Travel Photography Workshop in the Iberá Wetlands
5% Early Bird Discount up to 90 days before the start of the Workshop
A Unique Adventure in the Argentine Mesopotamia
The Iberá natural reserve is the second most important wetland in the world after the Pantanal (Brazil). An uncontaminated wildlife sanctuary, kingdom of the famous caiman and many other species typical of this ecosystem, such as snakes, birds, marsh deers, etc. A real paradise for photography.
In this workshop, coordinated by photographer and adventurer Gustavo Cherro, you will have the opportunity to get to know the heart of the Iberá, navigating through its narrow channels, until reaching one of the few indigenous families that still live in harmony with nature in the most remote part of the wetlands.
6 days of adventure, among landscapes, animals and local people. Faces with marked features, a culture forged by ancestral traditions and a lifestyle that still resists the passage of time, far from the frenetic chaos of the cities.
We will meet with the group in the small town of Concepción del Yaguareté Corá, near the “Carambola Gate”, one of the entry points to the Ibera Wetlands. Gustavo will give an introductory speech to the workshop activities. Night in Concepción.
We will enter the wetlands in our small boats, crossing narrow channels, through an almost unexplored landscape, until reaching the refuge where we will spend the second night. Later we will take advantage of the lack of light contamination to concentrate on night photography. Night in the refuge.
During the third day we will explore the area around the refuge from sunrise to sunset. There will be no shortage of opportunities to photograph the typical fauna of the wetlands, including the fearsome “caiman”. Night in the refuge.
We will return with our boats to Concepción del Yaguareté Corá so that we can recharge our batteries, download and take a look at the images obtained in the previous days. Night in Concepción.
We will leave early in the morning to reach an island in the heart of the Iberá, where we will meet some local people. An opportunity to portray them and document their traditions. Camping on the island.
After enjoying the sunrise on the island, we will return to Concepción del Yaguareté Corá, where our adventure will conclude.
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For the logistical organization of this Travel Photography Workshop we rely on Tingazu, a certified agency in Buenos Aires 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 Landscape Photography, we suggest a wide focal lenght: ideally around 15 – 50 mm. You can also get a good landscape with a longer focal length by using a stable tripod.
For night photos (Astrophotography) the shorter the focal length, the better. This makes it possible to include more elements in the frame.
For terrestrial wildlife, a 300mm or longer telephoto lens is the best choice.
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.
A Polarizing filter will be very useful to neutralize water reflections in the lagoons.
For those who love Landscape Photography, ND filters with 6 or 8 steps will be also very useful to play with the movement of water and clouds.
It is recommended to carry UV or Skylight filters, useful to protect the lenses from Ultraviolet rays (even more important in these altitudes), 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. In this workshop, we won’t have a chance to recharge our batteries every day.
For those interested in POST-PRODUCTION we suggest bringing your laptop with some editing software already installed. Gustavo, at the end of the day, will answer your questions.
MORE ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
The most characteristic fauna includes the Marsh Deer (Blastoceros dichotomous), the Pampas Deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus), the Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), the Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), the Broad-Snouted Caiman (Caiman latirostris), the Yacare Caiman (Caiman yacare), the Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus), the Neotropical Otter (Lontra longicaudis), the Howler Monkeys (Alouatta).
Some of these species are currently at risk of extinction.
We recommend bring light and heavy clothing, as well as a waterproof or windbreaker jacket.
Hat, neck cover, and sunglasses.
Sturdy, comfortable footwear (possibly more than one pair).
Comfortable and robust backpack to carry your gear and protect it from dust, water and bumps.
Sunscreen, mosquito spray.
The round trip between your starting point and Concepción del Yaguareté Corá is not included in the price.
However, we can coordinate it with the Tour Operator.