Richard has traveled the world many times over and knows each location intimately. That knowledge helps get you to the best places at the best times to help capture the photos you could have only dreamed about. All the while, you have one of the top travel, nature, and wildlife photographers by your side, coaching and encouraging you to capture the scene in the right way. Richard brings real knowledge, experience, inspiration, and most of all PASSION to each photography workshop and tour that he leads.

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Great Smoky Mountains Autumn Photography Workshop

Autumn Great Smoky Mountains Photo Workshop
Townsend, Tennessee
October 25 – 28, 2020
(SOLD OUT – WAITING LIST)

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is world-renowned for it’s amazing array of biodiversity. In fact, the park is both an International Biosphere Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nature photographers flock to the Smokies for their panoramic vistas of layered blue ridges, pristine rivers and streams, and brilliant autumn color in late October. Richard has been leading photography tours and workshops in the Great Smoky Mountains since 1999 and knows the Park was well as any photographer working today. Learn More >>

Arches and Canyonlands Photography Workshop
Moab, Utah
November 12 – 15, 2020
(SOLD OUT – WAITING LIST)

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah are amidst spectacular red rock country and are some of the best locations for landscape photography in the world. It’s also a premier location for night photography with with bright stars and dark skies over exquisitely sculpted sandstone formations. Come learn the art of landscape photography with renowned photographer, Richard Bernabe in Moab, Utah! Learn More >>

Creative Composition Photography Classes
Outer Banks of North Carolina
February 25 – 28 | March 4 – 7 | March 11 – 14, 2021

Join acclaimed photographer, Richard Bernabe for four days of classes and exciting landscape photography in the Outer Banks and Cape Hatteras National Seashore of North Carolina while learning the art of creative composition using a variety of compositional theories and devices that will instantly make you a more accomplished photographer. Learn More >>

Epic Patagonia
Argentina and Chile
April 11 – 22, 2021
(FILLING QUICKLY)

Nothing quickens the pulse like a swift and sudden sunrise, the first tint of gold on ancient stone sentinels, and the sound of distant avalanches crashing down icy slopes. The scenery of Patagonia is otherworldly, with stunning mountains piercing the heavens, a massive ice field spawning hundreds of glaciers, and deep mountain lakes filled with cold clean water as blue as the sky. Eternal Patagonia seems to never change, but no one who visits ever stays the same. Learn More >>

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Springtime in the Smokies
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
May 2 – 6, 2021

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park sits atop the Spine of Time, a rugged 6000-foot mountain divide between North Carolina and Tennessee. The Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most biologically diverse in the entire National Park System. We will expertly guide you through this magnificent mountain wilderness and teach you how to best capture the Park’s old-growth forests, sweeping mountain vistas, cascading mountain rivers, bubbling streams, waterfalls, and vernal wildflowers. Learn More >>

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Oregon Coast Photo Workshop
Eugene, Oregon
May 9 – 15, 2021

Oregon boasts one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world with rugged headlands, sandy beaches, hidden coves, majestic sea stacks, and rolling sand dunes. Join Muench Workshops pros Greg Vaughn and Richard Bernabe to capture the magic and mystery of this diverse and very photogenic landscape. Our May workshop is scheduled for prime conditions on the sandy beaches and the best time of year for spectacular sunsets. Learn More >>

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Morocco Photography Workshop and Tour
Casablanca, Morocco
September 1 – 13, 2021

Photographing Morocco is an exciting immersion into another world, where Arab and Berber heritage, history and culture are inextricably bound. Exotic culture and foods, wildlife, landscapes, and colorful people are all a part of the Morocco experience. This workshop and tour with Richard will have you capturing the very best Morocco has to offer. Richard has made many trips to Morocco and has customized the itinerary to be optimal for travel photographers of all skill levels. Learn More >>

Alaska Brown Bears Photography Workshop: July 29 – August 4, 2021 (SOLD OUT – WAITING LIST)

Richard is returning to the incomparable Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark National Park, July 29 – August 4, 2021. This is one of the premier bear photography locations in the world and Richard will be leading a small group of only six photographers there once again in 2021. Don’t miss out! Learn More >>

Mongolia

Mongolia Eagle Hunters and Gobi Desert: September 17 – 28, 2021

Are you ready for an adventure? Join Muench Workshops pros, Kevin Pepper and Richard Bernabe, as they journey deep into the Mongolian countryside to places few get a chance to experience. You will be learning how to capture photographs of action, intimate portraits, compose compelling environmental portraits, and work on your landscape composition techniques throughout our journey in these stunning landscapes. Learn More >>

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Falklands – South Georgia – Antarctica: October 12 – November 4, 2021

Join us for a Southern Ocean adventure like no other! On this all-inclusive 22-day journey, we’ll experience the best that the region has to offer, including the subantarctic Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic peninsula. This trip has it all! We’ll encounter diverse and abundant wildlife, be awed by expansive landscapes, and visit historic sites that evoke the days of early exploration. Learn More >>

All of Richard’s photography workshops and tours offer a variety of ways to improve your photography skills under the guidance of one of the top travel, nature, and wildlife photographers in the world. These multi-day programs are designed for amateur photographers of all skill levels who are interested in improving their photography and exploring their creative vision.