Photography workshop estancia Argentina

GAUCHOS OF THE WETLANDS

5% Early Bird Discount up to 90 days before the start of the Workshop

By booking this workshop you are helping the No’Oiye Association, of the QOM people. For environmental and cultural conservation.

Genre

Portrait, Gaucho's Culture, Wildlife

Dates

10 to 13 March - 23 to 26 June - 13 to 16 October 2022

Price

960 USD (PPDO) Consultar precio para argentinos y residentes

Difficulty

Easy

Group

Min 6 - Max 9

Gaucho Culture in the Argentine Mesopotamia

Enjoy a Unique Experience in the Corrientes wetlands and learn about the work of the gauchos, their culture and traditions. An incredible place, totally immersed in nature.

We will spend 3 days in one of the oldest estancias, still in activity.

With the help of Nicholas, Travel Photographer, we will explore the estancia, its surroundings and the Estero Pucú, with many possibilities to photograph nature and landscapes.

One of the highlights of the workshop is the moment of the herding between the wetlands, where we will photograph the gauchos in full action; there we will be able to capture the connection between the man and his horse.

If the conditions are good, we will be able to see different animal species, among them caimans, capybaras, kingfishers and many more. We will also find majestic centennial trees, ideal for photographic composition.

Finally, the most important thing, the gastronomy, we will enjoy excellent typical dishes in a charming atmosphere that takes us back to the past century.

estancia buena vista argentina
argentine gaucho on horseback
a calf in a field at sunrise

ITINERARY

We will meet in Esquina early in the morning. Transfer to the estancia, breakfast and brief introduction to the workshop. Free time to stay and rest from the trip. After lunch we will document the work of the gauchos and do wildlife photography at sunset.

At dawn we will enjoy the awakening of nature. After breakfast, we will have the opportunity to photograph the herding among the wetlands and portrait the gauchos, in the morning and in the afternoon, taking advantage of different moments of light.

We will dedicate the whole day to nature photography, exploring the nearby “Estero Pucú” by boat. Lunch in the field. In the afternoon return to the estancia and time to discuss the work done. After dinner, for those who wish, we will practice night photography.

After breakfast, transfer to Esquina where we will say goodbye until the next adventure!

What's included?

What's not!

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For the logistical organization of this Travel Photography Workshop we rely on Interlude Travels, a certified agency with great experience in the sector.

WORKSHOP LEADER

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

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.

The workshop is mainly aimed at Portrait and Wildlife Photography. 

For Portrait Photography the ideal focal lengths usually range from 50 to 200 mm, depending on what we want to achieve.

For Wildlife Photography we suggest a super-tele lens, generally from 100 to 800mm. 

Since the prime lenses are very expensive and generally heavy, most photographers who are not only dedicated to this type of photography opt for zoom lenses, that allow to cover different focal lengths, saving space in the backpack and in the wallet.

More specifically, depending on the brand you use, different zoom lenses are available. 

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.

Although the workshop is not primarily aimed at Landscape Photography, we suggest to bring a tripod. A good opportunity to use it always happens.

The most important feature of a tripod is its stability and 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.

We recommend to bring on travel UV protective filter for each lens, and a Polarizer, to saturate colors, increase contrast and especially reduce reflections.

Finding the right photo backpack can be a difficult challenge. We recommend you to rely on a brand with quality and experience. 

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 with you. 

If you are interested in POST-PRODUCTION we suggest bringing your laptop with some editing software already installed. Nicholas, at the end of the day, will answer your questions.

WORKSHOP FAQ

Argentine Mesopotamia is one of the richest areas of fauna in the world, a paradise for enthusiasts.

We will have the chance to meet Caimans, Capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), Kingfishers, Hummingbirds, Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus), Spoonbills, Vultures, Egrets, Herons, Cormorants, Ducks, Cardinals, among many others.

The hottest months in the Corrientes province are December to February, with average maximum temperatures of 32-33 °C (89.6-91.4°F) and a higher chance of precipitation, although the annual average is low. For the rest of the year, generally a mild climate prevails with little rain.

Most of the planned excursions around the estancia cask are of low fitness difficulty.

We recommend taking a pair of waterproof boots, rain protection, a hat, sunscreen, and mosquito spray with you.

The round trip between your city of origin and Esquina is not included in the price.

However, we can coordinate it with the Tour Operator.

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