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Testimonials

We’ve been thrilling our guests since our very first workshop in 2007. Hundreds of workshops around the world later, clients keep returning, with nearly 75% of our workshops filled by repeat clients. Here’s what some of them have to say.

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This was my first workshop but will not be my last. The workshop surpassed my expectations, which were fairly high to start with. Randy Hanna was an outstanding workshop leader and he went to great lengths to find appropriate locations for our photoshoots and I found his critique sessions especially valuable.

— Elliott Kagan, Palouse ’18

Marc, you are a gifted teacher...I learned so much from you. Andy, you are a more direct person and I liked the direct answers you gave me when I asked a question. Yes, the instructions were a blessing.

— Nancy Lynch, Africa Kenya Safari ’13

Wow! I am still saying that after 6+ months! Great workshop! We had many photographic opportunities with great backgrounds and good lighting. Marc is a top-notch instructor. Since we were on safari location, Marc met with each of us and provided critiques, etc. individually.

— Gloria Spellman, Kenya Safari ’19

The workshop was excellent. Tom and Greg planned out the various stops and kept the group moving in a way that let us have time to photograph but also to maximize the various opportunities that the parks provided. Instruction from both Tom and Greg was both informative and relevant and was presented in each gent's unique manner. They each made the trip both instructional and fun and I would not hesitate to enroll in another workshop led by either or both of them. Many of the "classic" photo opportunities in both the Tetons and Yellowstone were presented, but time was also made to explore other venues and spontaneous opportunities. The decision to schedule the workshop at that particular time frame only enhanced the beauty of both Parks and was an excellent decision. As noted above, the instruction was excellent. Tom and Greg each have their own unique instructional styles and each works extremely well. Both were open to questions at any time and, in fact, sought out scattered workshop members at various locations to inquire if help was needed or if the shooter had questions. Really good job by both guys!

— Mike Cadem, Yellowstone and Tetons ’19

Marc's creativity is amazing and his ability to dissect quickly during critique sessions is much appreciated. I benefitted from this as well as his patience.

— Steve Hollander, Galapagos ’13

Noel is a keeper. We had so much fun together. He is kind, smart, funny, creative, flexible, encouraging, and very knowledgeable about photography. And, he knows the area like the back of his hand. He could even read the weather system. He knew exactly how to judge where the light would be perfect for some incredible shots. We went above the clouds before sunrise, and I did a time-lapse (at his suggestion) on the fog rising until it encased us. Then he said that we needed to move to another location, it would take 20 minutes to get there, and then we would have light again. All-day long, it went on like this, moving around to get to the next place where the clouds parted, and we saw amazing views. He was spot-on all day long, moving around and getting to places with incredible views and perfect lighting. We kept joking about his crystal ball, but there was very little luck in this. It was his vast knowledge of the area and his ability to read the fronts around those mountains.

— Kathy Martin, Private with Kathy Martin ’17

This was our 6th outing with Muench Workshops and I can't say enough good things about Marc Muench and Andy Williams. Aided by local Viking Skarphedinn Thrainsson they provided a once-in-a-lifetime photographic experience. Every time I go out with them I learn something about photography. Beyond that, they went above and beyond in taking care of our group. If any of my photographer friends are considering a workshop they can't go wrong by going with Muench Workshops.

— Harry Behret, Iceland ’15

This was probably the best-kept secret of your workshop. David and Kevin were available 24/7 for questions, not only during Lightroom sessions but on the bus and in the field as to how to use my camera, set up for shots, etc.

— Bob Slackman, Newfoundland ’19

Kevin, thank you for a terrific experience in Russia & Siberia. Your soft touch style was perfect for me as I am used to doing my own thing. But, I appreciated how you kept us on course and worked so well with Vladimir. He also did a phenomenal job and I personally enjoyed the mix of landscape, people, and night shooting. Siberian road adventures aside, the trip had a nice balance including a slice of Moscow. I enjoyed learning from your photography and travel experiences and the drone lesson too.

— Matt Conti, Lake Baikal and Reindeer Herders ’20

Wayne was terrific. He was available as much or as little as I needed. He asked what our individual goals for the workshop were and then followed up as needed with each of us. I wanted to work on improving my composition skills, and Wayne checked in with me on each shoot, sometimes several times, and worked with me to help me improve. His instruction was top-notch!

— Marc Decker, New Mexico Land of Enchantment ’19

Marc was amazing!! We knew about the talent but what he demonstrated with the group was beyond that. He was extremely patient and fun to be around. He made the grayish thing look amazing... I enjoyed meeting all the great people that were part of the shop and I would love to do it again!!! FYI.. The food was awesome as well!! Thank you for a great experience !!

— Tania Eubanks, Canadian Rockies ’16

I could not have been more pleased with the overall experience and with the knowledge that I gained. I would not hesitate to recommend Muench Workshops to anyone

— Joe Filer, Big Sur Big Print ’13

I can't say enough good things about other than I would really like to do more trips and or workshops with Michael in the future!!!

— Bob Shaw, Acadia ’18

The workshop exceeded expectations! Randy and Ceci are outstanding professionals who work exceptionally well as a team. They obviously have a deep respect for each other and that translates well into the way they built their very positive relationships with us as individuals and as a team. Gotta love the way Randy leads, directs, coaches suggests, and shares his vast knowledge of the craft. Ceci is a great coach and knows the mountains like no other so her coaching on composition was particularly valuable.

— Andrew Partridge, Patagonia ’19

One of the factors that made this trip unique was our local guide, Noel Rodgers. His intimate knowledge of the locations was critical to maximizing our photo opportunities with the shifting weather, both during the workshop and the private extension afterward with me, Thomas, and Gero.

— Roman Barniak, Canadian Rockies Assiniboine ’19

Kevin was an enormous asset! His knowledge of equipment, techniques, and software skills far exceeded my expectations.

— Jason Lorenz, Wild Utah Night Skies ’21

You guys always put your heart and soul into these trips, and it shows—can't wait for more adventures :).

— Chellie Hyre, Svalbard ’16

Skarpi was a great leader. He's a fine photographer, patient, has a great sense of humor, and never gets exasperated or out of sorts. With this very accomplished group of photographers, who scattered to the winds at almost every location, he never lost sight of anyone and we always felt safe.

— Steven Oboler, Iceland ’15

Talor was very knowledgeable and the critiques were awesome. Talor Stone is a great workshop leader. Really made the workshop fun. Would gladly take another workshop with her as the leader.

— Austin Ray, Waterfalls and Wildflowers ’21

It was a terrific experience. Greg and Tom are very knowledgeable and patient. I learned a lot and plan to attend another workshop soon.

— Karen Davis, Yellowstone and Tetons ’19
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