Karen Smith

Two down, more to go!`
Well, I've been back home for nearly a month now and I can't get Patagonia out of my mind. The rugged beauty of Torres del Paine and its infamous weather makes for a storybook photography workshop in my opinion. And while I don't want to spoil the surprise for anyone considering this trip, let's just say the little island hostel was an incredibly special place! It was obvious that Colby has scouted Patagonia many times before so he knew which areas would have the best light given the weather conditions. Although the Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountains were snuffed out by heavy low clouds and rain, Colby and Pedro salvaged what could have been a disappointing few days by providing education and individualized instruction on photo management and photo editing via Lightroom and Photoshop. Both of them were always available on location to help with any questions you had with camera settings and finding a good composition. I've been on workshops where the tour leaders were off shooting for their own portfolio and leaving you fending for yourself and I can tell you that does not happen here. I loved the camaraderie of our group and I'm sure I will remain life long friends with many of them. Being able to meet and travel with like-minded people from all over the world with our common love of photography is really special and if you haven't decided whether to pull the trigger and sign up for one of these workshops, I promise you won't be disappointed. This is my second trip with Colby; the first being the summer Iceland workshop in 2018. If you have a love of waterfalls and other worldly scenery, Iceland is hard to beat. And the camping bit makes it a real adventure! A special shout out to Pedro Kin, who had endless patience and even better sense of humor! I just can't say enough about the Patagonia workshop other than I highly recommend it!