Welcome to my website. I am pleased to show you my life's journey through photography. I have put my images into Portfolios to view as subjects, ideas, and places that are dear to my heart. I have over 5000 images, and growing, to look at on my website, including all 200 images archived at the Center for Creative Photography, as well as other favorites such as Hawaii Beautiful, Icelight / Glaciers, Arizona Wild, and Alaska Wild. These are just the tip of the iceberg! This website, like my life continues to grow, so please, let me know what you think and keep an eye out for ever expanding portfolios. I will be getting my 2015 workshop schedule up as soon as travel places and dates are confirmed. I will also be posting my thoughts and other updates regularly on this page, so check back often!
Purchase Fine Art Gallery Prints by David Muench
Each size of each image will be printed in a limited edition of twelve.
David Muench featured in the article The Big Sky of the March Outdoor Photographer
article written by Ruth Rudner
Legendary landscape master David Muench traded a 4x5 for compact digital cameras for his most recent expeditions in Montana and his exploration of Big Sky Country.
Help Stop Plans to Develop the Grand Canyon
It has been proposed that a tramway and
accompanying resort-type structures be built in the Little Colorado River in the
Grand Canyon, as well as the rim up above. I'm very much opposed to this
as it is one of the pristine and sacred places in the United States. I believe
the Hopi nation considers the area sacred and sincerely hope that this
development gathers no more steam.
While working on Bill Jagde's workshop in early October,
we celebrated a fantastic Autumn in the San Juan Mountains and at Great Sand Dunes National Park. I also had a great day photographing the heavy snow-laden Sawatch Range /
Collegiate Peaks. I have never seen the combination of Gamble Oak, Cottonwoods, and Aspen displaying such a varied mix of color all in one shot.
Montana's First Snow - September 2014
When I heard the first winter storm of the season was about to happen in Montana’s Beartooths, I drove to Red Lodge on September 10 to be ready for it. It snowed the entire first day I was there, then cleared the next. I photographed through the transition. A gorgeous couple of days!
David Muench in the July Outdoor Photographer
A new article in the July Outdoor Photographer — a piece called "The Timeless Moment," combines David Muench's photographs with author Ruth Rudner's words about the newly designated Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. | Read Article
Announcing a new Book:
DAVID MUENCH'S NATIONAL PARKS (paperback; 232 pages)
“Muench’s international reputation derives from an unflinching embrace
of nature’s nuances. He engages the primal landscape across all the
human fronts: as thinker, dreamer, seeker, lover, lifelong friend.”
Announcing a new eBook from David
Muench: TOPROCK (pdf eBook; 58 plates; 137 pages)
Toprock is a subject dear to my
heart. I've been photographing on the summits of American mountains,
particularly in the West, with 4x5 film, 35mm film and, more recently,
with digital capture for over 50 years. It is my dramatic story. This
eBook is a real labor of love for me.