Big Bend

Big Bend National Park Under Night Skies

March 7 – 13, 2024

Big Bend National Park is known for its ancient limestone and volcanic rock formations, but did you know it has one of the darkest skies in the world? Explore one of the most fascinating Southwest landscapes, where the Rio Grande River flows through deep canyons and meanders through the desert terrain. We will also head high into the Chisos Mountains, where black bears, bighorn sheep, and deer are often spotted in this photogenic setting. We will photograph old, abandoned buildings and make our way through ghost towns and graveyards. If winter brings good rains, we could have fantastic flower and cactus blooms at this time of year.

With some of the darkest skies in the country, the Milky Way will be first and foremost on the Big Bend agenda. You will learn astrophotography and how to properly create images in low light—your night sky and landscape will look amazing! During classroom sessions, you will also learn advanced techniques for processing your night sky images.

With resort accommodations and tasty cuisine in a wild-west setting, it will be a week full of adventure and photography.

Muench Workshops is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.

Texas, USA
Mar 7, 2024 – Mar 13, 2024
Activity Level
Moderate – You are able to handle short walks to shooting locations with some uneven and rocky surfaces, sometimes in the dark.
Your Pros
Wayne Suggs, Additional Pro TBD
Group Size
Open for Registration
Limited to 8 Guests