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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I wasn't really sure what to expect as this was my first travel photo workshop. But it was truly beyond my expectations! I was most impressed with the professionalism and helpful attitude of Marc & Cody. I felt like they always had an eye out for us and wanted us to take the best photos but without hovering or dictating what to do.
It was a great trip, from start to finish. Dan was an EXCEPTIONAL host, guide, teacher, and more. His knowledge of the area is unmatched. He knows every waterway, cove, island, and trail. We missed nothing: eagles, sea otters, sea lions, whales, bears, seabirds, and spectacular scenery. His easygoing manner and great sense of humor made the journey a pleasure. His wife, Janet, cooked for us several nights and could not have been more hospitable. The opportunities for photography were unlimited with a nice mix of landscape, animals, and birds. Thank you for the privilege of being able to spend time with Dan. He is an Alaskan treasure. My first trip there and I'll be back.
I expected amazing vistas, but the hiking was beyond expectations, and the food/service at Lake O'Hara Lodge were splendid. I felt really pampered there. Noel was great. I really enjoyed having him on the workshop.
I was so pleased to find the workshop turned out to be much more than I expected. Andy takes such great care of people. I noticed this on several occasions, where he was very diligent in meeting individuals' needs, from photography to food and comfort! Marc was consistently kind, patient, and so easygoing. Both men really shined, which is not easy to do with the dynamics of keeping tabs on a group and maintaining a schedule to give us optimal opportunities.
As a non-photographer, I didn't expect to learn so much. I thought I was just going along for the ride, and doing my best to stay out of the way of the professionals. I'm so glad Andy took the time to give me a mini-lesson. I got my tuition's worth along with fantastic memories and pics. Thank you.
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.
Dan certainly was everything you could want in a guide. Lots of energy, start as early and go as late as we wanted, great passion for and great knowledge of the Sitka outdoors and photography techniques and eager to share same with us, multiple suggestions for spontaneous adventures, very patient and helpful with a Lightroom neophyte like me, very conscious of safety (including safely maneuvering the boat for optimal photos in challenging sea conditions, and always packing appropriate Grizzly defense tools) but perhaps even more importantly than all of that, he was so down to earth and easy and fun to be with and both he and Janet made us feel like old friends and really part of their family during our stay. Our trip was over before we knew it! Looking forward to my next Muench adventure!!
Marc was totally brilliant in his availability and assistance with helpful photographic tips etc.
Noel and Michael were simply fantastic. They are both so passionate about photography and share their love for it through guiding, teaching. They really cared, too, about our comfort and how we were doing when the hiking was tough. I think I should just adopt them both. True professionals. They read the weather conditions and made the best choices for us to get beautiful images. They knew every spot, scouted ahead of time. They were able to change on a dime with our plans as the weather changed fast. They worked with each student to help us with details of lens choices, aperture, and ISO, speed, composition. And the Lightroom sessions were great, both personal help and group sessions. I learned so much. I am not as experienced as many were on the trip and it was a terrific experience.
I had a great time and really learned a lot. I will definitely be on another workshop with you guys in the future.
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.
Andy - thanks so much for everything! You are a great photo leader, instructor, and super patient person. Your insights into how to shoot a scene have been very helpful to me and I'm already planning an outing close by to home to try some of them out.
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!!!
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!
Of the several photo workshops I have attended, this one had the best instruction. Michael and Mike were proactive in offering help and advice. The critiques were honest, helpful, and encouraging.
Kevin was an enormous asset! His knowledge of equipment, techniques, and software skills far exceeded my expectations.
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!
Marc's classroom critique was the best I have experienced. He has a nice touch that is substantive yet does not intimidate. His balanced comments and demonstrations were most helpful to everyone.
You guys always put your heart and soul into these trips, and it shows—can't wait for more adventures :).
Both Greg and Tom were exceptional and very generous with their advice and instruction both in the field and in the classroom. They were an excellent team with complementary skills and perspectives. They made great efforts to provide instruction to each participant at her or his level and in many different contexts. Although I have attended quite a few workshops, I learned a great deal from both of them. Further, they are both truly nice and genuine people and it was a great pleasure to get to know them and spend this time with them. Yes, I am signed up for quite a few and this workshop only reinforced my appreciation for the approach you take. You have great planning and logistics, have found great locations, and all of the staff and leaders are excellent and provide great care for your clients. The leaders have all been excellent instructors, go out of their way to help all clients, are very conscious of safety, and just nice and fun people.