2017 Costa Rica Workshop is now CLOSED for requests (now 1 empty spot due to cancellation!)
In only 9 days you will be able to learn Extreme Macro, Regular Macro and High Speed Photography and take pictures like a pro.
Inflight hummingbirds and bats, maybe even amphibians!
My goal is to show you all techniques and also to show you my favorite spots in this incredible country. You will come back home with dozens of award winning captures ;)
We will spend 3 days in Monteverde cloud forest, 2 days in La Fortuna close to El Arenal volcano, and 3 more days in Sarapiquí. There is also an optional 3 day extension close to the nicaraguan border (really recommended).
Ask me for dates! We can plan the trip of your life together
We will be taking pictures of the most incredible animals in Costa Rica, not only in the wild but in some other spots were we will be able to photograph some endangered species we would otherwise never find in the wild.
Max group size 2! Almost all companies claim to have small groups of up to 8 max, and honestly, this is insane! trying to teach such a big group is not easy and is far less productive. It is also uncomfortable to travel (Costa Rican orography is pretty irregular, and with a fully loaded van, pretty annoying). We will travel with the biggest and latest 4x4 available.
Length: 9 days (3 day extension is optional, I can provide a custom extension if you want to capture wild animals in remote places, etc..).
Starting point: Sjo Airport, pickup and 2 and a half hours drive to Monteverde.
Pace: relaxed, not many walks but some intense photography work!
Physical difficulty: Very Easy, only light walk in amazing spots.
Cost of the Workshop: 3500$/person (all accomodations designed for 1 person per room, so if you are traveling alone you wont have to pay additional charges, exactly, NO Single-Supplement).
A 1000$ deposit for securing the spot is required for hotel reservations etc..I will then require full payment for the workshop by 60 days out from the trip starting date.
WORKSHOP LEADER: Nicolas Reusens & local guides.
The Itinerary Includes:
High Speed Photography & Extreme Macro lessons during your stay & tips about nature/species (multi-flash & infrared barrier setups for bats, hummingbirds & birds in flight). Driver, Gasoline, transfers from & to the airport.
All accommodations in medium-standard hotels & breakfasts.
All lunches & dinners.
Bottled water always on hand.
Entrance fees to all natural parks & areas visited (including other private spots).
Flight tickets to/from Costa Rica. Alcoholic drinks, non-meal time drinks/snacks.
Outgoing Airport fees, visas, etc..
Travel and medical insurance.
I strongly recommend you to bring the following equipment:
Digital SLR with second or backup camera body and the following lenses: wide angle lens, macro lens, 70-200mm with extender or a 300mm/greater.
Tripod with strong head (a Wimberly type head is also recommended).
One flash (if you have a Better Beamer for fill flash the better).
Should you have a specialized macro flash and extension tubes bring them as well!
Strong Bag with rain protection (also a storm jacket for your camera/lens would be adequate).
Teleconverter & Remote trigger.
Extra memory cards & extra batteries (last year we filled 5x 32Gbs cards)
Many short Tshirts.
Light convertible pants.
Waterproof jacket (Its rainy season!)
Long sleeve shirts.
Crocs or "sandalias".
Hat to protect you from sun and rain.