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Photography in Buenos Aires

5(1 review)
Experience
Study
Destination
Argentina
Duration
2 to 12 weeks
Ages
18 to 85

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Sep 2024, and closing very soon.

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Trip overview

If you’re gonna go overseas to sharpen your photography chops, is there a better place to do it than in the “Paris of the Americas”? 

Buenos Aires, Argentina – the cultural heart of South America. Dishing out endless inspiration for world-class local artists and now, for you. 

On this done-for-you trip, you’ll get everything you need to live in Buenos Aires while developing your photography skills, including: 

  • Intensive photography course. You’ll have 4 intense training days a week before hitting the streets with your tutor and putting your new skills in action around Buenos Aires. This course is suitable for all experience levels and can be taught in English, Spanish, or a combination of the two!
  • Local cultural experiences. To help you get into the swing of Argentine culture, you’ll get 3-5 cultural activities included every week. These may include things like a city tour, Tigre and delta tour, city graffiti tour, pub crawl & night out with your students…the list goes on. 
  • Private accommodation. Relax in your private room in a shared apartment after a long day of tasting wine in one of the most popular neighbourhoods in the city.
  • Health Club membership. Get your reps in with free access to a fully-equipped, centrally located gym – with classes – that you can attend for free. Or if you’d prefer more choreography in your exercise, join a tango lesson instead! 

Whether you’re into portraits, architecture photography, fine art photography – or anything in between – Buenos Aires will dish up endless interesting subjects for your lens. 

The glamour of the old days is still visible around the city. The architecture is detailed and regal, hinting at the untold stories of Argentina’s past. 

Although this glamour is fading with time, with political graffiti suggesting an undercurrent of discontent. The result? An intoxicating juxtaposition of beauty and glamour with political unrest and urban decay. A striking subject for any artist – photographers included.  

While most travellers come for a whirlwind sightseeing trip of the city, you’ll get to know the nooks and crannies known only by locals. You’ll be uncovering the history of the city and its inhabitants, learning how to tell their story with your camera. 

On top of this, you’re in Buenos Aires! You’ll marvel every day at living in one of the safest and most beautiful cities in South America. You could spend a lifetime exploring the diverse neighbourhoods, thriving art scene, or perfecting the tango on long nights in a local milonga. 

And if you’re thinking about a career in photography, this will be yet another impressive feather in your cap for your portfolio of work. 

This trip is perfect for you if you’re looking for a deeper connection on your trip to Argentina. You’ll stumble upon stories about the city and the people who call it home that’d you’d never discover on a normal trip. 

When you go with Global, you get the full experience for a fraction of the hassle. We offer the complete package for learning photography in Buenos Aires. 

Our team will help you with the essentials you need to start your new journey with a bang! Including helping you with visas, enrolling you in classes, securing your accommodation, and a whole lot more.

Inclusions

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Intensive Photography Course
Dedicated trip coordinator
Pre-departure guide
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Private Airport Transfer
Private accommodation
Tango Lessons
Local Cultural Experiences
Health club membership
Local sim-card with credit
Ongoing local team support
Global Emergency Line
gWorld Access
SocialNEW
Global AcademyNEW
Marketplace DealsNEW
Certificate of completion
$250 off your next trip

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

This intensive photography course is dedicated to changing the way you perceive the world, to get you thinking like a photographer every second of the day. The course is made up of a combination of group and private sessions, with the option to learn in English, Spanish or a combination of the two!

The group work is where you will learn the fundamentals of both digital and analogue photography. Here you will learn how a camera works, how to pick lenses, use filters and get to know your equipment inside out. Then the one-on-ones are where your inner photographer really comes out to play. 

This dedicated time with your expert tutor gives you the opportunity not only to sharpen up on those technical skills but brings in the element of being an artist. Your tutor will drill deep into what type of photographer you want to be, point out little details that you missed and help improve every single photograph that you take. This is a rare opportunity to get inside the head of a master photographer.

Then there are the evenings/night sessions. Your tutor takes you out in small groups to hidden spots in Buenos Aires to photograph this endlessly photogenic city and its beautiful residents. Learning in the field like this, with a professional at your side is priceless. 

You will arrive in Buenos Aires with the reassurance that you don’t have to do a thing, that we have taken care of the details, so you can focus entirely on your craft and absorb the beauty and history of the city. You’ll be staying right in the greatest areas of the city, either Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte or Recoleta, each one bursting with character and packed with bars, restaurants and cultural experiences waiting to be discovered. Your school doesn’t just want you to have a great learning experience, they want you to fall in love with the city, so there are a host of evening activities lined up that will help you meet people, explore Buenos Aires and become a long-term lover of all things Argentina. 

If you want to explore Argentina or even South America further, then you couldn’t be in a better spot. A short ferry ride and you are in the laid back loveliness of Uruguay, a country that should never be overlooked. You are close to Iguazu Falls, a must-see natural wonder and you are flights or long bus journeys away from the south coast of Brazil, a whole adventure in itself. 

Taking photos is always great, but not everyone takes the steps to become a true photographer. This is your chance, and why not encapsulate Buenos Aires as your first project. 

Requirements 

Be 18 years or older. 

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, souvenirs, meals, vaccinations & spending money.

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a private room in a shared apartment with some of your other classmates. You’ll be in one of the trendier neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires – either Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte or Recoleta.

Trip itinerary

Arrival

You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your accommodation. If you choose to, arrive a few days early to acclimatise and explore Buenos Aires before your classes start in earnest.

