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Patagonia Photo Adventure 2019

Come join us for a photo adventure of a lifetime down to the wild and beautiful region of Patagonia. Set in the heart of the Andean mountain range in southern Chile & Argentina during fall colors, you will get to experience first hand the geologic wonder of both Torres del Paine National Park and Los Glaciares National Park. It is here you will photograph incredible locations such as Lago Pahoe at the base of the Cuernos del Paine, the dream-like reflections of Laguna Amarga, the calving ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier, the spires of Cerro Torre and the crown of Argentina, Mt. Fitz Roy…to name a few. This is the bucket list of all bucket list locations for landscape and outdoor adventure photographers.

Trip Dates

April 4th – 13th, 2019

Tuition Costs

$4950

Group Size

10

Difficulty Level

Moderate Hiking

Sunset over the Salto Grande Waterfall in Torres del Paine National Park
Sunrise over Mt. Fitz Roy in Los Glaciares National Park

Patagonia is one of the most sought after destinations for outdoor and landscape photographers worldwide. Its breathtaking vistas, incredible mountains, glacier feed lakes and unique wildlife help make it so special. On this trip of a lifetime, we will spend time in both the Chilean and Argentinian regions of Patagonia. Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks will become our new temporary homes throughout the course of this workshop. Because we will be jumping across the border between Chile and Argentina, you will need to make sure you secure visas before you arrive, if a visa is required based on the passport you current carry.

In addition to staying in comfortable hotels with breathtaking views, this adventure focused photography tour will take you beyond what most photographers offer in Patagonia. Instead of simply driving you from distant view-point to distant view-point, we will offer optional day hikes around some of the most incredibly scenic areas in the world, focusing our efforts around Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre in Argentina. This will provide you with a solid mix of photographic opportunities throughout our time in Patagonia. When the weather is less forgiving, we will spend time focusing on post-processing and image editing using a variety of different applications. Bottom line is that we will help you get to the best locations at the best time of day with the best light possible.

Sunrise over Cerro Torre in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

What is Included?

 

  • All Ground Transportation

    From the moment you land to the moment the trip ends, you will be covered.

  • All Necessary Permits

    Any necessary permits to enter certain locations or areas will be secured well in advance.

  • All Accomodations

    While in Patagonia, all of your hotels will be covered with your tuition.

  • All Photo Instruction

    All group and individual photo instruction and education is covered with your tuition.

What is Not Included?

 

  • Flights

    Your flights to and from Patagonia are not covered with your tuition for this workshop.

  • Meals/Snacks

    You will be responsible for your own food, snacks and drinks while in Patagonia, but we will provide plenty of opportunities.

  • Travel Insurance

    With any international trip/adventure, it is highly recommended that you have travel insurance, especially for medical emergencies.

  • Visa Fees

    All fees for entering or exiting Chile & Argentina are not covered with your tuition.

Space is limited and filling up quickly on a first come first serve basis. With two photo instructors present for the duration of the workshop, you will have plenty of opportunity for one on one instruction to further the skills that you feel you need to work on. If the workshop is full and you wanted to be added to the waiting list, click HERE.

Photo Workshop April 4th – 13th, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

A second April 2019 Photo Workshop is being announced SOON! Sign up to be notified HERE.

* please read my general workshop F.A.Q. section of this website to learn more about cancellation policies or if you have any other questions.

The Incredible World of Patagonia

Areas to Explore

  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Lago Pahoe
  • Salto Grande Waterfall
  • Laguna Amarga
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Town of El Chalten
  • Cerro Torre & Lago Torre
  • Mt. Fitz Roy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where does the workshop start? What airport would I fly into?

The workshop begins in Punta Arenas, Chile (Airport code PUQ).

Where does the workshop end? What airport would I need to fly out of?

The workshop ends in El Calafate, Argentina (Airport code FTE)

What kind of wildlife might we see?

While this trip is mostly focused on landscape photography, we should have a wide variety of wildlife photographic opportunities that could include; Guanaco, Patagonian Fox, Andean Condor, Caracara, Rhea and possibly Puma (specifically in Torres del Paine National Park.

