Tanzania - The Calving Season
Feb
15
to Feb 24

Tanzania - The Calving Season

FULLY BOOKED

Join me in Tanzania with Muench Workshops to photograph the calving season of the great migration, the big cats of the central Serengeti region, and amazing landscapes. I have been been leading safaris into the Serengeti of Tanzania since 2007 and know the country like the back of my hand. You will be flown straight into the heart of the safari country, where we have amazing camps set up that put us right in the thick of the action!

This safari is all about photography and you can expect lots of it. There will be photographic instruction and critiques along the way to make sure your safari is a success. Plan for long days as we work hard to capture those iconic and unique images that are associated with this part of the Great Migration.

Our first location will be a tented camp in the Central Serengeti, an area that Randy often refers to as “Cat Alley.” Here our emphasis will be on lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Exploring the numerous rocky outcroppings called kopjes, you will get to capture the true endless plains of the Serengeti and the unlimited photography that is all around you. We will be able to follow the game, wherever they take us.

Our second camp will be in the Ndutu area, within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This time of the year, the Ndutu area is full of massive herds of wildebeest and zebra, both giving birth to their young. Antelope will also be in the midst of calving, so predators will be everywhere. All of this activity makes for some remarkable photographic opportunities. If you have not seen the great migration during calving season, it is a sight to be seen and certainly one that will be remembered for years to come.

Our third and final camp will be on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, which is one of the ‘seven wonders of the world.’ Located just above 7,000 feet in elevation, we will be positioned to descend into the crater at first light. The crater has its own unique ecosystem, with prides of lion, herds of elephant, and the largest population of rhinos in Tanzania. All of these features combine to make this location unique, fascinating, and full of non-stop photography.

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Fall Colors of Patagonia
Apr
2
to Apr 13

Fall Colors of Patagonia

FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE SEE PATAGONIA 2020

Discover and photograph a truly unspoiled wilderness of mountains, fjords, glaciers, forests, and steppes. We’ll be visiting both the Argentinian and Chilean sides of this amazing mountain region, with some of the most dramatic mountains in the world towering over glaciated lakes and rolling grassy foothills. This workshop will be lead by Randy Hanna and our amazing local guide Cecilia Costa, who will give you the best local cultural information and photographic guiding. This workshop will give you a feel for the unique alpine environments south of the equator that have remained the same for thousands of years. We’ll be photographing in some of the most dramatic locations within the Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine National Parks. April is the fall season in the southern hemisphere and we have timed this workshop to give you opportunities to photograph the foliage changing to colorful warm hues. Be prepared to get close to the glaciers and walk through rolling foothills, photograph waterfalls, and reflecting lakes surrounded by towering granite spires.

Lean how to improve your landscape photography as well as local geology, flora, and fauna. I'll will be teaching camera techniques such as long exposures, focus stacking, exposure bracketing (both manual and automatic), and using various lenses to photograph creative compositions by stitching multiple exposures together. You’ll have time to work on improving your post processing skills, helping you learn to pre-visulize with the final image in mind. With so many dramatic landscapes, you will be captivated all day—and even during the night—when we get the chance to photograph these amazing mountains bathed in stars! 

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Tuscany and Cinque Terre, Italy
Apr
30
to May 11

Tuscany and Cinque Terre, Italy

FULLY BOOKED

Join me and Paolo De Faveri on a stunning photo workshop in Tuscany and Cinque Terre. This workshop is an incredible mix of old-world cities and towns, mixed with the beautiful rolling hills and dramatic coastline of the region. Known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Tuscany is our starting point, when we meet in Florence, where we will photograph the piazzas and people, the Arno River, and Ponte Vecchio. From this base, we’ll spend the next six days exploring many highlights of the region, including Belvedere in the Orcia Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the rolling hills and farmland lay perfectly formed in the warm, rising sun. We’ll enjoy tasty, local foods as we drink in the local culture. We’ll enjoy the olive trees and vineyards of San Gimignano. The reflecting ponds of Terrapille (near Montichiello) await, nestled amongst the rolling hills and rape fields. We’ll have a fantastic view of the Orcia Valley from Castiglione d’Orcia and the medieval castle tower at town center. Pitigliano is an amazing town built on top of a hill, entirely out of tufa rocks. This is only a small sample of what we’ll experience in Tuscany, before we head to Cinque Terre, where we will photograph the waves crashing on the jagged coast of Riomaggiore, a harbor town with cobalt-blue fishing boats, and buildings painted in the bright colors of the Ligurian style. Manarola is a highly picturesque village, and home to colorful houses clinging to rugged cliffs. 

There is so much to photograph on this eleven-day workshop, you’ll return home with a drive full of images, and fond memories of the food, the people, and the beauty of this incredible region.

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The Polar Bears of Svalbard
Jun
17
to Jun 26

The Polar Bears of Svalbard

FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE SEE THE 2020 PROGRAM

Join me and Marc Muench on another exciting Muench Workshops photo expedition to Svalbard in June 2019, specially arranged for nature photography enthusiasts. We have chartered our own private ship, the M/S Origo, for this expedition. Strictly limited to 12 guests, we will have three pros on board for a very high instructor-to-guest ratio.

