Conservation Photography Field Course

June 11, 2017 – June 17, 2017 all-day
Cocobolo Nature Reserve

This course is full – sorry!


Course objectives

It is anticipated that by the end of the program students will:

  • Learn how to effectively evaluate and respond to a photographic opportunity in the field
  • Increase understanding of photographing various types of plant and animal life, and people in the field
  • Use a variety of different photographic techniques to document biodiversity and story elements
  • Develop a narrative with images that cover the most important elements of a story
  • Have a basic understanding of how to pitch a story to editors and various media buyers


Experiences include

  • Five full-day stay at the Cocobolo Nature Reserve’s biological field station
  • Day and night hikes to discover and document a broad array of wildlife
  • Hands-on photographic demonstration and experimentation
  • Evening lectures and slideshows
  • Image review and discussion


Cost and payment

The cost of this course is $1800 ($1400.00 for students with a valid ID) and includes:

  • All transport for pick and drop off from Panama City airport
  • All transport for tours and to Cocobolo Field Station
  • All lodging during the trip
  • Three meals per day during the trip
  • Tuition
  • Use of field equipment including tent, mattress for sleeping at the reserve