How difficult are the hikes on this workshop?

In Torres del Paine, the hikes we go on are very easy with gentle grades. In Argentina, once we get to El Chalten, the hikes do get a bit more challenging. Every morning (weather permitting) we will do optional sunrise hikes up to the best viewing points for either Mt. Fitz Roy or Cerro Torre. These can vary in length from 5k to 9k each way, with some elevation gain. We leave early in the morning, giving our group plenty of time to not be in a rush up the trails. We work together as a group, making sure everyone makes it up to the best possible views. While these hikes are not easy, they are not overly difficult either. Being optional, you are free to partake in each morning’s hike, just 1 or anything in between.

How much does a single supplement room cost?

The main workshop tuition is based on double occupancy (shared rooms). If there is availability for a single room for the workshop, the cost is $1200 USD extra. This is based on a first come first serve basis based on room availability at our accommodations.

What can I expect in terms of the weather?

Patagonia is known to have some of the most fierce weather in the world. It is not uncommon to experience 80-100 mph winds on a trip to this region of the world. In addition, Patagonia is home to a massive number of glaciers, which help create their own weather systems. While this combination can make for some challenging situations, it is also why this region of the world is so popular with photographers. Dramatic weather means dramatic light which can provide incredible photographic opportunities along the way.

Will you provide any information on what to bring (camera gear, clothes, accessories)?

Absolutely! You will be given a PDF packet with a ton of information about the workshop include packing guides, gear guides and much more!

Meet Your Instructors & Guides

Colby Brown Bio Photo

Colby Brown

Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Boulder, Colorado. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the four corners of the globe. Not too long after picking up his first digital camera in 2006, Colby was leading workshops for National Geographic in South America, further spurring his love for both travel and photo education. In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, an organization that blends photo education with support for various non-governmental organizations (NGO) and causes around the world, such as child education, clean drinking water projects, and women’s rights.

Peyton Hale

Peyton is a freelance landscape photographer and wanderlust who has bounced around the United States from the Pacific Northwest to North Carolina. Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, he developed an early appreciation for nature and exploration led him to discover photography. Focused on primarily landscape photography, he travels across deserts and mountains photographing amazing landscapes, drinking coffee, and rocking out to Pearl Jam. Peyton has worked with Colby on international photo tours, marketing campaigns, and taught workshops in a variety of capacities over the past 4 years.

Testimonials

Breathtaking

The Patagonia workshop was my 3rd one with Colby, so I knew what I was getting myself into, yet it still exceeded expectations. Patagonia is very unpredictable with its weather conditions, which can really affect what/when you can photograph… So we just came up with plan B as we went along and still got great images, learned something new for post processing or did a time lapse or two. And when the light cooperated… It… Read more “Breathtaking”

Noa D

Expertise in Landscape Photography and Travel

Once you have taken a workshop with Colby, you realize it feels more like traveling with friends who share your passion for photography. Colby and his team just happen to be the invaluable friends who are experts in both photography and the travel location. In places like Patagonia where the weather is incredibly dynamic, this knowledge is invaluable and gives you the best chances to be at breathtaking locations with epic light simultaneously. Moreover, Colby’s… Read more “Expertise in Landscape Photography and Travel”

Chrissy D

Exceeded my expectations!

I went on a Colby Brown workshop in Patagonia to shoot the Fall colors with turquoise lakes and impossibly shaped mountains. It was a landscape I had long dreamed of seeing and photographing. Colby and his assistant Peyton Hale provided everything our group needed logistically as well as photographically. Whether I needed to change my money to the local currency or improve my skill in Photoshop, Colby and Peyton had an answer to every issue… Read more “Exceeded my expectations!”

David W

Cancelation & Refund Policy

No one wants to miss out on a trip of a life time...but things do happen. In those situations, the following applies...

All cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge. In addition, if you cancel and your spot is otherwise filled, you will be refunded the full amount you have paid (minus the $150 service charge). However if you cancel and your spot is not filled, the following fee schedule applies:

  • 90 days or more: full refund minus $150 fee
  • 60 days or more: 50% refund
  • Less than 60 days: no refund