Marco Grassi and Ryan Smith will guide this tour.
11-21 April 2024
Join an unforgettable adventure in one of the most photogenic places in the world. During this Patagonia Workshop we will have plenty of opportunities to photograph majestic mountains, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, trees, autumn colors, glaciers and much more. We will visit both Los Glaciares National Park (Argentina) and Torres del Paine National Park (Chile).
PATAGONIA WORKSHOP ITINERARY
Our Patagonia workshop begins! We will pick everyone up at El Calafate Airport or hotel nearby, then drive towards Torres Del Paine National Park. We will spend our first sunset shooting by the shore of the turquoise Lake Pehoe, then check in in our hotel and get some rest after the long day.
DAY 2 & 3
On day 2 and 3 we will explore the park and shoot the majestic Los Cuernos mountains from different angles. These two full days will allow us to visit more locations and come back to some of the same ones for better conditions.
If we are lucky, a guanaco or two will walk right in our frame!
After our sunrise shooting, we’re ready to start the long drive to El Chalten. For sunset, we will stop by the road and shoot the first glimpse of Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre in the distance, then make our way towards the hotel.
After a sunrise shooting and a delicious breakfast, the hiking part of this tour begins! We’ll drop off our luggages in a safe storage and start hiking in the early afternoon.
An easy hike (4km approx, 1.30h, uphill + flat) will lead us to our camping spot. We will set up our tents and get ready with our cameras. After sunset we will go back to the campsite for dinner and some rest.
Ready to leave early in the morning to reach our sunrise location, again very close to our campsite. Then it’s time to pack our tents and continue towards the next campsite (4km approx 1h hike, flat). Here we will spend a total of two nights.
We’ll have plenty of time to scout around, then we’ll reach our sunset location and come back for dinner.
On the seventh day of our Patagonia workshop we will get up early and have a quick breakfast. We will then hike up to our sunrise location, an incredible lake right below Mount Fitz Roy. The hike is 2km uphill and takes approx 1.30h. In the afternoon we will scout some more and take pictures of some beautiful locations in the area.
After our sunset shooting it’s time to have dinner and recharge for the next day.
On day 8 we move to our next campsite, where we’ll spend two nights. This camp is located in a different valley and very close to “Laguna Torre”. Here we’ll have plenty of opportunities to photograph the incredible Cerro Torre. Hiking time is approx 3.30h (9km), mostly flat.
After lunch, we scout around before reaching our sunset location.
Sunrise will be very close to our campsite, there are different compositions to choose from. These include river, trees and a beautiful lake with Cerro Torre in the background.
In the afternoon everyone is free to explore on his own or join the group for some more scouting. Sunset will be in the same area.
DAY 10 & 11
On day 10th we hike back to El Chalten (9km approx 3h, mostly flat) after sunrise. After a good lunch in town, we will drive to El Calafate, check in in our hotel and have one last dinner together.
The following day we will shoot the incredible Perito Moreno glacier for sunrise. After breakfast, it’s time to drive to El Calafate airport, where this Patagonia workshop ends.
The tab below points out the approx distances we will cover everyday to reach our campsite or final destination (doesn’t include short daily hikes). Please note that it is however subject to changes, depending on the weather conditions.
Elevation gain: 400mt
Time: 1h 30min
Elevation gain: –
Distance: 2km one way
Elevation gain: 450mt
Time: 1h 20min one way
and then back – only camera gear
Elevation gain: –
Time: 3h 30min
Elevation gain: 54mt
Time: 3h 30min
Professional photo guides + mountain guide
NP Entry Fees and special accesses
5 Nights Lodging in Hotel (shared room) + Campsites
Lunch, Dinner when camping
All transfers included
Personal Processing Instructions
Flights & Travel Insurance
Snacks, alcohol and beverages
Lunch, Dinner at hotels
Anything not mentioned in the “included” list
MEET THE TEAM
Marco Grassi (Photographer)
Born and raised in Italy, Marco Grassi is a self-taught and award-winning photographer focused on landscape photography. At the young age of 23 Marco has completed his round-the-world trip and today, several countries later, he defines himself as a true travel addict. Marco’s work has been published and rewarded extensively worldwide in a large variety of media outlets, such as the National Geographic and GEO Magazine. Among some of his clients we can find “Nisi Filters” and “Hilleberg – The Tentmaker” .
His workshops have been designed with the central idea of putting you in the right place at the perfect time and give you plenty of amazing photo opportunities whilst creating a life-changing experience. He will assist you and advise you with valuable photography tips during the whole trip and show you the best photo locations of each destination.
Ryan Smith (Photographer)
Ryan Smith developed early on in his life a love and passion for the outdoors, which fueled an obsession for landscape photography. Growing up in the beautifully diverse state of Utah, Ryan has consistently traveled through the west and beyond capturing iconic views, which spark emotion and tell a story. Ryan’s artistic style is unique and unmistakable which has led to prestigious awards and work featured within publications. His work is also found within various high-end galleries throughout the west including Jackson Hole Wyoming.
Combining his professional experience as a corporate trainer with his passion for photography, Ryan has a knack for sharing the technical aspects of photography in an easy to understand way through various workshops, tours, and events through the west and the Hawaiian Islands. He enjoys adapting to the various needs of his attendees whether it’s in the field learning the technical side and composition techniques, or if its in the classroom focusing on perfecting post editing techniques and helping achieve a print ready image. Visit Ryan’s website
Patagonia is famous for its dramatic mountain peaks, shimmering rivers, abundance of glaciers, incredible cloud formations. In autumn the forest comes to life and adds a touch of yellow, red and orange to the trees below the mountains. During this Patagonia workshop we will capture the magic atmosphere of the colourful trees and the unreal turquoise lakes from multiple angles.
Location: Patagonia (Argentina&Chile)
Tour Length: 11 Days, April 11-21st 2024
Pick up/Drop off: El Calafate Airport (FTE)
Accommodation: campsites + hotels
Physical Difficulty: Medium
Number of Participants: Max. 12
Also, we’ll provide each participant with a detailed kit list before the beginning of the trip.
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