Come and discover a truly unspoiled wilderness of mountains, fjords, glaciers, forests and steppes. We'll be visiting both the Argentine 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 trip will be lead by Randy Hanna, who will be accompanied by local guides to give you the best local cultural information and photographic guiding. We have arranged this workshop to 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 going to 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 real close to the glaciers and walk through rolling foothills, photograph waterfalls, and reflecting lakes surrounded by towering granite spires. You'll be learning from Randy about ways to improve your landscape photography and give your images impact. He'll be teaching camera techniques such as long exposures, exposure bracketing, both manual and automatic, and using various lenses to create creative compositions by stitching multiple exposures together. You'll have many opportunities to work with both of them 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 16–28, 2018
Moderate or harder, depending
on the hikes you choose to do.
Itinerary and General Information
April 16, 2018: Arrive from your home into Buenos Aires, Argentina to either airport (EZE or AEP airport code). You'll be informed of the hotel by the beginning of 2018 which will be located closer to the domestic airport we will be departing from the following morning AEP. We'll all get together for dinner, share stories and get a good night sleep before starting our adventure the following day.
April 17–20, 2018: We will all fly commercial from Buenos Aires domestic airport (AEP airport code) for a flight to El Calafate. We will advise you as to the flight to book (not included). We meet up with our local guide and then drive to El Chaltén along the scenic highway with a few stops for enjoying the views. We'll be staying in El Chaltén for 3 nights so you can unpack and enjoy the spectacular view right from your hotel room. These three days in El Chaltén offer us a great chance for exploring the northern area of Los Glaciares National Park, where Mt Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre are located. Also with the magic of the mountain landscape, April is when the Fall season is in full swing, and all the foliage offers a warm palette of colors. Hiking towards the base camps gives us unique chances for taking the best shots of the mountains and the forest at down and sunset.
April 20–22, 2018: We take the scenic drive south to El Calafate, where we'll visit the Nimez Lagoon in the afternoon and photograph the landscapes along the lake at sunset. Our hotel for 2 nights will be the Mirador del Lago Hotel. We spend a day on Lake Argentina, visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier where we will have the opportunity to hike around this amazing glaciated landscape.
April 22–26, 2018: After sunrise and breakfast we begin our drive into Chile where we'll spend time in the Torres del Paine National Park. We'll be staying at the Hotel Pehoe 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 26, 2018: Following sunrise and breakfast we'll drive a few hours to Puerto Natales, where we will be treated with a quaint artisanal fishing port, giving us a bit of diversity after all the glaciers, lakes and mountains.
April 27, 2018: Following sunrise and breakfast we'll move to Punta Arenas for our final night and dinner together.
April 28, 2018: Departing flights can be booked anytime, airport shuttle available.
- 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 for guides
- Photographic instruction and guiding from Randy Hanna
- Image reviews, critiques, and post-processing instruction
- Fun, inspiration, and a great time!
What’s Not Included?
Your deposit of $3,000 will hold your space in this workshop. A second payment of $4,000 will be due on September 1, 2017. The balance of $3,995 will be due not later than January 1, 2018. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.
Patgonia is simply amazing. For an great small group photo experience (only 8 guests with 2 pros!) at the best time of year, click the “Sign Me Up!” button, and we‘ll see you in Patagonia! Got questions?