Travel Photography Workshop in in the Pampas Plains
5% Early Bird Discount up to 90 days before the start of the Workshop
Hidden Treasures of the Pampas Lowlands
The Pampas are fertile lowlands that cover more than 1,200,000 square kilometres.
A vast territory that has so much to offer. Our destination on this workshop is located near Santa Rosa: there lives one of the few Mennonite colonies in Argentina.
The Mennonites are a religious group who belong to a pacifist branch of the Anabaptist Christian movement of European origins. Accompanied by a Professional Photographer and a Local Guide, we will discover their culture.
A journey back in time!
March is also the month of deer rut in the Luro Park, a unique sight that only happens this time of year. The male performs the courtship ceremony and emits a howl that can be heard at a great distance. There is no shortage of antler fighting, running, attacking and defending to achieve the goal of breeding. Unmissable for lovers of Wildlife Photography.
Take a look at the itinerary and find out more details about the workshop below.
We will meet with the group around 4 PM at the designed hotel. The photographer leader will give a brief introduction to the workshop. Night in Santa Rosa.
Early in the morning we will leave Santa Rosa to visit the Mennonite Colony, accompanied by a local guide. A unique opportunity to portray faces with typical features of northern Europe and document their culture. Sunset photography session at the Hidalgo Salt Flats. Night in Santa Rosa.
We will spend the entire day observing wildlife in the Luro Park, from sunrise to sunset, hoping to witness the phenomenon of the “Rut”, the call of male deer in search of females in heat. Night in Santa Rosa.
After breakfast we’ll say goodbye to get back home!
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 17-40mm zoom lens or similar might work well.
For wildlife we suggest a telephoto lens starting at 300 mm.
For portraits, a focal length from 50 to 200 mm would be ideal. Possibly with a wide aperture (such as 1.4 – 1.8 – 2.8).
Consider also 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 every journey includes some trekking, we must also take into account 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.
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. The workshop leader, at the end of the day, will answer your questions.
The males remain hidden from visitors in the park for most of the year during which they develop large antlers, which they proudly display when they come out to the pastures during the rutting season, approximately 45 days between March and April.
In March the temperature is still very pleasant, with lows of 12°C (53.6°F) and highs of 27°C (80.6°F).
It is advisable to bring a waterproof jacket in case of rain.
Hat, neck cover, 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.
Sunscreen and mosquito spray.
The round trip between your city of origin and Santa Rosa is not included in the price.
However, we can coordinate it with the Tour Operator.