This wonderful art and photo workshop in Panama will include in-depth, hands-on photo instruction as we photograph reptiles and amphibians, monkeys, sloths, butterflies and, of course, birds. We will spend time photographing with special set-ups for hummingbirds in the gardens and around feeders. Landscape photography will also be explored as will photoshop skills and image workflow.
The artist’s workshop will include in-depth, hands-on instruction by Catherine Hamilton as we explore the gardens and forests around the luxury Lodge at Tranquilo Bay. Birds and frogs will be our focus, however, reptiles, flowers and butterflies will also be enjoyed.
The stars of our workshop, however, will certainly be the Poison Dart Frogs. We can photograph as many as six different species and, in the case of Oophaga pumilio, we could photograph as many as a dozen color morphs. Oophaga pumilio comes in a wide array of red, green, blue, orange and gold morphs… some with small spots, some with big spot and some with no spots at all!
The ‘ultra-luxury’ Tranquilo Bay Resort is one of Central America’s hottest new rainforest destinations, a paradise that’s home to 400 bird species and a plethora of colorful Poison Dart Frog species! This trip will be based at the lodge for the full trip, with day-trips to other great photo locations.
While at the lodge we will have many options to explore by motor boat, kayak and on foot as we discover wildlife galore. Kinkajous, Crab-eating Raccoons, American Crocodiles, Iguanas and other species of lizards and many, many birds will fill each day with photographic opportunities!
The above video was created for Tranquilo Bay Resort, our destination lodge… a spectacular location full of wildlife!