Bird Photography Workshop in Costa Rica

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

Accredited with the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), nature photographer Max Ortiz Aguilar is hosting a 12-day bird photography workshop in beautiful Costa Rica, an incredibly diverse country with many opportunities to add some remarkable feathered subjects to your portfolio.

Native to the country, Max will handle all logistics and provide hands-on instruction to help you be successful in capturing images of the vast variety of species in Costa Rica. The workshop moves from the capital city, San Jose, to the Caribbean lowlands and central highland cloud forests, covering a wide range of the diversity Costa Rica is known for, and allowing participants the chance to capture several different species such as toucans, hummingbirds, tanagers, and even perhaps the Resplendent Quetzal.

The workshop runs in December 2019, and admission fees include transportation (excluding airfare), all meals, permits and park fees, single accommodation, and guiding fees. In addition, a small group size means lots of direct instruction and guidance in both shooting and post-processing.

For more information or to register, visit his workshop page or contact him directly at


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.