We will focus on wildlife, including the polar bears on ice, birds, and seals. This is a great opportunity to experience arctic ice in the polar landscape. Our schedule is arranged to optimize our time to observe and photograph the wildlife on our excursions from the boat. Two Zodiac boats will get everyone closer to the wildlife on the ice, or to explore the amazing frozen landscape of the glaciers. With 24 hours of sun, magic hour will last hours—making for many more opportunities to witness the unique and wild qualities of this amazing land. We are omitting the traditional “cruise-ship” stops as these would take too much time from our photographic opportunities.

Have a look at the video below to see what's in store for you!

 

 

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East Greenland, a Photographic Sailing Adventure
Aug
26
to Sep 3

East Greenland, a Photographic Sailing Adventure

Join me in Greenland, aboard the sailing yacht Arktika with a small group of only six guests, to explore the striking landscapes, ice-filled fjords, sea life, and small iconic villages nestled in protected harbors along East Greenland’s rugged shoreline. With only 3,500 inhabitants scattered along a 1,600-mile coastline, this pristine wilderness is known for spectacular scenery and breathtaking beauty.

We’ll view the big Sermilik icefjord, cruise the waterways, and visit small iconic villages such as Tiniteqilaq, Kummiut, and Sermiligaaq. We’ll drop anchor in secluded remote locations among gorgeous seascapes and fjords, with the gentle lapping of water against the ship’s hull to lull you to sleep. Because early autumn in the Arctic is the best time for the Northern Lights, we hope to see them dance and photograph them in their multi-color glory among the stars. Over seven days and six nights aboard Arktika, we’ll experience incredible scenery with a group of like-minded photographer-traveler-adventurer who want to get great shots while improving their skills. You will get plenty of instruction in the field and in the digital darkroom. 

Aboard Arktika, which will serve as our “mobile camp,” you will experience the crew’s incredible hospitality along with gourmet meals, comfortable warm bunks, and friendly engaging conversation. Arktika is a Dutch-built ketch-rigged oceangoing sailing yacht that is fully equipped and certified to sail around the world. She has a comfortable deckhouse, a spacious saloon, large galley, and four guest cabins. The sailboat has good central heating, hot and cold water, heads (toilet) and shower. There is 220V electricity to charge batteries and other electronic devices.

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Antarctia Photography Expedition - 2019
Dec
1
to Dec 13

Antarctia Photography Expedition - 2019

Join me and 10 other Professional Photographers on this 12-day all-inclusive photographic Muench Workshop expedition where you’ll have opportunities to photograph the beautiful and diverse wildlife and incredible polar landscapes of the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Peninsula. We’ve timed our expedition at the end of Antarctic spring and the very beginning of summer, when there’s still a chance for fresh snow and the wildlife is beginning to be most active.

This year’s expedition is longer than our previous trips: we have 7 full days at the Antarctic Peninsula—more than most expeditions. Because our ship and group size are smaller, we have access to all approved landing spots in the South Shetland Islands and Antarctica—we can go places where the large cruise ships can’t. Not only that, but our smaller group size allows us more time for photography at each landing, something that is severely compromised when you are on a ship that has more than 100 passengers.

This expedition will mark my 5th time into Antarctica, a place that is so awe-inspiring that I find myself returning as often as I can. The white is so pure and the silence is deafening. Join us!

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Nordic Landscapes and Northern Lights
Jan
21
to Jan 31

Nordic Landscapes and Northern Lights

Come with me to the Norwegian Arctic Circle, and photograph the dramatic Lofoten Islands. We’ll spend five days photographing jagged mountain peaks in and around Lofoten, then fly to the region known as Senja, for more amazing steep mountain landscapes, and hopefully, northern lights. You’ll photograph icy fjords and frozen lakes, rocky seacoasts, turquoise water, white sand beaches, rustic fishing villages, and more. If we’re lucky, and the weather is clear, we will be treated to some of the best northern lights on the planet. This workshop will be led and guided by Randy Hanna and Muench Workshops local pro and guide Cody Duncan, who has logged more days photographing along the northern coast of Norway than most anyone! Most shooting locations are very near to where we’ll park our vehicles. You’ll need to be able to walk on uneven, and at times, slippery and icy ground. There will be some opportunities for the more adventurous types to hike or climb a little bit.

We will teach techniques in high dynamic range shooting, panoramas, long exposures during the day (and night!), and star and aurora imagery. Shooting is our priority, so expect to be out in the field plenty! We will also feature our much-loved image reviews, critiques, and post-processing instruction with Lightroom. Get ready for an other-worldly experience in Norway!

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Patagonia in Autumn
Apr
3
to Apr 14

Patagonia in Autumn

FILLING FAST

Discover and photograph a truly unspoiled wilderness of mountains, fjords, glaciers, forests, and steppes. We’ll be visiting both the Argentinian and Chilean sides of this amazing mountain region, with some of the most dramatic mountains in the world towering over glaciated lakes and rolling grassy foothills. This workshop will be lead by Randy Hanna and our amazing local guide Cecilia Costa, who will give you the best local cultural information and photographic guiding. This workshop will give you a feel for the unique alpine environments south of the equator that have remained the same for thousands of years. We’ll be photographing in some of the most dramatic locations within the Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine National Parks. April is the fall season in the southern hemisphere and we have timed this workshop to give you opportunities to photograph the foliage changing to colorful warm hues. Be prepared to get close to the glaciers and walk through rolling foothills, photograph waterfalls, and reflecting lakes surrounded by towering granite spires.

