A Conversation With Photographer Ignacio Palacios


There are photographers then there is Ignacio Palacios. Ignacio is a great friend or as he would say being from Australia a great mate. There is something that stands out about Ignacio the first time you meet him, and that is his infectious smile and a great sense of humor. Throw on top of that someone who is a gifted photographer and you will have met Ignacio Palacios.

I have been privileged to see the evolution of his photography over the last number of years. He sometimes walks a fine line from being a photographer and a digital artist. He’s a master of Photoshop and can do things with his images in Photoshop that are just spectacular.

South Georgia Island
South Georgia Island

When it comes to photography and travel, few can rival Ignacio Palacios’ experience, skill, and passion. A third-generation photographer, Ignacio has been honored with over 100 prestigious photography prizes and awards from around the world and has traveled to over 90 countries in his 20 years career. It’s little wonder he’s developed a reputation as a leading photographer in the fields of travel, landscape, and nature photography.

Born in Spain, Ignacio now calls Sydney, Australia home – though his unmistakable Spanish spirit continues to influence his work and define his signature style.

Combining his love of travel and photography has proved a powerful combination, and today Ignacio leads some of the world’s best photography tours to incredible destinations around the world. As an AIPP double Master of Photography, Ignacio shares his insight, experience, and technique with his clients to help them find their own success and joy on their photographic journey.


“I hope that through my images and my tours, I can open people’s eyes to the incredible world we live in.” Say, Ignacio, “I want to give my guests both travel and photographic experience. We are privileged to have such a beautiful planet and it’s our responsibility to respect, cherish, and protect it.”

Ignacio’s distinct, award-winning style can be defined by his mastery of composition, color, and light. With his minimalistic style and unique ability to connect with his audience through storytelling through his images, Ignacio invites his audience to experience the subject not as how he captured it, but how he experienced it, evoking an emotional connection between the viewer, subject and artist.


Photography and travel will always be Ignacio’s passion, and he is dedicated to helping others ignite their passion too.

I hope you enjoy our light-hearted conversation as well as a number of his images included with this article.

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Ignacio has also been busy publishing a number of books. His two Limited Edition books Patagonia and High Deserts are available now. While he has made a number of trips to these locations to amass the images he shares I can proudly say that I did accompany him on one of his trips to both these locations. Patagonia and High Deserts are amazing places to photograph. If you are a true photobook collector then these books should be on your shelf.

I was very honored to provide the forward for the High Deserts book.


High Deserts Book
High Deserts Book

This book is the result of six different photographic trips to the Atacama, Altiplano and Puna regions in Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, and Peru between 2014 and 2019.

The Atacama Desert, Altiplano, and Puna regions are woven together in their history, majestic qualities, and incredible natural beauty. After so many deeply memorable and profound experiences photographing these remarkable regions, I felt moved to honor these places by immortalizing them in the form of a book. remote and tempestuous region to visit and the extreme altitude and volcanic features can present their challenges to the most intrepid of travelers.

The book showcases a selection of 46 beautiful images of the region and has been produced to the highest possible standards.

The book includes a foreword by my very good friend and colleague Kevin Raber and the picture of Salar de Uyuni that won the Spanish Professional Photography Awards in 2015.

Size: A3/30×30 cm, 72 pages. Clamshell Box with an embossed impression.
Price: AU$795 + shipping.

The price includes an A2 signed Fine Art print of Salar de Uyuni.

All books can be purchased and viewed HERE



Patagonia is the place where I ran my very first photography tour and I have been continually drawn to its wild majesty ever since. It has some of the most astonishing features and distinctive qualities as a landscape, which makes it unique in the world, and yet it’s also one of the most challenging regions I have ever seen and

The book showcases a selection of 46 beautiful images of Patagonia and has been produced to the highest possible standards. It includes a foreword by Marc Adamus and a picture that he took that inspired me to travel to this incredible region for the first time back in 2013.

Size: A3/30×30 cm, 64 pages. Clamshell Box with an embossed impression.
Price: AU$795 + shipping.

The price includes an A2 signed Fine Art print of Patagonia.

All books can be purchased and viewed HERE

Look for his newest book Dissecting Award-Winning Shots – Landscapes in the near future.


Keep your eye on Ignacio. Bookmark his website and get on his mailing list. He’s one Photographer you want to keep your eye on.

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Kevin Raber
May 2020
Kevin Raber
Indianapolis, IN

Photography is my passion and has been for 50 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of picture taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can, hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through photoPXL.com, this site, as well as Rockhopper Workshops, and other projects, as well as teaching as Artist In Residence at the Indianapolis Art Center.

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