Macro Photography Workshop in Costa Rica

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Sarapiquí and Monteverde, Costa Rica, Costa Rica, Central America

This 7 nights / 8 days macro photography Workshop with Cynthia Bandurek is designed to be an unforgettable experience and an approach to Macro Photography in nature in one of the most bio-diverse places on earth. Along the days during this photography workshop, we will address all the necessary topics to be able to enter the universe of macro photography and the art of capturing the small details of the natural world. From how to master the technique, to how to light and how to compose! You will also learn about amazing behaviors and strategies these living beings use to survive. While Costa Rica has only about 0.03% of the world’s landmass, it contains 5% of the world’s biodiversity. With nearly 25% of the country’s land area contained in national parks and protected areas, it boasts the largest percentage of protected areas in the world. Dotted by white sand beaches along its coastlines, this land’s lush, green forests are filled with incredible scenery. This little country is home to over 9000 species of flowering plants, over 600 species of butterflies, more than 200 different mammals as well as prehistoric-looking reptiles and boldly colored amphibians. With over 875 species Costa Rica is home to more avian species than Canada and the United States combined. What to expect? Besides an entertaining and encouraging week in paradise enjoying your passion, you will return home from this macro photography workshop with a diverse portfolio and a wealth of knowledge to continue improving and expanding your own photography anywhere. We will take care of everything from the time you step off the plane in Costa Rica to your departure. The lodging and the itinerary are guaranteed to offer excellent photo opportunities, while the meals, basically seasonal and typical food, and other details are sure to please. We truly believe that it will be a memory for a lifetime!

What will I learn?:

• Review of the basic concepts of photography.
• Introduction to macro photography.
• Magnification ratio.
• Difference between macro photography and close-up photography.
• Extreme macro photography.
• How to make macro photography without having a macro lens?
• Equipment and accessories. Advantages and disadvantages.
• Focus.
• Complexities of the technique and how to get around them.
• Lighting.
• Composition in macro photography

Workshop Type: Macro Photography and Wildlife Workshop
Date: 12/06/2021 – 19/06/2021
Date: 03/07/2021 – 10/07/2021
Date: 20/11/2021 – 27/11/2021
Date: 11/12/2021 – 18/12/2021
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Group Size: 8
Skill Level: Open to all levels
Accommodation included?: Yes
Price: US$ 2,500
Instructor(s): Cynthia Bandurek
Fitness level: Low. Some of the sites have slight inclines and descents that require minimal physical effort.
Additional info:


  • Personalized attention! For this reason, Workshop is limited to 8 participants to ensure Cynthia´s instruction, feedback, and assistance.
  • Macro and Nature Photography lessons and lots of information about nature and species.
  • 7 nights accommodation based on a double room (supplement per single room fee). • San José International Airport shuttles.
  • Private ground transportation in a comfortable minibus with A/C.
  • Meals from dinner of day 1 to breakfast of day 8.
  • 4 guided walks (day and night) in both ecolodges.
  • Entry to Santa Elena Reserve.
  • Bilingual guide from arrival to departure. • 24/7 assistance.
  • PDF with all taught during the Workshop. NOT INCLUDED
  • Flight tickets to/from Costa Rica.
  • Alcoholic drinks, non-meal time drinks/snacks.
  • Tips.
  • Outgoing Airport fees, visas, etc.
  • Travel and medical insurance.
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