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Workshops

 
For indoor and outdoor use

Amazing photo destinations

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All about you and your photos

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Learn my techniques

Upcoming Tours

July 18 to July 29, 2019 Costa Rica Art of Flight 1 SPOT OPEN! VISIT PAGE

Sept. 7 to Sept. 19, 2019 Ecuador Art of Biodiversity 1 SPOT OPEN! VISIT PAGE

Nov. 9 to Nov. 21, 2019 Costa Rica Tropical Nature Setups SOLD OUT! VISIT PAGE

Dec. 3 to Dec. 6, 2019 USA Bosque del Apache 1 SPOT OPEN! VISIT PAGE

Jan. 21 to Feb. 1, 2020 Costa Rica Hummingbirds & Quetzals SOLD OUT! PAGE COMING SOON

Feb. 3 to 15, 2020 Ecuador Tropical Bird Photography 2 SPOTS OPEN! PAGE COMING SOON

Feb. 21 to March 2, 2020 Ecuador Birds, Macro, and More 1 SPOT OPEN! PAGE COMING SOON

April 17 to 27, 2020 Costa Rica Art of Biodiversity Pacific SPOTS OPEN! PAGE COMING SOON

May 5 to 15, 2020 Chile The Art of Patagonia SPOTS OPEN! PAGE COMING SOON

July 19 to 30, 2020 Costa Rica The Art of Flight SPOTS OPEN! PAGE COMING SOON

August 16-27, 2020 Costa Rica The Small World BRAND NEW TOUR! PAGE COMING SOON

September 6 to 17, 2020 Ecuador The Art of Biodiversity SOLD OUT! PAGE COMING SOON

November 3 to 15, 2020 Costa Rica Tropical Nature Setups SPOTS OPEN! PAGE COMING SOON

Dec. 1 to 4, 2020 USA Bosque del Apache SPOTS OPEN! PAGE COMING SOON

The Bosque del Apache workshop signup is through my co-leader Keith Bauer's website. Clicking all other buttons above will take you to the official workshop page at the Foto Verde Tours website.

 
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This photo tour was easily one of the best trips that I have ever taken. Greg has carefully cultivated relationships with various property owners to provide spectacular and extremely productive venues at which to photograph. Greg’s individualized, hands-on teaching style and his preference for smaller tour groups allow him to share his knowledge of photography and his expertise as a naturalist with each participant as if he or she were the only client on the trip.
While many photo tour leaders in the industry spend much of their time during tours photographing for themselves instead of working directly with their clients, Greg hardly used his gear except for demonstration purposes. He is a gifted teacher with a genuine passion for helping his clients come away with a variety of strong images, ensuring that they enjoy themselves and providing them with a lasting appreciation of the incredible birds, wildlife and scenery of Costa Rica.
— Gary Hamilton, USA
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With my good friend and Foto Verde Tours co-founder Paulo Valerio, I take you to my favorite spots for toucans, hummingbirds, macaws, and bats. We teach you how to take awesome photos of Costa Rica's flying creatures.

 
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With my good friend Lucas Bustamante, I take you to my favorite spots in Ecuador for landscapes, wildlife, and hummingbirds. In the Amazon, the cloud forest, and the slopes of the Cotopaxi volcano, we teach you how to take artistic nature photos that stand out from the crowd.

 
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With my good friend Glenn Bartley, I take you to my favorite spots in Costa Rica to do the hummingbird and bird setup photography for which we are known. And we also do some great macro work too!

 
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Led with my good friends Doug Brown and Keith Bauer, this trip is the most subject-packed and teaching intensive nature photography workshop at the Bosque del Apache. We are with you every step of the way to teach you flight, portrait, creative, and night photography skills.

 
 
 
 
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With my good friend Greg Downing of Naturescapes, I take you to my favorite spots in Costa Rica for toucans, hummingbirds, macaws, and the famed quetzal. The two Gregs are by your side the whole time to help you improve your bird photography technique.

We were impressed with Greg’s breadth of knowledge as both a naturalist and a photographer. We also enjoyed his ability and willingness to share that knowledge with all of the tour participants on a daily basis. Greg was always ready to help out with advice on how to improve our shots, and his easy going manner made traveling with him very enjoyable. We would highly recommend any tour that he is involved with. And if you are thinking about Costa Rica, you’ve got to go with Greg! Greg Rocks!
— Jim & Hali Sowle, USA
 
 
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Led with my good friend Doug Brown, this trip is the most subject-packed and teaching intensive bird photography workshop in Ecuador. From the Amazon to the cloud forest, Doug and I are with you every step of the way to teach you natural light, fill-flash, and multiple-flash techniques.

 
While many of us were skilled and experienced in nature photography, the unique low-light rain forest environment provided opportunities to vastly increase our productivity, but only with Greg’s expertise and oversight. Greg is amiable, humble, and a nice guy. He listens well, helps at all levels, includes everyone, and customizes his approach to each individual’s needs and preferences.

Without hesitation I’d recommend taking advantage of one of Greg Basco’s workshops. World class - without doubt. It would be hard to think of a better experience!
— Mike Baird, USA
 
 
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With my good friend Lucas Bustamante, I take you to my favorite spots in Ecuador for birds, hummingbirds, and macro. In the Amazon and the cloud forest, we teach you how to take artistic photos of Ecuador's amazing birds, frogs, and lizards.

 
 
Excellent lodges with superb food are chosen to complement the amazing locations, which provide a wide selection of photo opportunities. Greg is a patient, experienced photographer, who readily imparts his knowledge to the clients and does not mind repeating what he has said when you don’t always get it right or forget. I have learnt so much about taking photographs and the use of flash.
— Moira Gardner, Scotland
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With my good friend and Foto Verde Tours co-founder Paulo Valerio, I take you to my favorite coastal and highland destinations. We teach you how to take artistic photos of a wide range of nature subjects, including seascapes, frogs, hummingbirds, and tropical birds.

 
 
 
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With my good friend and professional Chilean nature photographer Rodrigo Moraga, I take you to my favorite spots in Chile for landscapes, fall colors, nightscapes, and animals in their environment. In Atacama and Patagonia, we teach you how to take artistic nature photos that stand out from the crowd.

 
 
 
 
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With my good friend and Foto Verde Tours co-founder Paulo Valerio, I take you to my favorite spots for toucans, hummingbirds, macaws, and bats. We teach you how to take awesome photos of Costa Rica's flying creatures.

 
 
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With special guest Victor Quesada Jr., I will show you how to take amazing photos of Costa Rica’s rarely seen world of frogs, snakes, lizards, insects, and plants. You’ll take home photos that stand out and learn some great new and innovative techniques!

 
 
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With my good friend Frank Pichardo, I take you to my favorite spots in Ecuador for landscapes, wildlife, and hummingbirds. In the Amazon, the cloud forest, and the slopes of the Cotopaxi volcano, we teach you how to take artistic nature photos that stand out from the crowd.

 
 
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With my good friend Glenn Bartley, I take you to my favorite spots in Costa Rica to do the hummingbird and bird setup photography for which we are known. And we also do some great macro work too!

 
You are the consummate photo leader — high quality, professional photographer with deep natural history knowledge. That expertise, paired with your laid back, structured yet flexible approach to the workshop, created the sweet spot of what I was hoping the experience would be. I look forward to joining future workshops!
— David Turrel, USA
 
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Led with my good friends Doug Brown and Keith Bauer, this trip is the most subject-packed and teaching intensive nature photography workshop at the Bosque del Apache. We are with you every step of the way to teach you flight, portrait, creative, and night photography skills.