Photo Workshop-Learn to see the light!

San José, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by Scott K

3 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

My experiences as a fashion photographer in Europe and USA have taught me the importance of working with weather, lighting and unexpected situations. Sometimes what seemed a problem turned out to make the final foto much more interesting. Go with it and recognize the scene unfolding in front of you. I'll show you how to see the light that makes the image so special. Using any type of camera, from phones to SLRs. It is all about capturing the magic moment. Tricks to make your camera able to capture complicated lighting. I like to begin with some time to get to know each other. Have a coffee or tea at my place and you can see some of my work. My studio is downtown San Jose in Chinatown. Let me know what your passion and vision are. What you want to see and experience. We will go accordingly to some area suitable to experience the hands-on camera workshop. I will also share my favorite apps for editing and help you create some artistic effects. We can end up in a cafe or restaurant to look over our results of the foto shoots. Contact me before you book for other possibilities. Discuss and answer questions. Get a better idea , See my work @scottkwimer on instagram
Other things to note
Bring your choice of camera. Casual clothing and an umbrella are recommended. I can be flexible on timing. Feel free to message me if you want to meet later than the suggested time.
My experiences as a fashion photographer in Europe and USA have taught me the importance of working with weather, lighting and unexpected situations. Sometimes what seemed a problem turned out to make the final foto much more interesting. Go with it and recognize the scene unfolding in front of you. I'll show you how to see the light that makes the image so special. Using any type of camera, from phones to SLRs. It is all about capturing the ma…

What's included

  • Drinks
    I'll serve coffee or tea at my studio during the orientation.

Meet your Host, Scott K

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I was raised on a farm in Indiana, USA. I worked as a fashion photographer in Paris and Chicago. Later, I retired from fashion and returned to my artist roots, ultimately settling in Costa Rica, where my interest and passion for photography was rekindled. I am a mural artist and still active as a professional photographer.
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Where you'll be

We will meet at my studio in downtown San José, in Chinatown. We will then visit the Parque Espana, where we can photograph exotic plants and historic buildings. Street markets and people-watching make for some amazing photos. We can finish the session in a café to look over the results of our photo shoot. This is an opportunity to ask more questions and receive more advice. It can be possible in other locations or beaches. Ask me for details.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Big Easy
August 2021
I’m glad I signed up for this experience. Scott is a professional artist in both painting and photography. I wanted to see some unique architecture in San Jose and Scott knew where to go to get some very nice photos. He pointed out older houses and neighborhoods I never would have found. It was well worth the fee and besides he’s a very nice guy.
Susan
August 2021
I really enjoyed my time with Scott. It was an honour to meet a professional artist with easy going & funny personality. I am glad that I made this tour. Scott is flexible on scheduling as mine was on my last evening in CR.
Hsin Yun (Cynthia)
May 2021
Scott was really cool and has such an interesting story about his background as a friend to photographer. He has such an innate artistic eyes for seeing the beauty in seemly ordinary place but capturing the light at perfect moment. And the best part is ... even though he came from world class background, he isn’t snobby like some photographers who insist on using expensive campers. He is super chill and taught me a lot about mobile photography. 10/10
Bryan
February 2021
Had a lot of fun touring San Jose with Scott. Learned a few new tips and tricks, saw some beautiful architecture and got a new impression on the city. My pictures look fantastic
Megan
January 2021
Got to experience San Jose through the eyes of someone who has lived there for many years. We wandered through neighborhoods, taking many pictures along the way. I also got tips on photo editing apps, which is a new area for me!
Francesca
February 2020
This was awesome! I got to take a lot of photos with good feedback from Scott while he showed me around parts of San José that I probably wouldn't have gone to otherwise. Would highly recommend!

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  • Tue, Oct 19
    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $66 per person
  • Tue, Oct 19
    3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $66 per person
  • Wed, Oct 20
    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $66 per person
  • Wed, Oct 20
    3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $66 per person
  • Thu, Oct 21
    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $66 per person
  • Thu, Oct 21
    3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $66 per person
  • Fri, Oct 22
    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $66 per person
  • Fri, Oct 22
    3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $66 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

umbrella if needed

camera, camera phone or pad