UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD
Travel Photography Workshop in Tierra del Fuego
5% Early Bird Discount up to 90 days before the start of the Workshop
A Unique Adventure in a Timeless Place
This remote area of Argentina has been inhabited by indigenous peoples for more than 12,000 years. In these places, far away from the known world, once lived in harmony with nature, the tribes of Ona, Yaghan, Haush and Alacaluf.
It was only in 1520 that the fleet of the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan touched these lands for the first time and made a first contact with the native peoples. An event that will change the fate of these places forever.
Traveling in Tierra del Fuego means meeting the wildest nature, retracing the footsteps of the great explorers, learning about the history of the native peoples, and getting closer to the wonderful creatures that live in these places, such as penguins, sea lions, and seals. Navigating the Beagle Channel, visiting ancient estancias, photographing breathtaking landscapes during the best light moments of the day.
Once arrived in Rio Grande we will meet with the group in the hotel where we will stay for the first night. After settling in, Chino Albertoni will give an introductory speech to the workshop. In the afternoon visit to the traditional Estancia María Behety and sunset in the Natural Reserve Punta Popper.
We will leave before dawn to arrive at a good light time at Cabo San Pablo and photograph the Desdemona shipwreck. We will spend the afternoon at Lake Fagnano, arriving near sunset in Ushuaia.
We will sail through the Beagle Channel to photograph local wildlife and reach the lighthouse at the end of the world: Les Eclaireurs. We will wait for sunset near Ushuaia’s aerodrome, overlooking the bay.
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 make a tour of the city of Ushuaia, ending the visit at the Prison Museum, a historic place, which was active until 1947. End of the workshop.
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner | MB = Meal Box
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.
MORE ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
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.