Redwoods, Rhododendrons, and more!
Join Muench Workshops pro Greg Vaughn and photographer Tom Kirkendall, as they show you some of the magnificent old growth redwoods along the Redwood Highway. You’ll photograph various groves in the Redwood National and State Parks region including the Del Norte, Prairie Creek, and Jedediah Smith areas. Late May and early June is the best time of year to capture the fog as it rolls inland and creates mist in the forest. It’s also a great time of year to photograph the rhododendron flowers that bloom in and around the trees. Greg and Tom will teach you about composition, exposure, and camera technique while you explore and photograph these beautiful groves. Bring your laptop so you can review images and learn valuable skills in post-processing your images. We will be staying right on the coast at the Oceanfront Lodge in Crescent City with great access to all the locations and our own private meeting room for image reviews. Here you will meet up for a introductory dinner and sunset on the beach.
This workshop is all-inclusive, so you can stow that wallet and just focus on your photography!
Muench Workshops is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.
May 28–June 2, 2020
Itinerary and General Information
May 28, 2020: Meet in Crescent City, California for introductory dinner and sunset shoot. Hotel information will be mailed to you prior to the workshop. It is best to fly into Medford and drive to Crescent City via HWY 199. The drive takes about two hours.
May 29–June 1, 2020: Greg and Tom will guide you to visit the groves and will determine which ones to visit based on the current conditions. You will spend time out in the trees working along the paths that meander through the groves. We have arranged a great meeting room where we’ll conduct several image reviews and post processing lessons. You will also be given plenty of one-on-one instruction out in the field and in the hotel while in our classroom. All three days will be full of photography, learning, exploring, and fun.
June 2, 2020: Sunrise shoot nearby followed by breakfast and goodbyes. Those flying out of Medford will have adequate time to reach the airport by 1:00 PM for departing flights.
NOTE: Flights are best in and out of Medford, Oregon. Rental cars are available in Medford as well. Greg will be driving a van for all attendees to ride in during the workshop to all the photo locations. If you fly into Medford early, let us know and we can recommend a hotel near the Medford airport or in Brookings.
What To Bring
Please see our What to Bring page now for guidelines on packing. Approximately 90 days before your workshop, you will be sent a PDF with more specific instructions.
Double occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)
All meals during the workshop
All transportation during the workshop
All National Park permit and entrance fees (please bring your pass if you have one though).
Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros
Image reviews and post-processing instruction
Inspiration, fun and a great time!
What’s Not Included?
This is a unique opportunity to photograph the majestic redwoods in great conditions with a small group, so don't wait, click the "Sign Me Up!" button and we'll see you in the redwood forest! Got questions?