Photographic Tour Experiences

Create your own story through the world of photography  

Photographers of all levels are welcome to join our infamous and award winning international photographers, Philippe Desruelles and Guillermo Farias, whom have extensive expertise in nature, studio, portrait, night, and sports photography. They are eager to teach you tips and techniques to take your photography skills to the next level through an interactive learning experience. Tour size is limited to 8 persons to enhance the learning experience.

2020 solar eclipse PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR EXPERIENCE

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NEXT 4-day PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR EXPERIENCE: NOVEMBER 11-14TH 2019

Explore the extraordinary landscape of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Conguillio National Park, with its dramatic scenery and prehistoric feel; spend time onsite exploring studio photography and how to creatively use Photoshop and Lightroom; and, capture the traditional lifestyle of the local indigenous tribe, the intriguing Mapuche - an incredible people with a remarkable history.
Please note: Weather permitting, a night photography session will be included, and the final itinerary will be determined a week before to optimize shooting conditions.

HIGHLIGHTS

Conguillio National Park

  • Volcano Llaima

  • Rainbow (Arcoiris) Lake

  • Conguillio Lake

  • Green (Verde) Lagoon

  • Captren Lagoon

  • Sierra Nevada lookout point(s)

Onsite

  • Studio photography

  • Photoshop and Lightroom

  • Basic light photography

    • Natural and studio light photography

  • Macro photography

  • Night photography, weather permitting

  • Bird watching, weather permitting

Cultural

  • Portrait photography

  • First hand cultural experience photographing the people and ways of life of the Mapuche, ending the day in a ruka for a traditional Mapuche meal.

LEARN ABOUT

  1. Creative composition

    1. Landscape imagery

  2. Basics to advanced techniques in digital landscape photography

  3. Workflow and digital asset management

  4. How to create awe-inspiring astrophotography and star trail images (weather permitting)

  5. How to create panoramic images

  6. How to create time lapses

  7. Lightroom

  8. Photoshop

  9. Basics on filming techniques to publish in your social media, such as Instagram

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Determine personal composition preferences for unique photographic captures.

  • Select appropriate photographic equipment and technologies for each task. 

  • Determine, combine and apply the appropriate image capture and lighting techniques to produce specific photographic outcomes.

  • Apply desired colour correction and digital file manipulation.

OPTIONAL ONE DAY ADVENTURE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ADD-ON: HIKE TO THE GIANT CRATER OF VOLCANO NEVADOS DE SOLLIPULLI

Join us for an amazing day of trekking to the summit of the 2,282m high Volcano Sollipulli, in the great Andes mountain range; an otherworldly landscape formed by fire, ice, and lots and lots of time. 

Capture/photograph the spectacular beauty of the Andes in Araucania during a trek through rauli, lenga and dinosaur-era araucaria trees, over seas of red and black lava rocks and sands, all while viewing unbelievable scenery and experiencing nature in its rawest form.  A view of five volcanoes and the 12km2 glacier that is up to 600m thick inside its 24km2 caldera, are just the tip of the summit - 360 degree of stunning views await you as a final reward. 

For photographic images, please visit: https://www.samadhiecoresort.com/trek-hike-volcano-nevados-sollipulli-chile

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation at Samadhi Eco Resort throughout the photographic tour experience

    • Choose between a recycled shipping container cabin, or repurposed concrete tube room

      • Private cabin is USD $300 per day; plus USD $400 per photography day

      • Shared cabin is USD $150 per person(2 persons max) per day; plus USD $400 per photography day

      • Tube room is USD $100 per day; plus USD $400 per photography day

  • All meals beginning with dinner November 10th thru dinner November 14th, or dinner on November15th if the optional Sollipulli photography day added on. Additional meals can be provided for an extra cost for USD $30 per person per meal. Please note breakfast is included in cabin stays.

    • Boxed lunches, snacks and water provided offsite

  • Ground transportation from / to Temuco

  • Transport in 4x4 air conditioned vehicles 

  • Entrance fees

  • Personalized photo tutorial and digital development sessions throughout the photographic tour experience.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Air ticket to / from Temuco 

  • Travel insurance (required) 

  • A la carte food, alcohol, additional beverages and tips

  • Photographic equipment 

  • Personal items

  • Others not specified in the "what’s included" section.

WHAT TO BRING 

  • Reflex or mirrorless camera with manual function

  • Lens(es) between 24 and 400mm

  • Polarizer filter

  • Remote trigger

  • Stable tripod 

  • Batteries (extra)

  • External flash (optional)

  • Front flashlight (optional)

  • Cords, cards, battery charger, camera cleaning kit, etc.

  • Wide angle lens(es), example 18-55, 16-35, 17-40 (optional)

  • Medium zoom lens(es), example 24-105, 28-135, 24-70 (optional)

  • Telephoto: 70-300, 75-300, 70-200 (optional)

  • Computer (optional)

    • Photoshop and Lightroom (optional)

  • Drone (optional)

  • Please visit the following for a recommended packing list:

https://www.samadhiecoresort.com/packing-list