Saturday, June 30, 2018

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30. Juni 2018

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Friday, June 29, 2018

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6 Tips To Improve Your Architectural Photography

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Architectural photography is a genre that almost every photographer tries out at some point, but not many people truly manage to master it. Just like portraiture or landscape photography, architectural photography has its own tips and tricks that we should learn and apply.

Buildings are like people in a way – each has its own mood and personality. Good architectural photography is looking to capture the most enchanting qualities of various buildings and their interiors and exteriors.

In case you’re willing to combine your creativity with the following 6 tips, you can definitely improve the visual appeal of your architectural photographs.

1. Get Familiar With The Place You’re Shooting

In order to understand the visual essence of a certain building, you need to take some time to get familiar with it. This means you should learn what the building looks like on the inside and outside under various lighting conditions. You can also look for unusual angles and unusual perspectives and notice if there are any people around that you’d want to include in your shots.

If you’re interested in history, you can find out more about the building from a chronological point of view. Sometimes, knowing the history of a certain place can help you unlock your creativity.

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2. Follow The Lines

Lines are extremely important in architectural shots. You should make sure that your lines go where they’re supposed to – vertical lines should be vertical and horizontal lines should be perfectly horizontal. Even though this sounds simple it can be very challenging, because sometimes you’ll need to tilt the camera to get the entire building in the frame.

There are other issues you’ll have to deal with too, such as barrel distortion. If you’re using a wide-angle lens, you’ll surely have a certain amount of distortion in your images. For fixing lens distortion and other issues with vertical and horizontal lines you’ll have to rely on post-processing.

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3. Show A Unique Perspective

Finding a unique perspective matters because you want to avoid predictable images. Shooting the building from a regular eye-level perspective often doesn’t have enough visua allure. You should learn to be a careful observer and take the time to look around in ways you might not have as a regular passer by.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can explore all the sides of the building and even try to get onto balconies or rooftops. Of course, always ask for permission first to avoid trespassing fines!

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4. Mind The Details

Amateur photographers often focus on capturing the entire building while forgetting some unique details. However, shooting from a close-up perspective opens up another world of possibilities! Older buildings often have very rich geometric patters and some of them are quite elaborate, such as floral patterns and abstract arabesque patterns.

Also, exploring the textures of the building materials can result in some truly fascinating photos.

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5. Look For Reflections

Reflections can enrich the spaces which look overly simplistic. If you use the reflections correctly, they can add a sense of depth and mystery to your compositions.

Many historical buildings have large mirrors in their halls or some interesting pools or fountains in front of the main entrance – you can use them to practice capturing reflections.

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6. Add The Human Element

Incorporating the human figure into architectural shots can often make these photographs much more dynamic. It also allows the viewer to see the building from the perspective of those who live or work in it. Since buildings are by default built by humans for humans, we can better understand their functionality if we see a human figure in the photo. This also allows the viewer to create a sense of scale in the image.

In case of truly monumental buildings, seeing how small we are compared with giant architectural constructions creates the sense of wonder and exhilaration.

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Practicing architectural photography is a great way to improve your photographic skills in general – it makes you think about various creative ways to use lines, angles, colors, geometric shapes, and textures. Because of this, you shouldn’t be afraid to simply grab your camera and start photographing buildings in your neighborhood. You might actually surprise yourself with the quality and creativity of your own architectural shots.

Also, if you want to learn all of the fundamentals of composition that you can use in your architectural photography, you should consider Photzy's Advanced Composition guide to take things further than we can in a short blog post like this.

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Photographing Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Chile

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Continued from: Patagonia Photography & Trekking
Torres del Paine, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park

Unable to contain our excitement about photographing Torres del Paine National Park, we crossed the border back into Chile and headed straight for Puerto Natales, the jumping off point for the national park. This magical land had been in the forefront of my mind for longer than I could remember.

