STARRY SKYES IN EPECUÉN
Travel Photography Workshop with Rodrigo Terren
5% Early Bird Discount up to 90 days before the start of the Workshop
Astrophotography among the ruins of the ghost city of Epecuén
With the support of Rodrigo Terren, Astrophotographer and Workshop Leader, you will be able to visit this mystical place during the night while improving your photography skills.
You will be able to learn what are the aspects to take into account to move at best during a night photography session (Exposure, Focus, Depth of Field, Histogram, Hyperfocal Distance, Light Contamination. etc.), How to Compose (what to include in foreground and background, the Milky Way, Startrails, Moon.etc.), How to Illuminate with lanterns and flashes (with different Light Painting techniques) and an intro to Post-Production.
Once arrived in Carhué we will meet with the group in the hotel where we will stay for the whole duration of the workshop. After settling in, Rodrigo will give an introductory speech to the workshop activity. Sunset and night photography in the Epecuén Ruins.
We will dedicate the whole day and night to the Epecuén ruins.
After a long night of Astrophotography and a good breakfast we will say goodbye!
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.
In order to follow the activity of the workshop you will need a camera that allows to photograph with an exposure of at least 30 seconds.
For this kind of photography we recommend a Wide Angle lens (with a Focal Length of about 10 to 30 mm) and possibly with a Wide Aperture, the brighter, the better.
We know that choosing the right set of lenses is not easy. If you encounter difficulties and need some suggestions do not hesitate to contact us.
An essential accessory for this workshop.
The most important feature of a tripod is its weight and stability.
We highly recommend a good carbon fiber tripod, that maintains balance between weight/stability. A tripod 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.
We always recommend a UV protective filter for each lens.
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 such as Think Thank, Lowepro or Manfrotto.
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 cable-remote control to shoot without touching the camera and set a longer exposure time, a lantern/flash lights to illuminate objects in the night and a robust / comfortable camera strap.
It is also important to take spare batteries with you. In addition to spare memory cards and if you have the possibility, a laptop computer (with Lightroom or Photoshop installed), so you can work in post-production with the workshop leader.
MORE ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
March and July are two months with low average rainfall, ideal for photographic activities in lake Epecuén.
The average maximum during March is 25°C (77°F) and the minimum is around 13°C (55.4°F). With a total of 29 mm of rain.
The average maximum during July is 12°C (53.6°F) and the minimum is around 3°C (37.4°F). With a total of 18 mm of rain.
We recommend bringing clothes for the night sessions, taking into account that temperatures can reach a minimum of 13 °C (55.4°F) in March and 3 °C (37.4°F) in July.
For example, wearing layers of clothing and a waterproof jacket. In July, as a precaution: gloves, a scarf, and a winter hat.
Yes, we can. Let us know your need and we’ll help you coordinate transfers for the workshop.