Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure

Patagonia Photography Workshop

Come join us on this incredible Patagonia photography workshop adventure down in this wild and beautiful region of South America. 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

March 22nd – 31st (Group 1)
April 1st – 10th (Group 2)
April 11th – 19th (Group 3)

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Tuition Costs

$5450

Group Size

10-12

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Difficulty Level

Moderate Hiking

Sunrise Torres del Paine Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure
Salto Grande Waterfall, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Mt Fitz Roy Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure
Mt Fitz Roy Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure

Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure

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 currently 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 viewpoint, 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.

Salto Churillo El Chalten Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure
Salto Churillo El Chalten Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure
Cerro Torre Sunrise Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure
Cerro Torre Sunrise Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure

What is Included?

What is Not Included?

Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure

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.

March 22nd – 31st (Sold Out)
April 1st – 10th (4 Spots Open)
April 11th – 19th (Half Full)

Workshop Tuition:

* please read the workshop F.A.Q. section on this page to learn more about visiting Patagonia and check out our cancellation policies if you have any questions.

The Incredible World of Patagonia

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Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure

What Will You Experience?

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F.A.Q

WHY SHOULD I JOIN YOUR PATAGONIA WORKSHOP?

Absolutely! Although I might be a bit biased 😉 While there are a number of photography workshops being offered in places like Patagonia, none of them offer a similar experience. Not only have I been working as a photo workshop instructor for 15 years, which included time leading trips for National Geographic, but I have spent over 10 years exploring the Southern Patagonian region of South America. I work hard to make sure I meet each of my clients at their own level, providing ample 1 on 1 time while we are out in the field. This helps to make sure that you get everything possible out of this workshop experience!

WORKSHOP DETAILS GROUP 1 (March 22nd - 31st, 2022)

This 1st workshop of the season starts on March 22nd, 2022 at 9am in Punta Arenas, Chile (PUQ airport code). You most likely will want to arrive a day early to help you deal with any jetlag from your travels. On March 31st, 2022, the workshop ends at 2pm in El Calafate, Argentina (FTE airport code). You will fly in and fly out of different airports for this workshop.

WORKSHOP DETAILS FOR GROUP 2 (April 1st - 10th, 2022)

This 2nd workshop of the season starts on April 1st, 2022 at 7:30am in El Calafate, Argentina (FTE airport code). You most likely will want to arrive a day early to help you deal with any jetlag from your travels. On April 10th, 2022, the workshop ends at 2pm in Punta Arenas, Chile (PUQ airport code). You will fly in and fly out of different airports for this workshop.

WORKSHOP DETAILS GROUP 3 (April 11th - 20th, 2022)

This 3rd workshop of the season starts on April 10th, 2022 at 9am in Punta Arenas, Chile (PUQ airport code). You most likely will want to arrive a day early to help you deal with any jetlag from your travels. On April 20th, 2022, the workshop ends at 2pm in El Calafate, Argentina (FTE airport code). You will fly in and fly out of different airports for this workshop.

DO YOU NEED A VISA TO ENTER CHILE OR ARGENTINA?

Depending on which country you are from, you might need VISAS to enter either Chile or Argentina or both. While we start in one country, we will cross over into the other via a land border, so please make sure you have your VISAS sorted out well in advance of the workshop!

WHAT COVID RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN PLACE?

Because this workshop includes a land boarder crossing, the situation with COVID is very fluid. Both Chile & Argentina will require you to have a COVID vaccine, but we will also have to abide by other stipulations in each country. The rules that will be in place will be shared with the respective clients much closer to the start of the workshop.

WHAT KIND OF WILDLIFE WILL 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.

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.

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 little 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 workshop tuition listed above 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 a first come first serve basis and is based on room availability at our

WHAT CAMERA GEAR SHOULD I BRING?

With a focus on landscape photography, you will want to have the lens mm length equivalent from 16- 200mm. This can include a 16-35 for wide-angle landscapes, a 24-70 (0r 24-105) as a walk-around lens, and a 70-200 to allow you to zoom in on distant mountains for some more intimate scenes. If you are interested in wildlife photography as well, you might want to bring something like a 100-400 or 200-600 as well to help you fill much more of your frame with your subject.

In Colby’s gear bag you will find the following…

Sony a1 (2)
Sony 14mm f/1.8 (For Astro)
Sony 16-35 f/2.8 GM (For Landscapes)
Sony 24-105 f/4 (All-Around)
Sony 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 GM or 200-600 f/5.6-6.3 G (For Wildlife)

WHAT HAPPENS IF CHILE OR ARGENTINA CLOSE THEIR BORDERS?

If either Chile or Argentina decides to close their borders, rendering this workshop impossible to run on the dates we have listed, the workshop will be postponed to other dates that have yet to be determined. The bottom line is that you won’t lose your deposits or your tuition fees.

Meet Your Instructors & Guides

Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author

Colby Brown

Owner/Photographer/Author

Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the four corners of the globe and all 7 continents. 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.

Pedro Kin is a Portuguese landscape photographer based in Slovakia

Pedro Kin

Workshop Manager/Photography Instructor

Pedro is a Portuguese landscape photographer based in Slovakia but you’ll often find him in the most scenic mountains, forests, and fjords of Europe. Favoring the cold landscapes and the unspoiled nature of northern Europe, the higher latitudes do not stop him from going after the perfect shot. When not traveling the world with his camera, you can find him back home teaching workshops, testing new gear and experimenting with photography.

Speaks: English, Portuguese & Spanish

Testimonials

Michael E
Outstanding - Best Workshop I Have Ever Done!

LOVED IT! I have already booked my next workshop with Colby. He got us to all the right spots at the right times and with a fun group of people. Although I have been a serious photographer for 20+ years I learned a great deal on the trip (which surprised me). I(...)

Andrew Soh
An Amazing Adventure!

Patagonia has been on my bucket list for a long time. When Colby mentioned it towards the end of our 2018 Iceland winter adventure trip, I signed up on the spot.
Due to the constant changing weather around Torres del Paine (we had wind, rain, snow, sun(...)

Noa D
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(...)

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Cancellation & 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…

The first thing to note is that deposits are not refundable, but they are transferable.  In addition, all cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge to cover PayPal transaction fees. In most situations, we ask for the remaining balance of a workshop is to be paid 120 days from the start of the workshop in question. If you wish to cancel within 120 days from the start of a workshop and we find someone to fill your spot, you would be entitled to receive a refund (minus your deposit and the $150 processing fee) or transfer to another workshop with no penalties or fees.

If we don’t find someone to fill your spot, what does your refund window actually look like?

120 Days or More...

Your deposit will be transferable to another Colby Brown Photography Workshop without issue.

90 to 120 Days

You will receive a refund of 50% of the full tuition fees minus the non-refundable deposit.

Less Than 90 Days...

If you wish to cancel within 90 days of your workshop starting, you are not entitled to a refund.

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