Would you like to take a trip?  In our new series on travel photography we’ll explore the beautiful country of Costa Rica.  We’ll use this scenic Central American country to illustrate many types of photography as well as share lessons learned.  This full course is also available on lynda.com and you can subscribe to watch the entire thing on their site.

The region of Monteverde is right along the continental divide for Costa Rica. It’s also tremendously high elevation, about 4,600 feet. If you’re not used to elevation, and you come from a country that’s much lower, or a region that’s more at sea level, make sure you budget some time to get used to things. We arrived in the country, and then we spent some time at different elevations. Once we traveled to Monteverde, we got there the night before, really late afternoon.