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Live from San José, Costa Rica

Smartphone Nature Photography Workshop with a Pro

1 hour
From $25.00 CAD
Group size
Up to 20 people

Improve your smartphone photography with tips from a pro.

Looking for some pointers on taking nature and wildlife photos? One of the world’s most biodiverse countries is a good place to start. Be transported to the heart of Costa Rica during this Online Escape with Carlos. This Tour Director, Naturalist Guide, and professional photographer has extensive experience shooting the natural world, but just like you, he regularly takes snapshots with his phone. Drawing on his background as a photographer and twenty years as a guide, he’ll share the advantages of using your phone to document your travels and pursue your interest in nature photography. You’ll learn about the different flora and fauna of Costa Rica from the pictures Carlos has taken. Expect a story or two about how he captured them during this smartphone photography workshop. As Carlos reveals his top ten tips for taking better photos on your phone and answers your questions, even the most adept at smartphone travel photography are likely to learn a trick or two. After this online photography class, you’ll see the device that fits in your pocket in a whole new light.

Shared real-time experiences

Online Escapes are livestreamed, so you’ll use your computer, phone, or tablet to connect with your host and others around the world.

What you'll need to participate

  • An internet connection
  • A device that can stream audio & video

We also recommend bringing

  • A smartphone (Android or iPhone)
  • An interest in nature photography


Overall rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 19 authentic and unedited participant reviews
07/24/20 by Debbie

I just bought an iphone 11 so had not spent any time with the camera. Carlos provided both instructions and demos of each of the tips he provided. As a bonus, he shared how he used his phone to take photos of Costa Rico. ...

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EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 8/05/2020

Hi Debbie, we are delighted to hear you learned so much from Carlos' class and that you'll be able to take wonderful photos on your new phone. We are sure they'll turn out great!

Good to learn your basics
07/23/20 by Anna

Carlos was wonderful, had very clear structure and direction. He made the class really engaging with his examples of before and after photos using the new tips. It really got me in the mood to travel again, maybe to Costa Ric...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 8/05/2020

Hello Anna, Costa Rica sounds like a great idea - our team would be thrilled to assist you in planning your next adventure. Just give us a call when you're ready!

Great knowledge
07/23/20 by Sally

I learned so much about how to use my phone for pictures. I look forward to practicing what I learned.

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 8/05/2020

Hi Sally! We are glad to hear about your experience during this Escape. Thank you for joining us!

Extremely helpful
07/22/20 by Glenda

Carlos was an excellent instructor. Not only did he through everything step-by-step, he had the visuals on the screen so you could easily follow along at home on your own phone. Plus we got to see him directly apply what he...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 8/05/2020

Hi Glenda, we truly appreciate your feedback. Thank you for letting us know your class went off without a hitch and that you learned so much with Carlos. Until next time!

So helpful
07/22/20 by Jill

The presentation was well paced and very informative. After 3 or 4 tips, Carlos paused and gave a careful demonstration of what he had explained on his phone. He allowed questions and was patient in his delivery. He shared hi...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 8/05/2020

Hi Jill, we look forward to seeing some of the wonderful photos you take with your newfound skills! Make sure to share them with us on Facebook or Instagram. Take care!

Getting ready

How do I participate?

All Online Escapes are virtual experiences, so you’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video. You can use your computer, tablet, or phone—whichever you prefer.

A link to manage your reservation, along with details about how to join, will be included in your confirmation email.

Who else will be joining?

Our Online Escapes are led by hosts from around the world. When you join, you’ll meet your host as well as anyone else who signs up. Each Online Escape has a maximum group size listed. Currently, Online Escapes are led in English and available to anyone in the United States and Canada.

What if I need to cancel?

While we hope you don’t have to, you can cancel your reservation online for a full refund up until 24 hours prior to the start of your Online Escape. You can read our full policy here.

Make it a private event

You can book this Online Escape exclusively for your group of family, friends, or coworkers.

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