Start/Finish: The photographic adventure starts in Punta Arenas Chile and ends in Calafate, Argentina.
£750, per person
Group size: Maximum 6 photographers
Where we stay: Hosteria Tyndal, Estancia Tercera
Bruce likes to run his photographic adventures in a friendly, open, group setting. This trip is more a tour* than Bruce's normal workshops, due to the logistics involved, but you will get a lot of hands on experience from Bruce while at the same time, immerse yourself with plenty of time out in the field on your own.
Please note that this is not a workshop. It is a photographic tour, focussed on getting you to great locations for the best light.
We will meet in the small Chilean town of Punta Arenas (direct connection from Santiago).
7:00 - 9:00pm
Dinner with the group, hosted by Bruce
In this section I'll give you a break down of what we're doing each day, in terms of location. There's a further section down the page which deals with what to expect as a daily schedule.
Day 1: Arrive in Punta Arenas - Evening meal, Hotel.
Day 2: Transfer from Punta Arenas to Torres (lunch in Puerto Natalis) Night in basic cabines at Tyndal. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3: Photo adventure. We will shoot in and around Lago Pehoe in the morning as there are stunning views of the Paine Massif from the edge of the lake. In the afternoon we will head up to Lago Grey to shoot at the edge of the lake towards Glacier Grey and commanding views of Paine Grande. We may take the optional boat trip up to the face of Glacier Grey (if it is running). Night in Cabins at Tyndall. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4: Photo adventure. We have a second chance to shoot in and around Lago Pehoe in the morning as this really is one of the best views in the park. In the afternoon we will Transfer to Estancia Tercera for night and pass through the eastern side of the park. All meals included (wine/drinks available at extra cost). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5: Photo adventure. Morning shoot at Laguna Armaga with commanding views out towards the Torres. There are plenty of opportunities to experience Guanaco at this side of the park. In the afternoon we will visit Lago Sarmiento to shoot the calcium rocks that lie scattered across the shore. Night at Estancia Tercera as above. All meals included (wine/drinks available at extra cost). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6: Transfer to el Calafate where you have some free time to yourself for the rest of the day. Night 3* Hotel Kapenke or similar. Breakfast, Lunch only.
Day 7: Sailing to Onelli and Upsalla Glaciers. Night back in El Calafate and free time to shop and try out many of the restaraunts the town has to offer. Hotel Kapenke as above. Breakfast and Lunch only.
Day 8: We head out to Perito Moreno Glacier to shoot it at sunrise. Afternoon onwards free with time to relax and strolling around town. Hotel Kapenke as above. (lunch not included). Breakfast and Dinner only.
Day 9: Transfer day back to Punta Arenas. Breakfast & evening meal. Hotel. You can also depart from the trip on this day as Caladate has a direct air link to Buenos Aires.
Day 10: Breakfast only. Trip ends after Breakfast.
The days are short in winter, but this has plenty of benefits. Because the sun is low in the sky all day it means we have beautiful light lasting all day and it's possible to make great photos even at mid day.
Sunrise is late at 9am allowing for more time in bed while sunset is early at 4:50pm, meaning we'll be back at our hotel in time for dinner and some well earned time off in the evenings.
6:00 - 8:00am
On location for sunrise.
9:00 - 10:00am
10:00am - 12:00pm
Mid morning shooting
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch on location.
1:00 - 5:30pm
Late afternoon shooting where we will stay out until after sunset and twilight has finished.
7:00 - 8:00pm
8:00 - onwards
• 9 Nights Bed, Breakfast
• 6 Nights Evening Dinner
• 6 Lunches
• Transportation between shooting locations
• Local Park Guide
• Local Driver
• One to One Guidance & Group Guidance
• Twin room accommodation
• Film or Digital SLR camera
• Neutral density graduated filters
• Winter clothing
Very easy access to locations. Some light trekking (up to 30 minutes) required whilst carrying your backpack and tripod.
Getting to and from the Trip
There are regular flights to Punta Arenas from Santiago (Chile) and return flights from Calafate to Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Upon booking the trip, you will be forwarded onto Andean Trails (a South American travel specialist who can arrange flights and excursions for you).
Flights cost around £1,100 from the UK, based on 2012 prices. No prices have been published from Airlines at the moment for 2013.
• Hotel Rey don Felipe
• Hotel Weskar
• Hosteria Tyndal
• Hosteria Tercera
• Hosteria Kepenke
• Andean Trails
• Google Map Torres del Paine
• Google Map El Calafate
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