White Sands

Landscapes in Gypsum White Dunes

October 31 – November 3, 2023

The newest addition to our Nation’s National Park System, White Sands has much to offer. The ever-changing white gypsum dunes of White Sands rise from the Tularosa Basin and take on the light from the the sky above them. We will hike deep into the dunes to photograph the iconic sunset over the dunes, with the San Andres Mountains as the backdrop.

Using telephoto lenses, we will compress the dunes to try to capture the unique shapes that can seem almost corporeal. We will also explore some of the hidden treasures of the largest gypsum dune field in the world. The dunes can appear stark and desolate, but due to its shallow water table, White Sands offers unique flora and fauna. It is here we will use wide angle lenses and learn how to get the best out of them utilizing the near-far concept. Hedgehog cactus, soaptree yuccas, cottonwood trees, and a multitude of other species abound. This time of year, the cottonwood trees will be in their fall gold and contrast beautifully with the deep blue sky and the white dunes.

This workshop will also include the Muench Workshop image review and valuable post processing including Photoshop. Expect to learn new skills from ranging from pano-stitching and exposure blending to low light processing.

New Mexico, USA
Oct 31, 2023 - Nov 3, 2023
Activity Level
Moderate - You must be able to walk in heavy sand for long periods of time.
Your Pros
Wayne Suggs, Kevin Lisota
Group Size
Open for Registration
Limited to 8 Guests