Chile Solar Eclipse 2020 Photography Workshop
Join us on an adventure of a lifetime to capture the 2020 total solar eclipse in Chile!
During a solar eclipse, you'll witness the world around you becoming darker in what can only be described as a mesmerising and awe-inspiring moment. The Moon will pass between the Sun and the Earth, obscuring the light. As this occurs, the Moon's shadow is cast onto Earth, shrouding parts of it in darkness.
When a solar eclipse is viewed from most locations on our planet, the Sun will seem to be only partially covered by the Moon. A total eclipse is when the Moon completely obscures the Sun, leaving a faint ring of light in the sky known as a solar corona. This type of eclipse is rare and can only be witnessed in a narrow area within certain parts of the world.
In the current year, there will only be 2 solar eclipses, only one of which will occur in totality on the 14th December, 2020. It will be best seen from Chile and what makes this photography workshop unique is that you'll be perfectly placed to capture this rare natural phenomenon in all of its mindboggling beauty.
Although the focus of this photography workshop will be the solar eclipse itself, you'll also have the opportunity to experience the diverse and sprawling wild landscapes that exist in this remote region of Chile. From ancient araucaria forests to active volcanoes, deserts and salt plains, this mountainous area is bursting with photographic opportunities that will leave you breathless. Due to its location, there is very little light pollution at night and the dark skies make for the perfect recipe to observe the constellation of Orion rising over the Andes, as well as to spot the Magellanic Clouds – two irregular dwarf galaxies – which are able to be sighted on Earth only from the southern hemisphere.
For the duration of this tour, you'll be guided by three world-renowned photographers who are experts in planning and capturing solar eclipse phenomena. They'll make sure that you'll be in the best location at just the right time to make the most of this extraordinary event. Not only will they share their wealth of knowledge with you but they'll help you to capture photographs of the solar eclipse that you've only been dreaming of until now.
Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to photograph the total solar eclipse in Chile 2020! Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Arrival to Temuco
Day 2 - Conguillio National Park
Day 3 - Conguillio National Park
Day 4 - Pucon
Day 5 - Total Solar Eclipse
Day 6 - Andean Lakes
Day 7 - Lake District
Day 8 - Vicente Perez Rosales National Park
Day 9 - Departure
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 is always dependent on weather, as the weather can indeed be highly unpredictable. Likewise, wildlife sightings are dependent on favourable conditions and there is no guarantee that they will appear on a given day.
Renowned landscape photographer, Daniel Kordan, is an explorer at heart. Having realized his passion for photography and traveling at a young age, he now spends his time sharing his vision and the many wonders of the world with people all around him.
Iurie Belegurschi is an award-winning fine art nature and landscape photographer, as well as the founder of Iceland Photo Tours.
Born in Moldova, Iurie developed an interest in photography from an early age after his uncle converted the family bathroom into a darkroom.
Iurie moved to Iceland in 2006. Drawn in by the incredible light and landscapes, he began traveling the country, with the camera in hand, in search of inspiration and honing his skills. Continually winning awards in international photography competitions, his images have been published and put on display in a number of leading publications and exhibitions.
In 2012 Iurie founded Iceland Photo Tours, with the ambition of sharing the many wonders Iceland has to offer with passionate photographers from around the world.
Yuri BeletskyView profile page
Yuri is a professional astronomer and an award winning nightscape photographer based in Chile. He conducts scientific research and deals with modern astronomical instrumentation at one of the largets optical telescopes located in Atacama desert. He is an expert in astronomical photography and panoramic imaging of the night sky in particular. His images are known worldwide and have been featured in various books, magazines (Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, The Times magazine), popular websites, and on TV.
Yuri is an active contributor to NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), having more than 50 featured images on the NASA website. When not at the observatory, you can find him traveling around the world and sharing his passion for astrophotography and nightscape photography through lectures, private lessons, and workshops.
Kerry-Ann Lecky HepburnView profile page
Kerry-Ann’s interest in astronomy started from a young age when she heard in the news that Halley’s Comet would be making a close approach to Earth. After getting her first telescope at the age of 11 and then her first SLR film camera as a teenager, she began to think of the possibilities of astrophotography.
As a space science undergraduate student at York University in Toronto she was a volunteer at the observatory where she aided in tours, observing sessions and research. Over the course of more than 15 years, she dabbled in astrophotography but it wasn't until the beginning of 2007 that she started to make big strides in the hobby.
She worked hard to improve her post-processing skills while dealing with light pollution and equipment shortfalls. Her work has ended up winning awards and has been featured in science textbooks, astronomy-related calendars, magazines and online publications such as Sky & Telescope, Sky News and NASA APOD. She shares her knowledge by doing speaking engagements and workshops for star parties, astronomy and camera clubs, plus the general public.
While enjoying this intensive hobby, Kerry-Ann lives in the Niagara region of Ontario Canada with her family. She works for The Weather Network (a Canadian National TV station) as a senior meteorologist and in her spare time flies small aeroplanes and travels around the world to capture unique nightscapes.