Kevin Dooley is an award winning wildlife and portrait/wedding photographer who grew up in Placitas, New Mexico. The interest of photography began at an early age of 14 with the Christmas gift of a 35mm camera. Working as an assistant photographer and darkroom technician in his father’s portrait studio was the beginning of a lifetime career in photography. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the US Navy and served on an aircraft carrier. After completing his service he returned to New Mexico and opened his own photography studio in Albuquerque. During the 37 years the studio has been in operation it has received numerous awards. His passion for wildlife photography and for Alaska and Africa, led to his safari adventures, he eventually opened Idube Photo Safaris. Kevin is a certified FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa), wildlife guide and takes guests from all over the world on amazing photographic and sight seeing safaris in Africa, Alaska, India, South America, and other destinations. He teaches both wildlife photography and portrait photography workshops. Helping both the advanced and the beginner.

Nature has always had a special place in Kevin’s heart. He thrives on sharing this amazing World with others. Teaching about the wildlife, the trees, and the photography. Everything from the sunrise to the safari camps and the adventurous stories that are shared around the evening campfires, hold a special place in Kevin’s heart. A special place that he loves to share and experience with the travelers and photographers that accompany him.

Available Workshop Dates

  • June 22 – 30, 2023
Join Wildlife photographer Kevin Dooley on this amazing adventure into the rainforests of Costa Rica. Photography, learning,  and discovery will be our goal. Combined with stunning accommodations, delicious food, and wonderful service. Costa Rica is a world class photographic destination for birds, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians. A true paradise with thick green forests, stunning beaches, and lots of wild countryside. We will cover image editing, macro photography, low light photography, wildlife camera settings, and many other topics.

Itinerary: June 22nd-June 30th 2023

June 22 – Arrival San Jose Costa Rica Overnight

June 23 – Domestic Flight to Jimenez, property walk, Miramar afternoon

June 24th – Reptiles and Amphibians Photography /Afternoon workshop lodge

June 25th – Full Day Rainforest Tour

June 26 – Full Day Sierpe River Boat Tour

June 27th – Free Day Lodge relaxation. Add on tours at additional cost available on free day.  1. Chocolate Tour $129.00,  2. Sanctuary Tour $129.00, 3. Sport Fishing $1300 to $2200 1-4 people Depending on Boat.

June 28th – Sloth Garden Morning / Afternoon workshop Lodge

June 29th – Osa Interactive Gardens

June 30th – Early return flight to San Jose. Overnight on your own or late afternoon flight home.

Find more info here on Kevin’s website. 

Also read Kevin’s Article on his “Top Five Tips to to Photograph Wildlife in Costa Rica” here. 


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