Yosemite in Spring- Moonbow hunting!

April 10-12 2017

Back in Spring after two years for the peak Waterfall season AND as an added bonus….going after the rare moonbow!!
Don’t miss this! This year should be epic waterflow!

A Photographic excursion for ALL LEVELS including
Beginner through Advanced!


Limited to a small group. First come first serve on this one!


Registration and details below.

April 7th-9th 2017 (SOLD OUT)

April 10th-12th 2017 

You are invited to join David and Ally McKay and the MPA team as they photograph and instruct in the beauty of Yosemite in Spring.  Also joining us will be Photorec Toby of Youtube fame!  Many of you follow Toby and have seen his Vlogs of our tours as well as his numerous photography gear reviews, tips and educational videos. We are excited he will be joining us on this tour!

Experience powerful and majestic waterfalls, the iconic locations of Yosemite, hidden gems off the beaten path, AND this year, A VERY SPECIAL Full Moon in the park shoot!

This is a beautiful time of year with low crowds in the park and the time to see and photograph the power of the waterfalls PLUS an evening under the moon!

About the “Moonbow”


The “moonbow” phenomena happens only a few times a year due to the factors involved in it happening. A full(or nearly) moon must line up with the falls and as light hits the falls (more importantly the mist, a moonbow comes through just as if during the day when the sun hits the mist and creates a rainbow. Not every waterfall can host a moonbow, in fact, the list of well-known locations is pretty small: Yosemite, Victoria Falls in Africa, Hawaii’s Waimea  Falls and Cumberland Falls in Kentucky.

Although observed for years, due to the rarity, not many people are aware of this and even fewer still photograph it. Of course, all the conditions have to be right, but our plan is to give us two possible nights and be there at the best possible time to give us the best opportunity!

Do not be concerned if you have no idea how to photograph such awesome wonders in Yosemite, remember, we are there right with you making sure you learn and get photographs that you will be proud of , no matter what your skill level!

  • Attendee to Instructor Ratio: 5-1 Student/Instructor
  • Price: 795 
  • Non Photographer spouse or friend rate $250 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • Price includes:
    • David, Ally, Photorec Toby, and the MPA team personally educating and photographing with you
    • small group size (4-1 ratio)
    • full days of shooting with instruction
    • car pooling in Yosemite
    • *BONUS- *Yosemite at night evening under the moon!
    • Be inspired by the work of Ansel Adams and John Sexton
  • Price DOES NOT include:
    • Transportation to Yosemite
    • Hotel ( We will reserve a block rate and a preferred hotel)
    • Recommended trip insurance

This price is much less than most of our colleagues charge and
we have a 4-1 Student/Instructor ratio with the best of the best “hands on” personalized instruction!! 

click here to register  go to this link and fill out the registration form.

Trip is not confirmed until payment is placed.

Due to limited space, there is NO EXCEPTIONS to this and it is on a first come fist serve basis.

*Based on weather patterns


* Itinerary:

Day 1: Have briefing and go out for first session

Day 2: Full day of exploring and shooting

Day 3: Full day of exploring and shooting

BONUS : an evening of NIGHT TIME in the park!*

*Night shoot decided for day one or two while there based on weather patterns.

This trip is planned around the full moon on purpose. Photograph the park illuminated by moonlight!  Learn how to do long exposures and search for the  “Moonbows” as above at Yosemite Falls!* This phenomenon only happens 2-3 times a year! Our hope is to catch it just right and we are planning for it.

To Register for this Safari, click here

*Moonbows weather permitting.

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