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!

Please note that a COVID-19 vaccine will be required to join this photo workshop adventure…

Trip Dates

January 8th – 17th, 2023

Tuition Costs


Group Size


Difficulty Level


A Scarlet Macaw in flight, Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
A Scarlet Macaw in flight
Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
A Glass Frog

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.
There is a lot to see and experience in Costa Rica….
The group size is limited to only 10 people, so If interested, please sign up today for this amazing Photography Workshop in January of 2022!
Baby Caiman, Costa Rica Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
Reflections of a baby Caiman
Yellow Eyelash Pit Viper Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
Yellow Horned Pit Viper

What is Included?

What is Not Included?

Payment for Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop

If the workshop is full and you wanted to be added to the waiting list, click HERE.

Workshop Tuition:

* please read the workshop F.A.Q. section on this page to learn more about visiting Costa Rica and check out our cancellation policies if you have any questions.

Quetzal, Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
Quetzal Perched On Tree Branch
Humming Bird, Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
One of Many Different Humming Bird Species

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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Squirrel Monkey, Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
Squirrel Monkey
Howler Monkey Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
Howler Monkey

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)


The workshop begins on January 16th, 2022 in Liberia, Costa Rica. You would want to arrive in the morning on the 16th 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 26th, 2022 in San Jose, Costa Rica. I will drop everyone off either at the airport or at a hotel of your choice near the airport in the late afternoon on the 26th.


For this workshop, you will fly into the Liberia, Costa Rica Airport (LIR) and out of the San Jose, Costa Rica Airport (SJO).


Yes, Colby Brown Photography mandates that you have had a COVID-19 vaccine to join this workshop.


Yes, you are required by the Costa Rican government to purchase separate travel insurance before being allowed to enter the country. I recommend THIS one.


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 arrange for an additional $650 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 super-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. As mentioned before, we require proof of a COVID Vaccine to join the workshop. Additionally, we will wear masks when indoors and surrounded by other photographers, tourists or locals that are not part of our group. When we are outside photographing wildlife, clients are free to choose to wear a mask or not based on their health and comfort level. We will of course observe any health recommendations coming from the Costa Rican government as well!

To learn more about Colby Brown Photography workshops in general, please visit our FAQ page

Grey Fox, Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
Grey Fox, Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop
Sloth Costa Rica Wildlife-Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
Sloth, Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop

Meet Your Instructors & Guides

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Colby Brown


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.

If we don’t find someone to fill your spot, what does your refund window actually look like?

120 Days or More...

Your deposit will be transferable to another Colby Brown Photography Workshop without issue.

90 to 120 Days

You will receive a refund of 50% of the full tuition fees minus the non-refundable deposit.

Less Than 90 Days...

If you wish to cancel within 90 days of your workshop starting, you are not entitled to a refund.

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