We spent a few days in Puerto Natales to get food and camping supplies to prepare for the several day trek in Torres del Paine. Chatting to other trekkers that had just finished their trek was great, and by far the best way to find out valuable information. Though every person we spoke to came with a warning about the parks crazy weather conditions, which makes everyone a little nervous.

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The time had come and we had to get the show on the road. Everyone starts the trek the moment they arrive in the national park, however I wanted to get some distant photographs of the mountains at sunrise, so we decided to go in the opposite direction and head south, further away from the drop off point for the first nights camp. We pitched a tent by the side of one of the scattered lakes and got comfy for the night with the mountains perched in the background. The night turned wet and windy, and photography conditions looked meek for the following mornings sunrise shoot.

The 4am alarm sounded and I poked my head out the tent. I couldn’t see a thing! It was raining quite heavily and there were dense clouds everywhere. Not good! I had about an hour and fifteen minutes to sunrise so I snoozed the alarm for another half an hour and crossed my fingers. The second time the alarm went off, some of the clouds had lifted, but they were blanketing the horizon behind where the sun was going to rise. Without hope, I begrudgingly got myself out of my warm sleeping bag, grabbed my camera, tripod, and dragged my sleep deprived body up to the top of the nearby hill. Agonisingly cold I sat there just staring at the mountains, shivering, telling myself that I should just go back to bed, when I saw a flicker of red. A hole in the clouds had opened up behind me where the sun was starting to rise. To my surprise several rays of light bursted through and lit up the whole scene in front with a beautiful deep red colour. It was perfect! Even though I couldn’t feel my fingers, I snapped away for about five minutes until the light was gone. While it lasted only a couple of minutes, it was absolutely beautiful and I was so happy that I was there to capture this moment.

Photographing Torres Del Paine National Park Sunrise, Chile

Torres Del Paine National Park Sunrise, Chile

With the sun getting higher in the sky, we trekked an hour back to the traditional starting point where we could catch a ferry to the base of the mountains. As the ferry powered across one of the turquoise lakes you get another one of the most amazing views of the Cuernos and Torres peaks. There is a few different treks you can do here, with the most common being the ‘W’ trek that lasts for five days, but can easily be turned into the ‘Q’ trek that goes for eight to ten days.

You don’t need a guide or a porter, however you will need to carry all of your equipment and food for the several day period that you’ll be in the mountains. With my camera gear, tripod, tent, food and clothes, my pack weighed in at around 23kg. You’ll have to pack for all weather types due to the crazy changing climate this area of the world hits you with. The path may be easy to follow, but the conditions certainly are not. There will be times where the weather will beat you down until you’ll want to call it quits. But persevere through the rain and cold, and you shall arrive back in Puerto Natales with the biggest feeling of achievement.

Photographing Torres Del Paine National Park

Photographing Torres Del Paine National Park

Moving on through the mountains, we spent the next few days sleeping in the woods between trees in order to break the gale force winds that would regularly hit. Our tent was a small two man tent (two man, not two man + luggage by the way) and the nights that got absolutely freezing. During the day we’d hike up valleys to be surrounded in all direction by snow capped peaks, we’d sit and watch avalanches regularly fall from a hanging glacier, and we’d stroll by beautiful blue lakes while looking up at the mountains towering above us. Scenery was very dramatic and simply beautiful!

On the last morning, the alarm screamed at 2:30am in order to commence a four hour hike straight up the mountain to get to Mirador Los Torres for sunrise. The famous view of the Torres peaks that everyone goes to see. Pitch black we searched our way along the loose weaved path up the mountain to finally reach the top where you scramble over hundreds of boulders and come to a rest and wait with fingers crossed for that golden light to hit those towers. For us it nearly didn’t happen. The sun rose, but behind clouds, so everyone took their photographs and began their descent. While I was disappointed, it was still a magic view. My wife and I stayed behind a little longer than everyone else, but we decided to head down eventually. The moment we left, the clouds parted and the Torres lit up a beautiful orange. I ran my hardest for a few minutes to get back into position and re-took every single one of my photos. I finally got that sunrise I was after.

