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Costa Rica Photography Adventure with Nature Photography Adventures

Western and Southern Costa Rica

February 10-20, 2017 - Full
March 8-19, 2018 - Space Available

Join Nature Photography Adventures for an exciting photography adventure in Costa Rica's rainforests and mountains, and along its Pacific Coast.

What should a Costa Rica Nature Photography Adventure include?

2018 Rates:
$4,090 Double Occupancy
$4,690 Single Occupancy
$800 Deposit with Application
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Rainforests and Cloud Forests

Birds

Canopy Photography

Monkeys

Tropical Beaches

Hummingbirds

 

We have woven together a set of photographic opportunities and Costa Rican experiences that will put you in the right place at the right time to produce great images - and give you a set of personal experiences guaranteed to make you fall in love with this beautiful country. You will come home with a great collection of images and a better understanding of the diverse ecosystems and fascinating culture of Costa Rica.

 

Our explorations will concentrate on rainforests, cloud forests, and coastal mangrove forests of the Pacific side of Costa Rica. We'll visit Monteverde and some of the other "big name" parks - but we'll also explore some of the less traveled spots in Costa Rica in our quest for exciting images.

We will explore rainforests and cloud forests on amazing ground trails, from stable suspended walkways high in the canopy, and (optionally) by zipline.

We'll find beautiful birds (Costa Rica has over twice the species of continental United States), frogs, butterflies, leaf cutter ants, sloths and monkeys.

We'll photograph the exciting designs and patterns of forests from both the ground and the canopy! And we'll create artful images of waterfalls surrounded by beautiful forests.

We'll explore the coastal mangrove forests, creating images of exciting birds, monkeys, crabs, caimans, iguanas and crocodiles. The patterns of the coastal mangrove forests, themselves, are conducive to great art.

Both the coast and the mountains will present exciting landscape photography opportunities. We will position ourselves to explore these exciting landscapes in exciting light!

We have designed this adventure for a small group (5-10 photographers). We've picked lodgings that put us close to the action - you should be able to step out your door in each place and capture great images!

This is a great adventure for your non-photographer traveling partner to enjoy. We'll have wonderful experiences they can "get into" - and the photography pace of this adventure won't cause them to grit their teeth!

  • 2018 Rates: $4,090 Double Occupancy, $4,690 Single Occupancy
  • $800 Deposit with application
  • Participants must be in good health and capable of walking forest trails with camera equipment
  • Cost includes all lodging, guided outings, transportation, entrance fees, service charges and preparation materials
  • Cost includes many meals
  • Adventure begins and ends at San Jose Airport in Costa Rica (SJO)

 

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2017

 
Build the exposures that support the designs you intend in your images! Meet us in West Yellowstone, Montana for a one day intense classroom workshop that will give you the skills to take control of your camera. We make it simple to move to manual exposure - and give you the tools to understand what you are doing and how to do it. Most people we teach never look back because it is easier than letting the wizards in the camera make your creative decisions for you. Then, we'll spend some time looking at our workflow - and how you can take great exposures and follow them to final images in Lightroom or Photoshop.
Full
May 20
Springtime in Yellowstone and the Tetons is all about baby animals, green grasses and wildflowers, reflections of snow-capped peaks and some of the best times to photograph thermal features, waterfalls, and wildlife! Join us!
Full
May 20-27
Tidepools, sunsets, sea stacks, arches and caves, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and huge old growth forests. Fall asleep to moonlight on the waves and the sounds of breaking waves. We built in a full day of waterfall photography for 2017. Read the details! This is one you won't want to miss!
Full
Jun 20-27

