Amazon Rainforest Macro
Join us for a unique experience with an instructional tour documenting the diversity of frogs, lizards, snakes, and insects with macro photography in the Amazon Rainforest. This workshop will focus on methods for working with wildlife, creativity, photographic equipment and digital photography technique, as well as scientific and environmental applications of photography. We believe that photography is a central means for both documenting biological diversity and conveying the natural beauty and value of nature to the world. For the scientifically inclined, we will offer instruction in photographic methods in herpetology and entomology. Come with us for this once in a lifetime adventure in a wild corner of the wildest ecosystem on Earth: the Amazon Rainforest.
We hold our workshops at the world renowned Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the heart of Amazonian Ecuador. Tiputini holds some of the greatest biological diversity on earth, and you will have the opportunity of photograph and/or take video of hundreds of species of reptile, amphibian and insect, along with macaws, toucans, 12 species of monkeys, and many other forest dwellers.
We will have access to thousands of hectares of wild rainforest and miles of river systems to explore by foot, vehicle and boat. We will work in the field and studio, on trail and river, and have opportunities to photograph morning, noon, and night. You will be provided with green and comfortable accommodations.
Expeditions are led by Paul S. Hamilton, PhD. Paul is an ecologist who applies photography in both scientific and artistic realms. His work has been featured in dozens of publications, and his artwork is displayed in the homes of over 100 clients. He has been traveling to and capturing images of Ecuador for the past 12 years.
These workshops are best suited to intermediate to advanced and professional photographers. Beginner-level photographers may participate, but will be best served by taking an optional day-long crash course in Quito before the trip departs for the rainforest (contact us for details). Current students may receive college credit through their own institutions as well as a discount on workshop fees.
Best of all, all proceeds from your registration fees go back into our organization to help with our important work in conservation ecology.
Travel & Expenses
Cost: $2,500 ($2,200 for current registered students)
Covered expenses: Airport shuttle, ground transportation in Ecuador, double accommodations for 9 nights (single room supplement $250), catered meals in Ecuador, services of instructors, guides and assistants.
Not covered: Transportation to Quito, Ecuador; alcoholic beverages, tips.
We take a maximum of eight participants per trip, so sign up soon!