In addition to itineraries designed specifically for photography and instructors, guides, and drivers chosen especially for our photographer clients, we go a step beyond. You will have personal pre-trip communication with Greg Basco to ensure that you bring photo gear adequate to meet your photo expectations. There's nothing like having a local professional photographer as your personal trip consultant. And Foto Verde clients are friends for life. We love to hear from you after your trip and if at any time we can offer advice on future gear purchases or just a refresher on photo techniques you learned on your Costa Rica trip, it's our pleasure!
Our Costa Rica workshops mix fantastic photo opportunities, a pleasant group environment, and personalized instruction to help you master your camera's functions so you can explore your own artistic vision of Costa Rica. We also offer customized tours for individuals and small groups. Let us take care of everything from the time you step off the plane so that you can concentrate on photography!
COSTA RICA: A NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER'S PARADISE WITH GREG BASCO & GLENN BARTLEY - Award-winning nature photographer and Foto Verde Tours co-founder Greg Basco and world-renowned bird photographer Glenn Bartley will work with you all day every day to help you capture great images. Tropical forest environments pose a number of challenges for the nature photographer, and Greg and Glenn will be with you every step of the way to help you master concepts such as fill-flash, metering, maximizing sharpness, composition, and thinking outside the box. And of course, you'll travel with your leaders to some of their favorite spots for bird photography in Costa Rica. You'll take home a new set of photographic skills as well as a diverse and colorful portfolio of beautiful images. NOTE: SIGNUP WILL TAKE YOU TO GLENN'S WORKSHOP REGISTRATION PAGE.
TOUCANS & HUMMINGBIRDS WITH GREG BASCO - Sponsored by NatureScapes and led by Foto Verde Tours founder and professional photographer Greg Basco, this instructional workshop takes you to some of the best places in Costa Rica for photographing toucans and hummingbirds. Of course, we'll also shoot colorful tanagers and honeycreepers as well as some great macro and landscape subjects. Greg will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you get great images and learn techniques such as metering, maximizing sharpness, mixing ambient light and on-camera fill-flash, using multiple off-camera flashes for bird setups, and composing for dynamic images. NOTE: FOR SIGNUP, YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE NATURESCAPES SITE.
TROPICAL MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GREG BASCO - Sponsored by NatureScapes, and led by Foto Verde Tours founder and professional photographer Greg Basco, this instructional workshop takes you to some of the best places in Costa Rica for macro photography. We’ll photograph all manner of macro subjects, including poison frogs, tree frogs, insects, mushrooms, and orchids to capture outstanding images of the amazing colors and details contained in the small world of Costa Rica. Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t throw in a bit of bird, wildlife, and landscape photography as well! On this trip, we’ll be covering macro techniques such as shooting with natural light from a tripod, working handheld with natural light and shallow depth of field, combining natural light and fill-flash, flash as main light, multiple-off cameras flashes as both fill and main light, and even the use of flashlights for creative lighting of nocturnal macro subjects. Concepts covered will include depth of field, focus, composition, and lighting for both natural and creative effects. NOTE: FOR SIGNUP, YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE NATURESCAPES SITE.