Lean how to improve your landscape photography as well as local geology, flora, and fauna. I'll will be teaching camera techniques such as long exposures, focus stacking, exposure bracketing (both manual and automatic), and using various lenses to photograph creative compositions by stitching multiple exposures together. You’ll have time to work on improving your post processing skills, helping you learn to pre-visulize with the final image in mind. With so many dramatic landscapes, you will be captivated all day—and even during the night—when we get the chance to photograph these amazing mountains bathed in stars! 

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Polar Bear Arctic Expedition - 2020
Jun
1
to Jun 10

Polar Bear Arctic Expedition - 2020

Join me and Marc Muench on another exciting Muench Workshops photo expedition to Svalbard in June 2019, specially arranged for nature photography enthusiasts. We have chartered our own private ship, the M/S Origo, for this expedition. Strictly limited to 12 guests, we will have three pros on board for a very high instructor-to-guest ratio.

We will focus on wildlife, including the polar bears on ice, birds, and seals. This is a great opportunity to experience arctic ice in the polar landscape. Our schedule is arranged to optimize our time to observe and photograph the wildlife on our excursions from the boat. Two Zodiac boats will get everyone closer to the wildlife on the ice, or to explore the amazing frozen landscape of the glaciers. With 24 hours of sun, magic hour will last hours—making for many more opportunities to witness the unique and wild qualities of this amazing land. We are omitting the traditional “cruise-ship” stops as these would take too much time from our photographic opportunities.

Have a look at the video below to see what's in store for you!

 

 

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Antarctica Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
Dec
2
to Dec 13

Antarctica Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE SEE ANTARCTICA 2019

If grand iceberg laden landscapes and walking with penguins has been something that has been on your bucket list, now is the time to make it happen.  I will be co-leading this trip with a number of Muench Pro Photographers aboard.  Basing our adventure aboard the vessel Ushuaia, we can go places larger vessels can't go.  Our smaller group size will afford us better access to the landings.  Iceberg cruising, you can count on as much as the weather and navigation will allow.

Join me along with the Muench Workshop Team, as I return to Antarctica.

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Tanzania Photo Safari
Sep
19
to Sep 28

Tanzania Photo Safari

SOLD OUT.  PLEASE SEE MY FEB 2019 SAFARI

Join me in Tanzania to explore the river crossings of the great migration, find the cats of the central Serengeti region, and photograph amazing vistas of the vast grassy plains. I have been leading safaris into the Serengeti of Tanzania since 2007 and know the country like the back of my hand. We’ll fly everyone straight out to the heart of the safari country where we have amazing camps set up that put us right in the thick of the action!

This safari is all about photography and you can expect lots of it.

Our first location will be a private, tented camp in the central Serengeti, an area that I often refer to as “Cat Alley”. Here our emphasis will be on lion, leopard, and cheetah. Exploring the numerous rocky outcroppings called kopjes, you will get to capture the true endless plains of the Serengeti and the unlimited photography that is all around you. We will be able to follow the game, where ever they take us.

Our second camp will be located in the northernmost region of the Serengeti National Park, a prime location to photograph the classic river crossings in which millions of wildeebest and zebras cross the Mara River as they return to Tanzania from Kenya. In hopes of capturing the great migration we will use our time in the north to strategically position ourselves to record these iconic images, should mother nature cooperate for us. This location will also allow us to explore the northern plains and rocky areas that is seldom visited. These areas often produce striking images of lions and leopards as well as vistas that are unique to this area.

 

 

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Tanzania Photo Safari
Sep
10
to Sep 19

Tanzania Photo Safari

 

SOLD OUT.  PLEASE SEE MY FEB 2019 SAFARI

Join me in Tanzania to explore the river crossings of the great migration, find the cats of the central Serengeti region, and photograph amazing vistas of the vast grassy plains. I havebeen leading safaris into the Serengeti of Tanzania since 2007 and know the country like the back of my hand. We’ll fly everyone straight out to the heart of the safari country where we have amazing camps set up that put us right in the thick of the action!

This safari is all about photography and you can expect lots of it.

Our first camp will be located in the northernmost region of the Serengeti National Park, a prime location to photograph the classic river crossings in which millions of wildeebest and zebras cross the Mara River as they return to Tanzania from Kenya. In hopes of capturing the great migration we will use our time in the north to strategically position ourselves to record these iconic images, should mother nature cooperate for us. This location will also allow us to explore the northern plains and rocky areas that is seldom visited. These areas often produce striking images of lions and leopards as well as vistas that are unique to this area.

