Journey to a place where epic
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. Patagonia is a land of superlatives; it is a land of
awe-inspiring moments and sudden exclamations of “OMG—that is so
beautiful!” Eternal Patagonia seems to never change, but no one
who visits ever stays the same.
Few places on Earth are its equal.
Fewer still are those photographers up to the challenge of
telling the story of this amazing landscape. Do you have what it
Ultimate Patagonia Photo Tours
2017 (tour leader: Richard Bernabe)
November 5-16, 2017 (tour leader:
Cost: $5995 USD (includes double occupancy lodging
and transport during workshop; single lodging supplement $1000
Deposit: A $300 USD non-refundable deposit is
required to secure your reservation on this tour
Highlights: Patagonia, a land of jagged peaks,
towering blue glaciers, and wind-swept plains, is one of the
most breathtaking places on the planet. The mountains of
Patagonia are among the world’s most inspiring.
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The beating heart of Patagonia, Los
Glaciares National Park—the famous Fitz Roy area—is one of our
primary destinations for this photo adventure of a lifetime.
While there, we'll seek locations with stunning views of Fitz
Roy and jagged Cerro Torre, the two main peaks in the region. In
addition to photographing the mountains, we will visit nearby
glaciers for stunning views of tons of compressed blue glacial
ice, and photograph several beautiful waterfalls as well.
Our second primary destination is
stunning Torres del Paines National Park of Chile, home to the
famous Horns and Towers of Paine, jagged mountain peaks with
distinctive shapes. While in Paine, we'll also get chances to
photograph vast herds of wild guanacos (similar to llamas),
austral flamingos, and other charasmatic Patagonian wildlife.
Few people know this area as well as we do, and we promise
to bring you to the best locations, with the best light that is
offered to us during our trip. You'll come away with images
you've always dreamed of making!
Here's our general schedule, including a list
of the photographic highlights we will see along the way:
Day 1—Participants arrive in El
Calafate, Argentina. We have a short introductory meeting, and
head out for dinner as a group.
Day 2—We travel by private bus to
the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier. This immense wall of ice
will blow your senses. We’ll spend the afternoon hoping to catch
shots of giant blocks of ice calving off the glacier.
Day 3 through Day 6—On Day 3 we
transfer via private bus to El Chalten, Argentina. After
arriving in the late morning, we check into our hotel. We stay
in the El Chalten area for several days, visiting several
stunning locations with scenic views of Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre,
and other scenic attractions including waterfalls and a deep
Day 7 through Day 11—After the
morning shoot in Chalten on Day 7, we travel to Torres del Paine
in Chile. Our hotel is located in the heart of this beautiful
scenic area. We’ll shooting stunning scenery and wildlife. After
the sunrise shoot on Day 11, we transfer back to El Calafate,
Argentina. After having dinner as a group, we officially
conclude the workshop.
Day 12—Participants depart on
teach a variety of techniques that will allow you to advance
both your technical skills and artistic vision. We focus on a
number of professional field techniques to help you create
incredible nature images, including working with dramatic light;
the fundamentals of powerful compositions; and abstract
techniques for creating artistic photographs. In addition, we'll
explore a number of artistic philosophies that will help you
find your own personal photographic vision.
Whenever there is "down time" during the middle of the day when
the light is not conducive to making good images, we'll organize
impromptu classroom sessions where we demonstrate a number of
digital darkroom techniques, using images taken by participants
during the workshop. This way, you not only learn a number of
useful processing tips, but you get to see your images taken to
their fullest potential. At all times during the workshop we are
available for informal one-on-one image critique.
Focus on making great images
Unlike some other workshops, we don't
have a set itinerary. Our goal is to make sure participants get
the best photographs possible, and therefore we stay flexible
and determine our day-by-day shooting schedule depending on the
weather and other local conditions. This way, we can go to a
location when conditions are best to optimize our chances of
getting great photographs.
begins and ends in El Calafate, Argentina (airport code FTE).
Most travelers reach Calafate via Buenos Aires. We
are happy to assist you in making travel arrangements.
While most shooting locations can be
reached by road, we will do some hiking on this workshop. Hikes
will typically be easy to moderate in difficulty, and will be
less than a mile one way, but a few hikes may involve some
moderate elevation gain and require travel over rocky terrain.
Decent physical fitness will certainly facilitate your enjoyment
of this workshop. Every participant must complete and sign a
standard liability waiver and medical form before participating
in this workshop. Note: we are NOT at high elevation at any time
during this workshop.
Photography instruction; double
occupancy lodging (single supplement $1000);
local transportation during workshop;
entrance fees, guide fees,
guide tips, breakfasts, and certain scheduled lunches.
What's not included
Airfare to and from the workshop;
transfer from airport to hotel, any applicable visa fees and
local airport taxes, most lunches and dinners.
Deposit, tuition, and
A non-refundable deposit of $300 USD
is required to secure a space on this tour. Final payment is due
90 days before the tour starts. If you wish to cancel after
final payment has been made, our refund policy is stated below:
If we can find another customer to
take your place, we will give you a 100% refund (minus your
register, or if you have any questions, please email our