Majestic Lakes and Mountain Landscapes
Join Muench Workshops co-founder Andy Williams and pro Noel Rogers as they journey to one of the planet’s most beautiful places—the Canadian Rockies. The Canadian Rockies mountain range spans the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, and is characterized by jagged, ice-capped peaks, alpine lakes, and diverse wildlife. On this eight day workshop, we’ll photograph mountain peaks bathed in lovely high latitude light, colorful larch trees reflected in alpine lakes, and perhaps even some of the region’s abundant wildlife. We’ll be shooting at sunrise, sunset, and all day long. And after dinner, clear skies permitting, we’ll head out again to capture the beauty of Mount Assiniboine by moonlight, and perhaps even the green glow of the aurora! We’ll be staying first at Mount Assiniboine Lodge—accessed by a breathtaking helicopter ride—where we have four days and nights to explore and photograph. We’ll then move to Kananaskis Lodge, in Kananaskis Provincial Park, for two nights, where we have more lovely locations selected for you. Expect intensive instruction in the field, as well as our signature image reviews and Adobe Lightroom sessions.
The Rockies are a Muench Workshops Passion!
We have a life-long love affair with the Rockies. Marc Muench puts it best in his book “The Rockies,” co-written with his father David Muench: “Enter into the wild and energetic landscape that is the Rocky Mountains, the most emphatic geology in North America. It is the center image of our continent—elevated to its full height. One is brought to a keen sense of the original and pristine earth, and nothing is as exhilarating as standing on or in front of its peaks at dawn or evening and witnessing the world’s slow, but persistent spinning in the universe.”
We would like to guide you towards this kind of experience on this workshop.
September 22–29, 2020
Itinerary and General Information
September 22, 2020: Fly into Calgary by midday. You will then take our shuttle service (90 minutes) from Calgary Airport to Canmore, arriving at Blackstone Lodge this afternoon. The workshop will commence with a group dinner and an orientation session.
September 23, 2020: After breakfast, we’ll make our way to the helicopter pad outside of Canmore. Our flight is scheduled to depart at approximately 12:30 PM, and 15 minutes later, we’ll arrive at Assiniboine Lodge. Take a moment to read the history of the lodge here.
September 24–26, 2020: Sunrise to sunset photography in the vicinity of Assiniboine Lodge. There will be plenty of opportunities for day hikes if you like. At night, with clear skies, we’ll shoot the moonlit Mt. Assiniboine and with lots of luck, the aurora borealis! We’ll also hold image review sessions as time allows, and we’ll teach some of our post-processing tips and techniques.
September 27, 2020: After breakfast, we’ll depart Assiniboine Lodge by helicopter, and make our way out to the day’s shooting location. We have numerous spots planned but we’ll keep the itinerary flexible so we can take local conditions into consideration. We will also make time for more image reviews, critiques, and post-processing. Overnight tonight at Kananaskis Lodge in the heart of Kananaskis Provincial Park.
September 28, 2020: Sunrise through sunset shoots at location TBD based on local conditions.
September 29, 2020: After a morning shoot and breakfast, the workshop concludes and we will drive you to the Calgary airport. Flights home can be scheduled for anytime after 1:00 PM today.
Note on Assiniboine Lodge: All lodging here is on a shared basis, with two to a cabin. All of the accommodations have shared shower and bathroom facilities that are nearby, but not within, the cabins.
What to Bring and How to Prepare for Your Workshop
Please see our How To Prepare For Your Workshop page now for guidelines on workshop prep, gear, and packing. Approximately 90 days before your workshop, you will be sent a PDF with more specific instructions.
Double occupancy lodging (possible singles available)
All meals and transportation during the workshop
Gratuities for lodge staff
Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros
Image reviews, critiques, post-processing instruction
Inspiration, fun, and a great time
What’s Not Included?
This workshop is a perennial sell-out. If you want to photograph and experience some of the most beautiful mountain scenery on the planet, click the "Sign Me Up!" button and we'll see you in Canada!