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South American Photography and Travel Adventures – March 2013 August 26, 2012

 Are you interested in improving your photography

skills and travel at the same time?

 Acclaimed Photography Travel Adventures has

amazing adventures planned for you!

This adventure is for you if: You want to learn photography (daily) from a professional photographer, have a travel guide with you for your entire stay, enjoy incredible excursions, and want the details planned and taken care of by an experienced traveler.

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We have two amazing adventure programs available:  

12 day and 9 day adventures.

These travel adventures will take you to Argentina & Chile

Departures: March/April 2013 

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March is such a pleasant time to travel in South America since it is the end of their summer/beginning of autumn.

12 Days, 11 Nights

This adventure has been carefully designed to ensure an authentic and unforgettable experience.  Groups are limited to 10 people, for you to enjoy your South American travel adventure in a personalized way. Relish the Old European atmosphere in the big city of Buenos Aires,  tour wineries and taste some of the best South American wines, walk and bike through historic cities, learn to tango, and cross through the breathtaking Andes Mountain Range.



  • Dedicated Guide Throughout the 12 Days

    Learn Photography, Daily Lessons

  • Wine Tasting/Tours

  • UNESCO World Heritage Cities

  • Tango Lesson/Show

  • Local Markets


Ideal For:

  • Adventurers

  • Wine Enthusiasts

  • Photo Enthusiasts

  • Culture

  • Scenery

  • Big City

      •   Outdoors

How Will We Spend Our Time? 

Days will be busy . . . nights will be full.  Be prepared to walk, a lot!

There’s no better way to explore a city or its community than walking.

Buenos Aires, Argentina (4 nights)

  • Daily Photography Instruction
  • Travel Guide  Throughout the Day
  • Premium wine tasting
  • Tango Show with dinner
  • Buenos Aires City Tour by Bicycle (visiting the neighborhoods of La Boca, Puerto Madero, Custanera Sur, Catalinas, Caminito, La Boca Jr’s Stadium, Parque Lezama, Plaza Dorrego-San Telmo, Plaza de Mayo),
  • Explore Buenos Aires’ Recoleta area and famous cemetery
  • Learn to Tango (class & dinner)
  • Daily free time to explore on your own

Valparaíso, Chile (3 nights)

  • Daily Photography Instruction
  • Travel Guide  Throughout the Day
  • Discover and explore  this one-of-a-kind UNESCO World Heritage city on foot via a guided walking tour
  • Time to explore the cerros of ‘Valpo’ on your own
  • Beach day in neighboring Viña del Mar
  • Winery tours in the nearby wine valley that surrounds ‘Valpo’
  • Transportation to and from activities

Mendoza, Argentina (1 night)

  • Spend today exploring one of the largest wine regions on horseback with a guided tour to several wineries, includes food
  • Crossing the Breathtaking Andes Mountain Range to Santiago
  • Photography Instruction
  • Transportation to and from Activities

Santiago, Chile (2 nights)

  • Santiago city tour (visiting/walking through the areas of:  La Mon­eda Palace (Gov­ern­ment Palace),  Ex National Con­gress, Our typ­i­cal Cof­fee & Legs (great story behind that!),  Plaza de Armas Square,  Metropolitan Cathedral,  Fore­stal Park,  Fine Arts Museum,  Santa Lucia´s Hill,  Las­tar­ria Neigh­bor­hood,  GAM Cul­tural Cen­tre,  Mulato´s Gil Square (MAVI),  Plaza Italia,  Bellav­ista Neigh­bor­hood (great shopping),  La Chas­cona (Pablo Neruda´s House),  San Cristo­bal Hill)
  • Farewell dinner
  • Daily Photography Lessons
  • Travel Guide Throughout the Day
  • Transportation to Activities

Overnight bus (1 night)

  • South American buses are in a class of their own. Superior to any image you may have of buses in the USA.  We will board the overnight bus in Buenos Aires to Mendoza, Executive Class with overstuffed leather chair that fully reclines, individual movie screen with headphones. Includes meal service, wine and soft drinks.

