Dramatic Seascapes, Lighthouses, Icebergs, Fishing Villages, and Whales
July 16–26, 2024
It is here in Newfoundland where you can 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 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. Our pros 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. We’ll travel daily by spacious bus, stay in comfortable accommodations, and eat 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?
Extend your journey in Newfoundland in the east by preceding this workshop with our Newfoundland workshop.
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.
This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions, and other factors.
July 16, 2024: Arrive by 5:00 PM today at 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 go over the week’s itinerary.
July 17, 2024: After breakfast, we’ll head out to the 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 18–19, 2024: 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 a backdrop to a landscape dotted with horses and sheep. We’ll photograph the rugged shoreline, cliffs, and 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 to spot blue whales, the largest animals living on earth.
July 20–21, 2024: These days 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. Afterward, we will head further north to photograph sweeping barrens dotted with reflection ponds and accented by blooming spring flowers.
July 22, 2024: Today we’ll move farther north into a more remote part of Newfoundland, where we’ll visit secluded fishing villages along the shoreline. We’ll look for icebergs making their way down the Labrador coast from the Arctic!
July 23, 2024: We will begin the day at the 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 archaeological site.
July 24–25, 2024: We will spend our final days of the workshop 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 sea as they are carried south on the Labrador Current. We’ll explore the coastline for these massive wonders and the subtler beauty of the barren tundra and endless cliffs surrounding this small private island.
July 26, 2024: We will depart Quirpon after breakfast. We will spend the day exploring before dropping you off at St. Anthony airport by 3:00 PM for your flight back to St. Johns.
Moderate: You should be able to walk up to two miles with an elevation gain of 500 feet in uneven terrain.
Arrive Deer Lake Regional Airport (YDF), Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador before 5:00 PM on July 16, 2024. Depart St. Anthony Airport (YAY), St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador after 3:00 PM on July 26, 2024.
What to Bring
Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.
- Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $1,000 supplement.
- All meals, soft drinks, and snacks during the workshop
- All permits and park fees
- All transportation during the workshop
- Tips for crew, drivers, and local guides
- Photographic guiding and instruction from 2 pros
- Image reviews and post-processing instruction
- Adventure, fun, inspiration, and a great time!
- Travel to Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador and from St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador.
- The flight from St. John’s to Deer Lake and the return from St. Anthony to St. John’s will be arranged by Muench Workshops. Airfare is not included.
- Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
- Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Anything else specifically not listed as included.
- Single rooming available for $1,000 supplement.
“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. ”
“Kevin's extensive technical knowledge is a great complement to the team. The guys for sure give 110% every day. ”
“I’ve learned more in 3 days than from every other photo workshop or class I’ve done. ”