Torres del Paine (Chile)
It’s located in the Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine is one of the most important and beautiful natural areas of South America, being ideal for photographing incredible and moving landscapes.
Being a place to enjoy hiking and be surrounded by nature and a unique wildlife, you can stop at any point indicated in the circuits to take photos to the same place from different angles.
Various circuits are made in this area, the W trek and O trek being the most striking ones. For those travelers who do not have much resistance and experience in trekking, the W is ideal for them.
If you are expecting to face a greater challenge we recommend the O circuit, ideal for travelers who like adventure
Some of the places we can go on the circuits are the Grey Glacier, Valle Frances Viewpoint, Base Torres Viewpoint or Los Cuernos.
These sites mentioned above are perfect places to play with the lights and colors they offer us.
Due to time, effects such as overexposure can be avoided, since the light is quite dim since most of the time the sky is covered by clouds.
Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)
Being the largest salt flat desert in the world, it is one of the most incredible places you can find.
In addition, it is advisable to visit it during the rainy season (January, February and March) to be able to marvel at the mirror effect, one of the most striking features of this place.
The photographs that can be obtained in this place can be incredible, having to make an accurate measurement due to the luminosity of the place.
In this area you can also visit the island of flags, the train cemetery and see the Dakar salt sculpture.
In these last two places you can play with depth of field and ISO sensitivity to get different effects.
The Iguazú Waterfalls (Brazil and Argentina)
The majestic Iguazu waterfalls have been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco due to its great views and connections with nature.
The photos that can be obtained in this place can be of a great variety of tonalities and effects, being this the ideal place to practice different approaches.
In addition, the falls belong to two countries: Brazil and Argentina. Both have a rivalry with respect to the publicity of their tours, since both focus on these waterfalls. From that rivalry a slogan was borned:
From Brazil you can see the waterfalls, and from Argentina you live them
This is because from Brazil, the road to see the waterfalls is short and simple. On the other hand, from Argentina the route is longer in such a way that tours of at least 1 day are found.
Therefore, if you want to take the simple photos of the waterfalls, we recommend you to take a tour to Brazil.
On the other hand, from Argentina you can see them from different points, so you can take pictures playing with time and lighting.
Machu Picchu (Peru)
One of the most essential places to visit in Peru is Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world and declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
This place allows you to learn more about the past of this area in such a way that you can see the construction of a city and most of its elements with an aspect similar to rock.
The photographs in this landscape can be complex, since different elements can be captured in the same photo
In addition, you may find some emblematic animals such as Llamas, being able to photograph some sweeps with it, although it is quite complicated!
In addition, the views from the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are incredible, allowing you to enjoy its surroundings, like green fields, cliffs and mountains.
Huaynapicchu and Picchu Mountain are two zones to which you can also access and enjoy other areas that Machu Picchu can offer us.
The ideal thing when capturing the whole area of Machu Picchu and even more hidden ones, is to climb Huaynapicchu, enjoying the views and being able to capture the essence of Machu Picchu.
Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
This archipelago near to the coast of Ecuador is composed of thirteen volcanic islands and several islets.
Of the 13 islands mentioned above, five are inhabited; these ones are Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, Isabela, Floreana and Baltra. The latter one is occupied by the Armed Forces of Ecuador.
However, these islands regulate and respect the environment, avoiding damaging the ecosystem.
Their waters contain a great variety of species, some of them impossible to find anywhere else except there.
That is why we recommend bringing a water camera to capture all the beauty that the islands offer us.
On the surface you can also get fantastic images, many of them with unique animals and vegetation.
Easter Island (Chile)
This island is full of traditions and legends of the past by the Rapanui people. In this place we can contemplate the moai sculptures, among them Ahu Tongariki, the largest moai sculpture on the island.
We recommend using the field effect with both this statue and the moai that are together, since the effects are incredible.
On this island there is only one population, Hanga Roa. You can also find various hidden caverns and wonderful landscapes composed of sea and meadows.
The grainy effect is quite interesting since it is an island with a lot of ancient history.
Perito Moreno (Argentina)
Perito Moreno is one of the most important glaciers in Argentina, located in Los Glaciares National Park.
The curious thing about this glacier is that it is in constant movement, producing the detachment of its ice blocks
Thousands of photographers try to capture these breaks, but it is not clear how often, day and time these fragments fall, so capturing photos at the precise moment is complicated.
In the case of wanting to photograph one of those moments, it is important to prepare the camera with a correct optical zoom, shooting mode and ISO sensitivity among other features to get a perfect photo.
The closest city to this incredible landscape is El Calafate, from which you can go to Perito Moreno through a travel agency or by car.