I’ve seen many amazing mountain ranges in the world, and I have to say that these are arguably one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes there is. Photographing Torres del Paine will provide you with memories that’ll last for a life time.

Photographing Torres Del Paine, Chile

Mirador Los Torres at Sunrise

Photographing Patagonia

Photographing Patagonia is something on every landscape photographers list. Housing a very unique environment found no where else, enthusiasts and pros alike will flock from all corners of the globe to try and capture these sweeping and dramatic vistas. Unfortunately conditions don’t always cooperate when it comes to Patagonia. Weather patterns can be unforgivable. But you won’t know if you don’t try! If you do make the journey, both you and your equipment is going to get a hammering, so ensure that you bring waterproof clothing and housing for your photography bag and everything else, oh and ensure you’ve got a few plastic bags that you can wrap your equipment up in a few seconds with. Yes conditions can change that fast. The winds here are the strongest I’ve ever seen, so you’ll need a sturdy tripod to prevent camera shake from those psychotic wind gusts, and lots of cleaning equipment. Photographing Torres del Paine national park is the nature photographers dream, so don’t leave home without a wide angle lens. If you’re also planning to step back a bit and capture the mountain ranges from a distance, I’d recommend something around 50-75mm (or a good standard zoom lens) in addition.

About Author Clint Burkinshaw

I'm a guy who just loves to travel! For a long time now I've been drifting from place to place around this amazing world and have managed to find myself in the middle of some magical moments and mind blowing scenery. So with my combined passion for travel and photography, I've done my best to bring these moments to you.

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29. Juni 2018

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

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#instakwer #38

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Eine männliche Person, die Ihr Gesicht mit einer Hand verdeckt.

Als ich angefangen habe, Bilder für das heutige #instakwer auszusuchen, hatte ich erst einmal das Gefühl, keinen roten Faden in meiner Auswahl finden zu können. Nach erneutem Durchsehen der Bilder ist mir aber aufgefallen, dass in allen ausgewählten Fotos der Mensch eine wichtige Rolle spielt.

Meine Auswahl enthält dabei aber keine typischen Portraits, sondern zeigt die Personen immer mit etwas mehr Bezug. Jedes Bild gibt mir ein wenig Informationen über die gezeigten Personen und enthüllt ein kleines Stück von ihrem Charakter, den ich in meinem Kopf mit einen ganz eigenen Vorstellungen vervollständigen kann.

Zwei Männer laufen aneinander vorbei. Der eine ist im Bildvordergrund, der andere im -hintergrund.

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5 Ways To Break The Rules Of Composition

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In photography, just like in real life, there are times when it makes sense to break the rules. No matter how great your photography is, if you always stick to the rules of composition, chances  are your photos tend to look too perfect and hence a little bit boring.

In order to get out of a rut and do something more innovative when it comes to your photography, you can think about breaking some rules that us photographers usually stick to.

The following 5 tips can help you refresh your shooting routine and become more proficient in your composing skills:

Break The Rule Of Thirds

A basic rule of composition is something that probably every photographers knows well.  This rule says that we should divide our frame into thirds and then place the subject at the intersection of the lines. These intersections are called  “sweet spots” and they are supposed to be most pleasing to the eye. However, it shouldn’t be always like that.

Powerful images can also be created by placing your subject in the very center, especially when there is symmetry or if you want to emphasize in a dramatic way the importance of your subject. Breaking the rule of thirds can work in any genre – they are many breathtaking portraits and landscape with centered composition.

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Tilt Your Camera

In landscape and architectural photography (and sometimes in portraiture as well), keeping the horizon line straight is a very important rule of composition.

However, breaking this crucial rule can result in extremely unusual and dynamic images, with a strong sense of movement. Tilting also adds a vibe of excitement to a composition and it works well when there is a strong horizontal element that can stabilize the composition. It’s good to keep in mind that tilting, no matter how fun it is, shouldn’t be overdone. It makes sense to use it only if it improves the composition.