Our second location will be a private, tented camp in the central Serengeti, an area that I often refer to as “Cat Alley”. Here our emphasis will be on lion, leopard, and cheetah. Exploring the numerous rocky outcroppings called kopjes, you will get to capture the true endless plains of the Serengeti and the unlimited photography that is all around you. We will be able to follow the game, where ever they take us.

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The Palouse Region of Washington State
Jun
3
to Jun 8

The Palouse Region of Washington State

SOLD OUT  Join us for six days in the Palouse, an incredible region in eastern Washington State, with rolling hills filled with patterns of growing crops interspersed with rural barns and buildings and ever-changing skies. There really is no place like it in the world, a unique landscape formed by winds depositing silt from post-ice age floods, creating a beautiful rolling rhythm to the landscape that is particularly friendly to the landscape photographer’s lens. The light and shadows play across the fields and hills, providing infinite combinations of compositions to pursue. It is no wonder that the Palouse is now considered one of the top landscape photography destinations. We will also be visiting The Palouse Falls, another unique and beautiful post-ice age formation which offers amazing landscape photography opportunities.

A typical day in the field includes morning and afternoon/evening shooting in a variety of the best locations the Palouse has to offer, with a mid day break to recharge. While on site we will evaluate the day’s light and weather and discuss potential compositions and in-camera techniques to produce great imagery. During the midday hours, we will also incorporate classroom sessions of post-processing workflow, digital file management, and working through selected RAW files using Lightroom, Photoshop, and various plugins.

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Patagonia
Apr
16
to Apr 28

Patagonia

SOLD OUT Come and discover a truly unspoiled wilderness of mountains, fjords, glaciers, forests and steppes. We'll be visiting both the Argentine and Chilean sides of this amazing mountain region, With some of the most dramatic mountains in the world towering over glaciated lakes and rolling grassy foothills. I will be leading this trip along with Marc Muench, who will be accompanied by local guides to give you the best local cultural information and photographic guiding. We have arranged this workshop to give you a feel for the unique alpine environments south of the equator that have remained the same for thousands of years. We'll be going to some of the most dramatic locations within the Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine National Parks. April is the fall season in the southern hemisphere and we have timed this workshop to give you opportunities to photograph the foliage changing to colorful warm hues. Be prepared to get real close to the glaciers and walk through rolling foothills, photograph waterfalls, and reflecting lakes surrounded by towering granite spires. You'll be learning from Marc and Randy about ways to improve your landscape photography and give your images impact. They'll be teaching camera techniques such as long exposures, exposure bracketing, both manual and automatic, and using various lenses to create creative compositions by stitching multiple exposures together. You'll have many opportunities to work with both of them on improving your post processing skills, helping you learn to pre-visulize with the final image in mind. With so many dramatic landscapes, you will be captivated all day and even during the night when we get the chance to photograph these amazing mountains bathed in stars! NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2019

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Patagonia
Apr
2
to Apr 15

Patagonia

Come and discover a truly unspoiled wilderness of mountains, fjords, glaciers, forests and steppes. We'll be visiting both the Argentine and Chilean sides of this amazing mountain region, With some of the most dramatic mountains in the world towering over glaciated lakes and rolling grassy foothills. I will be leading this trip along with Marc Muench, who will be accompanied by local guides to give you the best local cultural information and photographic guiding. We have arranged this workshop to give you a feel for the unique alpine environments south of the equator that have remained the same for thousands of years. We'll be going to some of the most dramatic locations within the Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine National Parks. April is the fall season in the southern hemisphere and we have timed this workshop to give you opportunities to photograph the foliage changing to colorful warm hues. Be prepared to get real close to the glaciers and walk through rolling foothills, photograph waterfalls, and reflecting lakes surrounded by towering granite spires. You'll be learning from Marc and Randy about ways to improve your landscape photography and give your images impact. They'll be teaching camera techniques such as long exposures, exposure bracketing, both manual and automatic, and using various lenses to create creative compositions by stitching multiple exposures together. You'll have many opportunities to work with both of them on improving your post processing skills, helping you learn to pre-visulize with the final image in mind. With so many dramatic landscapes, you will be captivated all day and even during the night when we get the chance to photograph these amazing mountains bathed in stars! NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2019

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Iceland - A Winter Wonderland
Mar
14
to Mar 24

Iceland - A Winter Wonderland

Join me in Iceland, with a small group of 8 guests, as we take you on the hunt for the perfect light and amazing landscapes at this most beautiful arctic paradise. I'm leading this adventure with Skarpi Práinsson, exploring the surreal landscapes, seascapes, fjords, waterfalls, mountains, lakes, rivers, northern lights, and stars that are the beauty of Iceland. Over 10 days we’ll cover a tremendous amount of this country—expect to be amongst a group of like-minded photographers who will work hard to learn new techniques and get amazing imagery. You’ll be up early and up late, shooting sunrise, sunset, and—with clear skies and solar activity—the northern lights. This workshop is all-inclusive and will feature plenty of instruction in the field and in the digital darkroom.

From your home, fly to Reykjavik, Iceland to arrive on or before March 4, 2018. Our workshop begins the morning of March 5, 2018, when we’ll board our private winter-equipped Mercedes Sprinter and head out immediately. Accommodations will be double occupancy with en-suite facilities (single rooming is available). We arrive back in Reykjavik late in the day on March 13, 2018 and you can schedule flights home or elsewhere anytime on March 14, 2018.

