Patagonia

Photo Tour

Step into the unknown
  • Deposit only for now
  • 1500 p/p

  • Non refundable
  • Full Price
  • 4500 p/p

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April 15th-27th April 2023
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What to Expect

Day 1: Arrival in El Calafate by mid afternoon. Meet and greet then we will make our way to Perito Moreno Glacier to shoot ice calvings and sunset. We will then return to El Calafate for the night.

Day 2:Early morning departure (about 8am) to Chile. The drive is approximately 5 hours to Puerto Natales. We will stop here for and get any food, drink or hiking gear for the National Park (Its much cheaper to buy food & drink outside the National Park). After lunch we will drive out to Torres Del Paine National Park where we will spend a few days, shooting sunset the evening we arrive.

Day3-6: The following days we will aim to get to the best places for sunrise along the trail to Mirador Cuernos, Salto Grande, the many compositions along Lake Pehoe and many others. These will be determined depending on weather conditions.

Day 7: After sunrise in the morning and breakfast at the hotel, we will pack up and go back to Argentina. This time we will bypass El Calafate and go straight for the hiking capital of Argentina, El Chalten. We will aim to arrive here by the afternoon. We will then get to see the famous Cerro Torreand Cerro Fitzroy skyline that is synonymous with Patagonia.

Day 8-12: The following days we will base ourselves in El Chalten. Every night we have a hotel booked for your comfort. However, some of the best locations are 8-12km on trail from the town so if conditions allow, we will pack our hiking gear and head out along the trails to shoot Fitzroy from Laguna Sucia, Laguna De Las Tres, a very secret waterfall and various other cascades. On the other side of the park we can go up to Loma Del Piliegue Tumbado or to Laguna Torre in search of frozen foregrounds, cascades and the impressive peak of Cerro Torre.

Day 13: On the last day we will endeavour to get out and shoot in the morning. If the conditions are great we can hike the 5km to shoot the waterfalls at Fitzroy. After that we will return to pack and check out of the hotel. The drive back to El Calafate airport is 2 hours, you will be dropped back here and the Photo Tour will end.

Remaining balance details & T&Cs can be found here.

Please Note:

 A good level of fitness is required for this trip, the trails aren’t difficult but the fitter you are the more enjoyable your experience will be. We could be walking 5-6km at times to some spots if the weather allows.

Should this trip not go ahead due to Covid19, we will reschedule or if this doesnt suit, you will be issued with an online voucher for the full amount paid, including deposit for you to use on any future workshop or tour.

Meeting & Transportation

This tour will Start and finish at El Calafate Airport in South Argentina.

Please arrive before 1pm on first day of the workshop on April 15th. I would recommend arriving on the 14th of April to allow for any potential delays.

Once the workshop starts we will have two 9 seater buses ready to commence the tour. This will ensure maximum comfort for each individual throughout the trip.

Weather

The weather in the Patagonia in April can be anything from mild, calm weather to cold, snowy weather, so prep is key! Shooting in the Patagonia can be very tough as it is prone to strong winds and sideways rain. Given the challenges of shooting here warm clothes and waterproofs are a must here, as temperatures can drop suddenly when the sun goes down. Temperatures can range from highs of 10-15oC to lows of 5/6oC or even below freezing at times.

Locations

Perito Moreno Glacier, Rio Serrano, Lago Pehoe, Explora, Dead Trees, Salto Grande, Cascades, Lago Nordenskjold, Road Shot, Secret Gorge, Lago Torre, Torre Cascades, Rio Cascadas, Laguna de Los Tres, Laguna Sucia, Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.

Obviously weather plays a big part in shooting landscape photography, weather permitting, these are just some of the places we will be visiting on the tour.

Hiking Equipment
  • Walking poles
  • Good hiking boots
  • Thermal Layers
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • A good camera/hiking bag
  • Shower caps for camera
  • Hat and gloves

Please Note: We would even encourage bringing camping equipment, if the weather allowed could you amazing camping under the stars? Just an idea and I can advise further on this and with equipment.

