Newfoundland: Dramatic Seascapes, Private Lighthouses, Icebergs, Whales, Fishing Villages

It is here in Newfoundland where you have the opportunity to live the life of a lighthouse keeper overlooking the entrance to “Iceberg Alley.” Marvel at the miles of pristine coastline, dotted with beaches, sea stacks, walking trails, and photogenic fishing communities.

Photographic opportunities here are numerous and diverse, and wildlife and landscape photographers both will find a wealth of subjects here. Although we can’t predict nature, we expect to spot whales, abundant ice flowing down iceberg alley, and much more. From the island’s rugged south coast and maritime barrens to the Tablelands of Gros Morne National Park, the natural beauty of this wild place will surround you at every turn.

We’ll be photographing from sunrise (the first in America!) to sunset, and everywhere in between. Our network of local guides will keep us advised of local photographic opportunities. Muench pros Kevin Pepper, and David Rosenthal will help you make the most of every situation. Expect plenty of field instruction, and—back at our hotel—plenty of post-processing instruction and our signature image reviews too. We’ll be daily traveling by spacious bus, staying in comfortable accommodations, and provided with fresh, locally-sourced cuisine. 

Why don’t you come with us to listen to the whales’ calls echoing off massive icebergs from your own private cove in the North Atlantic!

Location:

Newfoundland, Canada

Tuition:

$8,995

Dates:

July 17–27, 2021

Fitness Level:

Moderate
Most photography is a moderate walk from the vehicles, but can be up to 2 miles with elevation gain of 500 feet.

Availability:

Open For Registration
Limited to 8 Guests

I was nervous at first, not knowing what to expect, but that quickly disappeared within a day. Kevin goes out of his way to make sure that the entire group is happy. He is in constant contact with his local connections to make sure that we will not miss any great locations or shots. He takes the time to get to know what your photo bucket list items are and does his best to make it happen. I ended up with some fabulous photos and new friends.
— Barb Marszalek, Newfoundland '17, Yukon '16, and Tanzania '18

Itinerary and General Information

About the Wildlife: This workshop offers significant opportunities for photographing wildlife, and while we do our best to maximize our wildlife encounters—based on past experiences, local knowledge, and the current conditions—we need to impress upon you that the wildlife really is wild and that we don’t control it.

July 17, 2021: Arrive at any time today into Deer Lake and transfer to the Marble Inn Resort. We will meet for a group dinner at 6:00 PM to get to know each other and to go over the itinerary for the week.

July 18, 2021: After breakfast we’ll head out to the various fishing villages, including Lark Harbour and York Harbour at Bay of Islands. By evening, we’ll make our way to the western tip of the peninsula to photograph sunset over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

July 19–20, 2021: This morning we’ll head south to Cape Anguille Lighthouse. The Inn at Cape Anguille is a restored century-old lighthouse keeper’s home, and is designated as a Registered Heritage Structure for Newfoundland and Labrador. The Atlantic Ocean provides backdrop here to a landscape dotted with horses and sheep. We’ll photograph the rugged shoreline and cliffs, and well as a variety of local and migratory birds. Semi-palmated plovers, black-bellied plovers, Arctic terns, bald eagles, American kestrels, great egrets, and ospreys all call the area home this time of year. This corner of Newfoundland is also a great place for spotting blue whales, the largest animals to have ever lived on earth.

July 21–22, 2021: This morning we’ll head north to Gros Morne for a hike on the Green Garden Trail. Together we will wander the coast in search of sea stacks, pillow lava, wild meadows, sea caves, and semi-wild sheep. We will also make a visit to the picturesque lighthouses at Woody Point and Lobster Cove. Afterwards, we will head further north to photograph sweeping barrens dotted with reflection ponds and accented by blooming spring flowers.

July 23, 2021: Today we’ll move farther north into a more remote part of Newfoundland, where we’ll visit secluded fishing villages set along the shoreline. Look for icebergs that have been making their way down the Labrador coast from the Arctic!

July 24, 2021: We will begin the day at UNESCO World Heritage site L’Anse aux Meadows. At the tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, L’Anse aux Meadows is a small encampment of timber-and-sod buildings built over 1000 years ago by Viking settlers. We’ll discover a wealth of archaeological finds, and watch as costumed interpreters bring early history to life at this internationally renowned archaeological site.

July 25–26, 2021: Our final days of the workshop will be spent on Quirpon (pronounced kar-poon) Island, where we’ll be staying at a 1922 lighthouse keeper’s home. Fully restored, Quirpon Lighthouse Inn features beautiful rooms at the base of a still-operating lighthouse and is a Registered Heritage Building. Located off the northernmost tip of Newfoundland, Quirpon is the province’s best location for viewing icebergs by land and by sea as they are carried south on the Labrador Current. We’ll explore the coastline for these massive wonders, as well as for the subtler beauty of the barren tundra and endless cliffs that surround this small private island.

July 27, 2021: We will depart Quirpon after breakfast. We will spend the day exploring before dropping you off at the St. Anthony airport by 4:30 PM for your flight back to St. Johns.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (single available, just ask)

  • All meals and gratuities during the workshop

  • Transportation  during the workshop

  • Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros

  • Image reviews and post-processing instruction

  • Fun, inspiration, and a great time!

Whats Not Included?

Arrive in Deer Lake, NL (YDF). Depart from St. John’s, NL, Canada (YYT). Medical evacuation, travel medical, and trip cancellation insurance (optional). Items of a personal nature. Alcoholic beverages. Anything not specifically listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $2,995 will hold your place on this workshop. Further payment of $3,000 is due by December 1, 2020. The balance of $3,000 will be due not later than April 1, 2020. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.

Additional Information

Our group will be driven around Newfoundland by a professional local driver, in a comfortable small bus, with two seats for everyone. This will give David and Kevin the opportunity to move around in the bus, and to offer more teaching opportunities between photo shoots.

With its rich variety of wildlife and landscapes, this workshop is a photographer’s dream. Click the “Sign Me Up!” button and we'll see you in Newfoundland!