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Lofoten and Senja - Winter Landscapes of Norway
Jan
19
to Jan 28

Lofoten and Senja - Winter Landscapes of Norway

Come with us to the Norwegian Arctic Circle, and photograph the dramatic Lofoten Islands. We’ll spend 5 days seeking jagged mountain peaks in and around Lofoten, then sail aboard the MS Richard With up to the region known as Senja. for more amazing steep mountain landscapes and hopefully, northern lights . You’ll photograph icy fjords and frozen lakes, rocky seacoasts, turquoise water, white sand beaches, rustic fishing villages, and more. If we’re lucky and the weather is clear, we will be treated to some of the best northern lights on the planet. This workshop will be expertly led and guided by Randy Hanna and MW local pro and guide Cody Duncan, who has logged more days in along the northern coast of Norway than most anyone! Most shooting locations are very near to where we’ll park our vehicles. You’ll need to be able to walk on uneven and at times, slippery ground. There will be some opportunities for the more adventurous types to hike or climb a little bit.

We will teach techniques in: high dynamic range shooting, panoramas, long exposures during the day (and night!), star and aurora imagery. Shooting is our priority, so expect to be out in the field plenty! We will also feature our much-loved image reviews and critiques, and post-processing instruction with Lightroom. Get ready for an other-worldly experience in Norway!

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Anarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
Dec
3
to Dec 13

Anarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

SOLD OUT If grand iceberg laden landscapes and walking with penguins has been something that has been on your bucket list, now is the time to make it happen.  I will be co-leading this trip with a number of Muench Pro Photographers aboard.  Basing our adventure aboard the vessel Ushuaia, we can go places larger vessels can't go.  Our smaller group size will afford us better access to the landings.  Iceberg cruising, you can count on as much as the weather and navigation will allow.

Join me along with the Muench Workshop Team, as I return to Antarctica.

 

 

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Pure Botswana - The Okavango Delta
Nov
4
to Nov 13

Pure Botswana - The Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is regarded as one of the four “must-see” areas in Africa.

In November 2017 Randy Hanna will lead a private group of photographers into Botswana's Okavango Delta, one of Africa's best wildlife areas. This safari and workshop combines some of the finest wildlife photography anywhere in the Delta, with top notch hands-on photographic and digital workflow instruction. Our two camps for this adventure have been handpicked in Botswana's Okavango Delta to create a unique safari experience geared to incredible close-up game viewing for the serious photographer. At both locations we will have the entire camp to ourselves, so we can come and go as we please and set our schedule to achieve the very best in photography. If you missed this safari, join me next September in Tanzania. THIS SAFARI IS FULL.

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Croatia
Oct
17
to Oct 24

Croatia

SOLD OUT

Join me and Ana Pogacar in Croatia, with a wealth of photographic possibilities and the chance to stretch yourself creatively in some of Europe’s most stunning locations. You’ll return with an impressive portfolio of travel shots as well as some incredible memories of the Adriatic coast and the historical region of Dalmatia.

We start in the charming old town of Rovinj on the Istrian Peninsula including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre at Pula. Get close ups of stunning architectural details and capture the colour and bustle of life in the enchanting cobbled streets.  Try creative long exposures to capture waterfalls and stunning reflections at Plitvice National Park, the ‘lake district’ of Croatia—don’t forget your polarizer for this part of the workshop! Capture the contrast of seascapes against the old city of Dubrovnik. Walk the city, camera in hand, and capture medieval to Austro-Hungarian architecture, café culture, trams, markets, and rooftop views over lively squares. There’s something in this city for everyone.

This workshop is very diverse and involves a lot of outdoor photography; we will shoot from scenic vantage points, which we can  either drive to, or some require a short walk. Dubrovnik is notorious for its steps and the city walls require about two hours walk. Plitvice Lakes National Park is all outdoors and there are some moderate elevation changes. You should therefore have a moderate level of fitness and come with suitable clothes and footwear. All levels of photographer, from beginner to pro, are welcome. This is a workshop that won’t disappoint!

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Italy: Venice and The Dolomites
Oct
8
to Oct 15

Italy: Venice and The Dolomites

Join me on this very small group (only 8 guests) workshop and photograph the beauty of autumn in Italy’s Venice and The Dolomites! You’ll be expertly guided me and Paolo DeFaveri to both iconic and off-the-beaten track locations. Expect to shoot from sunrise to sunset, and even in the night! Everything’s included, so just pack up your gear and get ready for an amazing photography adventure.

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Iceland - The Highlands Adventure
Aug
9
to Aug 18

Iceland - The Highlands Adventure

SOLD OUT

Join me for our Iceland Highlands Adventure in August 2018. Led by Andy Williams, Randy Hanna and our Icelandic Viking Pro and Guide Skarpi Thrainsson. For centuries, the interior of Iceland was virtually inaccessible, for years at a time playing host only to outlaws in hiding. Via the mountain roads Kjölur and Sprengisandur, the untouched wilderness of Iceland’s mountainous centre is now open—for cautious exploration by foot or 4×4 vehicles—in the summer months.  This workshop is limited to 8 guests so there will be plenty of one on one quality instruction. On this workshop everything is included, all meals, double occupancy lodging (singles available, just ask), transportation by 4x4 Super Jeeps, and photographic guiding and instruction from two professional photographers.

