Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop
Come join me on an amazing adventure to one of the most biologically diverse locations on the planet, Costa Rica. Here we will spend our time learn a variety of different camera techniques and skills as we photograph scarlet macaws, cormorants, kingfishers, hummingbirds, caimans, lizards, monkeys, turtles, toucans, tanagers, honeycreepers, parrots, and much much more. If you are looking for a wildlife photography workshop that provides you the opportunity to photograph some of the most colorful and amazing wildlife species on the planet while learning how to be a better photographer, this workshop is geared just for you!
January 8th – 17th, 2023
Important Details: Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop
- To join this workshop you will start your adventure by booking a flight on any major airline carrier to the Liberia Airport in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica.
- From there we will pick you up in our private bus to begin our amazing wildlife adventure.
- Throughout this adventure, we will provide you with a mixture of wildlife photography opportunities which include finding a variety of species organically in their own natural environments, photographing birds from man-made perches & feeders, and macro night photography excursions.
- My team and I will work with you to make sure you learn to master a variety of different wildlife focused techniques such as photographing birds in flight, shooting in low light situations, expanding your plane of focus, understanding AF tracking, macro photography skills using both natural and artificial light and much more…
- While the workshop starts at the Liberia Airport, it ends in San Jose, giving you the opportunity to visit a handful of different Costa Rican providences throughout our time in this amazing country.
- Our night photography excursions will offer amazing opportunities to photograph a mixture of poison dart frogs, lizards, owls, insects, and even bats. They are truly a highlight of this trip!
- This trip is gear to photographers of every different skill level, from beginners to professionals. We will work hard to make sure we meet you on your level, answering each of your questions when we are out in the field as well as when we have some down time at our hotels to focus on the post processing side of things.
What is Included?
What is Not Included?
While many photography workshops in Costa Rica focus on the most touristed National Parks in the country, this workshop is different. Our time will be spent exploring 5 different Costa Rican Providences that offer some of the best-hidden gems in the country when it comes to wildlife experiences. Away from the crowds, you will have the unique opportunity to explore the lesser-traveled northern part of Costa Rica, making this workshop an incredible experience not matter if this is your first time to Central America or even if you have visited Costa Rica numerous times before.
Where in Costa Rica Are We Going?
What Is In Colby's Gear Bag For This Trip?
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Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)
The workshop begins on January 8th, 2023 in Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR airport code). You would want to arrive in the early morning on the 8th or choose to fly in a day earlier to give yourself more time to adjust and get over any jetlag.
The workshop ends on January 17th, 2023 in San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO airport code). I will drop everyone off either at the airport or at a hotel of your choice near the airport in the mid afternoon on the 17th.
For this workshop, you will fly into the Liberia, Costa Rica Airport (LIR) and out of the San Jose, Costa Rica Airport (SJO).
Costa Rica does not require a COVID-19 vaccination to enter the country, but Colby Brown Photography asks that you at least provide a negative COVID test to us before the Workshop begins. All of this could change as we get closer to the start of this workshop, so be sure to reach out if you have any questions regarding COVID, Costa Rica and this workshop.
It is recommended by the Costa Rican government to purchase separate travel insurance before entering the country. I recommend THIS one or World Nomads.
We will be staying in comfortable 3 star and above accommodations throughout our time in Costa Rica. Our goal is to get you as close to the amazing wildlife as possible, which means we found accommodations that will put us right inside the jungle where we will be photographing each day.
Yes, your tuition fees as based on the idea that you will be sharing a room with another workshop client of the same sex. If you wish to have your own private room, that can be arranged for an additional $750 USD charge.
With the focus on wildlife photography, you will want to have a camera that is capable of shooting at high FPS (Frames Per Second). Additionally, using longer-telephoto lenses will allow you to fill more of the frame with your subjects. Refer to the “Gear” section above on this page for more information.
This workshop is not overly challenging in terms of physical activity involved. While we will have some walks/hikes in the jungle and forests, they are not overly challenging in terms of physical difficulty.
My goal is to have each of my clients feel safe, healthy, and comfortable throughout the workshop. We will abide by any local or federal COVID-19 regulations put out by the Costa Rican government.
Meet Your Instructors & Guides
Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the four corners of the globe and all 7 continents. Not too long after picking up his first digital camera in 2006, Colby was leading workshops for National Geographic in South America, further spurring his love for both travel and photo education. In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, an organization that blends photo education with support for various non-governmental organizations (NGO) and causes around the world, such as child education, clean drinking water projects, and women’s rights.
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Cancellation & Refund Policy
No one wants to miss out on a trip of a life time…but things do happen. In those situations, the following applies…
The first thing to note is that deposits are not refundable, but they are transferable. In addition, all cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge to cover PayPal transaction fees. In most situations, we ask for the remaining balance of a workshop is to be paid 120 days from the start of the workshop in question. If you wish to cancel within 120 days from the start of a workshop and we find someone to fill your spot, you would be entitled to receive a refund (minus your deposit and the $150 processing fee) or transfer to another workshop with no penalties or fees.
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