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Smartphone Nature Photography Workshop with a Pro

1 hour
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 30 authentic and unedited participant reviews
Great afternoon activity
10/16/20 by Emily

Carlos is an amazing talent with a keen eye for photography. He walked us through the best ways to score your perfect shot no matter how much or how little you know about camera phone photography. His positive spirit is encha...

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EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/23/2020

Hi Emily, Thank you for taking a moment to let us know your thoughts on this Escape. We are glad you had a great afternoon learning from Carlos!

Carlos was incredible!
10/15/20 by Jacqueline

I thought I knew basically everything there was to know about taking photos with my smartphone... but I was wrong. Carlos started with the basics and then gave great suggestions/tools for us to really improve photos taken on ...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/23/2020

Hi Jacqueline, It makes us so happy to read that you learned new tips and tricks during this Escape! We would love to see the images you take.

More than what I expected!
10/15/20 by Anonymous

I learnt really useful tips at this workshop! I love taking pictures with my iPhone, but I didn't know about all the features I could use. I'm ready to take the best pictures on my next trip! Carlos is very funny an friendly....

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/23/2020

Hello fellow traveler, We can't wait to see the pictures you take after learning some tips from Carlos! Thank you for joining us.

Learning Phone Photography Basics!
09/26/20 by Lyndsay

There is no better way to spend 60 minutes, than LEARNING -- cell phone photography! Covering the basics & tricks of picture-taking with Carlos was exceptional! This friendly, well organized, fun to listen to (I could NOT w...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 10/07/2020

Hi Lyndsay, Your review brought a smile to our faces - thank you for your kind feedback about the class and your host, Carlos. We will make sure to pass along your wonderful though...

Very Helpful
09/26/20 by Debra

It was very helpful and I learned what features were available on my phone. Very practical applications were presented. Well worth the cost!

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 10/07/2020

Hi Debra, We are delighted to hear that you walked away from this class having. learned so much about something we use every day. Thank you for joining us!

Getting ready

How do I participate in this online photography workshop?

All Online Escapes are virtual experiences, so for this nature photography workshop, 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 in this virtual nature photography workshop?

Our Online Escapes are led by hosts from around the world. When you join this online photography workshop, you’ll meet your host, Carlos, 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 do I need for this online smartphone photography class?

In a part of this online escape, you’ll get nature photography tips from an expert in Costa Rica. To get the full experience, we recommend bringing:

  • A smartphone (Android or iPhone)
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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You can book this Online Escape exclusively for your group of family, friends, or coworkers.

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