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 have great lodging with perfect 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.


Northern California




May 28–June 2, 2019

Fitness Level:

Short walks on level paths

Your Pros:

Greg Vaughn
Tom Kirkendall


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Limited to 8 guests

Greg Vaughn is a terrific photographer, an outstanding teacher and a superlative guide.
Greg always ‘knows the territory’.
— Stephen Wood, Iceland ’15, Death Valley ’16, Italy '16, Alaska Wildlife ’16, Antarctica ’17, Patagonia ‘17, New Zealand '18, Tanzania '18, Mongolia '19

Itinerary and General Information

May 28, 2019: 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 Highway 199. The drive takes about two hours. 

May 29–June 1, 2019: 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, 2019: 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.

What’s Included

  • 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!

Whats Not Included?

Travel to and from Crescent City, California. Trip and cancelation insurance (recommended). Items of a personal nature. Alcoholic beverages. Anything not specifically listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $1,995 will hold your place on this workshop. The balance of $2,000 will be due not later than February 1, 2019. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.

Additional Information

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?