On the highlands workshop we cover most of the interior of Iceland. Some of the most interesting parts of Iceland with volcanic activity are to be found in the highlands, such as Landmannalaugar and the region around Askja and Herðubreið, the national mountain of Iceland. The highlands are mostly an uninhabitable volcanic desert with phenomenal photography locations in the few oasis of the dessert, which can be crossed only during the Icelandic summer (typically from June through September). For the rest of the year, the highland roads are closed. Most highland roads require four wheel drive vehicles, because it is necessary to ford rivers and rough terrain. On our workshop we use specially modified 4×4 Super Jeeps and our Icelandic Viking Guide, Skarpi, who has years of experience camping, hiking, and exploring the highlands. We will be doing some moderate hiking to the best shooting locations in the highlands, so please bring your hiking boots. Major waterfalls such as Aldeyjarfoss and Godafoss are featured as well. We’ll chase the light, out for sunrise, then day-shooting where it’s good, and sunset.

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Greenland
Aug
1
to Aug 10

Greenland

SOLD OUT  Greenland is about 836,000 square miles, and mostly covered in ice. We’ll spend 8 days sailing in a tiny portion of this enormous country, but will be completely immersed in one of the largest landscapes you’ll ever see. Our twin-masted schooner, Donna Wood will take us through Scoresby Sund, visiting many amazing glaciers, mountains and icebergs. Scoresby Sund is located on the Eastern shore of the country, just north of Iceland. We‘ll fly over from Reykjavik, thus maximizing our time in the Fjords. 

There’s a chance we’ll see Arctic Hare and Musk Ox while taking one of our many walks on shore. We’ll anchor in just the right spots so that we can photograph sunrise and sunset from the shore. This will be a great opportunity to create landscapes with your tripods and filters, as opposed to all the hand held work done from the deck of the boat. This time of year the night will stay quite bright allowing for a sleep or more photography.

When we’re not photographing or eating a fresh hot meal in our dining room, we’ll be reviewing images and learning post processing techniques. Bring your laptop and enjoy editing in the main cabin, or simply read your favorite book and sip on some hot tea while we’re sailing to the next location. Cold weather suits are provided, but often when the sun is out a T-shirt will be all you need to enjoy the views. Expect to be amongst a group of like-minded photographers who will want to work hard to “get the shot”. We’ll be up early and up late, because there are more than 17 hours of daylight in Greenland at this time of year! 

This workshop pairs up perfectly with the Iceland West Fjords workshop, which follows right after Greenland. 

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Polar Bears and Artic Landscapes - Svalbard
Jun
17
to Jun 27

Polar Bears and Artic Landscapes - Svalbard

Join Marc Muench and Randy Hanna on an exciting photo expedition to Svalbard in June 2017, specially arranged for nature photography enthusiasts. We have chartered our own private ship, the M/S Malmø, for this expedition  Strictly limited to 11 guests, we will have three pros on board for a very high instructor to guest ratio.

We will focus on wildlife, including the polar bears on ice, birds and seals. This is a great opportunity to experience the arctic ice in the polar landscape. Our schedule is arranged around utilizing the time most beneficial to observing and photographing the wildlife on our excursions from the boat. Two Zodiac boats will get everyone closer to the wildlife on the ice or to explore the amazing frozen landscape of the glaciers. With 24 hours of sun, magic hour will last hours making for many more opportunities to witness the unique and wild qualities of this amazing land. We are omitting the traditional “cruise-ship” stops as these would take too much time from our photographic opportunities. 

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The Palouse Region of Eastern Washington
Jun
4
to Jun 9

The Palouse Region of Eastern Washington

Join us for six days in the Palouse, an incredible region in eastern Washington State, with rolling hills filled with patterns of growing crops interspersed with rural barns and buildings and ever-changing skies. There really is no place like it in the world, a unique landscape formed by winds depositing silt from post-ice age floods, creating a beautiful rolling rhythm to the landscape that is particularly friendly to the landscape photographer’s lens. The light and shadows play across the fields and hills, providing infinite combinations of compositions to pursue. It is no wonder that the Palouse is now considered one of the top landscape photography destinations. We will also be visiting The Palouse Falls, another unique and beautiful post-ice age formation which offers amazing landscape photography opportunities.

A typical day in the field includes morning and afternoon/evening shooting in a variety of the best locations the Palouse has to offer, with a mid day break to recharge. While on site we will evaluate the day’s light and weather and discuss potential compositions and in-camera techniques to produce great imagery. During the midday hours, we will also incorporate classroom sessions of post-processing workflow, digital file management, and working through selected RAW files using Lightroom, Photoshop, and various plugins.

THIS TIP IS FULLY BOOKED.  WE ARE NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR2018 (already 1/2 full).

