Roy Toft Photo Safaris — Costa Rica Photo Workshops
Learn photographic techniques unique to professional wildlife photographers and come away from this workshop knowing how to shoot macro subjects, use on-camera flash and off-camera fill-flash expertly. Participants will have opportunities to photograph 4 species of monkeys (Squirrel, Spider, Capuchin, and Howler), a huge variety of tropical birds including Toucan, Parrots, Hummingbirds, Tanagers, and even Scarlet Macaws. Evening programs will cover various topics including shutter speed and aperture, flash techniques, composition and behind the scenes of the making of “Osa: Where the Rainforest meets the Sea.”
Roy Toft has been photographing the wildlife in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula rainforest jungle for over 20 years. His first trip was in 1989 and Roy has been back an estimated 45 times. See what keeps bringing Roy back to this amazing little slice of tropical paradise and the remarkable imagery that he created for his coffee table book, “Osa: Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea.”
For bird photographers, the Costa Rica rainforest is an ideal location to observe and photograph Scarlet Macaws and a variety of other birds. This small group workshop is led exclusively by Roy Toft and is dedicated to experiencing and photographing the exceptionally beautiful Scarlet Macaw. Our destination is in Carate at the remote Lookout-Inn Lodge, which is located near Corcovado National Park in southwestern Costa Rica. This isolated region is home to the country’s last great breeding population and highest concentration of scarlet macaws.
Our workshop will take place in the cool, cloud forests of the Costa Rica Talamanca Mountain range. Here we will spend two crisp mornings photographing one of the most beautiful birds in the world…the near threatened Resplendent Quetzal. Our afternoons will be spent photographing the dozen or so different species of hummingbirds that live in this high elevation biological reserve. Another standout of this trip is the fresh trout. Our family-run lodge serves a whole variety of fresh fish dishes that they make from trout raised on the property.