Death Valley: Eureka Dunes, Saline Valley and more

UPDATE: As of September 17, 2016 this workshop is sold out. Book now for Death Valley, March of 2018!

Death Valley is a truly unique National Park. It features the lowest, driest, and hottest locations in North America and is surrounded by mountains that rise to over 11,000 feet. Covering about 3,000 square miles, it’s larger than Yellowstone, yet most photography workshops barely scratch the surface of what this park has to offer.

This is a unique opportunity to visit and photograph great locations during the best light. We’ll camp in remote locations with a night in-between to freshen up. We’ll have a final image review in Bishop at the end of our adventure, and time in camp at night to download and review images on our laptops. We’ll be visiting remote sand dunes, dry lakes, colorful canyons and maybe even Badwater where the polygons have formed. 

* So what does all inclusive mean? From the time we meet on March 20th, until we say goodbye on March 25th, all meals, and lodging are included. You can stow that wallet!

Muench Workshops, LLC works closely with the National Park Service and operates under a Commercial Use Authorization. We always carry proper permits, insurance and certification.


Death Valley, California 




March 20 – 25, 2017

Fitness Level:

Moderate - short walks,
climb sand dunes


Sold Out

The instruction by Andy and Marc was always available and always helpful. I liked the fact that when I wanted help I got it, but you guys were willing to let me go my own way, too. Marc’s classroom critique was the best I have experienced. He has a nice touch which is substantive yet does not intimidate. His balanced comments and demonstrations were helpful to everyone. I had been to only a few photo workshops in the past. I came away mostly feeling they weren’t worth it. You guys are leagues above, and I will be attending another of your workshops.
— Gene Wewerka, Death Valley '14


March 20, 2017: 10AM, meet in lobby of hotel in Las Vegas. Drive to Ibex dunes in Death Valley National Park. Sunset shoot and possible starry night shoot, following dinner in camp. 

March 21, 2017: Sunrise shoot at dunes followed by breakfast. Drive through remote region of Death Valley including Badwater, to Furnace Creek Ranch. Checkin to hotel rooms, shower and meet around 5PM for sunset shoot. Dinner at Furnace Creek Inn. 

March 22, 2017: Sunrise shoot at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, depending on weather. Breakfast follows Furnace Creek Ranch. We will continue our driving safari north, passing by some of the more remote regions of the park—including many massive desert alluvial fans, Ubehebe Crater, and more. We arrive at our camp at the Racetrack in the early afternoon. We will have time to walk out and around the Grandstand. Then we will walk out onto the playa and explore the sailing stones, to get ready for our early morning shoot the following day. Dinner in camp. 

March 23, 2017: Early dawn shoot with the stars, milky way and sailing stones followed by hot breakfast in camp. We’ll pack up our trucks and continue our driving safari North to the final camping location at Eureka Dunes. We’ll pass by Teakettle & Crankshaft junctions, great vistas of the northern end of the valley and a abandoned gold mine. We’ll arrive into our camp in the early afternoon, and spend time exploring the tallest dunes in North America. After sunset and dinner in camp, we’ll have time to enjoy the fire and download images. 

March 24, 2017: Sunrise shoot on the dunes followed by hot breakfast in camp. Pack up and leave for Bishop where we’ll check in to our hotel for hot showers and dinner. 

March 25, 2017: Breakfast followed by image review from 8AM - 11AM. Workshop concludes. We’ll drive you back to Las Vegas, arriving no later than 5PM for departing flights. 

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (Single available)
  • All meals 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?

Transportation to and from Las Vegas, Nevada. Lodging in Las Vegas for March 19, 2017. Trip and cancellation insurance. Personal sleeping bag. Items of a personal nature. Tips for the camp outfitters. Alcoholic beverages. Anything not specifically listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $1,500 is due at sign up and will hold your space in the workshop. The balance of $3,000 is due by January 4, 2017. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.

Additional Information

This workshop is sold out for March of '17. Book now for Death Valley March 2018, and we'll see you in the desert!