2020|Chile

Chile is a country and landscape of remarkable contrasts, exceptional beauty and the perfect location for a photography workshop. Torres Del Paine National Park and the Atacama Desert are two locations we will explore on this once in a lifetime opportunity in South America. Torres Del Paine National Park became a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978 for its boundless natural diversity. ~Djp


LAND + tuition

from $4150 Per Person


PATAGONIA   ITINERARY   2020    13 APRIL|MONDAY   Arrive Punta Arenas Airport, transfer to Torres del Paine with a stop for lunch. Enjoy a welcome dinner, followed by a night field shoot from hotel.  Overnight Torres del Paine. (LD)   14-17 APRIL|TUESDAY-FRIDAY   Daily lectures, critiques and instructor-led field sessions in Chile’s famous southern Patagonia. Spend the week with Doug photographing the landscapes of Torres Del Paine National Park, including; Pehoe Lake, Salto Grande Waterfall, Mirador Cuenos, Nordenskjold Lake, Grey Lake Navigation, Laguna Armaga and Laguna Azul.  Overnight Torres del Paine. (BLD)   18 APRIL|SATURDAY   Transfer to Punta Arenas Airport. (BL)   ATACAMA EXTENSION    19 APRIL|SUNDAY   Arrive Calama Airport, transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Enjoy a welcome lecture and dinner at the hotel, followed by a night sky field shoot in Moon Valley and Death Valley.  Overnight San Pedro de Atacama. (D)   20-22 APRIL|MONDAY-WEDNESDAY   Daily breakfast, lecture, critique and instructor-led field sessions in Chile’s very own Atacama Desert. Join Doug in photographing the desert landscapes of the Atacama, including; Lagunas Altiplanicas, Meñique and Miscanti, Atacama Salar, Chaxa Lagoon and Toconao village. Rainbow Valley, Laguna Cejar and Tebinquiche Lagoon. El Tatio Geysers & Machaca Village. Finish the week with a special farewell dinner at the hotel (dinner included.)  Overnight San Pedro de Atacama. (B)   23 APRIL|THURSDAY   Breakfast. Transfer to Calama Airport. (B)   END SERVICES

PATAGONIA

ITINERARY

2020

13 APRIL|MONDAY

Arrive Punta Arenas Airport, transfer to Torres del Paine with a stop for lunch. Enjoy a welcome dinner, followed by a night field shoot from hotel.

Overnight Torres del Paine. (LD)

14-17 APRIL|TUESDAY-FRIDAY

Daily lectures, critiques and instructor-led field sessions in Chile’s famous southern Patagonia. Spend the week with Doug photographing the landscapes of Torres Del Paine National Park, including; Pehoe Lake, Salto Grande Waterfall, Mirador Cuenos, Nordenskjold Lake, Grey Lake Navigation, Laguna Armaga and Laguna Azul.

Overnight Torres del Paine. (BLD)

18 APRIL|SATURDAY

Transfer to Punta Arenas Airport. (BL)

ATACAMA EXTENSION

19 APRIL|SUNDAY

Arrive Calama Airport, transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Enjoy a welcome lecture and dinner at the hotel, followed by a night sky field shoot in Moon Valley and Death Valley.

Overnight San Pedro de Atacama. (D)

20-22 APRIL|MONDAY-WEDNESDAY

Daily breakfast, lecture, critique and instructor-led field sessions in Chile’s very own Atacama Desert. Join Doug in photographing the desert landscapes of the Atacama, including; Lagunas Altiplanicas, Meñique and Miscanti, Atacama Salar, Chaxa Lagoon and Toconao village. Rainbow Valley, Laguna Cejar and Tebinquiche Lagoon. El Tatio Geysers & Machaca Village. Finish the week with a special farewell dinner at the hotel (dinner included.)

Overnight San Pedro de Atacama. (B)

23 APRIL|THURSDAY

Breakfast. Transfer to Calama Airport. (B)

END SERVICES

Doug Johnson  Our mission is to educate, inspire and support your photographic vision with every experience. Spaces are limited so we can provide plenty of one-on-one assistance in the field.  Secure your spot and sign up today!

Doug Johnson

Our mission is to educate, inspire and support your photographic vision with every experience. Spaces are limited so we can provide plenty of one-on-one assistance in the field. Secure your spot and sign up today!


“Doug is a great instructor, his great humor and knowledge is fabulous . A patient teacher that adds a fun learning environment.” ~ Pat G.


SANTIAGO HOTEL   Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal Armando Cortinez Norte  Phone +56(2)2799-9900  Website    GATEWAY|AIRPORTS   Santiago International Airport (SCL) Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ) Calama Airport (CJC)   GROUP TRANSFERS   Participants should plan arrivals and departures into and out of Punta Arenas and Calama accordingly.  PATAGONIA (PUQ)  April 13|Monday - 5-hour hotel transfer departs Punta Arenas Airport at 12pm.  April 18|Saturday - 5-hour airport transfer departs the hotel at 8am.  ATACAMA (CJC)  April 19|Sunday - 1.5-hour hotel transfer departs Calama Airport at 12pm.  April 23|Thursday - 1.5-hour airport transfer departs the hotel at 8am.   GROUP SIZE  14, 2 Instructors   PHOTOGRAPHY  All Levels   ACTIVITY  Moderate, Hiking

SANTIAGO HOTEL

Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal Armando Cortinez Norte
Phone +56(2)2799-9900 Website

GATEWAY|AIRPORTS

Santiago International Airport (SCL) Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ) Calama Airport (CJC)

GROUP TRANSFERS

Participants should plan arrivals and departures into and out of Punta Arenas and Calama accordingly.

