Ansel Adams Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Ansel Adams Gallery is the oldest single family owned and operated business in the National Park system. H.C. Best, a political cartoonist and landscape painter, founded Best's Studio in 1902. His daughter, Virginia Best, ran the business from the 1920s, and married photographer Ansel Adams in 1928. They operated under the name Best's Studio until 1970, when the name was changed. Today The Ansel Adams Gallery houses a remarkable collection of Adams original photographs for sale and many exclusively available reproductions of his work. There is also a remarkable and eclectic offering of books, handcrafts, and other art forms. The Ansel Adams Gallery has been a leader in photographic education since 1940, and offers a number of half day photography classes weekly and week long workshops throughout the year.
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Indyblonde
US173 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
I'm told that this is the only business in Yosemite that isn't either NPS or Aramark. They have really wonderful things, at all price ranges and is definitely worth a visit
Written October 30, 2023
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,282 contributions
May 2023
My family and I visited Yosemite recently and we stopped by the Ansel Adams Gallery. I have enjoyed the work of Ansel Adams for many years. Adams was able to capture the beauty, mystery, and emotion of Yosemite in his photography. The gallery has a great selection of his work and serves as not only a place to purchase his works, but to learn about his photography. They have everything from postcards of his photos to fine prints of his work. I highly recommend a visit to the Ansel Adams Gallery.
Written June 9, 2023
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Gail S
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Jun. 2023 • Couples
My husband and I took a half day private photography tour with Moeryae, and we're blown away by how much we were able to learn in such a short time. I have just a smartphone camera, while my husband has a Sony mirrorless, and she was able to show us both how to use all the features on our respective devices, to take better photos. She did a lot of research in advance on settings, and it showed. I would highly recommend this tour for beginners looking for instruction, or even more experienced amateur photographers, looking to improve their shots, or even just find the best spots in the valley to take photos, based on season and weather conditions.
Written June 7, 2023
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AndyKansasCity
Kansas City1,024 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
This is a very nice gift shop, not the touristy merchandise you see elsewhere. If you’re looking for something nice for yourself or someone else, this is the place to go.
Written November 30, 2022
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EyelashTravels
Twickenham, UK217 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
We had the most fantastic guided photo trip with Michael during our stay in Yosemite. He was knowledgeable and a great teacher to both the keen amateur photographer and the iPhone user. He took us off the beaten track and was chatty and engaging. It was the highlight of our stay. No we just have to edit all the photos :-)
Written October 1, 2022
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J M
East Lyme, CT81 contributions
Jun. 2022
I thought the Angel Adams Gallery would be more like a small art gallery displaying all his works. Instead it was more of a souvenir shop, nice souvenirs mind you with some of his art on display. Just not what I was expecting.
Written August 23, 2022
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AFischer3
Grandville, MI14 contributions
Jun. 2022
This store had a nice selection of jewelry and art. For those on a budget, there was a nice selection of Ansel Adams postcards for a little over a dollar apiece.
Written June 17, 2022
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boymomdfw
Dallas, TX1,786 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Family
We did a half day private photo guiding with Michael Wise! It was excellent! He taught us so much and showed us so many cool spots for some amazing photos. This was one of the best things we did in Yosemite.
Written March 17, 2022
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Frank Sories
San Francisco, CA243 contributions
Feb. 2022
My spouse and I stopped here for a short time on our recent trip to Yosemite. The types of items they stock are not often seen elsewhere, in my experience. The current exhibition of winter photographs was interesting, as were the original Adams photographs. The building itself is beautiful, and the staff is friendly and welcoming. Overall the gallery makes for a pleasant Valley experience.
Written February 13, 2022
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Kathy C
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA405 contributions
Sep. 2021
This gallery has very well-curated original art, prints, jewelry, books and gifts. It also has a nice selection of photography equipment in case you forgot something. Tip: when we went in September, 2021, it closed in the middle of the day due to staffing shortages, so plan your visit for another time.
Written September 19, 2021
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