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New Zealand - The South Island
Apr
21
to May 1

New Zealand - The South Island

Join us for a ten day journey through one of the most beautiful places on the planet, New Zealand’s South Island. There will be warm autumn colors against stunning glaciated mountains, seacoasts, lakes, alpine meadows, towering peaks, waterfalls, and more. The workshop will start in Queenstown, in the southwest corner of the South Island. This area is famous for its glorious display of fall colors, and is bordered by Fiordland National Park, a UN World Heritage area and home to the extraordinary natural wonder that is Milford Sound. The photographic journey will then move north to the rugged coastal region where dramatic coastline meets Mt Cook. Following several days in the Fox Glacier area, we’ll venture back South where we’ll spend a night in Wanaka and the Mackenzie Basin, a high-country landscape featuring glacial lakes, rivers, and the snow-capped peaks. We’ll then continue North East to the other side of Mount Cook National Park. Marc and Randy will be joined and assisted by NZ local pro photographer and guide, Neil Protheroe. You’ll enjoy the view from any seat in one of our three private Toyota Highlanders.  Strictly limited to 10 guests.  IF YOU MISSED THIS ONE, JOIN ME IN 2018.

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Chimpanzees - Mountian Gorillas - Golden Monkeys
Feb
15
to Feb 24

Chimpanzees - Mountian Gorillas - Golden Monkeys

Join me to photograph the Chimpanzees in Uganda and the Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys of Rwanda. This safari starts with your arrival in Entebee, Uganda on February 15 and runs through February 24, 2017 with a departure from Kigali, Rwanda. Three full days with the Chimpanzees, three treks with the Mountain Gorillas and one trek with the endangered Golden Monkeys. This will be my 12th trek with the Gorillas and I can share with you that each one is different and very rewarding.  Time permitting, we will also spend some time in the local markets, and areas of commerce so you can get a sense of the community.  Check trekking with the Gorillas off of your bucket list this year.  THIS TRIP IS FULLY BOOKED.

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Slovenia - Photograph The Undiscovered
Oct
16
to Oct 22

Slovenia - Photograph The Undiscovered

Photographing The Undiscovered Slovenia is a follow on extension to the Tuscany photography trip.  You will begin this extension with an overnight in Rome.  The following am, we will fly and drive into Slovenia in plenty of time for a pm shoot.  We will spend the remainder of our time in Slovenia photographing all of the jewels of undiscovered country. This adventure is fully booked.

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Italy - Fine Photography, Fine Wine and Fine Food
Oct
7
to Oct 16

Italy - Fine Photography, Fine Wine and Fine Food

Join me as we explore two wonderful regions of Italy for lots of fine photography, fine wine and find food.  Although we will be chasing light much of the time, there will plenty of time to discover the back roads of Italy.  In addition to getting the iconic shots from the Tuscany and Umbria areas, we will put a great deal of energy into photographing many areas that are seldom included in photography workshops.  We will also have a wonderful cooking class and several wine tastings along the way.  This workshop is followed by an optional extension into Slovenia.  This adventure is fully booked.

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Iceland - A Journey Into The Highlands - Sept 2016
Sep
20
to Sep 30

Iceland - A Journey Into The Highlands - Sept 2016

A Muench Workshop Event

For centuries, the interior of Iceland was virtually inaccessible, for years at a time playing host only to outlaws in hiding. Via the mountain roads Kjölur and Sprengisandur, the untouched wilderness of Iceland’s mountainous center is now open —for cautious exploration by foot or 4×4 vehicles—in the summer months. Join Muench Workshops Pros Randy Hanna and our very own Viking, Skarpi on this amazing photo adventure. This workshop is limited to 8 guests. On this workshop everything is included, all meals, double occupancy lodging (singles available, just ask), transportation by 4x4 Super Jeeps and photographic guiding and instruction from two professionals.Trip Leaders: Randy Hanna and Skarpi Thrainsson.  TWO SPOTS LEFT

PLEASE NOTE:  For those interested, you can arrive a day early for an optional one hour helicopter flight. Please contact me before you make your flight arrangements.

 

 

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The Palouse of Washington State
Jun
5
to Jun 10

The Palouse of Washington State

A Muench Workshops Adventure & Hasselbald Excursion.  Join us for six days in the Palouse, an incredible region of rolling hills filled with patterns of growing crops interspersed with rural barns and buildings and ever changing skies. There really is no place like it in the world, a unique landscape formed by winds depositing silt from post-ice age floods creating a beautiful rolling rhythm to the landscape that is particularly friendly to the landscape photographer's lens. The light and shadows play across the fields and hills providing infinite combinations of compositions to pursue. It is no wonder that the Palouse is now considered one of the top landscape photography destinations. We will also be visiting The Palouse Falls, another unique and beautiful post-ice age formation which offers amazing landscape photography opportunities.  Co-sponsored by Hasselblad.  THIS TRIP IS FULLY BOOKED

Leader: Randy Hanna.  Co-Lead: Mike Brandt.