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Embrace The Negative Space

Photographers are often trying to fill their frames and get close to their subjects as much as possible to avoid showing any background element that doesn’t belong to their idea. However, leaving a lot of negative space around the subject can sometimes have the opposite effect.

Negative space allows the subject to ’’breathe’’ and it is also directing the viewer’s eye towards the central part of the photograph. At the same time, making your subject “small” can sometimes have the purpose of storytelling, especially if you’re trying to depict the sense of scale.

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Consider Low Contrast

We tend to avoid using a low contrast between a subject and its background because we’re afraid that our subject might ’’get lost’’. But there’s nothing wrong with getting lost; if a subject looks like as if it’s about to disappear, this can create a surreal, dreamlike atmosphere. This kind of technique can look marvelous in portraits if you want to show the fragile side of your model.

It can be also used in high-end product photography (especially when it comes to cosmetics and perfumery), because low contrast enhances the sense of subtlety and elegance.

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Use Busy Backgrounds

Having a clean background looks like a perfect condition for any kind of portraits, but it is always like that? Even though a simple and clean background minimizes our chances for making mistakes in portraiture, it’s not always a good choice. For instance, if we’re shooting environmental portraits, it makes sense to show as much backgorund as possible, because the background in this case has an important role in storytelling.

Using a busy background can also introduce a sense of movement and chaos, which is also important in photojournalist and other candid genres.

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If you’re looking to break the rules of composition in your photography, the first thing you show have in your mind is that your aim is to improve your shots. Before you grab the camera and start shooting, take some time to think and plan your photographs and then decide what’s your goal, what are you looking to achieve.

In majority of cases, breaking the rules works great only if you know why you decided to break them.

Also, if you want to learn all of the fundamentals of composition (and not just breaking them!), you should consider Photzy's Advanced Composition guide.

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28. Juni 2018

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

How To Plan a Model Portfolio Shoot

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In comparison with typical portraiture, model portfolio shoots represent a more narrow genre of photography, with more specific requirements and rules. This doesn’t mean that fashion and modeling shoots are less creative than any other genre; however, they have to meet certain criteria set by various modeling agencies. Modeling photographs also have to make high-quality prints that can show up in prestigious catalogs and portfolios, which is a great challenge for anyone new to the world of fashion.

We’ll cover the most important requirements of model portfolio shoots in the following list and offer some insights when it comes to fashion photography in general.

Ask the Agency About Their Needs

Before you even start preparing your photo shoot, you have to make a contract with either a model or a modeling agency. Junior models rarely sign such contracts on their own – a modeling agency is their medium. The situation is different with more seasoned models who know what kind of photo shoot they need in order to expand their portfolio.

In any case, the choice of set and setting in modeling photography should be up to models and their agencies. A photographer should be able to make the best out of the client’s initial idea and possibly enrich this idea it by adding a personal touch to it.

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Develop Ideas And Concepts

Once you know what will be the main theme of your model portfolio shoot (a fashion agency can help you with this), one of the first things you should do is to develop various ideas and concepts. These concepts can revolve around a makeup idea, a hair idea or a set idea. They can also revolve around wardrobe or even location. Sometimes the type of lighting you’ll use will have an important impact on storytelling and atmosphere.

If you’re lacking creative concepts, some influences you can certainly use to conjure up ideas are music, film or literature.

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Choose Indoors And Outdoors Locations

No matter if you’re shooting at home, in a commercial studio or on location, you will have to decide on location well before the photo shoot, so that your model has all the necessary information and is entirely ready.

The best option is to combine indoors and outdoors locations, because the majority of modeling agencies require portfolios to feature a variety of scenes and lighting conditions. Also, it’s really valuable to include images shot in natural light because such images can reveal more natural look of the model.

