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Quito, Ecuador, Chocó foothills, Ecuador, Ecuador, South America

Join me, Jeff Parker, for this fabulous Hummingbird photography workshop and tour in the beautiful country of Ecuador in South America.

In Ecuador’s Chocó foothills’ region, we’ll visit many different areas depending on time and distance to ensure that we can create images of as many unique bird species as possible. This area, located in western Colombia and northwestern Ecuador, is one of the world’s most biodiverse.

Places on this tour are LIMITED to eight (8) participants. ~ ALL-INCLUSIVE (double-occupancy; limited singles available)

We’ll do lots of multi-flash hummingbird photography as we focus our lenses on these neo-tropic jewels. I’ll provide the set-ups so you can get great shots. The small group size assures that everyone gets a chance to do high-speed, multi-flash hummingbird photography to their hearts’ content!

In addition, you’ll be amazed at the number & colors of tanagers to be found here! Motmots, toucans, manakins, euphonias & the improbable looking Cock-of-the-Rock will also fill our memory cards.  So, too, will colorful and unique butterflies.

We don’t rush from location to location.  We’ll remain at each shot spot until everyone has had a chance to create the images he/she wants.

What will I learn?:


• How to balance flash & natural light in hummingbird photography
• How to set up your own multi-flash high-speed hummingbird photography
• Techniques to get images featuring both sharp or blurred wings
• How to master manual exposure (& when it’s better than priority exposures)
• How to create the sorts of set-ups that make the best bird photographs
• How to create natural-looking images even when using flash
• Where to put your flashes & how to do them remotely
• How to increase your chances of getting in-focus shots of hummingbirds & other little birds at set-ups
• How to handle the low-light conditions of a rain/cloudforest.

A note about instruction on my photo tours: Since skills levels vary so much on photo tours, I tailor my teaching to individual needs. Please do not be shy about telling me what you need. There is usually ample time for one-on-one problem solving during my photo tours.

Workshop Type: wildlife photo tour
Date: 20/02/2022 – 27/02/2022
Duration: 7 days, 8 nights
Group Size: Eight (8)
Skill Level: Open to all levels
Accommodation included?: Yes
Price: $4395 / U.S.
Instructor(s): Jeff Parker
Fitness level: With the exception of few steep paths the physical requirements on this tour are limited. Most photography from blinds, at set-ups, and within gardens.
Additional info:

Regarding elevation, the tour begins with a Welcome Dinner in Quito, where elevation is just over 9,300 feet. We will only go higher than that once — the first full day of the tour when we visit Yanacocha Reserve. The Reserve reaches as high as 11,500 feet, but we do not anticipate going higher than 10,500 feet.

Our lodge is located at approximately 5,700 feet.

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