Equipment

You will need a DSLR or Mirrorless camera with manual mode, a sturdy tripod, grad, polariser & ND filters.

I would strongly recommend a wide angle and zoom lens (24-105 and/or 70-200) lens for this workshop.

Full frame Wide Angle: 12-24mm or 16-35mm etc…

Crop sensor Wide Angle: 10-20mm or 11-16mm etc…

Included/Not Included

Included 13 days,12 nights shared occupancy hotel or lodge accommodation with breakfasts, 2 Professional tutors, 1 local guide, entrance fees to national parks, transportation throughout the workshop, full tuition, amazing locations, great craic.

Not included, flights, travel insurance, food and drink.

My Outbound Flight Information

April 13th 2023

KLM

Dublin – Amsterdam – Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini – taxi journey – Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery – El Calafate

Arriving in Buenos Aires early morning on the April 14th, roughly 6am.

Flying from Buenos Aires to El Calafate Airport will require a change of Airport from Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery. There are taxis and buses that you can use for this transfer. A taxi will take roughly 50 Minutes.

From Jorge Newbery Airport in Buenos Aires you will fly from there to El Calafate with Aerolineas Argentinas.

I would recommend booking an afternoon flight on the 14th of April from there to give you time to get your luggage and transfer from Ministro Pistarini Airport

My Inbound Flight Information

April 27th 2023

Aerolineas Argentinas

El Calafate – Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery – taxi journey – Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini – Amsterdam – Dublin

I will arrive back to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery on April 27th, stay in Buenos Aires for 1 or 2 nights and fly home to Dublin from Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini on either April 28th 0r 29th.

Workshop Leaders
Bernard Geraghty

Bernards love for the mountains is no secret. Since taking up photography back in 2015, and the creation of Bernard Geraghty Landscape Tours coming in 2017. The company has gone from strength to strength.

After adding New Zealand to the calendar for 2022 was quickly followed up with Patagonia for 2023.

Bernards work can be found here.

Trent Blomfield

Trent’s love for adventure & photography has seen him photograph across Australia and the world. His love for Patagonia is evident, with almost annual visits, making the rugged South American landscapes his speciality. Speaking the lingo, he has been able to discover much more than most. Trent is an enthusiast photographer and content creator, and through his own teaching career has been able to expand this in the area of landscape photography. He has the ability to teach photography through workshops, working with his fellow Dream leaders. Trent is the owner of Dream Photography Workshops

 

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Why book with us?

YES YES, The rumours are true… We do have a knack of getting our groups in the right place at the right time, ensuring you capture a truly memorable shot you can cherish for the rest of your life. To us, capturing “the shot” is important but just as important is to enjoy the experience, when we get to a location take a minute to breath in the fresh air and really appreciate the views around us.

Not convinced?

When you book a trip with us, you get to sit back and relax. while we do all the driving. For our Irish workshops we have our very own Volkswagen 9 seater shuttle bus. The bus is a long wheel base, full air conditioned, extremely spacious and has ample USB charging points. On our tours abroad we also mostly book 9 seater buses and with groups no bigger than 5 or 6, ensures plenty of space and comfort!

Still not convinced?

Thanks to our amazing sponsors Whelan Cameras, 53 Degrees North & Formatt Hitech Camera Filters we have spare equipment like tripods, gore-tex jackets and pants and plenty of spare filter holders, filters and even shower caps to keep the camera dry during showers. All this equipment is readily available on our Irish workshops, should you need anything on an international trip, please just email us here to arrange this.

Where I buy my equipment.

NOTE: Use code BERN10 for a 10% camera filters discount at www.formatt-hitech.com

Camera equipment: Whelan cameras, Limerick city.

Clothing & footwear: 53 Degrees North, Carrickmines & Blanchardstown in Dublin, Cornmarket centre, Cork.

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