through the process as you consider purchasing artwork for your home or office. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Yosemite National Park is one of America's most iconic and treasured natural landmarks, drawing visitors from around the world to explore its breathtaking landscapes, hike its majestic mountains, and experience the magic of its wilderness. Yosemite's rich history is as fascinating as it is beautiful, encompassing the stories of visionary artists, rugged pioneers, and dedicated conservationists.

One of the most significant elements of Yosemite's history is its role in the development of landscape photography. Photographers such as Ansel Adams captured the park's natural beauty in iconic black-and-white images, inspiring generations of photographers to follow in his footsteps. Yosemite's natural wonders, such as the towering Vernal Falls and snow-capped peaks, have become synonymous with the art of landscape photography. The park's rugged mountains, vast forests, and sparkling streams have provided inspiration for poets, writers and renowned artists such as Albert Bierstadt for the past 200 years.

Yosemite has also been shaped by the efforts of conservationists and visionaries, who recognized the importance of preserving its natural beauty for future generations. Figures such as Frederick Law Olmsted, the renowned landscape architect who helped design Central Park in New York City, worked tirelessly to protect the park's natural resources and promote its use as a place of public recreation. Pioneering conservationist John Muir, called Yosemite, "the grandest of all the special temples of Nature". As a result of these efforts, Yosemite was designated a national park in 1890.

Today, Yosemite National Park remains one of America's most beloved natural treasures, drawing millions of visitors each year through tourism to explore its trails, go camping, rock climbing and photograph breathtaking landscapes. Whether you come to hike its rugged mountains, witness its stunning waterfalls, or simply bask in its natural beauty, Yosemite is a destination that will inspire and captivate you for years to come.

When to Visit Yosemite, California?

Yosemite is a year-round destination for travel. However, it depends on the location. The most visited area of the park is Yosemite Valley so fall, spring and winter are the best times to visit as it less crowded during the off-season or shoulder season months. Those are also the most beautiful months to photograph the valley. Tioga Pass, Glacier Point and the backcountry however is only open during the summer and early fall season due to heavy snowfall which makes it impassable for vehicle traffic. Only the most hardy of adventurers would dare to make the trek via snowshoe in the winter.

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