Patagonia Photo Workshop Adventure - Argentina Edition
Come join us on this incredible Patagonia photography workshop adventure that focuses purely on the Argentinian side of one of the wildest and most beautiful regions of South America let alone the world. Set in the heart of the Andean mountain range in Argentina during fall colors, this adventure will allow you to experience Los Glaciares National Park and all its glory. This trip is unique in that it is only for alumni of Colby Brown Photography Workshops, providing an opportunity to see, explore and photograph the famous Argentinian side of Patagonia that they didn’t get the chance to experience on previous trips to the region with Colby Brown.
April 14th – 23rd, 2024
Easy to Moderate Hiking
Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure
Argentinian 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 focus our energy purely on the Argentinian region of Patagonia. Our workshop will begin in the town of El Calafate where we will photograph massive chunks of ice calving off of the face of the Perito Moreno Glacier located about an hour outside of town. From there we will head to the outpost town of El Chaltén where we will spend the bulk of our time on this workshop adventure. It is here that will direct our energy toward the incredible peaks of Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. These mountains are arguably some of the most beautiful peaks in the world.
Each morning in El Chaltén we will determine the best locations to explore for sunrise with Cerro Torre and Mt. Fitz Roy that could involve a mixture of hiking and or driving depending on the location. For sunsets each afternoon, we will drive out of town to find new vantage points to feature the entire Patagonian Panoramic Mountain range. 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.
What is Included?
What is Not Included?
Patagonia Alumni Argentina Photo 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.
* please read the workshop F.A.Q. section on this page to learn more about visiting Patagonia.
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Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure
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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 18 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!
This workshop begins and ends at the El Calafate Airport in Argentina (FTE).
The first day of the workshop is on April 14th and ends on April 23rd, 2024.
That is correct! This workshop is only for ALUMNI of Colby Brown Photography Workshops. Many of our workshops to the Patagonian region didn’t allow for much visibility of Mt. Fitz Roy or Cerro Torre because of passing storms or COVID restrictions that didn’t allow us to cross over into Argentina. Because of this, we decided to offer this workshop as a one time experience that won’t be repeated in the future.
Depending on which country you are from, you might need a VISA to enter Argentina. Most countries however will allow you to get a tourist Visa on entry. Please make sure you do your research well in advance of our adventure.
Because this workshop is currently still far off, we can not predict what, if any, COVID-19 restrictions or rules will be in place. We will update this section of the FAQ as we get closer to the start date of this workshop.
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.
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.
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.
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 hotels in both Chile & Argentina.
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)
Meet Your Instructors & Guides
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.
Workshop Manager/Photo 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.
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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.
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