PATAGONIA (PUQ)

April 13|Monday - 5-hour hotel transfer departs Punta Arenas Airport at 12pm.

April 18|Saturday - 5-hour airport transfer departs the hotel at 8am.

ATACAMA (CJC)

April 19|Sunday - 1.5-hour hotel transfer departs Calama Airport at 12pm.

April 23|Thursday - 1.5-hour airport transfer departs the hotel at 8am.

GROUP SIZE 14, 2 Instructors

PHOTOGRAPHY All Levels

ACTIVITY Moderate, Hiking

TRAVEL   You are responsible for booking your international airfare and regional flights within Chile, as well as any pre-workshop or post-workshop accommodation in Santiago.   PATAGONIA INCLUSIONS   Airport Transfers, 5-Nights, 4-Star Accommodation, Full Board Meal Plan, Open Bar (Except Premium), Lectures & Critiques, Instructor-led Field Sessions, Private Vehicles, Professional Driver-Guides, Grey Glacier Cruise, Park Fees.   ATACAMA INCLUSIONS   Airport Transfers, 4-Nights, 4-Star Accommodation, 4 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, Lectures & Critiques, Instructor-led Field Sessions, Private Vehicles, Professional Driver-Guides, Entrance Fees.   EXCLUSIONS   Airfare, Baggage Fees, Passport or Visa Fees, Travel Insurance, Anything Not Mentioned In the Inclusions, Accommodation in Santiago, Items of a Personal Nature, Gratuities.   WHAT TO PACK   Weatherproof Clothing, Trail Shoes or Hiking Boots, Travel Alarm, First Aid Kit, Medications Sunscreen, Cap, Sunglasses Lip Balm, Umbrella Water Bottle, Snacks, Insect Repellent, Hand Sanitizer, Converters, Adapters.   GEAR LIST   Camera Bag-Backpack DSLR or Mirrorless Camera Spare Batteries Memory Cards Camera Manual Interchangeable Lenses Flash|Filters (optional) Tripod|Head Cable Release Camera Cleaning Supplies Rocket Blower Laptop, Notebook Memory Card Reader Flash Drive   TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS   The US Department of State’s travel page will provide you with relevant destination information as well as current travel requirements for  Chile.   Website:  www.travel.state.gov .   TRAVEL INSURANCE   Travel Insurance is highly recommended for this program and can be purchased through your air carrier or online:  www.travelinsurance.com .   SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS   Patagonia has one of the largest holes in the ozone anywhere on earth, the sun is incredibly strong and can cause sunburn in a short period of time.  San Pedro de Atacama lies at the entrance to the driest desert on earth, the Atacama Desert. The town itself sits at an average of 7870 feet elevation, just over the threshold for altitude sickness so a minority of visitors experience mild discomfort such as dizziness or headaches.  Preventative measures (sun protection, hydration) should be taken accordingly.

TRAVEL

You are responsible for booking your international airfare and regional flights within Chile, as well as any pre-workshop or post-workshop accommodation in Santiago.

PATAGONIA INCLUSIONS

Airport Transfers, 5-Nights, 4-Star Accommodation, Full Board Meal Plan, Open Bar (Except Premium), Lectures & Critiques, Instructor-led Field Sessions, Private Vehicles, Professional Driver-Guides, Grey Glacier Cruise, Park Fees.

ATACAMA INCLUSIONS

Airport Transfers, 4-Nights, 4-Star Accommodation, 4 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, Lectures & Critiques, Instructor-led Field Sessions, Private Vehicles, Professional Driver-Guides, Entrance Fees.

EXCLUSIONS

Airfare, Baggage Fees, Passport or Visa Fees, Travel Insurance, Anything Not Mentioned In the Inclusions, Accommodation in Santiago, Items of a Personal Nature, Gratuities.

WHAT TO PACK

Weatherproof Clothing, Trail Shoes or Hiking Boots, Travel Alarm, First Aid Kit, Medications Sunscreen, Cap, Sunglasses Lip Balm, Umbrella Water Bottle, Snacks, Insect Repellent, Hand Sanitizer, Converters, Adapters.

GEAR LIST

Camera Bag-Backpack DSLR or Mirrorless Camera Spare Batteries Memory Cards Camera Manual Interchangeable Lenses Flash|Filters (optional) Tripod|Head Cable Release Camera Cleaning Supplies Rocket Blower Laptop, Notebook Memory Card Reader Flash Drive

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

The US Department of State’s travel page will provide you with relevant destination information as well as current travel requirements for Chile.

Website: www.travel.state.gov.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel Insurance is highly recommended for this program and can be purchased through your air carrier or online: www.travelinsurance.com.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Patagonia has one of the largest holes in the ozone anywhere on earth, the sun is incredibly strong and can cause sunburn in a short period of time.

San Pedro de Atacama lies at the entrance to the driest desert on earth, the Atacama Desert. The town itself sits at an average of 7870 feet elevation, just over the threshold for altitude sickness so a minority of visitors experience mild discomfort such as dizziness or headaches.

Preventative measures (sun protection, hydration) should be taken accordingly.