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Costa Rica Photo Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Costa Rica

  • Activities

    Photo Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $1599 USD per person
  • Duration

    7 days

  • Avg Distance

    As arranged

  • Starting Location

    San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Price Includes

    Expert photo instruction, meals starting with welcome dinner on first night, guides, drivers, land transportation. Airport pickup. Single Supplement $200 per person Flights to/from San Jose

  • Notes

    A more private Costa Rica 10 day tour is available.


  • Learn the basics of photography
  • Capture amazing images of hummingbirds in flight, macro photography of tree frogs and more...
  • Enjoy a coffee tour and landscapes of the volcano
  • Meet new friends, a fun photo learning experience. Learn interesting bird facts and travel in some of the most beautiful parts of Costa Rica
  • Free Photography 101 book written by David Hemmings, published National Geographic photographer

Trip Info

The Central American country of COSTA RICA is world famous for its coffee, as a surfing destination, and above all else for its astonishing diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty. Cost Rica “The Rich Coast” is a country is home to over 9000 species of flowering plants, over 600 species of butterflies, more than 200 different mammals as well as prehistoric looking reptiles and boldly colored amphibians. With over 875 species Costa Rica is home to more avian species than Canada and the United States combined. Opportunities for landscape photography are equally diverse with mountains, beaches, volcanoes, tropical forests, waterfalls and much, much more. We supply the multi-flash set ups for hummingbird photography for all of our workshops. Not a photographer? No worries, we always offer one of our cameras for you to use should you like to participate. For those looking for hummingbird multi-flash photography Costa Rica has a large variety of hummingbirds to keep you busy all day long. Species Include: Resplendent Quetzal, Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Green-crowned Brilliant, Montezumas Orapendola, Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird, White-faced Capuchin Monkey, Tree Frogs and more…

On this photo adventure we will focus on the following opportunities:
Multi-flash Hummingbird Photography: Learn techniques to use 4-6 flashes to achieve otherwise impossible flight photographs of these flying jewels. We will be sharing techniques for taking multi-flash images that actually look natural . Using flash effectively as a source of fill light: Because tropical regions are often cloudy – it is extremely important to learn how to use flash – either as fill or as a main source of light. Participants will also learn how to do set-ups for birds using more than one flash. These skills can easily be taken home and applied in your very own backyard!

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