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Iceland Landscapes
May
9
to May 19

Iceland Landscapes

A Muench Workshops Adventure & Hasselbald Excursion

Join us in Iceland as we take you on the hunt for the perfect light, amazing landscapes and bird life at the most beautiful arctic paradise, Iceland. Muench Workshops Pros Randy Hanna and Joe Brady are joined by Muench Workshop's very own Viking, Iceland pro photographer and guide Skarpi Thrainsson. Over ten-day workshop you'll explore and photograph the surreal landscapes, seascapes, fjords, waterfalls, mountains, lakes, rivers, birdlife, wildlife and midnight sun that are the beauty of Iceland. We'll travel by our private mini-bus. Expect to be among a group of like-minded photographers who will work hard to learn new techniques and get amazing imagery - we'll be up early and up late, because the days are so long. This workshop is all-inclusive and will feature plenty of instruction in the field and in the digital darkroom. We're thrilled to have Hasselblad along with us for this workshop - you will have a chance to shoot with Hasselblad's latest digital camera bodies and lenses, and learn more about this amazing camera system from Hasselblad's tech rep who will be with us for the workshop.  For a detailed itinerary and sign up information THIS TRIP IS FULLY BOOKED.

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Tanzania - The Calving Season
Feb
22
to Mar 4

Tanzania - The Calving Season

Join me as the vast herds of migratory wildebeest make their return to the short-grass plains of the southern Serengeti. Roughly 500,000 of these wildebeest are pregnant females which will drop their calves over 10 days between late January and early March. With the lions, cheetahs, and leopards keeping a sharp eye out for their next meal, it is not-stop action and one of the most dramatic times to be on safari in Tanzania. We will stay in two private camps located right in the heart of the southern plains.  THIS TRIP IS FULLY BOOKED.

 

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Photography on the Island of Aruba
Nov
7
to Nov 12

Photography on the Island of Aruba

I will be leading a fun filled private photography tour to the wonderful Island of Aruba. Arriving on the afternoon of the 7th, we will undertake a series of landscape, city scape, and street photography around this beautiful island for the next 5 days.  PRIVATE EXCURSION

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Botswana - A Muench Workshop
Oct
10
to Oct 20

Botswana - A Muench Workshop

Join us in October 2015 in Botswana, where we will be uniquely positioned to shoot in three of Northern Botswana's most famous wildlife areas: The Okavango Delta, Linyanti Reserve, and Chobe Riverfront. We are combining three camps this safari workshop, each located in its own distinctly different habitat. This lets us maximize our exposure to the widest variety of wildlife.  For a detailed itinerary and to register, just follow this link.

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Tanzania - The Great Migration
Sep
20
to Sep 29

Tanzania - The Great Migration

This peak, dry season safari focuses on the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater and both the central and northern Serengeti.  While the Crater and Central Serengeti hold immense numbers of resident wildlife, the northern Serengeti’s Kogakuria/Lamai Wedge will be brimming with migratory activity as nearly 2 million grazers arrive in search of green pasture. Thomson Safaris is one of only a few tour companies sending travelers to this scenic and remote location which lies just a short drive from the famed Mara River.   Just with anything in nature, there are no guarantees.   Should a grand river crossing occur, we will do our best to be in position to capture this impressive show of nature.  To sign up for this safari or to obtain additional information, please contact Andrew@thomsonsafaris.com or call him at 1-800-235-0289 and ask about the Randy Hanna photo safari for September 2015.  A detailed itinerary can be downloaded hereTHIS SAFARI IS SOLD OUT.

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Pure Botswana
Sep
6
to Sep 15

Pure Botswana

I'm co-leading another trip with Grant Atkinson into the heart of Botswana.  We will kick off our adventure with a bush plane flight from Maun to Khawi Tented Camp.  Highlights will include aerial photography over the Okavango Delta, photography from a specially designed boat by Pangolin Safaris.  The Chobe River during the dry season is one of the most incredible places in Africa to get up close to wildlife. During the months of August-October the Chobe River becomes a vital water source for large numbers of elephant, buffalo, waterbuck, kudu, impala and warthog. The Chobe River is also one of the best places to photograph hippos and crocodiles. Waterbirds abound, and add an entirely new chapter to our photographic opportunities, as do some of the raptors that occur in the area. Most bird species are more approachable on the Chobe than anywhere, making for high-quality photographic opportunities. By basing ourselves right on the river, we are just a few minutes boat ride away from the park entrance.   Lodges used during this safari include Khawai Tented Camp, Linyanti Bush Camp, and Waterlily Lodge. THIS SAFARI IS SOLD OUT.

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Pure Botswana Adventure Series
Aug
31
to Sep 6

Pure Botswana Adventure Series

Join me for an Adventure style photo safari with Unlimited Safaris.  We will be operating deep inside the Suvuti area of Botswana for the best in big cat photography that Botswana has to offer.  NOTE:  this is an adventure style safari which will focus more on photography than on lodging.  We will be staying in a portable tented venue complete with en-suite facilities.  We will spend 4 and 1/2 days in this wonderful area, right at the height of the best game viewing.  THIS SAFARI IS SOLD OUT.

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Chimpanzees - Mountain Gorillas - Golden Monkeys
Jun
22
to Jul 4