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Capture Variations In Expression

Variation in model’s facial expressions and body language is truly important. You never want all the images to feature just one expression – you should ask your model to play happy, sad, confident, melancholic, sleepy or any other mood. Variations of similar poses with small differences in facial expressions should be tried as well, such as mouth open, half open or closed, eyes shut or looking down. If your model isn’t shy, you can put some music on and ask her to dance. Dancing often produces a sense of fun and helps relax the model.

It‘s really useful to shoot many images because even some small differences between two similar images can create an entirely different atmosphere. For instance, if you’re doing a three hour shoot, it’s advisable to take at least 300 images. In the end, you can choose 30 or 50 to show to the agency.

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Find Poses That Go Along With The Wardrobe

When it comes to poses, every fashion photographer should have a wide variety of references to choose from. Some photographers even like to sketch poses if they are good at drawing. This is not necessary – it’s enough to have a good list of potential poses prepared. These poses shouldn’t be same for every model – they have to go along with wardrobe, set idea, mood, lighting style and so on.

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Buy Props For Your Sets

This is something optional, but since many model portfolio shoots feature various props, it’s good to think about them and find adequate solutions. Many props are quite inexpensive, such as various chairs, tables, pillows and so on. But it case you want to find a very specific kind of prop, such as a beautiful vintage chair, you’ll have to start visiting antique shops a few days prior to your photo shoot because it can take some time to find a prop that truly fits.

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Even though modeling photography might sound like something overly commercial, this is not entirely true. A great collaboration between photographers and models can result in stunning images which are as creative as any other type of portraits. Another benefit of fashion shoots is the fact that they can easily get a lot of exposure, which can kickstart a career in photography.

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Patagonia Photography and Trekking

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Without stepping foot in Antarctica, the furthest south on the planet you can go is southern Patagonia. Things are different down there at the end of the world. The windswept landscapes are ruled by grass and shrubs, where the trees that do grow, do so at 45 degree angles. Patagonia packs a punch when it comes to the environment, and is something you shouldn’t venture into unprepared. The winds ravage the land, sea and mountains. The winter is harsh and cold, with little light and long hours of darkness. But the summer sun is soothing, with crisp and refreshing air, and daylight hours reaching close to midnight creating perfect conditions for dramatic Patagonia photography.

Lago Suisa, Argentina

Several years ago I had spent a year backpacking around Latin America, mainly South America. So you’d think in all that time, a travel photographer would have made it to one of South America’s finest landscapes. But nope, I never made it. So with the promise of returning, my wife and I made sure that this is where we ended our 15 month journey west around the globe before returning home to Australia. So, departing Colombia we took a flight from one end of the continent to the other. After many hours in transport, we landed in Punta Arenas; one of the furthest places south on the planet you can go.

Perito Moreno Glacier

One of our first major sites that we saw during my Patagonia photo adventure was slightly north just outside the town El Calafate in Argentina. This is quite a characteristic town full of local trekking and camping shops for those seeking adventure nearby. We sought out El Calafate for the Perito Moreno Glacier; arguably one of the worlds most mind blowing glaciers. Perito Moreno, just 78 kilometres out of the town is one of only three Patagonian glacier still growing. So before too long, we were there up close and personal, staring at the 75 meter high and 5 kilometre wide wall of the most incredible jagged ice, creaking eerie noises every few seconds. Chunks of ice weighing tens of thousands of kilograms periodically broke off and crashed into the water that created thunderous sounds. With the backdrop of snow capped mountains, this place looked like an absolute dream!

Patagonia Photo Adventure - Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

While the glacier takes all the attention, don’t forget to explore on the day the absolutely wonderful scenery that surrounds Perito Moreno. I as able to capture some stunning landscape photos among the beautiful turquoise lakes with bobbing icebergs, snow capped mountains, and stunning alpine forests that are full of walking trails.

