Death Valley Safari

Sand Dunes, Mountain Vistas, Salt Pan, and More

March 13 – 18, 2024

Death Valley is a truly outstanding National Park featuring North America’s lowest, driest, and hottest locations. Surrounded by mountains that rise to over 11,000 feet and covering about 3,000 square miles in total, it’s larger than Yellowstone. Most photographers barely scratch the surface of what this park has to offer.

This workshop is a unique opportunity to visit and photograph some of Death Valley’s most appealing locations in optimal light. We’ll be camping for two nights near our shooting sites, but don’t worry—our outfitters will ensure you are comfortable and well-fed. We will camp at the remote and wild Ibex Dunes on our first night, set against a beautiful mountain backdrop. For the next two nights, we’ll be at the hotel to photograph the iconic vistas and features of the area: Zabriskie Point and Golden Canyon, the salt polygons of Badwater Basin, Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and more. We’ll have our signature image reviews and post-processing lessons at the hotel, but we won’t stop shooting! In both the field and classroom, we’ll focus on teaching composition from pre-visualization through capture, plus post-processing of the final image.

Our final night of camping will be at Eureka Dunes, the tallest dunes in California and possibly North America. Light plays across the sand here, creating stunning landscapes and abstracts. The workshop ends with a final night back at the hotel, where we’ll have a chance to wash off the desert dust.

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

California, USA
Mar 13, 2024 – Mar 18, 2024
Activity Level
Moderate – You must be able to hike up to two miles over uneven ground and sand dunes with moderate elevation gain.
Your Pros
Joseph Roybal, Talor Stone
Group Size
Open for Registration
Limited to 8 Guests