Alaska Bears and Salmon

When the salmon come upstream, the bears are there to meet them. And we'll be waiting to see and photograph the action! While this adventure begins and ends in Anchorage - the real action will be based in Lake Clark National Park and the Katmai Preserve! We'll base in the park and fly out in floatplanes daily to meet the salmon runs! Contact us for details! Full Aug 1-8
We're off to Spain to explore the wineries of La Rioja and Ribera del Duero with cameras - and tastings. Our journey will take us through vineyards to old castles and cathedrals and even Roman ruins! And underground into very old wine cellars and tunnels under historic communities! A big focus on pairing wines with excellent cuisine! Contact Us Sep 2-12
Monument Valley, Mystery Valley, Antelope Canyon and more - as we explore the red rocks and strong light of this magic land of Navajo and Anasazi! Full Oct 3-8
Come see those huge stone heads on the beaches of Easter Island - and find countless landscape photography opportunites using the heads, the full moon, sea caves, petroglyphs, exciting coastlines, and the site of the Bird Man ceremonies. Limited Space Available Oct 31 - Nov 7
Build the exposures that support the designs you intend in your images! Meet us a day early for a one day intense classroom workshop that will give you the skills to take control of your camera. We make it simple to move to manual exposure - and give you the tools to understand what you are doing and how to do it. Most people we teach never look back because it is easier than letting the wizards in the camera make your creative decisions for you. Then, we'll spend some time looking at our workflow - and how you can take great exposures and follow them to final images in Lightroom or Photoshop.
Space Available
Nov 28
Frogs and waterfalls. Beaches and canopy trails. And many hours on boats photographing exciting birds and monkeys. This is a great adventure for working on bird and wildlife techniques, mastering the challenging light of the rainforest, macros, and landscapes. Hummingbirds with flashes and night photography with LED lights!
Space Available
Nov 29 - Dec 9

2018

 

Yellowstone
in Winter

Explore Yellowstone's winter wonderland by snow coach, capturing images of pristing winter scenes, abundant wildlife, and exciting thermal features... Space Available
Jan 14-20
Jan 21-27
Timed to meet the great migration in the Serengeti, our safari takes you to some of the great parks and protected areas in northern Tanzania in search of lions, zebras, giraffes, cheetah, hyenas... Space Available

Feb 11-22

Join us for a photographic exploration of the mountains, Pacific-facing rainforests, cloud forests, and coastal mangrove wetland forests - and all the great species that live there! Think birds, reptiles, monkeys, frogs, butterflies, leaf cutter ants - and more! Hummingbirds with flashes and night critters with LED lighting. Space Available Mar 8-19

11 Day Galapagos Photography Odyssey

Join us in the Galapagos for a sailing to many of our favorite spots in these unique islands where we'll find birds, reptiles, and marine mammals that allow us to come close for photography. Our time centers on the return of the waved albatross - a time of courtship and nesting. This is one of those life experiences that makes you rethink your world views - and sends you home with thousands of images to inspire those around you! Full Apr 8-18

Morocco Photography Adventure

Morocco is a true crossroads of history. There are footprints here from the Phonecians, the Romans, the Moors, and the Berbers - and more recently, the French and Spanish. All of these influences have impacted architecture, local culture, cuisine - and our photography opportunities. Join us in Tangier, Rabat, Fes, Casablanca and Marrakech - and for an exciting extension across the Atlas Mountains to Ourzazate and the Sahara! Limited
Space Available
May 1-9
Extension
May 9-13

Peruvian Andes
Land of the Inca

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacseyhuaman, Ollanteytambo, Chinchero, The Inca, Peruvian Andes! Come explore the land of the ancient Inca and the present day Quechua people. We have designed this Peruvian adventure around photographers, weaving in time and opportunities to create some outstanding landscape, cultural, and nature art! Space Available June 4-12
Glaciers, waterfalls, puffins, geysers, volcanos, amazing landscapes, black sand beaches, and nesting sea birds! Join us as we explore Iceland, cameras in hand.
Limited
Space Available
July 10-19
Some of the world's most incredible dune photography, desert elephants, a tribe still clinging to the old ways, waterholes surrounded by wildlife, night skies in the desert, and an amazing set of experiences with big cats!
Space Available
Aug 6-20

Andalucia Spain Photography Explorer

Let's explore Andalucía, Spain together, finding exciting compositions among the remnants of past cultures - and amazing present day countryside. We will get you to great opportunities in Seville, Granada, Córdoba, and several small towns that are World Heritage Sites! And, we'll find ancient cave paintings and very old olive groves!
Space Available
Sep 29 - Oct 8
Monument Valley, Mystery Valley, Antelope Canyon and more - as we explore the red rocks and strong light of this magic land of Navajo and Anasazi!
Space Available
Oct 23-28

Iceland Aurora and Winter Landscapes

Iceland presents an outstanding opportunity to compose great images of the Northern Lights at night, while finding dramatic light on landscapes and waterfalls during the day! We'll also take time to explore an ice cave, visit a glacial lagoon filled with icebergs, and photograph icebergs on the beach! This is a Wild Bunch Adventure... please contact us to see if you qualify for an invitation!
Full
Nov 7-17