La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong European flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa. In fact the name has a strong assonance with the Genoese neighborhood of Boccadasse (or Bocadaze in Genoese dialect), and some people believe[who?] that the Buenos Aires barrio was indeed named after it. The conventional explanation is that the neighborhood sits at the mouth ("boca" in Spanish) of the Riachuelo. Acclaimed Photography Travel Adventures, Seattle, WA

La Boca (photo above)  is a lively neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong European  flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa. Throughout the day you can find tango dancers who will be happy to pose for a photo with you (for a small fee). This is a great place to buy local art and do some souvenir shopping.

La Boca is a lively place in Buenos Aires where you can watch the tango on the street. Brightly colored houses and apartments line each street.

For those of you who like wine, look no further. Mendoza, Argentina, where wine  making is a major industry, and no lack of wineries to visit!   Two of the main industries of Mendoza area are olive oil production and wine making. The region around Greater Mendoza is the largest wine-producing area in Latin America.

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During our time in Mendoza we will horseback ride through the lush vineyards

while exploring and tasting exceptional wines.

Mendoza, Argentina is one of the largest wine regions in South America.

Valparaíso, Chile, a UNESCO Heritage City, is one of the most colorful, unique cities in the world! Below is just a couple of the amazing paintings (on the steps and the walls) completed by artists. Along our travel adventures,  this is one city where we’ll spend some time exploring. The days we spend in ‘Valpo’ will allow us to explore this unique city, do a lot of cool photography, and at least one day-trip to wine country.

Valparaíso is one of those towns that you could easily lose yourself in. There are many cerros in which you can wander to your hearts content. Acclaimed Photography has selected this as one of the main cities to visit on this adventure.

Along our journey we will get the chance to cross the longest continental mountain range in the world;

The  breathtaking Andes Mountain Range.

The Andes is the longest continental mountain range in the world. It is a continual range of highlands along the western coast of South America. This range is about 7,000 km (4,300 mi) long, about 200 km (120 mi) to 700 km (430 mi) wide (widest between 18° south and 20° south latitude), and of an average height of about 4,000 m (13,000 ft). The Andes extend from north to south through seven South American countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Along its length, the Andes is split into several ranges, which are separated by intermediate depressions. The Andes is the location of several high plateaux – some of which host major cities such as Quito, Bogotá, Arequipa, Medellín, Sucre, and La Paz. The so-called Altiplano plateau is the world's second-highest plateau following the Tibetan plateau. The Andes range is the world's highest mountain range outside of Asia. The highest peak, Mount Aconcagua, rises to an elevation of about 6,962 m (22,841 ft) above sea level. The peak of Chimborazo in the Ecuadorean Andes is farther from Earth's centre than any other location on Earth's surface, due to the equatorial bulge resulting from Earth's rotation. The world's highest volcanoes are in the Andes, including Ojos del Salado on the Chile-Argentina border which rises to 6,893 m (22,615 ft). Fifty other Andean volcanoes also rise above 6,000 m (19,685 ft).

Practical Photography

Along this journey we will be learning about photography. That’s a fairly broad word and subject. Here are some items we will learn and practice:

  • -Learn the dials on your camera (Manual, Shutter Priority, Sports Mode, Portrait Mode, Landscape Mode, etc) and what each one means/when to use each one
  • -Learn focal lengths/lenses
  • -Learn how to photograph: Landscapes, People, At sunset, In the full sun, and Night Photography
  • -Learn what ISO is and how it works
  • -Learn how to get the correct exposure
  • -Understand Depth of Field and Apertures
  • -Learn the Exposure Triangle and why it’s relevant to every image
  • -When to use flash/not use flash
  • -Learn White Balance and why we use it
  • -Learn Image Quality and why it’s relevant
  • Using Focal Points and why we use them
  • Learn how to compose a photograph


  • Rule of Thirds
  • ‘S’Curve
  • Composing a portrait
  • Using Vertical and Horizontal Lines
  • Silhouette Photos
  • Experimenting with angles and when to use
  • Leading Lines and what they are
  • Using Shutter Speed for creativity

This adventure has been carefully planned. Days will be busy…nights

will be full. Plan on having a great adventure!


