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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 5.0 out of 5
Based on 6 authentic and unedited participant reviews
Who knew your Smartphone could be so simple to use as a camera!
06/02/20 by JoAnne

Carlos was able to simplify the use of Smartphones for photography with 10 simple tips during his virtual presentation. He demonstrated in great detail how to use very specific features of both Android and iPhones so we knew...

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EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/25/2020

Hi JoAnne, Thank you for letting us know your thoughts about this class - indeed there is so much we can learn from people like Carlos who have been using their smartphones to take...

Learned a lot!!
05/25/20 by Kim

Carlos shared 10 great tips for better smartphone photos. I understand much better now how my smartphone works, so I can take better pictures, and even learned more about how to edit them. Perfect pace, he stopped 3 times d...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 5/29/2020

Hi Kim! Isn't Carlos such a great host? While taking photos on a professional camera is great, sometimes it can be cumbersome to carry it. This is why knowing how to take quality p...

Great photography tips straight from Costa Rica!
05/25/20 by Julie

Thanks Carlos! Really appreciate your great tips on smart phone photography! I learned a lot and got to see some beautiful Costa Rican nature scenes! Have already started using his helpful suggestions!

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 5/28/2020

Hi Julie! We think Costa Rica has some of the best nature photography opportunities in the world. Between its rich flora and fauna, there is always something incredible to capture....

Smartphone Nature Photography was great!
05/25/20 by Evelma

I learned so much. I’m confident that I’ll take better photos in the future. The instructor was organized and so easy to follow.

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 5/28/2020

Hi Evelma! Thank you for joining us - at Go Ahead we believe taking pictures is a great way to capture and share great travel moments and we are glad to hear that you will do just ...

05/14/20 by Adam

Carlos is so knowledgable about wildlife and photography - great combination! His tips on how to take better photos with a smartphone are great, definitely going to put them to good use, he even gave photo composition tips. H...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 5/15/2020

Hi Adam! We appreciate you letting us know about your Online Escape experience. We are glad to be offering classes like these and we hope to add some more in the future so thank yo...

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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