9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia with Raymond Hoffman

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April
Minimum age:
18 years old

The shared Argentinian and Chilean region of Patagonia is one of the most incredible places on Earth, boasting pristine and dramatic scenery that makes it a landscape photographer's delight. This is where lush rainforests meet with the jagged peaks of the Andes mountain range, looming high on the horizon. The landscape is at once beautiful and wild, revealing delicate and rugged compositions at every turn. This 9 day autumn photography workshop in the heart of Patagonia will have you capturing glaciers, blazing sunsets and the fiery hues of red, gold and burnt orange that taint the foliage during fall. At this time of year, there may be a layer of fresh snow, making for truly enchanting scenes. The tourists will be few and we'll have our pick of locations both on and off the beaten track. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime! Choose a date and check availability below.

Included

Professional photo guide
Professional driver services
Professional licensed local guide services
Transportation in a spacious, comfortable bus offering plenty of room for you and your photography gear (all window seats)
All transfers included
Accommodation in the most amazing Patagonia hotels. Every rooms has a private bathrooms
One Lago Grey cruise in the Torres del Paine park
All national parks entrance fees
Full Board: Meals included

Activities

Sight Seeing
Boat Trip
Photo Tours
Photo Workshop

Daily itinerary

Day 1
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia with Raymond Hoffman - day 1

Day 1: Arrival

We'll begin the adventure in the bustling Chilean city of Punta Arenas, where you'll arrive on your chosen flight. We will have a complimentary shuttle bus arranged for 13:30, departing from the airport to your hotel in the heart of the city, so we recommend that you arrive by this time.

After you check in to your hotel, there will be some time to rest before we meet together as a group in the evening for a delicious Cordero Patagonico dinner – a famed parilla-roasted Patagonian lamb dish that will make your mouth water in anticipation! You'll get to know your fellow travellers while your photography guide goes over the itinerary for the days ahead.

After dinner, we'll stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia with Raymond Hoffman - day 2

Day 2: Torres del Paine

We'll rise early on day two for breakfast, before setting off for the beginning of our journey towards the beautiful Torres del Paine National Park.

There will be a multitude of wildlife to photograph along the way. We'll make stops to capture them grazing in their natural habitat. Some of the animals that we may see include puma, guanaco, ostrich and armadillo.

The closer that we get to Torres del Paine, the wilder the landscape will appear to be. You'll catch your first glimpse of the Andean mountain range, rising high into the clouds. Along the way, we'll make numerous stops to capture the wonderful surrounds.

Once we arrive at our accommodation within the national park, we'll check-in and have some time to freshen up. Don't get too settled yet though, as we'll soon head out for our first sunset session at a location nearby.

Day 3
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia with Raymond Hoffman - day 3

Days 3-5: Torres del Paine

Our itinerary depends on the weather conditions within the Torres del Paine National Park. As the weather in this region can be quite dynamic, we will not have a set itinerary. Rather, your photography guide will keep an eye on the conditions and plan for you to be at the right places at all of the right times to capture the most incredible shots.

Some of the highlights include:

- Harbors of Pehoe lake, including stony bays with a variety of foregrounds to choose from

- Panoramic view from Explora hotel

- Optional 1-hour hike to Mirador Condor with a stunning 360-view to Cuernos, Paine Towers, Lake Pehoe and Glacier Grey

- Hike to the Nordenskjold lake: we’ll see the dead forest on the way and plenty of small bays

- Salto Grande waterfall

- Rio Serrano Sector with wonderful bends of the river, gaucho and horses in the water

On one of the days we will head to Lago Grey, for the full day excursion to the Grey Glacier. The cruise will take up to 4 hours.

Day 6
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia with Raymond Hoffman - day 6

Day 6: El Chalten

On day six, we'll be in for a change of scenery. After an early breakfast, we'll travel the 7-8 hours that it takes to get to El Chalten – a small village located in Argentina. We will base ourselves in this village for the next two nights.

In the evening, we will head out for a sunset shoot at a nearby canyon, where lush vegetation meets the flowing water of the Fitz Roy river snaking towards the snowcapped peaks of the Andean mountains. No doubt there will be some fascinating colours in the sky, clinging to the clouds overhead as the sun begins to set.

Day 7
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia with Raymond Hoffman - day 7

Day 7: El Chalten

Day seven sees us returning to the Fitz Roy river for another magnificent sunrise shoot. The Fitz Roy massif of El Chalten is breathtaking with the first light of alpenglow bathing it in deep red hues.

Our day will be spent in the Lago Desierto region, chasing waterfalls with our cameras and practicing our long exposure photography techniques.

In the evening, we'll shoot the sunset at a nearby viewpoint, with panoramic vistas all over the surrounding area and the peaks of Fitz Roy in the distance.

Day 8
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia with Raymond Hoffman - day 8

Day 8: El Calafate

On day eight, we will rise early once again and have breakfast at our accommodation before making our way from El Chalten to El Calafate. The journey will take us approximately 2.5 hours, with a stop for lunch inbetween.

Once we arrive at El Calafate, we will make our way to the Perito Moreno glacier, capturing its blue ice glistening in the sun. We will stay there until the evening, wandering through the Patagonian forest as we hunt for compositions with the autumn foliage framing the glacier behind.

Our evening will be spent at El Calafate for a final farewell dinner with the group.

Day 9
9 Day Photo Workshop in Patagonia with Raymond Hoffman - day 9

Day 9: Departure

This will be the final day of our Patagonian adventure. After breakfast, you'll catch a complimentary shuttle bus to the airport for your departure flight to Buenos Aires at approximately 10:00.

From Buenos Aires, you'll be able to catch your flight home or onwards to your next destination.

Disclaimer

We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas. The tour will always dependent on weather, as the weather can be highly unpredictable.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop: Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee. 75 days or more: 75% refund 60 days or more: 50% refund Less than 60 days: no refund Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.

Departure Schedule

25 Apr - 03 May 2020 – Guided by Raymond Hoffman

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Raymond Hoffmann

Raymond Hoffmann

English, German, Icelandic
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Raymond is an award-winning photographer with a worldwide reputation. Known for his magnificent landscape photos, his career took off in 2011, when he was voted as ‘Best Nature Photographer’ by one of Europe’s largest online photo communities.

One of his photos was even elected as one of the best photos in the 10 years history of the organization. Raymond’s work has featured in various publications, from books to newspapers and magazines, and he actively takes on assignments for publishers and advertising agencies.

These days he works as a nature photographer, mostly leading expert tours across the stunning nordic nations. He is an ambassador for the Lucroit filter system, and has won awards in a range of international photography contests.

Raymond is an award-winning photographer with a worldwide reputation. Known for his magnificent landscape photos, his career took off in 2011, when he was voted as ‘Best Nature Photographer’ by one of Europe’s largest online photo communities.

One of his photos was even elected as one of the best photos in the 10 years history of the organization. Raymond’s work has featured in various publications, from books to newspapers and magazines, and he actively takes on assignments for publishers and advertising agencies.

These days he works as a nature photographer, mostly leading expert tours across the stunning nordic nations. He is an ambassador for the Lucroit filter system, and has won awards in a range of international photography contests.

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