The Best of Arizona's Desert Landscapes

Join Muench Workshops pros Joe Brady and Diane Bollen on the new Four Corners Photo Workshop. Combining locations both iconic and off the beaten path, be prepared for a week of inspiring and beautiful locations and incredible photo opportunities. From Monument Valley to Canyon de Chelly to Mesa Verde we’ll explore these ancient lands and seek out the light and sights to capture powerful and memorable images.

Joe and Diane feel that the best landscape images are portraits of the place that share the emotion and feeling of the place. They will be there with technical aspects of photography, developing your compositional skills, and visualizing the final image. We will start the week with a classroom session filled with tips to get the most out of the trip and will add more classroom time during the week to discuss results and learn how to best process images to bring out their full beauty.

We will seek out the best light and give ourselves the opportunity to adjusts times and stops to make sure you have the most interesting photo opportunities possible. From beginner to seasoned pro, everyone will return home with wonderful images from amazing locations!






November 4 - 10, 2016

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Throughly enjoyed the experience working with Joe and Diane during the week. One of the great parts of the workshops is the opportunity of meeting and getting to know fellow photographers. Have been on numerous workshops and this one was great!
— Clayton Lau, Arizona '15

Itinerary and General Information

November 4, 2016:  Arrive in Durango, CO, not later than 2:00 pm. Meet at hotel (time TBD) with introductions followed by a late afternoon shoot near Durango.

November 5, 2016: After breakfast we’ll drive to Monument valley through the heart of the four corners country. You will enjoy seeing the incredible red rock country and the pine covered mountains in the distance. We plan on arriving in Monument Valley around noon leaving time to take a loop tour of the valley and photograph sunset at a great location to be chosen based on conditions. Dinner and a possible night shoot depending on weather!

November 6, 2016: You’ll rise early for a sunrise shoot in the valley followed by breakfast and a classroom session where you’ll learn about editing your images with Adobe Lightroom. After lunch you’ll be taken back out into the valley for a sunset shoot, again in a place chosen based on conditions.

November 7, 2016: You’ll rise early again for sunrise in the valley followed by breakfast. After checkout we’ll drive South to Chinle, the heart of the Navajo reservation, where you’ll visit Canyon de Chelly. Plan on taking a tour of the spectacular rim with possible stops at various vistas including the famous Spider Rock. You’ll have plenty of time to find compositions along the rim and capture the late light at sunset.

November 8, 2016: This morning we will drive up into the canyon where we’ll spend time viewing ancient Anasazi ruins, beautiful Cottonwood trees, and spectacular sandstone cliffs. After lunch we’ll drive North East to Cortez where we’ll spend our last two nights exploring Mesa Verde National Park. In the afternoon we’ll take a drive up the mesa and take a ranger guided tour of Spruce Tree House. After sunset we’ll head back down to our hotel for dinner and image reviews.

November 9, 2016: You will spend the entire day in Mesa Verde exploring Balcony House at sunrise and Weatherill Mesa. Sunset location will be determined based on conditions. After sunset on the mesa, we’ll head down to Cortez for dinner.

November 10, 2016: Sunrise TBD, and one final classroom session after breakfast. After the classroom session about 11:00 am we’ll drive back to Durango to conclude the workshop at approximately 12:30 pm.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)
  • All meals during the workshop
  • Transportation during the workshop
  • Photographic guiding and instruction by two pros
  • Image reviews, post-processing instruction
  • Fun, inspiration and a great time!


Whats Not Included?

Transportation to/from Durango, CO. Items of a personal nature. Alcoholic beverages. Anything not specifically listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $1,500 will hold your space in the workshop. The balance of $2,495 will be due not later than September 1, 2016. All of our standard terms and conditions apply.

Additional Information

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