Costa Rica Photography Workshop: Capture the Magic of The Costa Rican Highlands

In Costa Rica Photo Workshop, Upcoming Workshops by Matt Shetzer


February 28 - March 11, 2025

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April 22 - May 3, 2026

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Important Details

Locations: Best hummingbird and wildlife locations in the Costa Rican highlands.


  • $6,995 USD per person
  • Single supplement (private room) $650

Deposit: $1,000

Group Size: Max. 4 photographers—2 photographers per light setup.

Duration: 12 days, 11 nights

Skill Level: Beginner to pro

Discount: Non-photographers get $250 off!

Trip Leader: Matt Shetzer

Costa Rica Photo WorkshopDiscover the enchanting world of Costa Rica through the lens of your camera on this exclusive 12-day photography workshop.

Imagine immersing yourself in the lush landscapes of a paradise where the vibrant hues of hummingbirds, the majestic grace of the Resplendent Quetzal, and the whimsical charm of colorful frogs become the subjects of your next masterpiece.

During the Costa Rica photography workshop, we will share our techniques for creating hummingbird images with flash photography setups as well as natural lighting to ensure you go home with your perfect image.

Learn how to freeze the hummingbird’s wings and display all their feather detail.

We will show you how to use 6-8 flashes per multi-flash setup controlled by radio triggers to produce an effective shutter speed of 1/10,000 of a second.

During the photo workshop, we’ll photograph at 4 of the best hummingbird and bird lodges in Costa Rica.

And we’ll visit a local family that has turned their farm acreage into breeding grounds for the colorful Costa Rican frogs, and an area that offers opportunities to photograph the amazing Resplendent Quetzal.

This is your chance to capture the unparalleled beauty of Costa Rica. Are you ready to create that perfect shot?

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Wildlife Photography Topics We’ll Cover in this Workshop:

  • Master the Multi-Flash hummingbird light setup
  • Balancing flash and natural light
  • Natural light techniques for creating sharp and blurred wing images
  • Priority exposures vs manual exposure – Benefits of each mode
  • Different metering modes
  • Techniques for sharp and high quality images
  • Learn attractive compositions with local flowers
  • Create natural looking images with flash
  • Manual flash configuration to gain control
  • Remote flash techniques and flash placement
  • Focusing techniques for hummingbirds in flight
  • Image post processing with Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Best Photoshop Plug-ins to speed up post processing
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This tour offers hummingbird photography opportunities with maximum field time! There are never more than 4 photographers per guide and never more than 2 photographers per light setup, so you’are guaranteed to have lots of time to photograph.

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How to Get More Bucket List Shots: Join us on both of our Costa Rica trips to see more of this beautiful country’s different environments and species! Combine this tour with our Tropical Lowlands Costa Rica Photo Tour. It’s your chance to capture even more of the country’s rich biodiversity and the vibrant landscapes that make Costa Rica a wildlife photography haven.

Costa Rica Photography Workshop: Capture the Magic of The Costa Rican Highlands was last modified: April 3rd, 2024 by Matt Shetzer