Journey to a place where epic meets awesome
"It is an experience that will stick with me
throughout my life. Big thanks to Ian and Richard for
being superb leaders and being unselfish in every way
quickens the pulse like a swift and sudden sunrise, the first
tint of gold on ancient stone sentinels, and the sound of
distant avalanches crashing down icy slopes. The scenery of
Patagonia is otherworldly, with stunning mountains piercing the
heavens, a massive ice field spawning hundreds of glaciers, and
deep mountain lakes filled with cold clean water as blue as the
sky. Patagonia is a land of superlatives; it is a land of
awe-inspiring moments and sudden exclamations of “OMG—that is so
beautiful!” Eternal Patagonia seems to never change, but no one
who visits ever stays the same.
Few places on Earth are
its equal. Fewer still are those photographers up to the
challenge of telling the story of this amazing landscape. Do you
have what it takes?
Where: Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
March 10-19, 2014
Plant and Richard Bernabe
(includes double occupancy lodging and transport during workshop)
Single Lodging Supplement:
Class Size: 14
Full: wait list only
Patagonia, a land of jagged peaks, towering blue glaciers, and
wind-swept plains, is one of the most breathtaking places on the
planet. The mountains of Patagonia are among the world’s most
To register, or if you have any
questions, please email Ian Plant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Places We'll Visit
The beating heart of Patagonia, Los
Glaciares National Park—the famous Fitz Roy area—is one of our
destinations for this photo adventure of a lifetime. While there,
we'll seek locations with stunning views of Fitz Roy and jagged
Cerro Torre, the two main peaks in the region. In addition to
photographing the mountains, we will visit nearby glaciers for
stunning views of tons of compressed blue glacial ice, and
photograph several beautiful waterfalls as well.
Our second primary destination is stunning Torres del Paines
National Park of Chile, home to the famous Horns and Towers of
Paine, jagged mountain peaks with distinctive
shapes. While in Paine, we'll also get chances to photograph vast
herds of wild guanacos (similar to llamas), austral flamingos,
and other charasmatic Patagonian wildlife.
experience that exceeded my expectations!
Patagonia should be top of list for any landscape
photographer and Richard and Ian provided excellent
leadership, from knowing best times and locations to
providing great advice on composition and camera
settings to capture the mood."
This is my fifth year visiting
Patagonia. Few people know it as well as Richard and me. We
promise to bring you to the best locations, with the best light
that is offered to us during our trip. You'll come away with
images you've always dreamed of making!
Excellent participant to instructor
With two instructors for the group,
you're guaranteed to get some significant "one-on-one" time. Two
instructors also means that we have maximum flexibility when
taking photographs, allowing us to split up the group to allow
everyone a chance to explore their own creative vision and
personal shooting goals.
on making great images
Unlike some other workshops, we don't
have a set itinerary. Our goal is to make sure participants get
the best photographs possible, and therefore we stay flexible
and determine our day-by-day shooting schedule depending on the
weather and other local conditions. This way, we can go
to a location when conditions are best to optimize our chances
of getting great photographs.
We travel to the best locations
in the best light
Although we don't have a set day-by-day
schedule, we do have a "shot list" of great places to
photograph. We try to photograph each place when conditions are
optimal for that location. Other tours take you to places based
on a fixed schedule, whether conditions are good or not. With
us, you'll be sure to visit each incredible location when
conditions are the most conducive to making great images.
"The trip was a ripper! Patagonia is really special. The
itinerary, shot locations, and flexibility you guys had factored
into the program worked very well. I particularly liked two
aspects. Firstly you kept everyone on the go from dawn to dusk
making use of every opportunity to get out there and shoot
stuff! And secondly, you both were very accessible and
proactively helpful thoughout the entire trip. I really believe
the overall experience has lifted me to a next level, and that I
now know how much I didn't know about my passion for
"Thank you again for making this great photo
adventure possible, and for all your help. I thoroughly
enjoyed meeting both of you and came back with more
knowledge about shooting landscapes and most of all
great memories."—Shelale S.
While most shooting locations can be
reached by road, we will do some hiking on this workshop. Hikes
will typically be easy to moderate in difficulty, and will be
less than a mile one way, but a few hikes may involve some
moderate elevation gain and require travel over rocky terrain. Decent
physical fitness will certainly facilitate your enjoyment of
this workshop. Every participant must complete and sign a
standard liability waiver and medical form before participating
in this workshop. Note: we are NOT at high elevation at any time
during this workshop.
a variety of techniques that will allow you to advance both your
technical skills and artistic vision. We focus on a number of
professional field techniques to help you create dramatic and
powerful nature images, including working with dramatic light;
the fundamentals of powerful compositions; and abstract
techniques for creating artistic photographs. In addition, we'll
explore a number of artistic philosophies that will help you
find your own personal photographic vision.
Photography instruction; double
occupancy lodging (single supplement $1000);
local transportation during workshop;
entrance fees, guide fees,
guide tips, breakfasts, and certain scheduled lunches.
"Ian and Richard created an
adaptable, no frills environment where you concentrate on taking
spectacular pictures and meeting, in our case, incredibly
interesting people from all over the world you might otherwise
never come across. Ian and Richard are two working professionals
at the top of their game who have the right disposition and
instinct to get you to the right spot at the right time after
chasing the right light and then make sure your camera is
pointing in the right direction with the right settings. What
more would you want?"—Joe
What's Not Included
and from the workshop; transfer from airport to hotel, any
applicable visa fees and local airport taxes, most lunches and
Where to Go
begins and ends in El Calafate, Argentina (airport code FTE).
Most travelers reach Calafate via Buenos Aires.
A $500.00 deposit will be required with the balance to be
redeemed no later than 90 days before the workshop.