Discover our top tips for taking unforgettable snaps during your time in Argentina.
fter a holiday, there are few things quite as enjoyable as sitting down to look over the photos that you took during your trip. In their visit to Argentina, travelers will be able to see for themselves that there’s no shortage of opportunities here to take great pics to remember the trip by.
In order to help you take the best shots of the impressive natural scenery that this country has to offer, don’t forget the following top tips:
Considered the third biggest salt plains in the world, the Salinas Grandes – located within the provinces of Salta and Jujuy – are as irresistible for professional photographers as they are for amateurs. In this white desert, which is almost 4,000 meters above sea level, it’s easy for everyone to take outstanding shots, regardless of the equipment that they have.
By using a bit of imagination and exploiting perspective-based optical effects to the max, you’ll be able to take pictures which show off the immensity and beauty of this one-of-a-kind place in a light-hearted way.
Iguazu Falls are one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and simply visiting them will suffice to know why they were chosen. In order to capture the 275 different jumps of these falls in all their splendor, we recommend visiting the National Park where they’re found as soon as it opens or just before closing. This way, you’ll be able to capture the best light and avoid crowds of tourists.
For anyone using their smartphone to take photos, you’ll get the best shots using the panoramic setting. And, for anyone who has a professional camera and some basic photography knowledge, we recommend that you use a longer exposure to capture the effect of the water falling with greater impact.
Another top tip? Don’t miss the night time excursions that take place in the Falls on only five nights per month. On one of these tours, in order to capture the beauty of the full moon and starry sky, we recommend taking a tripod with you. And on top of that, packing an extra battery is always a good idea to make sure that you’re not caught out by a technical problem in the middle of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Located a few kilometers from the city of El Calafate, in the Santa Cruz province, the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the whole country. This impressive mass of ice is, without a doubt, one of the photographs that can’t be missed in the travel album of anyone who’s visited Argentine Patagonia.
It can be shot from different angles – from the walkways, during a mini trek around its edge, and even from a boat cruise – but, whatever you choose, it’s important that you feel happy with the location you choose to capture the photo.
Besides this, another important tip to remember is that the bright white reflection of the ice confuses the camera’s light detector; we recommend manually adjusting the camera’s exposure. Taking lots of test shots (throughout the same day and even on different days) can also be a good idea to finally get the perfect photo.
Travelers that reach the Valdes Peninsula, in the province of Chubut, will have the chance to come face to face with the local fauna. When doing both land based and aquatic activities, all visitors, but especially photography lovers, will have excellent opportunities to take memorable photos.
From whale watching boats, passengers will have an unbeatable location to test their maritime photography skills. In addition to needing a lot of patience, in order to get the perfect shot, we’d advise using manual focus so that you can quickly react to the ever-changing conditions in which the mammals emerge from the water. On top of this, it’s a good idea to carry your camera tied around your neck and protect it at all times from the water.
In the southernmost city in the world, postcard perfect photos can be taken at every turn. But those who reach these latitudes looking for a shot of the emblematic Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse (roughly translated, this means ‘The Pathfinders’ or ‘Guiding Lights’ in English) will do best to take a tour of the Beagle Channel.
From the boats, it’ll be possible to shoot this undisputed symbol of the city with spectacular panoramic views in the background. We recommend capturing it from different angles so that you can choose the best afterwards.
During one of these boat trips, travelers will also have the possibility of capturing the fauna of the small islands close up. We recommend that anyone who has a reflex camera to reduce the depth of field to blur the background and focus all the attention on the animals, the real stars of the show.