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Live from San José, Costa Rica

Smartphone Nature Photography Workshop with a Pro

1 hour
From $19.00
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 4.9 out of 5
Based on 23 authentic and unedited participant reviews
Great Camera Tips and Beautiful Pictures
08/23/20 by Laura

We really enjoyed this class with Carlos. He gave us great tips and was able to customize the tips depending on the type and model of our phones. He gave "on-the-spot" demonstrations for some features that were new to us. He ...

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EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Hi Laura! Thank you for joining us - we can't wait to see the end results!

Smart Phone Photo Tips
08/16/20 by Anonymous

Carlos made this escape fun, easy and interesting. He's quite knowledgeable with both the iphone and android smart phones, on the tips of making nature photos 'pop'. I took notes and have been practicing. Thank you to Carl...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Hello fellow traveler, Carlos is truly a master of smartphone photography - we can't wait to see the images you create. Have so much fun!

Photography Tips
08/01/20 by Suzanne

Carlos highlights 10 useful tips on how to take better photos with a phone. There was a lot packed into the one-hour session! I’ve been aware that my phone has features to improve photo taking, but I’ve never known how to us...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Hi Suzanne, It is unbelievable how many things we can do with our smartphones to take and edit amazing photos. Who knew? Thank you for joining us and for letting us know your thoug...

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. ...

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!

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.

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