Costa Rica Photography Workshop – Highlands

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Costa Rica Photography Workshop – Highlands

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Dates:February 28 - March 11, 2025
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Locations: Best hummingbird and wildlife locations in the Costa Rican highlands.

Fee: $6,995 USD PP.
Single supplement of $650

Deposit: $1,000

Limit: 4 photographers. 2 photographers per light setup

Duration: 12 days/11 nights

Skill Level: Beginner to Pro

Non-Photographers Discount: $250

Trip Leader: Matt Shetzer

Trip Origination: San Jose, Costa Rica

Second Trip: Join us on both Costa Rica trips and see more of this beautiful country.
Costa Rica Tropical Lowlands Photography Workshop

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Costa Rica Photo WorkshopJoin us on our 12-day photographic adventure through stunning Costa Rica as we capture beautiful images of hummingbirds, resplendent quetzals, toucans, other colorful birds, sloths, frogs, flowers and much more.

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.

Small Groups Only!
The best hummingbird photography is in small groups to maximize your time in the setups.  Only 2 photographers per setup on this trip.

During the photo workshop, we will visit 4 of the best hummingbird and bird lodges in Costa Rica to see a variety of species, as well as a local family who 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.

Topics we will cover:

  • 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

For those photographers looking to explore more of Costa Rica, consider attending the Costa Rica Lowlands Photography Workshop.

The Costa Rica Photography Workshop spends the majority of its time in the Costa Rican Highlands, and joining us on our Costa Rica Lowlands Photography workshop you will experience a completely different environment and species.

Please take a moment to view some of our hummingbird images and samples.

Full Itinerary and Details for the Costa Rica Photography Workshop – Highlands  

Full Itinerary and Details for the Costa Rica Photography Workshop – Highlands Full Itinerary and Details for the Costa Rica Photography Workshop – Highlands

Costa Rica Highlands Photo Workshop

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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. We don’t do large groups so you are guaranteed to have lots of time to photograph.

Costa Rica Photography Workshop – Highlands was last modified: February 1st, 2024 by Matt Shetzer