Amazing Landscapes and Night Skies
There’s a reason it’s called the Land of Enchantment! If you haven’t ever been to vibrant New Mexico, you are in for a treat. There is no better time to be in New Mexico than the fall, when warm days give way to cool nights, and the scent of roasting green chiles lingers in the air. And there is no better guide to help you explore the 47th state than Muench Workshops pro and New Mexico native Wayne Suggs! Wayne has developed a singular style for photographing New Mexico’s many natural and cultural wonders, and he’s here to help you achieve spectacular images as well. We’ve timed our workshop to coincide with the ideal moon phase for night photography, allowing for perfectly illuminated landscapes beneath the Milky Way. You’ll practice your composition skills, and learn new techniques for lighting landscapes; of course we’ll also make time for our signature image reviews and instruction in accentuating your images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
We will be based beneath the cottonwoods, in the quaint riverside Abiquiu Inn. Expect warm hospitality, delicious meals and ready access to all of our photographic destinations.
Abiquiu, New Mexico
October 16–19, 2020
Itinerary and General Information
October 16, 2020: Meet and greet on the front veranda of the Abiquiu Inn at 4:00 PM, before our group dinner. Wayne will take this time to review the itinerary with you, and review your camera settings. During our first evening shoot, you will also learn how to use low-level lighting techniques to illuminate the foreground of a landscape scene.
October 17, 2020: Early morning shoot, followed by breakfast and an image review. After the image review, we’ll have lunch and then depart on an afternoon visit to red rocks. Following sunset and dinner, weather permitting, we’ll have another evening session. If the skies are clear, Wayne will lead you on a night sky photography shoot to capture the Milky Way.
October 18, 2020: Early morning shoot along Chama River followed by breakfast and image review. Lunch and afternoon downtime prior to early dinner followed by sunset and possible star shoot. This is the best chance to capture the moonlit landscape with the Milky Way all in one exposure. Keep your fingers crossed for a clear night!
October 19, 2020: Final sunrise at a location TBD based on weather. After breakfast, the workshop concludes.
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
Photographic instruction and guiding
Image reviews and post-processing instruction
Fun, Inspiration, and a great time!
What’s Not Included?
This is a great opportunity to capture the magic of New Mexico under the Milky Way. Don't wait, click the Sign Me Up! button and we'll see you there!