Panama: Uniquely Panama


  • Take a jungle gondola canopy ride high above sea level
  • Tour the Panama Canal Miraflores Locks
  • Visit the Embera indigenous tribe living along the shores of the Panama Canal
  • Bird watching along the world renown Pipeline Road
  • Spend 3 days in the cloud-forest highlands of Panama, in Chirqui Province, where we will:
    • Tour a Bee and Butterfly Haven
    • Find out how coffee goes from “cherry to cup” and make your own bag to take home
    • Photograph champion, thoroughbred horses
  • Visit special areas in Panama City: Casco Antiquo, Amador Causeway and Balboa Artisan’s Market

Participants: Min 8 / Max 12
Tour Location: Panama City and surrounds
Dates: May 2020
Specific Details: TBA


During our photo adventure, we will explore and photograph Panama’s environmental indigenous cultures, environmental delights and iconic treasures:

  • Explore Panama’s cloud and rainforests and be amazed at the variety of flora and fauna
  • Be welcomed by the Embera indigenous tribe that resides along Panama Canal waterways.
  • Get some practice with your telephoto lens as we spend time with birds, bees and butterflies
  • Watch as enormous container ships pass thorough Panama Canal’s Miraflora Locks
  • Photograph waterfalls, babbling brooks, highland mountains and the amazing countryside
  • Find out how coffee goes from “Cherry to Cup” and make your own bag to bring home
  • Walk around Panama City’s Casco Viejo area where buildings are influenced by French architecture reminiscent to those found in New Orleans.

As we learn about Panama’s culture we will expand our photographic knowledge and practice.

Instruction will cover quality of light, light origination angles and their effects on the resulting images, proper exposure and metering for specific results, and we will discuss and practice the different kind of focusing modes.

While in the field, we will discuss perspective, composition, and techniques such as panning, freezing, motion blurs, and the ways to predict action and how best to capture those moments.

Tour includes:
  • Transportation to and from Airports
  • Lodging: All lodging within Panama Meals: 18/20 meals
  • Transportation and domestic fights within Panama
  • Passenger assistance
  • All taxes included
  • Medical insurance
Tour does not include:
  • International flight or any other travel related costs
  • All personal purchases, alcoholic or soft drinks, extra water or snacks and laundry

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