Majestic Lakes and Mountain Landscapes
Mount Assiniboine is a stunningly beautiful, exquisitely rustic setting that is accessible by foot or helicopter only. The scenic helicopter ride in is the perfect entry to our time at this exclusive location.
We’ll photograph majestic mountain peaks in the sweet light, the brilliant colors of the larch trees, and capture their reflections in the crystal clear lakes. We’ll shoot sunrise, sunset, and all day long. And after dinner, with clear skies, we’ll capture the beauty of Assiniboine in moonlight, and under the stars. We’ll be working with you on the art of seeing, better compositions, shooting panoramas, HDR, and even long exposures for silky-smooth water and dramatic skies.
For two days prior to our time at Mount Assiniboine, we’ll photograph the lakes, mountains, streams, and wildlife in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, based at Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park. Expect to work hard fine-tuning your landscape photography skills, and being immersed in photography from sunup to past sundown. Of course we’ll feature our signature image reviews and critiques, furthering our composition and image-processing skills.
Everything’s all-inclusive: meals, transportation, double occupancy lodging (single available, excluding the Assiniboine Lodge), and photographic instruction and guiding from two pros.
We have a life-long love affair with the Rockies. In their book, “The Rockies,” Marc and David Muench put it best:
“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.”
This exclusive workshop is not offered anywhere else, and it sells out year after year. Join us for the experience of a lifetime.
September 19–27, 2021
Itinerary and General Information
September 19, 2021: Arrive Calgary, Alberta, anytime before 4:00 PM today. We’ll meet for a group dinner this evening and talk about the week ahead.
September 20–22, 2021: From our lodge at Emerald Lake, we will photograph some of the best of the Canadian Rockies. Expect to be out early for sunrise, plenty of day-shooting opportunities, and then sunset. With clear skies, we can photograph the moonlight over Emerald Lake.
September 22, 2021: After breakfast, we’ll drive to the Mt. Shark helicopter pad for our ride to Mt. Assiniboine Lodge. Our flight is scheduled to depart at approximately 11:00 AM, and after a beautiful 15-minute ride, we’ll arrive at Assiniboine Lodge. Take a moment to read the history of the lodge here.
September 22–26, 2021: Sunrise to sunset photography as we hike in the vicinity of Assiniboine Lodge. At night, with clear skies, we’ll shoot the moonlit Mt. Assiniboine. We’ll also hold image review sessions as time allows, and we’ll teach some of our post-processing tips and techniques.
September 26, 2021: After breakfast, we depart Assiniboine Lodge by helicopter, and make our way back to Calgary, for a final image-review and post-processing instruction session, followed by our farewell dinner.
September 27, 2021: Flights home from Calgary Airport anytime this day.
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 nearby, but not in the cabins. There is enough power for charging laptops and batteries in the main lodge, and we will all work together to share available outlets. The cabins have gas lamps.
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 at Calgary hotel and Emerald Lake Lodge)
All meals and transportation during the workshop
All Park fees, and 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?
Your deposit of $2,995 will hold your space in this workshop. Further payment of $3,000 is due by February 1, 2021. The balance of $3,000 will be due not later than June 1, 2021. All of our standard terms and conditions apply.
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Muench Workshops complies with all Canadian parks and holds current Commercial Use Permits