Los Glaciares National Park, Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre
Discover and photograph a truly unspoiled wilderness of mountains, fjords, glaciers, forests, and steppes. We’ll be visiting both the Argentinian and Chilean sides of this amazing mountain region, with some of the most dramatic mountains in the world towering over glaciated lakes and rolling grassy foothills. This workshop will be lead by Michael Strickland and our amazing local guide Cecilia Costa, who will give you the best local cultural information and photographic guiding. This workshop will give you a feel for the unique alpine environments south of the equator that have remained the same for thousands of years. We’ll be photographing in some of the most dramatic locations within the Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine National Parks. April is the fall season in the southern hemisphere and we have timed this workshop to give you opportunities to photograph the foliage changing to colorful warm hues. Be prepared to get close to the glaciers and walk through rolling foothills, photograph waterfalls, and reflecting lakes surrounded by towering granite spires.
You'll be learning from Michael and Cecilia how to improve your landscape photography as well as local geology, flora, and fauna. They will be teaching camera techniques such as long exposures, exposure bracketing (both manual and automatic), and using various lenses to photograph creative compositions by stitching multiple exposures together. You’ll have time to work on improving your post processing skills, helping you learn to pre-visulize with the final image in mind. With so many dramatic landscapes, you will be captivated all day—and even during the night—when we get the chance to photograph these amazing mountains bathed in stars!
Argentina and Chile
April 15–26, 2020
Itinerary and General Information
April 15, 2020: Arrive this day in El Calafate, Argentina (FTE airport code). We will meet in Los Alamos Hotel, which is a quick taxi ride from the airport. At 5:00 PM we'll have an introductory meeting and then enjoy dinner together.
April 16, 2020: We spend a morning visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier where we will have the opportunity to hike around this amazing glaciated landscape in the morning light. Following, we'll drive north to El Chaltén where we'll be staying at the Destino Sur Hotel, for three nights so you can unpack and enjoy the spectacular view right from your hotel room.
April 17–18, 2020: These days in El Chaltén offer a great opportunity to explore the northern area of Los Glaciares National Park, where Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre are located. April is when the fall season is in full swing, and the foliage offers a warm palette of colors. Hiking towards the base camps offers unique opportunities for photographing the best shots of the mountains and the forest at down and sunset.
April 19, 2020: We drive to El Calafate along the scenic highway with a stop at a working horse ranch where we‘ll partake in an authentic Argentinian BBQ, followed by a photo shoot with the gauchos riding horses in the beautiful landscape, in the fields, and at the barns for portraits. We take the scenic drive south to El Calafate in the afternoon, and photograph the landscapes along the lake at sunset. Our hotel for this night will be Los Alamos.
April 20–24, 2020: We drive into Chile where we‘ll spend time in the Torres del Paine National Park. We'll be staying at the Hotel Rio Serrano, where we can unpack and enjoy more amazing views from our rooms. We‘ll be spending these days exploring the surrounding locations during the best light, and taking guided hikes into more remote regions for different views of the glaciers and mountains. The daily itinerary will be determined by your leaders based on weather and conditions.
April 25, 2020: Following sunrise and breakfast we’ll drive a few hours back to the border where we’ll spend the night in our hotel and shoot sunset nearby, weather permitting.
April 26, 2020: We’ll drive into El Calafate by noon for departing flights. Departing flights must be booked after 2:00 PM.
Double occupancy lodging (single available, just ask)
All meals, soft drinks and snacks during the workshop
All ground transportation during the workshop
All permits, fees, and gratuities
Photographic instruction and guiding from two pros
Image reviews, critiques, and post-processing instruction
Fun, inspiration, and a great time!
What’s Not Included?
Air transportation to and from El Calafate, Argentina. Alcoholic beverages. Visa or passport fees. Items of a personal nature. Medical Evacuation Insurance (required). Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended). Items of a personal nature. Anything specifically not mentioned as included.
Your deposit of $4,500 will hold your space in this workshop. A second payment of $4,500 will be due on September 1, 2019. The balance of $3,500 will be due not later than January 1, 2020. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.