PATAGONIA PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN AUTUMN OF 2025

Overview

Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime photography adventure?

Join me and Andrew Waddington with a small group of participants on a 14-day photography workshop in Patagonia, where we’ll explore both, the Argentinian and Chilean sides of this breathtaking landscape. In Argentina we’ll be based in the town of El Chalten, and in Chile in Torres del Paine National Park. Unlike other tours, we’ll incorporate short hikes to fully experience and capture the beauty of the mountains. From capturing sunrise to sunset, as well as night photography and post-processing, we’ll use our expertise and knowledge of the place to ensure we’re in the best location and time to create stunning imagery. Throughout the workshop, we’ll share our photography philosophy and entire workflow, giving you the skills to capture incredible shots and pursue your own photography goals. With a small group size of only 6, we offer a personal and flexible learning environment, allowing you to explore and find unique compositions in the field.

Photography is our passion, and we’re committed to helping you achieve your goals while ensuring a fun and enjoyable experience. We’ve been professionally running workshops for years, sharing our love for photography with people worldwide. Let us show you how photography can change your life and bring joy to your world.

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Details:

  • Please message me via the on-line FORM to reserve your spot.
  • Price: $6000 ($3000 deposit to hold your spot, and remaining $3000 no later than 120 days before the workshop’s date)
  • Dates: March 31st – April 13th 2025 (You will need to fly on the 29th and arrive on the 30th to El Calafate. The workshop starts on Monday, March 31st)
  • Location: Patagonia, Argentina and Chile. Beginning and ending in El Calafate, Argentina.
  • Group Size: Maximum of 6 participants
  • Skill Level: Suitable for photographers of all skill levels
  • Fitness Level: If weather permits we will be hiking (in Argentina) between 4 to 9kms (2.5 to 5 miles) one way. These are not difficult hikes and we can take as much time as needed to get to the location on time.

What’s included:

  • Transportation during the trip in private vehicles.
  • Accommodation in hotels in shared rooms with private bathrooms. (Single room available for an additional $1000 fee)
  • Entrance ticket to Glaciar Perito Moreno and Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Local mountain guides in Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine National Parks.

What’s not included:

  • Flights to/from El Calafate Airport.
  • Private room – Extra $1000 (*Subject to availability).
  • Meals (all hotels serve free breakfasts)
  • Health and travel insurance (we strongly recommend getting a travel’s insurance to cover your investment)

Photography Gear:

  • DSLR/mirrorless cameras and a sturdy tripod.
  • A super wide-angle lens, such as a 14-24 mm lens.
  • A medium zoom lens, such as a 24-70 or 24-120 mm lens.
  • A telephoto lens, like a 70-300 or 100-400 mm lens.
  • A camera bag to carry all your photography gear.
  • A 5-stop or more f-stops ND filter to shoot waterfalls and rivers.
  • A CPL (circular polarizer filter).
  • A headlamp for the night photography and camping.
  • Depending on your camera, extra two, three or even four batteries (when shooting long exposures at night)

Drones:

Unfortunately, flying drones is not allowed in the national park that we will visit. But it’s possible to fly one outside the park.

Clothing, and other recommended items:

It’s important to note that weather conditions can change rapidly in Patagonia, and it’s always better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. The average temperature in April is between 50ºF to 23°F (10° C to -5ºC). You should be prepared for all kinds of weather conditions, and bring warm waterproof and windproof clothing. We recommend bringing at least the following items:

  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Warm base layers, such as long-sleeve shirts and pants
  • Insulated jacket or down vest
  • Fleece or wool sweater
  • Waterproof and windproof pants
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking (over the ankle) boots with a few pairs of warm socks
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Hiking poles.
  • Headlamp or flash light.

Visas:

Tourists from many countries, including those in the Americas, Europe, Eastern Asia, Israel, Australia, and New Zealand, can enter Argentina and Chile without a visa for stays of up to 90 days. However, if you are from a country outside these areas, you should check whether you need a tourist visa to enter either Chile or Argentina.

Flights:

You should book your flight to El Calafate International Airport (FTE). Flying from USA the best option is to fly with United Airlines and book your flight directly to El Calafate. With other airlines (e.g. Delta) you’ll need to book your flights separately, one to Buenos Aires, and another from Buenos Aires to El Calfate with Argentinian Airlines (Aerolineas Argentinas). If you fly from other counties please check with your local airlines.

Money:

The official currency in Argentina is the Argentine peso (ARS). We recommend bringing large denomination bills (e.g., $100 dollars instead of $20) and exchanging currency at local establishments in El Chalten, where we can recommend a few places that offer favorable exchange rates. Argentinians often prefer US dollars, so if your home currency is not USD, we suggest exchanging your money to USD before arriving in Argentina. While credit cards are widely accepted in El Calafate, many businesses in El Chalten still only accept cash. Therefore, we recommend carrying enough cash with you to cover expenses during your stay in the area.

Meals:

Meals are not included, except for breakfasts at the hotel.  Please be prepare to spend about $20 to $40 USD on food a day.

Electrical Outlets:

In Argentina the power plug sockets are of type C and I. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Most laptop and battery charges will work without a need for a converter. All you need is the type C adapter.

How to Book:

If you’re interested in our workshop, and would like to to sign up, please use the contact form HERE

Deposit and Payment:

A deposit of USD $3000 per person is required to reserve a space on a tour.  The remaining balance is due 120 days prior to departure.  If you want to sign up for a tour within 120 days of departure, then the full amount will be due at the time of registration.

Important Notice:

Please be aware that the deposit required for our tours is both non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances. Greg Boratyn and Andrew Waddington are thrilled to extend an invitation for you to join them on one of their unforgettable tours. However, we kindly ask that you commit to participation only if you are fully dedicated to the experience.

We understand that life can present unexpected challenges, such as accidents, medical diagnoses, natural disasters, urgent surgeries, or family crises. As these unforeseen events are a possibility, we strongly recommend that you purchase travelers insurance to safeguard your investment.

Once you enroll in a photo tour or workshop with us, Greg will promptly send you a form via email, urging you to protect your financial commitment with travel insurance. He will also provide recommendations for several reputable travel insurance companies for your consideration. This added layer of protection ensures that unforeseen circumstances do not jeopardize your opportunity to embark on an incredible photographic journey with us.

Cancellations & Refunds:

On all of Greg Boratyn and Andrew Waddington’s guided photo tours, our partners, including hotels, transportation companies, and tour operators, require an upfront deposit at the time of booking to secure the desired date. This deposit covers various aspects of the tour, such as reserving hotel accommodations, charter vehicles, and local guides. Typically, this reservation process takes place well in advance, often up to a year ahead.

It’s essential to note that these deposits are non-refundable. Your initial deposit, along with the final payment is crucial for us to secure your spot with the vendors we rely on to make the tour a reality. In the unfortunate event that you must cancel your participation for any reason, we can provide a refund only if we can find another participant to take your place.

However, if you find it necessary to cancel within 120 days or less of the tour’s departure date, it becomes highly improbable for us to fill the vacant spot with another participant. This is why we strongly encourage all participants to consider investing in travel insurance. This insurance is designed to safeguard your financial commitment to the tour, ensuring that unforeseen circumstances do not jeopardize your investment in this unique photographic experience.

Important Note:

It should be noted that we reserve the right to cancel this photo tour in the event of insufficient registrations not meeting the minimum enrollment requirements. If we are considering a cancellation, we will notify you beforehand. If we do cancel the tour, we will refund 100% of your deposit and any payments made.

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