Photographing Perito Moreno

The weather here, like all of Patagonia, is unpredictable and changes very rapidly. This means it can be quite hard to plan for good weather, therefor you’ll definitely have to come prepared with winter clothes & protective gear for your camera equipment. This will allow you to sit and spent time watching and photographing Patagonia’s the ever-changing glacier as super massive chunks fall off and slam into the water below. Due to the nature of the surroundings, size and distance of the glacier, I’d recommend photographing with a focal length of around 75mm to 135mm (based on a full frame sensor). This will allow you to capture enough detail of the foreground glacier, while including some of the mountains in the background. But of course, I’ll always recommend bringing a versatile lens setup, so you can achieve different perspectives. I also found shooting both ultra-wide and zoomed in was quite effective. Due to the nature of the scene, you’ll shoot most of your Patagonia photos here without a close foreground, so opening up that aperture in dull conditions shouldn’t be too much of a problem in most circumstances.

Patagonia Photography at Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Mount Fitz Roy

While the Chile’s Torres del Paine takes most of the limelight, lets not discount how equally stunning this mountain range is. Several hours north of El Calafate sits an absolutely beautiful village called El Chaltén. This quaint little place sits in the shadow of Mount Fitz Roy, and is surrounded in nearly all directions by mountains. It may be cold, it may be windy, but putting in the effort to get to this place is definitely worthwhile. You could actually spend over a week in this one spot as it’s home to several amazing treks in the nearby surrounding mountain range. The weather was in turmoil when we were there, so we had no choice but to hold out for 5 days before we could set out on our trek into the mountains. After the weather decided to cooperate, we spent three days wandering around the mountains, visiting Laguna Torre, home to the base of a glacier which gives way to a lake housing many bright white icebergs. We climbed to lookouts with beautiful 360 degree views, trekked through mesmerizing alpine forests, got soaking wet and blown around by fierce winds. And for our final morning we saved the best for last; a dawn trek up to Laguna Los Tres at the base of Mount Fitz Roy to be greeted with amazing weather and a stunning calm turquoise lake that’s surrounded by snow capped mountains. This specific location is incredible and would have to be Argentina’s most beautiful asset. For those who make it here, don’t miss the the view from behind Laguna Los Tres (photo top of page), which is a view of the neighbouring valley and Laguna Susia from above. The view is just as good, if not better!

Mount Fitzroy, Argentina

Photographing Patagonia

I have a feeling I’m going to be saying this quite a bit, but photographing this area is typical Patagonia where the extreme weather conditions make it flat out impossible one minute and perfect the next. You may find yourself photographing Patagonia landscape in balmy calm conditions with a sunlit landscape in front of you, and before you know it you’re bursting through your bag for your rain jacket with your camera wrapped in a plastic bag and you’re fighting to not get blown down the near cliff face. But this is Patagonia, I love it for it’s craziness. You’re ultra wide lens will be your best friend here! The landscapes photos here are very dramatic with mountains at heights above you, with trees and lakes below you. It’s a great place to find some intriguing foreground with one of the best backdrops you could wish for. Though saying this, some of my favourite shots are from a distance with a 50mm (or 75mm equivalent on full frame). I personally just love the entire group of towering peaks in a single photo. But you’ll have to get back – I’m talking like an hour or so hike back from the Cuernos group to use this type of lens. Conditions can often been overcast, so ensure you have your travel tripod here (I say travel tripod as you’ll be doing a lot of hiking). Ensure you have water proof clothing & bags, and a plastic bag close by to quickly wrap up your camera gear in an emergency. In conditions like these, plastic bags are your friend!

Waterfall outside of El Chalten

So if you find yourself in southern South America during the summer months, be sure to head on down to enjoy your own Patagonia photo adventure. You will not come away disappointed!

Continued Next: Photographing Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Chile

About Author Clint Burkinshaw

I'm a guy who just loves to travel! For a long time now I've been drifting from place to place around this amazing world and have managed to find myself in the middle of some magical moments and mind blowing scenery. So with my combined passion for travel and photography, I've done my best to bring these moments to you.

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