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Photo Safari Yosemite Day Tours

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Address: 40512 Goldside Dr, Yosemite Park, Oakhurst, CA 95389
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+1 559-760-6124
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Photo Safari Yosemite provides personal and private guide services for...

Photo Safari Yosemite provides personal and private guide services for Yosemite Visitors. Pat Althizer is an approved National Park Service Guide. As a professional photographer and guide, he will take you into Yosemite Park to "the right places at the right times", in order to assist you in coming away with Post Card quality images of Yosemite Park.Small Group Tours are available along with Individual Photo Workshop Tours. Small Groups of up to 7 persons are available to both photographers and non-photographers that are interested in a Private Guided Tour of Yosemite instead of a Public Bus Tour.

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YOSEMITE PHOTO SAFARI

I could not speak highly enough of my experience with Pat from Yosemite Photo Safari. His patients and experience on getting the most out of your camera and yourself was... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could not speak highly enough of my experience with Pat from Yosemite Photo Safari. His patients and experience on getting the most out of your camera and yourself was excellent. I consider myself a frustrated photographer....love photography but not always get great shots but this certainly was not the cause with the photos from my day with Pat. I... More 

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Pat32228, Owner at Photo Safari Yosemite Day Tours, responded to this review

Sharing photography tips and coaching my clients in one of the most beautiful places on earth is always great day for me. More 

Johannesburg
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

A great day with Pat. Pat was really knowledgeable on Yosemite and made for not only great photo opportunity but also a history of Yosemite. Pat took in some magical view sites, paying special attention to the light conditions throughout the day, and taking in a great range of photo-shots in just a day. Highly recommended, including the warm apple-cider... More 

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Pat32228, Owner at Photo Safari Yosemite Day Tours, responded to this review

Yosemite is like the candy store for photographers. Spending the day together in one of the most special places on earth is always a great day! More 

Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

I bought pat's photo safari as a gift and we were not disappointed. Not only did my bf learn how to better use his camera and get amazing shots, but Pat made it fun for the non photographer in the group (me). He's a treasure trove of knowledge and interesting info. He's great at showing you the special parts of... More 

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Pat32228, Owner at Photo Safari Yosemite Day Tours, responded to this review

Yosemite in the winter compared to summer is very different. Ensuring my clients take away great memories of their experience is the goal. Having fun along with enjoying all the park has to offer regardless of the season is my challenge as a private guide. On this day we managed to walk on icy trails and enjoy a hot lunch... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Pat is a special guy. You would be lucky to find him and use him as a private tour guide in Yosemite. We were super lucky to find him. He was a tour guide, a great person, super friendly, an amazing professional photographer..and he sent us a link to all his amazing photos to add to our own. Highly recommend... More 

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Pat32228, Owner at Photo Safari Yosemite Day Tours, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure for me to share my experience and knowledge with my traveler photographer clients. A day in Yosemite is always a great day! More 

Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Pat was great company and so helpful with photos - camera use, composition, lighting etc. He really knows the area well. Highly recommended.

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Pat32228, Owner at Photo Safari Yosemite Day Tours, responded to this review

I love spending the day together in Yosemite and sharing all I can with my traveler clients. At the right place, at the right time is the motto! More 

Shepperton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

I booked a photo Safari with Pat last minute. everything went very smoothly. Pat organises the day to suit the party and plans according to expected levels of walking etc. luckily for me I was a solo party. Pat knows all the places to visit and all of the local history. he is a very experienced photographer and can help... More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Pat was wonderful. He knows Yosemite. Great driver. He taught us tons about setting up the shot. He is a wonderful teacher and not condescending. We got some lifetime photos. He also does sightseeing trips,shuttle service. He is a Jack of all trades. Hope to see him again in future. Pat was a pleasure to be around.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Patrick is a professional photographer and expert on the park. My grandson (18) and I had a great experience. I highly recommend the tour.

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Pat32228, Owner at Photo Safari Yosemite Day Tours, responded to this review

Sometimes it is "a guy's day out" for me. That is how the day went with everyone having fun together in Yosemite! More 

Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

My family spent one fantastic day with Pat, who knows Yosemite like his backyard. The trip was very well planned and Pat was so accommodating when we requested that we start late in the day in order to catch the sunset. He was very patient with my 14 year old son and gave him instructions about composition, exposure, etc. Apart... More 

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Pat32228, Owner at Photo Safari Yosemite Day Tours, responded to this review

Spending time in Yosemite with young people eager to learn is always a pleasure. It is so fulfilling to see someone enjoy learning how to capture the beautiful images available in this wonder filled place. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

We're just back in Australia after our vacation in California, and we have fond memories of our two day tour with Pat Althizer. On this tour we experienced a variety of different sites in and around Yosemite. Travelling with Pat, we didn't need to concern ourselves with navigating the roads, and Pat knew how to work around the crowds at... More 

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Pat32228, Owner at Photo Safari Yosemite Day Tours, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to be the guide selected to share the wonders of Yosemite to my Photo Safari travelers. Mostly, it is like being with my family for day, but in this case, my adopted family for the day! More 

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