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Atacama Desert

Volcanoes and Stars Tour

10 - 17 October 20

10 - 17 April 21

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06 - 13 March 21 / 10 - 17 September 21



2.500 EUR

600 EUR

500 EUR



The night sky hides beauties that our eyes cannot capture. With the use of advanced photographic techniques and taking advantage of the evolution of photographic equipment and image editing software, we can reveal the spectacle of light and color that takes place daily in the skies around the world.

In this workshop in the region of the Canyons of Cambará do Sul / RS , the photographer Victor Lima will reveal the secrets for capturing nocturnal images of nature and landscapes, including the choice of equipment, the planning of sections, the capture and treatment of images .

Cambará do Sul is a small town located 184 km from Porto Alegre / RS, better known for being the Land of the Canyons in Brazil. Owner of the largest set of canyons in South America, the gaucho Cambará do Sul sees a 250-kilometer mountain range of canyons grow underfoot, between the Campos de Cima da Serra and the coast, between Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina.

The National Parks of Aparados da Serra and Serra Geral, in the region of Cambará do Sul, are home to the most beautiful canyons in Brazil, Itaimbezinho and Fortaleza, respectively. This will be the setting for this workshop that promises to reveal the nocturnal beauty of the Southern Canyons.

About the Instructor

Victor Lima is an internationally awarded nature and landscape photographer from National Geographic. With his night photography work in the Atacama Desert, he reached 3rd place in the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photografher of the Year contest. In addition, after being the winner of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Magazine Cover contest, he was the first photographer in the world to have one of his images on the cover of one of National Geographic publications through a contest. The photographer stands out for the technical aspect of his photographs and for the images that show the beauty of the night sky beyond what the eyes can see.

About the Workshop

- Date: 06/13/20 to 06/15/20

- Location: Cambará do Sul / RS (

- Level: Basic / Intermediate

- Investment: R $ 1,750.00 (R $ 750.00 on registration and the rest until 05/13/20).

There is the possibility of splitting the total value of the Workshop up to 6x via PayPal

(on request).

- Group: 12 places

- Reservations through the Contact section of this website.

- Included:

Accommodation with breakfast (rooms divided by up to 3 participants);

• Landscape Astrophotography Workshop with Victor Lima;

• 9 hours of online classes on Landscape Astrophotography;

• Certificate.

- Excluded:

• Land and air transport;

• Travel and equipment insurance;

• Drinks, tours and etc;

• Photographic equipment;

• Notebook.


- Minimum equipment:

• DSLR or Mirrorless Photo Camera;

• Wide-angle lens (with an aperture greater than or equal to F / 4);

• Tripod;


• Notebook (Lightroom and Photoshop installed);

• Smartphone applications (recommended after registration);

• Hand and head lamps.

Topics covered

- Basic concepts applied to night photography: capture time, ISO, aperture, depth of field, hyperfocal distance, etc .;

- Choosing the equipment: suitable machines, adaptations for astrophotography, clear lenses, flashlights and etc .;

- Basic notions of astrophotography: constellations, location of the milky way, behavior of the milky way in the night sky and etc .;

- Creative compositions;

- Use of natural (moon) and artificial (lanterns, flash, etc.) light;

- Planning photos using applications: Light pollution maps, defining the best places for astrophotography, dates and times, etc .;

- Photographic techniques: Long Exposure, Light Painting, Star Trail, Focus Stacking, HDR, Panorama, Multiple Expositions and etc .;

- Treatment of night images.


- 6/13/20

- 14h - Check;

- 3 pm - Presentation of the theoretical content;

- 17h - Night photography section.

- 6/14/20

- 10am - Presentation of the images taken the previous day / discussion / Image Treatment;

- 12h - Lunch;

- 14h - Presentation of images taken the previous day / discussion / Image Treatment;

- 15h - Recognition of the area and planning of creative compositions;

- 18h - Night photography section.

- 6/15/20

- 09h - Presentation of images taken the previous day / discussion / Image Treatment;

- 12h - Check-out;

Additional information

  • Reserve your spot through the Contact section;

  • All amounts expressed in Reais (R $);

  • A minimum of 10 participants is required to conduct the Workshop;

  • In case of withdrawal, the registration fee will not be refunded;

  • In case the minimum number of participants for the Workshop is not reached, the amount paid will be refunded in full or, if this is the option of the interested party, it will be transferred to the available date that is convenient for you;

  • The date of the event may be changed due to situations involving public calamity or restricted access to the event site , such as: floods, landslides, epidemics, etc. In this case, the participants must choose to participate in the event in question on their new date or else be given the credit of the amount paid to participate in some other event with available places;

  • This Workshop was defined according to the best dates for night photography, with the main focus being the best condition for astrophotography. We are not responsible for climate changes that may make this type of photography unfeasible;

  • This service provision is restricted to issues related to the Photography Workshop, including accommodation, food and transportation during the planned departures. Any other questions of a personal nature, such as problems with individual documentation and etc., are not our responsibility.

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