UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD
By booking this workshop you are helping the No’Oiye Association, of the QOM people. For environmental and cultural conservation
A Photographic Adventure at the End of the World
Traveling to Tierra del Fuego means meeting the wildest nature, retracing the footsteps of great explorers such as Ferdinand Magellan, learning about the history of the native peoples (Ona, Yagán, Haush and Alacaluf) and getting close to the wonderful creatures that inhabit these places, such as penguins, sea lions and seals.
We will sail the Beagle Channel, visit the Desdemona Shipwreck and ride the End of the World Train, the southernmost operating railroad, photographing breathtaking scenery during the best light moments of the day.
Join this workshop, discover with us the lands at the end of the world!
We will meet at the Rio Grande airport and transfer to the hotel. Lodging.
We will leave before sunrise to reach Cabo San Pablo and photograph the wreck of the Desdemona.
Then we will continue to Tolhuin, with time for lunch and a walk along the shore of Lake Fagnano. We will arrive in Ushuaia around sunset. Lodging.
After breakfast, we will visit the city. Free time for lunch.
Around 3 pm we will leave for the port. We will sail through the Beagle Channel to photograph the local wildlife during the golden hour, visiting the Sea Lion Island and Cormorant Island until reaching the lighthouse at the end of the world: Les Eclaireurs.
An ideal backdrop for our images.
We will visit Tierra del Fuego National Park: a protected area with landscapes ranging from pristine Fuegian forests to glacial lakes, rivers and sea coasts. A paradise for nature photography lovers. During the visit, we will travel on the legendary “Train of the End of the World”, the southernmost operating railroad on the planet!
We will return to the hotel with free time for lunch.
In the afternoon we will head to the aerodrome area, to photograph the city at sunset from a panoramic viewpoint, with the mountains in the background.
After breakfast we will have free time to explore the city.
We will say goodbye until the next adventure!
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For the logistical organization of this Travel Photography Workshop we rely on Volando Viajes, a certified agency with great experience in the field.
Please note that these are only suggestions given by our experience. It is not necessary to have all the equipment reported, everyone prepares for the journey according to their needs.
For example, some people may only want to take pictures with a smartphone while others will want to take a drone with them. But it is our duty to guide you to a better choice.
Although you can participate with any type of photographic device, we recommend a reflex or mirrorless camera, which allow much more freedom and creativity.
Considering the wide variety of photographic situations this workshop presents, it is advisable to have available focal lengths ranging from wide-angle (shorter distances) to telephoto (longer distances).
For those who like to photograph landscapes, a 15-30 mm or 17-40mm zoom lens might work well.
For wildlife, we suggest at least a focal length of 300mm, the longer the better.
Consider buying a tele converter to increase the focal length of the lens: 1.4x or 2x. Even if with loss of luminosity.
Finally, choosing the right set of lenses is not easy. If you encounter difficulties and need some suggestions do not hesitate to contact us.
The most important feature of a tripod is its stability. Since it is a trip that involves some trekking we will have to take into account also the weight.
We suggest a good carbon tripod that maintains a good balance between weight and stability, that can easily change from one height to another and that locks in little space.
Aluminum is also fine, as carbon is generally much more expensive. We know that choosing a tripod is not easy and we are available to help you choose the right model for you.
A Polarizing filter will be very useful on boat trips to neutralize water reflections.
For those who love Landscape Photography, ND filters with 6 or 8 steps will be also very useful.
It is recommended to carry UV or Skylight filters, useful to protect the lenses from dust and splashes.
Finding the right photo backpack can be a difficult challenge. We recommend you to rely on a brand with quality and experience in the market.
The type of backpack clearly depends on your equipment. But what really matters is that you feel comfortable with it and possibly fitted with a rain cover.
You can’t miss in your backpack: a cleaning kit for the lenses, a remote control to shoot without touching the camera, hood for the lenses (to avoid flare) and a robust / comfortable camera strap.
It is also important to take spare batteries and memory cards with you.
If you are interested in POST-PRODUCTION we suggest bringing your laptop with some editing software already installed. Carlos, at the end of the day, will answer your questions.
Tierra del Fuego is a great destination for wildlife photography, home to a wide variery of species, including the Guanaco, Andean fox, Austral Parakeet, Andean Condor, Blackish and Magellanic Oystercatcher, South American Sea Lion, South American Fur Seal, Peale’s Dolphin, Dusky Dolphin, Commerson’s Dolphin, Risso’s Dolphin, Burmeister’s Porpoise, Spectacled Porpoise, Magellanic Penguin, Southern Rockhopper Penguin, King Penguin, Black-Faced Ibis, Black-Crowned Night-Heron, Imperial Shag, Rock Shag, Neotropic Cormorant, Black-Chested Buzzard-Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Chimango Caracara. etc..
As the weather in this part of Argentina changes all the time, we recommend wearing heavy clothing and a waterproof or windbreaker jacket.
Hat, neck cover, gloves and sunglasses.
Sturdy, comfortable footwear (hiking type) for walking.
Comfortable and robust backpack to carry your gear and protect it from dust, water and bumps.
The round trip between your city of origin and Tierra del Fuego is not included in the price.
However, we can coordinate it with the Tour Operator.