The image above is captured by our Top5 contest winner Lucinei Stadnik at Atacama desert, Chile and upon our request he agreed to share some tips for shot shooting at Atacama desert, let’s take a look and do share your thoughts with us.
5 Tips For Shooting at Atacama desert. Chile
1 – The summer (Dec to Feb) it´s wonderful for dramatic skies once there are more clouds. In the winter (Mai to Sep) the volcanos are covered with a snow cap, great to ad contrast with the blue sky,
2- Run away from the crowds. If possible rent a car and go on your own to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets.
3- The Atacama sky is one of the clearest in the world and there is no light polution, so its a perfect place for night photography.
4 – Be in good shape once the desert is from 2.600 to 5600m of altitude. Even a short walk can be tricky in the first days.
5- Explore as much as you can, there are great photo opportunities everywhere.
Take a look at the list of camera and lenses Lucinei Stadnik used to capture award winning images
Camera, Lenses and accessories
In my backpack (a Lowepro Pro Trekker 450 AW that I love) there are:
Camera bodies Canon EOS 6D and Canon EOS 60D (in replacement for an EOS 70D Mark II)
Lenses: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM.
Manfrotto tripod and ballhead
B&W Polarizer and ND filters
Cable and wireless shutter release.
About the Author
Amateur Photographer, living in Curitiba, Southern Brazil. Traveling around the world looking for landscapes and wildlife images. Love to explore and study about Nature, Photography and post production technics.