Hoh Rain Forest, Hurricane Ridge, Sea Stacks and More!

This workshop is sold out for 2016, but we're returning in August of 2017. Don't forget to check our other workshops

The Olympic Peninsula is a vortex of all that is found in the Pacific Northwest—glaciated mountains, lush rain forests, rugged coastlines, and beautiful waterfalls—all concentrated into one region. This workshop is designed to take advantage of a central location at the scenic Crescent Lake Lodge, which lies in the heart of mountainous Olympic Penninsula. 

Plan on bringing a wide variety of lenses to capture the vast array of landscapes, from the intimate details in the rain forest to the vast vistas up on Hurricane Ridge. Learn how to create long exposures in low light and also in the middle of the day with neutral density filters. This time of year lends itself to wildflowers in the alpine regions, and a good chance of sun for coastline landscapes at sunset. There is always something to photograph here, considering the variety of locations available within several hours’ drive. Each day will be filled with many great opportunities for photography and the potential for night photography.

Professional photographers Joe Brady, Diane Bollen, and David Muench will be leading this workshop. Each will share with you their unique techniques and visions of how to approach subjects, helping give you a varied and rich learning experience. You will be instructed about composition on every shoot and learn about post processing, while reviewing images during the group critiques.

Muench Workshops, LLC operates under Commercial Use Authorization in our National Parks. We always carry proper permits and certification.


Olympic NP, Washington




Aug 7 - 12, 2016

Fitness Level:

walks up to 2 miles


Sold Out

I was very impressed and happy that Joe Brady is exactly what you see in his webinars—a very down to Earth type of guy who is eager to teach others how to improve themselves.
I can’t wait to sign up for another workshop with Joe Brady.
— Jeremiah Benjamin

Itinerary and General Information

August 7, 2016: Meet at 6:00 pm at our hotel near Seattle airport for introductions and group dinner.

August 8, 2016: After an early breakfast, drive to Olympic National Park. Based on the leaders’ choice, you will visit one of several locations around Port Angeles before checking into Lake Crescent Lodge. After an early dinner, you will visit Hurricane Ridge for sunset or one of the many other locations around the lodge. 

August 9, 2016: Sunrise shoot up on Hurricane Ridge followed by breakfast and image review. These days are long, leaving much time for lunch and drive to afternoon/sunset photo location. 

August 10, 2016: Early morning drive to sunrise location, based on leaders’ choice. Breakfast followed by a visit to Sol Duc falls. Lunch and afternoon image review and downtime. Sunset location TBD.

August 11, 2016: Drive to Hoh Rain Forest for the day. Enjoy a packed lunch in the forest. Early dinner in Forks, then visit the amazing Rialto Beach near the small town of La Push for sunset. 

August 12, 2016: Photograph sunrise near the lodge on the shores of Crescent Lodge, breakfast and final image review. We will then drive you back to Seattle Airport. Flights home can be anytime after 4:00 pm.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)
  • All meals during the workshop
  • All transportation during the workshop
  • All permits and park entry fees
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from three pros
  • Image reviews and post-processing instruction

Whats Not Included?

Transportation to and from Seattle, Washington. Items of a personal nature. Alcoholic beverages. Anything not specifically listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $2,000 will hold your place in this workshop. The balance of $2,750 will be due not later than May 24, 2016. All of our standard terms and conditions apply.

Additional Information

Olympic National Park is a special place to photograph. To shoot with and learn from David Muench, Joe Brady and Diane Bollen is an incredible experience, and this workshop will fill up fast. Click the Sign Me Up! button and we'll see you at Olympic!