Los Angeles Times staff photographer and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Boster has covered the news in California for 28 years. It is his work covering the changing seasons in California's Yosemite National Park, however, that's set to shine tonight with the unveiling of his lavish coffee table book Four Seasons of Yosemite ($34.95, Time Capsule Press). As if the prospect of a book of good-smelling beautiful photographs wasn't enough, the book also includes the Robert Redford–narrated DVD, Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven. This isn't just a meet-and-greet, either: Boster will also give tips to aspiring photographers on how to catch that perfect shot. Given the timeless, unyielding nature of Yosemite, this might seem like not much of a challenge — but tricks both of nature and of light usually reveal more surprises than one could possibly hope to imagine. Now if we could just get that coffee table book on Yosemite Sam. The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St.; Los Angeles; Wed., Apr. 18, 7:30 p.m.; free. (213) 488-0599, lastbookstorela.com.

Wed., April 18, 7:30 p.m., 2012

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