Weekdays

Your classes do not officially start until the afternoon each day, however many people choose to participate in Spanish lessons in the mornings even though they are an additional cost. This creates a much more authentic experience and helps you feel more part of the city. Buenos Aires is a beautiful city to become a part of and learning a bit of the language helps you to integrate into its ebb and flow.  Four days a week, your intensive photography lessons take place between 3-8 pm. During this time you will participate in group lessons, where you will cover the basics, the technical side of photography that everyone needs to know. Then come the one-to-one sessions, which is where you will begin to truly excel. Your professors are able to drill down into what makes you a photographer, polishing up the technical aspects that need work, but helping you to discover your own particular style and skillset. It is during these sessions that you will stop being someone who takes photos and develops into being a photographer.   In addition to these courses, you will be taken out to discover a side of Buenos Aires that hardly anyone gets to see. With your professors leading the way, you will be split into small groups and taken to spots around the city in the evening, to develop your style and get your creative mind working overtime. Not only great for your photography skills, but what a special way to see more of this incredibly photogenic city.  When you are not in classes, you will find a variety of free cultural activities offered throughout the week. Our partners in Buenos Aires have arranged a whole series of cultural activities and city tours to get you to know the city much better and feel like you are becoming a true porteño. If your lessons and your cultural activities conflict, no problem, things can be rearranged to make sure you get the most out of this incredible cultural immersion. 

Why choose us

Our Study trips are designed to get you set up in your new life overseas – learning new skills from the locals –  as smoothly as possible. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re with you from the moment you get started. You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, visas, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

Once you land in Argentina our local team will be waiting for you at the airport. You’ll be taken straight to your initial accommodation in Buenos Aires. 

But our support doesn’t end there. We’ll be in touch during your trip to make sure everything is going smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns we’re one quick message, DM, email, or carrier pigeon away. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience. We’re with you every step of the way. 

Join 80,000+ travellers – giving us 10,000+ 4 & 5 star reviews – by choosing Global to make your travel dreams come true. 

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance. Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited. So if you’re serious about studying in Argentina, don’t delay. 

With our Book Now, Decide Later feature, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, accommodation, and setting you up with our partner in Argentina. 

This is the trip for you if you’re after the ultimate experience in Argentina, complete with everything you need and 24/7 support.

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Why Study

The main purpose of this trip is to help you master your photography skills in Buenos Aires.

You’ll get a solid technical foundation so you know your way around your camera. Your skilled professors will also help you develop yourself as a photographer, helping you tell your story through your photos. 

You’ll join a group of international students for 4 days of intense classes a week. These classes are split into group and one-on-one sessions. 

But there’s only so much you can learn about photography in the classroom. So you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the city by night – with your professors by your side – to help you integrate the lessons you’ve learned during the day. 

Your one-on-one sessions with your professor will help you with any technical difficulties you’re having but it will also bring the element of art into your photos. They’ll help you get to the bottom of the type of photographer you want to be so you can focus on developing your style. 

They’ll help you improve every photo you take by pointing out little details you may have missed. This is your chance to be taken under the wing of a master photographer so you can master your craft. 

And then there are the night sessions. Your tutor takes you out in small groups to the hidden – and most photogenic – spots across Buenos Aires. 

The result? Your photography skills have picked up some serious momentum since travelling to Buenos Aires. 

But you’ll also go home with a comprehensive body of work from your time in Argentina which could form part of your professional photographer portfolio one day.

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As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we pride ourselves on providing a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide, and let us assist you with visas, pre-departure preparations, flights, insurance, and tours. Throughout your journey, our cool tech features will support you every step of the way. As a Global Traveller, gain access to gWorld, our personalised app designed to enhance your travel experience. Keep important documents and trip details handy, and take advantage of exclusive Marketplace deals, a vibrant social network, language learning resources, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like having all your favorite travel apps merged into one, but even better! But our support doesn't end there. With four international offices, over 100 dedicated staff members, a 24/5 emergency team, and the backing of over 90,000 Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us, rest assured you're in good hands. We also proudly boast the most and best reviews in the biz, and maintain a massive following on our social channels including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. Embark on your next adventure with confidence and ease. Join us and discover the world in a meaningful way!

Are flights & insurance included?

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

How do I choose the right study trip?

With so many incredible options, we understand that selecting the perfect study trip can be tricky. That's why we recommend booking your favourite one, and your dedicated Trip Coordinator will guide you through the project details. They will consider your interests, goals, and desired outcome for the trip. If we find another trip that better suits your preferences, we can easily swap you over to ensure you have the ideal study experience. Rest assured, we're here to help you find the right fit!

Do I need any prior experience for a study trip?

Most of our study trips are designed to cater to participants of all abilities and levels of experience. You can confidently join our program without any previous background or expertise. Our courses are structured to provide a valuable and enriching learning experience for everyone, ensuring you can make the most out of your study trip adventure, and go home with a new or developed skill!

What is the typical group size I'll be studying with?

The group sizes for our study trips typically range from 4 to 12 people, with variations depending on the specific trip. Most of our participants are travelling solo and share a common enthusiasm for learning and making new connections. And as our travellers come from various countries worldwide, joining a study trip offers an exceptional opportunity to build a diverse network of friends from all corners of the globe!

Do I get a certificate upon completing the study course?

Absolutely! Upon successfully completing the study course, you will be awarded a certificate to acknowledge your hard work and dedication. This valuable certificate serves as a notable achievement and an impressive addition to your resume. Future employers will recognise your commitment to personal and professional growth, reinforcing your qualifications and enhancing your career prospects. Or, frame it on your wall to show off to family and friends of the epic skill you picked up abroad!

Why should I book now?

After the last unexpected disruption to travel caused by the..c word..people are now more eager than ever to venture out and explore the world, determined not to miss out on any experiences. Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12+ months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend or partner?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through DealsAway.com, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

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3. Time to go!

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