During this “Ecuador Hummingbirds & More Photo Tour ~ 2020” the focus will be on the winged wildlife of this amazingly biodiverse little nation.
We’ll do lots of multi-flash hummingbird photography as we focus our lenses on these neotropic jewels. I’ll provide the equipment & backgrounds & other items needed to get great hummer shots — all you need is your camera (with a hotshoe) and a lens.
The small group size (max 8) assures that everyone gets a chance to use the hummingbird photography set-ups to their hearts’ content.
Hummingbirds are just part of what we’ll discover in these foothills of Ecuador’s Chocó region. This area also hosts a bonanza of beautiful tanagers. We’ll also photograph motmots, toucans, manakins, euphonias & the improbable looking Cock-of-the-Rock. A visit to an Oilbird roost will also help you fill memory cards!
Limited to eight (8); All-inclusive (double-occupancy)
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We’ll be staying at three beautiful locations and visiting many more. From the cloud forests on the eastern slope of the Andes to the arctic-like paramo of the highlands, down to the lowlands of the west slope, we will cover many different habitats and see a dizzying array of birds. I’ve reserved some of the best accommodations and bird photography locations available, and we will have an expert local guide with us for the entire workshop. Along with the birds, we will also have great opportunities for landscape and macro photography. You’ll find all of this on a backdrop of fantastic mountain scenery, mysterious cloud forest landscapes and rushing mountain streams, plus stunning orchids, butterflies, moths, reptiles and amphibians.
Participants will learn the best techniques for a variety of situations, including:
How to use multiple flashes to freeze motion yet maintain a natural look
Using an off-camera flash to enhance natural light
Obtaining sharp images at slow shutter speeds
Understanding your camera’s meter and histogram
How to frame your subjects for dynamic compositions
Post-processing tips on how to make your images look their best
Join Chuck Gangas to photograph Ecuador’s beautiful birds. This photo tour visits 4 of the best bird photography lodges in Ecuador, Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Guango, San Isidro and Sachatamia. Sachatamia and Tandayapa Bird Lodge are the premier sites for multi-flash hummingbird photography on the West side of the Andes. There are regularly 12-20 species of hummingbirds at each of these lodges. At Sachatamia many species are easily photographed coming into both fruit and hummingbirds feeders, we visit Angel Paz’s site for Cock-of-the Rock, Antpittas and other elusive species. Guango lodge is great for Sword-billed Hummingbird and multi-flash photography. When we are in the Quito area we will visit the Antisana Volcano for highland species. We will be doing multi-flash photography at 3 lodges which makes for stunning hummingbird images.
Travel by luxurious ship from island to island, wandering among animals that have no fear of people. We’ll photograph albatross, penguins, flamingos, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and more. Snorkel in emerald waters with playful sea lions, sea turtles, and brilliantly colored tropical fish.
While most tours offer only one-week at sea, this tour offers a full two weeks. Suzi has teamed up with legendary Galapagos photographer and expert, Tui De Roy to offer a unique experience that will put us on shore with wildlife at first and last light, when most other tour groups are noticeably absent.
We have chosen the coolest time of year in Galapagos, when the seas are most productive and many species are nurturing cute babies.
Ben Knoot is a 22-year-old nature photographer originally from California. Before graduating in 2018, he studied Environmental Policy and Environmental Education at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington State. He now resides in Marana, Arizona, where he enjoys photographing the local wildlife.
Ben now leads educational and instructive photography tours and workshops for Tropical Birding Tours; http://www.tropicalbirding.com Ben’s goal while guiding is to provide a memorable, exciting and successful experience so that other people can enjoy photographing earths beauty as much as he does.