What’s Included

  • Small groups (limited to 10 people)
  • Daily Photography Instruction and Practice
  • 11 Nights Accommodations (1 overnight bus-deluxe class)
  • Comfortable, small hotels, most with en-suite
  • 22 Meals: (11 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners)
  • Transportation to each city, hotels and per itinerary

Not Included

  • Air travel
  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • Beverages/alcohol
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal  items
  • Laundry service
  • Argentina entrance fee ($130USD)

$3,295.00/USD, pp/double occupancy (plus air) **Save $400 each if booked by 11-15-2012

(That’s just $2,895.00/pp/do)

($500 deposit to hold your spot, balance due 60 days before departure)

Price includes:

-Small Group Adventure-Limited to 10 people

-Daily Photography Instruction

-Listed included activities/excursions (listed below)

-11 Nights Accommodations

-12 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners

-Transportation to each city and hotel

-Buenos Aires City Tour by Bicycle, with Lunch

-Buenos Aires Recoleta Cemetery and Surrounding Area

-Buenos Aires Tango Lesson in an Authentic Tango Hall

-Buenos Aires Professional  Tango Show and Dinner

-Horseback Riding in The Wine Valley with Lunch

-Walking tour of Santiago

-Walking tour of Valparaíso with Lunch

-Beach Day in Viña del Mar

-Premium wine tasting with tapas

-Crossing the Picturesque Andes Mountain Range

and more . . . .

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Acclaimed Photography Adventure Travel

Book your Journey/Adventure Today!!

Phone: (four-two-five) four-eight-one/six-five-five-five/PST

Email: WorldTraveler100(at)


If you have a group of 8-10 people and you would like a custom itinerary, or private guide, this can be arranged. We can design a custom itinerary that includes more/less wine, more/less outdoor activities, different cities, etc.

Please email us for more information.


Not Your Mother’s Senior Portrait! September 29, 2011

How times have changed since your mother’s high school senior portrait! No more stale, 3/4 pose of the face.  At Acclaimed Photography we like to give the seniors we photograph an experience to remember, along with memorable images for them to enjoy.  Here are a few photos from a session at a local beach in Edmonds, WA.

You can see the slideshow on our Facebook Page: Acclaimed Photography.


Link to videos on Acclaimed Photography FB Page:!/video/?id=32058317884


Thanks all!   Kerri,


EMP and Downtown Seattle…. High School Senior Photo Session September 13, 2009

This last Saturday was a beautiful morning to photograph at Seattle’s EMP (Experience Music Project) and around Seattle, Wa. The high school senior model for the day was Brian. He’s an artist/photographer himself. He carefully chose the locations, clothing, and helped set up some of the shots. I think he looks fantastic!! Here are a few images of Brian around the town.  Here are a few images from his session:










Princess ‘J’……. December 15, 2008

This little princess came to my studio with her loving  family. Did little Jennah ever light up when her brother and sister were talking to her!! And as you can see, she loved being  in mom’s arms. Here are a few of my favorite images.






We would love for you to share your comments with everyone. Post your comments below!

Kerri Kirshner

Acclaimed Photography

Bothell Photographer


She’s Pregnant and Still Kickin’ December 14, 2008

Maggie and George are local Bothell business owners of Evergreen Karate. Maggie is a 3rd degree Black Belt and continues teaching her students Karate and still ‘kickin’ right along with them.  Her “baby-bump” has hardly slowed her down!

While photographing this couple’s maternity session it is quite apparent that they are having fun with this whole pregnancy thing! They are very excited to meet their little one.

This past Summer I was privileged to photograph George and Maggie at Bothell Landing and create something romantic for just the two of them.  It’s been so wonderful to photograph George and Maggie as their family grows. I cannot wait to meet the new arrival soon!





Little Miss. Clause…. December 6, 2008

acclaimedphotography_7327This little 6 month old had her portrait taken today. How apropos for the season… a sweet little red Christmas outfit. Too cute not to share!!


Fall Colors…… book now, the colors won’t last long! October 7, 2008


Fall is right around the corner as well as these outstanding colors!! The only thing missing from this photo is YOUR family! Portraits of you and your family make great gifts, too!

Call today if you would like to be photographed with the Fall colors. As the colors and weather cooperates I will call you to schedule your appointment. Call 206-228-2442, Thanks! Kerri

Acclaimed Photography

Fall Colors – Bothell Landing


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