The workshop was much more than I expected, it was very intensive, and never boring. Thank you all! I do not think we could have found such a workshop here in Germany. The instruction was great and you made us feel so welcome. All of you did a great job! We will return on another Muench Workshop.
— Gero Hengst, Arches '13

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks: Timelapse Workshop

October 29 - November 2, 2014

$2995 - all inclusive, limited to 6 guests

Pro photographers:
Thomas O'Brien
Andy Williams

This will be an intensive in-classroom and in-the-field workshop where you will learn how to do basic and full-motion timelapses. Thomas O'Brien is an expert at creating beautiful timelapse photography, and he will take the time to teach you from the beginning. Shooting will take place in both Arches and Canyonlands.

Muench Workshops works closely with the National Park Service, and always carries the proper park permits, insurance, and field training to operate within the National Parks.

The Workshop

This is a workshop, so we plan to work hard! We'll feature early morning shoots and late afternoon shoots through sunset each day.  We will also be doing night shooting.

What you will learn

During our sessions we will cover: camera settings for timelapse; how to choose the right interval between shots, and how many shots to take; how to take still and motion timelapses; "seeing the finished timelapse" and compositional techniques for great timelapses; finally, how to process your timelapse into a finished video.


First, see our what to bring page. In addition, there will be special gear that you will need to purchase. We're putting together packages now. The motion timelapse gear needed will cost between $600 and $1000 depending on final choices, which we'll consult with you on after you sign up. Of course, if you already have your own motion timelapse gear, that's fine. Everyone will need at least two camera bodies - one for timelapse and one for shooting stills while the timelapse is shooting. Need to rent? No problem, you can get a 10% discount from Borrowlenses, just use code "muenchworkshop" at checkout.

Itinerary and Details

This is tentative, and subject to change as weather and shooting conditions dictate. Meeting time on the October 29th and ending time on the November 2nd won't change.

Wednesday October 29: Meet at our hotel in Moab, 1pm. Classroom instruction on the basics of timelapse photography. We'll then head out for our first sunset sunset timelapse shoot at Arches. Dinner and more classroom instruction at the hotel following.

Thursday October 30: Early wakeup, sunrise timelaspse shoot at Deadhorse Point. Back to Moab and hotel for breakfast and downtime. Over lunch, and till mid-afternoon, classroom instruction on motion-timelapse. For sunset we'll do our first motion-timelaspse. Dinner following, review, questions and early to bed.

Friday October 31: VERY early wakeup at 3AM, for star shoot timelapse under Double Arch. Following, we'll head to Landscape Arch for sunrise. Back to hotel for breakfast and downtime. Afternoon session on how to process timelapses. Sunset TBD.

Saturday November 1: Sunrise and morning timelapse shoot followed by breakfast. Afternoon processing session mentored by Thomas. Sunset shoot TBD.

Sunday November 2: Optional sunsrise shoot on your own. Meet for breakfast at 9am and wrap-up.

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The fee for this workshop is $2995. A $1500 deposit now will secure your space in the workshop. Balance payment of $1495 will be due by September 1, 2014. Single room premium is available. To register, click the "Sign Me Up!" button below.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, transportation to shooting locations, double occupancy lodging, critiques, field and classroom instruction from the time we meet in Moab on October 29th until we say goodbye after breakfast on November 1st.

Not included: Round-trip transportation from your home to Moab, Utah. Extra meals not included in the itinerary.  Alcoholic beverages. Items of a personal nature. Anything else not specifically listed.

Getting to Moab: You can fly directly to Canyonlands Airport, or you can drive from Grand Junction, CO or Salt Lake City.  More info.