Atacama Desert

Volcanoes and Stars Tour

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



Natural Heritage of Humanity and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, visiting the Iguaçu Falls is an experience of immersion in nature, through a walk on trails in the middle of the forest and the imminent proximity of the immensity of the waterfalls of the Iguaçu River .

To make our experience in this Premium Workshop even more complete, the 5 star Belmond Hotel das Cataratas will be our home during the event weekend. Iguazu Falls is one of the most visited places in Brazil, so it is inevitable to have a lot of people there. But this is not a problem for the guests of the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, which offers its guests the possibility to enjoy the Iguaçu Falls at exclusive times as it is inside the park. The park is open to visitors from 9 am to 5 pm. Outside of these hours, hotel guests have the privilege of strolling on the empty trails and admiring the main points calmly.

In this Premium Workshop, the photographer Victor Lima will reveal the secrets for capturing images of nature and landscape, during the day and also at night, when the Milky Way cloud will be strolling through the skies of the Iguaçu Falls.

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

- Dates: 8/20/20 to 8/23/20 (Out of stock);

09/10/20 to 09/13/20 - Extra Class (Registration open);

- Location: Iguaçu Falls / PR;

- Level: Basic / Intermediate;

- Investment: R $ 4,500.00;

- Payment method: R $ 1,500.00 at registration and the balance until 06/19/20.

There is the option to split the total amount or the balance up to 6x via PayPal (on request).

- Group: 12 places

- Request for reservations through the Contact section of this website.

- Included:

• Accommodation in a double room at the Hotel das Cataratas (5 stars);

• Breakfast;

• Entrance to the park;

• Private transportation during night photography sessions within the park;

• Access to the recording of the online landscape astrophotography seminar (9 hours of class);

• Workshop and photographic monitoring by Victor Lima;

• Certificate.

- Excluded:

• Airline tickets;

• Travel and equipment insurance;

• Lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks and etc;

• Electronic and photographic equipment;

• Paid activities inside or outside the park;

• Transport for a purpose other than that included above.


- Recommended equipment:

• DSLR or Mirroless Photo Camera;

• 16 mm to 200 mm lenses (with an aperture greater than or equal to F / 4);

• Tripod;

• Optical filters: ND, ND Grad, Polarizer and etc;

• Smartphone;

• Notebook (Lightroom and Photoshop);

• Smartphone applications (recommended after registration);

• Hand and head lamps.

Topics covered

- Basic concepts applied to nature and landscape 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 sun) 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 .;

- Use of optical filters in capturing and images: ND filters, Graduated ND filters, Polarizer and etc;

- Image treatment in Lightroom and Photoshop.


- 8/20/20

- 3 pm - Arrival at the hotel;

- 16h - Photography Section - Sunset;

- 19h - Dinner;

- 21h - Photography Section - Night.


- 8/21/20

- Free morning;

- 14h - Analysis of images taken the previous day;

- 16h - Photography Section - Sunset;

- 19h - Dinner;

- 21h - Photography Section - Night.

- 08/22/20

- Free morning;

- 14h - Image treatment;

- 19h - Dinner;

- 21h - Photography Section - Night.

- 08/23/20

- Free morning;

- 12h - Check-out;

Additional information

  • Request the reservation of your vacancy 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 subsequent event that is most convenient;

  • 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 taking night photographs, the main focus being the best condition for landscape 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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