7th - 18th April 2024
Deposit $1500 USD
Argentina & Chile
Hotels in Argentina & Chile incl.
Welcome lunch incl.
Patagonia Photography Workshop
With Thor & Nick Page
* Single supplement adds $1100 USD
From April 7th - 18th, 2024, we will be offering a photographic tour during the peak of fall colors in the beautiful Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina. On this workshop we have teamed up with Nick Page. This is one of the most sought after destinations for photographers. The views are breathtaking, the light is amazing, and the weather is ever-changing. All together, these conditions allow for endless photographic opportunities.
Getting to Patagonia:
You will want to fly into the town of El Calafate in Argentina. From the airport, you will then take a taxi to our host hotel (more details upon registration). We recommend you fly in at least one day prior to the start of our workshop to allow for any travel delays that may occur and to recover from jetlag. You will be responsible for your own accommodations if you fly in early, but we will gladly help you find a hotel.
We will be doing a few small hikes, most hikes in Torres Del Paine (Chile) will be up to two to three miles round trip. These hikes will take place on mostly flat ground with small inclines and declines, nothing too exhausting. We will take our hikes at a slow and comfortable pace. The hikes in El Chalten (Argentina) are little more challenging (5-10 km / 3-6 miles) with some elevation gain. We'll leave early morning and allowing ample of time to do the hikes in order to get everyone in place before sunrise. These hikes are not easy but at the same time they are not super difficult either, these hikes are optional, you can decide to do only one morning or both.
Where Are We staying?
We will be lodging at a variety of hotels throughout our stay in both El Calafate and Torres del Paine National Park. These accommodations are beautiful and conveniently located for our shooting locations.
Perito Moreno Glacier
Boat Trip Lago Gray
Torres Del Paine NP
Pumas (with some luck)
In General > amazing locations
In a nutshell.
The Patagonia region in south America stretches between Chile and Argentina, it is without doubt one of the most spectacular photo locations you can find. The weather plays a huge role in this area so be prepared to experience rapid changes, from hurricane force wind gusts to not a breath of wind, rain to sunshine in 10 minutes, all of these factors along with towering snow covered mountains against the autumn foliage ground makes a great recipe for fantastic photo opportunities.
Patagonia is well known for it's amazing lenticular cloud formations as well for it's wildlife but Guanaco and Flamingo are a common sight, and if luck is on our side we might encounter Pumas.
Day 1 and 2: Arrival Day - start of the workshop ( 7th/8th April)
We will arrive in the beautiful Argentinian town of El Calafate where we will spend our first two nights. Arrival day will be 7th April and no activity planned for this day other then allowing you to deal with jet lag and
relaxing, this night is included in the workshops free. The workshop will then start at noon on the 8th with a meet and greet and lunch.
After lunch, we take advantage of the soft afternoon light at the beautiful Perito Moreno Glacier.
After breakfast we will check out and depart for the small town on El Chalten. This is where we'll take on a few hikes (5-10km/3-6 miles each way)
We plan to do early morning sunrise shoots (weather permitting and optional) from lookouts over Mt. Fitz Roy and/or Cerro Torre.
This part of the trip is the most physical challenging but everyone in a decent shape should be able to do this. We will allow ample of time for the hikes and give the group good amount of time to get to shooting location.
Days 6-10: Torres del Paine National Park
After breakfast, we will check out of our hotel in El Calten and begin our journey across Argentina and into Chile. This will be a 6 hour drive, so make yourself comfortable on our bus during the ride as we drive towards this incredible park. Don’t get too comfortable though, as we may encounter the opportunity to photograph wild flamingos along the way. Weather conditions will be in control of this journey, so upon arriving in Torres del Paine, we may either go straight to shooting, or to check in at our hotel. Either way, we will be out and exploring for sunset this evening. As mentioned before, the weather in Patagonia is ever-changing and can be wild. Brace yourselves for conditions you have never been in before. From incredible winds, to wild skies full of lenticular clouds, to blazing sunsets and sunrise, and days full of rainbows... Patagonia has it all.
With that said, our itinerary revolves around the weather, therefore we ask that you please be flexible. We will follow the light and conditions as we venture out each day to shoot. We will be out for every sunrise and sunset, and if conditions allow, there will be some shooting in the middle of the day and possible at night for the Milky Way and Southern Cross. The weather in this region is completely unpredictable, so be on your toes as we will do our best to take you to the best locations with the best conditions. And remember, some of the “worst” weather conditions make for the best photographs.
We have plenty of great locations in store for you so there will be no shortage of great compositions. We might visit the same location twice in order to get the best light we can. There is also a great chance to encounter and photograph some stunning wildlife in Patagonia, this could include flamingos, pumas, guanaco and various birds such as Crested caracara, our local guide is an expert in Patagonias wildlife and fauna.
A few locations will require a small hike (up to 2 miles round trip) but non are the hikes are physically demanding. These will take place on mostly flat ground. We will make sure to take the hikes at a smooth, relaxing pace.
We have hired a local guide while in TDP who is incredibly knowledgeable about the area, the wildlife and the saga of the area and expert when it comes to find the pumas.
Day 11: Depart Torres del Paine
This will be our last sunrise session in the park before we check out and make our way back to El Calafate in Argentina. Although this will be our last full morning of photograph, it won’t be limited. Expect to make a couple of stops on the way out of the park.
Day 12: Departure Day (18 April)
This is your day to depart back home.
*More detailed info will be provided after registration along with packing list.
Tuition: $6400 USD
Deposit: $1500 USD
A $1500 USD non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space for this workshop, or you may pay in full.
The remaining balance is due on January 5th, 2024. If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your space will be forfeited.
-Minimum number of participants 8-
-Maximum number of participants 10-
Please read through our Terms and Conditions.
This workshop is based upon a first come, first serve priority and available spots will be updated on this page.
Availability: Sold out
What's Included in the Workshop:
Accommodations from April 7th to 18th, based upon double occupancy. (Single supplement adds $1100 USD)
Transportation throughout the tour from April 8th to 17th of April
Breakfast from April 8th-18th.
All entrance fees to the parks we will be visiting
Glacier and iceberg boat tour from Punta Bandera
Certified local guide service
What's NOT Included in the Workshop:
Airfaire to and from Argentina
Taxi to and from airport in El Calafate
Meals othere than breakfast
Over weighed baggage
Students Will Learn:
How to create compelling and enticing landscape compositions
How to properly expose for an image throughout all variety of light including prime and non-prime lighting conditions
How to photograph the night sky, create star trails, and milkyway.
How to use their camera to it's best capabilities
How to utilize motion blur to capture dramatic seascapes and waterfall images
Workflow techniques for Lightroom and Photoshop
So much more!
What You Will Need:
A DSLR camera or equivalent
A variety of lenses - a wide angle lens will be your most used on this trip
A sturdy tripod
An intervalometer (to create star trails... an inexpensive one will do just fine)
Multiple memory cards
Photoshop and Lightroom installed on your computer (at least trial versions)