A Travel Photography Guide to Patagonia

A Travel Photography Guide to Patagonia

Sunrise by Mountains of Torres Del Paine Patagonia is the exotic, mountainous, meteorologically unpredictable but very photogenic region at the southernmost tip of South America. While this area is shared by both Chile and Argentina with beautiful locations on both sides in this guide I will be focusing on the Chilean side and more specifically Torres Del Paine National Park as that’s where I have first hand experience. Patagonia is a popular hiking and outdoorsman destination and in more recent years has started to become a photography hot spot. Because of this I find there is minimal information out there specifically related to photography so this is my attempt to impart some based on my experience. Abandoned Pier at Puerto Natales Logistics The most common way to arrive in Patagonia is by way of flight from the capital of Chile, Santiago. You’ll be arriving at Punta Arenas one of the bigger cities in the region. From here there are buses available to Puerto Natales which is the biggest city closest to Torres Del Paine National Park. One could also rent a car from here but we decided to bus it to Puerto Natales and rent a car there. We made this our base camp with Torres Del Paine being about 1.5 to 2 hours drive so it was relatively close. Lodging is available in Puerto Natales for very budget friendly prices. There are hostels from the $15+ a night range and AirBnbs for $20+ a night. Overall plenty of options all around. One thing to keep in mind is the layout of the park allows for many car accessible...
Vlog Episode 106

Vlog Episode 106

Episode 106 of the vlog takes me back to Chicago and Milwaukee for some cityscape photography and seminar work!
Vlog Episode 103

Vlog Episode 103

Just another day in the life driving around the city shooting high end real estate and luxury yachts for Marine Video...
A Travel Photography Guide to Zion National Park

A Travel Photography Guide to Zion National Park

        Utah has some of the most beautiful national parks and also many within a short distance of each other making it very convenient if you want to visit them all in one trip. This guide will focus specifically on Zion the closest one to Las Vegas should you find yourself there. Zion National Park has some of the most amazing canyons and the contrast between the deep reds and greens of the trees offer great opportunities for photos. LOGISTICS There are plenty of lodges in the immediate vicinity of Zion, a town called Springdale. Unfortunately they are mostly in the $200+ range so for a budget traveler like myself it didn’t make much sense. AirBnbs are plentiful in the nearby towns for about $60+ per night but since I was traveling alone I chose to stay in the nearest hostel which was located in a town called Kanab. The drive is about 45 mins so it will add to your wake up time for sunrise but for about $25-30 it was worth it. Food is cheap as there are many restaurants and supermarkets around. Sidenote: While you can drive the main roads of Zion you are not allowed to drive on Valley of the Floor Road, which leads to many of the trails, unless you’re staying at the main lodge which will run you $400 a night. Thankfully there is a free train that runs regularly from the visitor center where there is free parking. $25 gets you a 7 day pass but keep in mind the park is open at night and there is...
Vlog Episode 101

Vlog Episode 101

In this episode we take the famous 55′ Van Dutch Groot out for a photoshoot for Marine Video Production!...