Mono Lake and Tuolumne Meadows

Muench Workshops pro Dave Porter leads and guides you photographically through his favorite locations in Tuolumne Meadows. This four day workshop is jam-packed with photography in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows, Olmstead Point, Tenaya Lake and more! Dave will take you to fantastic locations for both sunrise and sunset, and many more in between. We will be working hard on this workshop, up early, and up late. You should be capable of hiking one to two miles at elevation.

During this workshop you can expect to work on such things as composition, long exposures with neutral density filters, HDR, and blending of multiple exposures. Bring your laptop for one on one editing sessions on the beautiful deck of the Tuolumne Lodge. 


Tuolumne Meadows,
Yosemite National Park




June 19–23, 2017

Fitness Level:

Moderate, hike up to
two miles at 9,000' elevation

Your Pros:

Sold Out

Itinerary and General Information

June 19, 2017: We will meet at Murpheys Motel in Lee Vining at 3:30 pm. After check-in we will have an early dinner and visit a location near the hotel for lessons on camera techniques. 

June 20, 2017: Up early! We will depart at 4:30 am for a sunrise shoot in Tioga Pass. After breakfast we'll spend time reviewing images before lunch and then checking out to move up to the beautiful Tuolumne Meadows Lodge where we'll be staying for the remainder of the workshop. Sunset will be along the Tuolumne River. 

June 21, 2017: An early 5:00 am departure for one of the many great locations in the meadows. We will return for breakfast and image review at the hotel. In the early afternoon we will depart for sunset shoot at Olmsted Point and photograph along the way.

June 22, 2017: 5:00 am we head out  for another of the many great locations in the meadows. We will return for breakfast and image review at the hotel. We'll take a walk through the meadows to visit more of the locations along the river and the visitor center for lunch.  Around 3:30 pm we will leave for a sunset shoot which includes a one mile hike along the Dana Fork of the Tuolumne River.

June 23, 2017: At 5:00 am we depart one last time for another of the great locations in the meadows. We will return for breakfast and image review at the hotel, then say goodbyes. 

What To Bring: Our suggested gear list is here.

What’s Included

  • Double-occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)
  • All meals during the workshop
  • Small group, plenty of personal instruction
  • Photographic guiding and instruction by Dave Porter
  • Image reviews, post processing instruction
  • Inspiration and fun!

Whats Not Included?

Transportation to and during the workshop—we will be car pooling, and will help facilitate this. Items of a personal nature. Alcoholic beverages. Anything not specifically listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $2,000 will hold your space in this workshop. The balance of $1,300 is due not later than April 1, 2017. All of our standard terms and conditions apply.

Additional Information

This is a perennial sellout workshop. If you like beautiful landscapes, and are looking for great instruction and a small group experience, then this workshop is for you. Click the Sign Me Up! button now to register, and we'll see you in the Sierras!

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