Tom Erwin is a fashion and lifestyle photographer based in Orange County. He seeks to capture the loving moments before they turn into memories. Storytelling is his greatest priority and he finds passion in creating captivating visuals that connect us to each other and our surroundings.
Tom has curated our Field Guide for November 2023 on one of his favorite places to explore, visit, and take photos — Yosemite National Park.
Camp 4 is a great location in the heart of the Valley. For those less keen on tent camping, there are plenty of Airbnbs outside the park. Arrive early before sunrise for easy park access.
Glacier Point offers panoramic views and a solid adventure from the valley to the top in Summer/Fall. For a more mellow hike, check out Tenaya Lake Trail for lake views in Spring/Summer.
A solid packing list is essential for Yosemite — Start with basic camping gear, plus don't forget a cooler, water, granola bars, cooking supplies, flashlights & a good book. Be sure to fill the cooler with ice + your beverage of choice.
It's hard not to find a good view in Yosemite, but a few favorites for photos are Tunnel View (to the left), Glacier Point, Taft Point, Valley Floor, and driving down Southside past Bridalveil Fall Trail. Also, check out Sentinel Bridge, Yosemite Valley Chapel, or Mid Meadow near Curry Village.